Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 12, 2019

Introduction: As we have recently been summarizing key trends in materials informatics through client inquires and independent research, we have found an imbalance in the interest and progress in polymer informatics (PI). That is, there is a great amount of commercial interest in PI, but progress in... read more.

Analyst Insight

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Developer of nanoscale luminescent materials and display IC for color-balanced and healthier displays

The company was founded by David Wyatt, a former Intel and Nvidia engineer with expertise in display technologies. The company makes nanoscaled photoluminescent materials different from quantum dots that serve as color converters; the company also develops display driver boards to facilitate the ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 12, 2019

Materials design and small-molecule drug discovery using deep learning

Founded in 2017 to commercialize the AI method developed at Dr. Gareth Conduit's (co-founder and CTO) group at the University of Cambridge for materials and small-molecule drug discovery The major differentiator is the data imputation algorithm that can replace missing data by extrapolation; can ... read more.
Company Profile

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Cell phone signal boosters, antennas, and accessories for home and commercial use for 3G, 4G, and 5G networks

The company was started by Hongtao Zhan, CEO, an engineer with multiple patents for apparatus and methods for radio frequency signal boosters. The company develops cellular signal boosters that rebroadcast signals within a structure; they acquire the strongest cellular signal in an area using ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Nardev Ramanathan

Consumer IoT More...

November 12, 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Develops image processing software solutions for improvements in manufacturing and assembly of electronic products

Instrumental was started by Anna-Katrina Shedletsky, CEO,  and Samuel Weiss, CTO, who identified that the assembly process was not closely monitored, causing a gap in quality control practices during their engineering terms at Apple The company develops software based on image recognition to draw ... read more.
Company Profile

Lisheng Gao

Digital Transformation More...

November 11, 2019

Weather forecasting software

Gene Pache founded TempoQuest in 2014; to date, the company has raised $3.5 million through VC investments. The company makes weather forecasting software (AceCAST) to offer faster, more precise, and more affordable local weather forecasting services; instead of a central processing unit (CPU), the ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

November 11, 2019

Quantum computing software

Provides software for quantum computing; the company has two main offerings: consulting services for major corporations looking to understand the impact of quantum on their business (including custom projects) and quantum computing SaaS Claims differentiation in the quantum computing expertise of ... read more.
Company Profile

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 11, 2019

Robotics technologies that use force limitation, environmental perception sensors, intuitive interfaces, and flexible programming to enable integrated workspaces between humans and robots. Collaborative robotics create an integrated workspace where humans and robots can work side by side, as they ... read more.

Technology

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 11, 2019

Digital platform with sensors and satellite imagery for asset and farm management

The company was founded as a spinoff from CleverMaps, a spatial data analytics platform. CleverFarm has not raised any funding to date, but it is unclear whether venture capital is a significant part of the company's growth strategy. The company is a developer of the CleverFarm app for the ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Electrochemical conversion is a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

The Digital Transformation of Warehousing and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Innovative manufacturing methods to shift production costs and customize products on demand

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

This report will delve into the many ways manufacturers are shifting away from the traditional high-volume, centralized production model in order to lower per unit costs and respond to product diversity and customization. Methods examined will include adaptive manufacturing, distributed manufacturing, and flexible manufacturing, as well as lessons learned from emerging generative design and product simulation methods and their implications for production. The different methods will be defined and analyzed for value, fit to industry sector and business model innovation and readiness.

Quantum computing for chemicals and materials

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Many of the earliest practical applications of quantum computing are related to the technology's potential to simulate systems (of limited size) at a quantum level. While this opens up exciting applications, that excitement must be tempered with the limitations of an extremely early-stage technology. In this report, we examine how quantum computing will play a role in chemicals and materials industries over the coming years.

The Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Management Opportunity

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Organizations are built upon the exchange and synthesis of vast amounts of information from both internal and external stakeholders. However, much of this information goes uncaptured digitally and that which does often exists in unstructured formats such as emails, documents, and reports that make it difficult to process and analyze for insights. Emerging AI tools like natural language processing (NLP) offer new capabilities to automatically capture, interpret, and communicate information at a low-cost and massive scale thereby unlocking significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of processes, uncover and manage knowledge, and enable new business models. This report will lay out the landscape of NLP tools and capabilities available, analyze the new opportunities enabled by these tools, and forecast where the space is heading.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

Innovating the Lithium Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

With many automakers heavily invested in battery electric vehicle (BEV) development and more than 1 million vehicles in annual sales, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. Yet even as more and more automakers announce aggressive electrification strategies, challenges facing the lithium industry could have significant impacts on the future battery and BEV markets. This report considers the gap between lithium supply and demand forecasts, the innovative companies looking to address the challenges in producing battery-ready lithium chemicals, and the established incumbents best positioned to take advantage of this critical market opportunity.

Biopolymer Vision 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Bio-based polymers have garnered significant interest for replacing petroleum-based incumbents, but commercial success stories have been few and far between. Has the recent rise of interest in sustainability and worries about plastic waste changed the game for biopolymers? Or are the same economic challenges going to keep biopolymers consigned to a niche unless or until oil prices skyrocket? In this report, we update partnerships and production capacity to provide a new vision of the commercial future of bio-based polymers.

Water Scarcity: the Next Big Threat to Materials Manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Concerns surrounding water scarcity are on the rise, with more regions facing extreme drought conditions than ever before. As such, industries that are historically water intensive will face mounting pressure from consumers and government agencies to curb consumption. To get ahead of such threats, companies should be adopting methods of synthesizing products that do not involve water as heavily. This report aims to identify where innovation in materials manufacturing can have the greatest impact in reducing water consumption and strategies materials companies should take in implementing such technologies.