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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

February 21, 2019

Fouling-resistant nanofiltration membrane for challenging industrial wastewater reuse

The company was started by two recent graduates from Tufts University, Alex Rappaport (CEO) and Aditi Deorukhakar (VP, Business Development), Chris Drover (CTO), former R&D manager at Oasys Water, and Chris Roy (VP, Product), former field engineer at CeraMem (now part of CTI-Orelis). To date, the ... read more.
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Clearsign combustion corporation
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

February 21, 2019

Industrial burners for below 5 ppm NOx levels

ClearSign Combustion was founded in 2008 and went public in 2012; via its IPO, the company raised close to $14 million to commercialize its Duplex burners. The Duplex burners are retrofittable, low NOx emission burners that are cost-effective alternatives to incumbent ultra-low-NOx burners and ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

Manufacturing analytics platform

The company was founded by CEO Bill Bither, COO Eric Fogg, and Jacob Lauzier in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $13 million, with the most recent $11 million coming in December 2018. Among its investors, we highlight MassVentures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Tola Capital, and Hub Angels ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

AR visualizations for industries

The company was founded by Luis Murcho (CEO) and Gonçalo Pinheiro Santos (CTO); founders have no prior entrepreneurship experience; the company currently has fewer than 10 employees. Glartek has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from an accelerator called Startup Lisboa in 2017 and EDP ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

IoT solution for shared vehicles

Develops an IoT solution for shared bicycles, scooters, and other light vehicles Retrofits the hardware module to electric vehicles; vehicle information is displayed on its cloud platform, the on-vehicle display, and a white-labeled mobile app Targets customers in three different groups: electric ... read more.
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Movandi
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

5G front-end radio hardware

The company was founded by co-CEOs Maryam Rofougaran and Reza Rofougaran in 2016; to date, the company has raised an estimated $38 million through series rounds, with the most recent Series B in 2018 raising $10 million from Sierra Ventures. The company develops front-end radio architecture for 5G ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

Quality control analytics and automation for manufacturers

Offers a software platform for both product owners and OEMs in the semiconductor, automotive, mechanical, and electronics industries to track product quality in real time during production and assess the effectiveness of their suppliers and manufacturers Claims that compared to predictive ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

February 21, 2019

AI-powered data extraction from both digital and handwritten documents

The company was founded by Jeff Lin and Kuang Chen in 2011 and has raised $51.9 million to date, including $35 million most recently from a Series C round in 2016. The company develops an AI-powered data extraction solution that can pull data from both digital sources and handwritten documents. ... read more.
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Ericsson
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

While it is known that the value of 5G for IIoT will be replacing wired networks with now finally robust and reliable wireless ones, ushering in greater flexibility, the advent of 5G will also create benefits well beyond cord cutting. A tool called network slicing will make 5G even more attractive ... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma

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February 20, 2019

Mechanical lidars and MEMS solid-state lidars

The company was founded by CEO Chunxin Qiu in Shenzhen, China. The company raised a $45 million funding round in October 2018 from companies including Cainiao (Alibaba's logistics arm), SAIC, and BAIC; its total funding amount and current funding stage are unknown. The company develops mechanical ... read more.
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Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

The Digital Maturity Model

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant mismatch between their digital capabilities and their digital goals. Companies need a framework to determine their current level of "digitalness" and what capabilities they need to add to get to the next level; in this manner, they can approach their digital transformation in a step-by-step manner thus enhancing their chances of success. In this report, we will present the Lux Digital Maturity Model which will clearly define the different levels of digital maturity in terms of various underlying parameters. In subsequent research, we plan to use this maturity model to benchmark the maturity of digital transformation in various sectors.

The Digital Transformation of Oil and Gas

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The digital transformation of the oil and gas industry has accelerated at a rapid rate in the last decade ever since the 2014 oil price crash. Oil and gas has gradually transitioned from a digital laggard to a potential leader in digital technologies such as digital twins, predictive maintenance, and gas detection. In this report, we discuss the underlying drivers for the industry's imminent push for digital and analyze the primary struggle it faces today of "digital scale-up".

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as 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.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.