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Hirosei Kuruma

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October 31, 2018

Lidar 3D point cloud contextualization software for autonomous vehicles

Develops a contextualization software for autonomous vehicles that annotates 3D point cloud data produced by lidar sensors Labels objects into four main categories: vehicle, human, ground, and others Supports Velodyne HDL-64E and Velodyne PUCK (VLP-16) lidar products Offers single licenses with no ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 31, 2018

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication chipsets

Offers V2X protocol chipsets for enabling advanced driver assist system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles; the chipsets enable dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications between vehicles and infrastructure Claims differentiation in its dual-channel design (not ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

October 31, 2018

Lux Research was recently in attendance at Vitafoods Asia Conference 2018, which took place in conjunction with Vitafoods Asia Exhibition 2018, the largest nutraceutical trade show in Asia. Leading academic researchers and industry experts in the nutraceutical field attended the conference. This ... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Artificial intelligence and robotics technologies for 3D printing

The company was founded by two architectural designers, Daghan Cam and Michail Desyllas, in 2015. The company is a developer of robotic arm-based 3D printers and associated software to provide large-scale autonomous manufacturing; its system consists of AiSync (cloud-based software), AiMaker (... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Lux attended the Additive Manufacturing Symposium organized by KIVI Engineering Society. The event took place at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), with speakers from TU/e, TU Delft, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and Additive Industries. This insight ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong and Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Digital design, simulation, and 3D printing of custom cars

Founded in 2017, Hackrod aims to develop new ways of designing, engineering, and manufacturing custom cars using generative design, virtual reality (VR), simulation, and 3D printing Partners with Siemens for its generative design, simulation, and 3D printing software control capabilities Developed a... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Electrochemical catalysts for CO₂ reduction to carbon monoxide

Electrochemical catalysts for the reduction of CO2 to carbon monoxide and formic acid Claims electrochemical catalysts have current densities of 100 mA/cm2 and above; system has a current efficiency of 90% and a single-pass CO2 conversion rate of 60% for carbon monoxide production Currently at ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Protective coatings made of natural plant extracts for post-harvest applications

Develops edible coatings containing a mixture of monoacylglycerides derived from agriculture byproducts that serve as a protective barrier for fresh produce For the production process, the company uses multiple steps, including esterification, liquid-liquid separation, and flash distillation Mainly ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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October 30, 2018

Edible coatings play an important role in extending the shelf life of fresh produce by decreasing the respiration rate and protecting the organoleptic properties like aroma, texture, and color. In this respect, functional properties like permeation, absorption, and diffusion are among the most ... read more.

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Laura Krishfield

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October 29, 2018

Filters that decrease the ripening rate of fruits and vegetables

The company was started by Peter Shalson. To date, the company has raised about $23.8 million, with $10 million from a stakeholder investment made by AgroFresh. The company makes filters, transit sheets, pads, and labels that extract and absorb the ripening hormone (ethylene) when placed among fresh... read more.
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Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?