Kiwi technologies
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Hirosei Kuruma

Agro Innovation More...

February 20, 2019

Developer of large-scale agrichemical-spraying drones

Kiwi develops a large multirotor drone that targets precision agriculture spraying applications The drone's gross takeoff weight is 1,300 lbs, including 500 lbs of payload; the projected operational spraying rate is 80 acres/hour The spraying mechanism for the drone is currently under development ... read more.
Company Profile
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

February 20, 2019

Pear Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company, launched its first FDA-approved product in late 2018. The therapeutic, called reSET, treats substance abuse disorder (SAD) using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques presented in modules. By digitizing the standard treatment of CBT, the ... read more.

Case Study
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 20, 2019

Connected car development software and analytics

CEO Mark Haidar and chairman Scott Harper founded Vinli in 2014; the company raised $13.5 million in a 2019 Series B led by E.ON and Hersh Family Investments, for a total of $20 million in funding to date; other investors include Samsung NEXT and Continental. The company offers an enterprise-focused... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

February 19, 2019

In a previous insight, we analyzed why China is better positioned than most other countries in establishing itself as the world leader in AI and why clients should pay serious attention to this. In this insight, we take a deeper dive into the role that the Chinese government's policies and ... read more.

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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

February 19, 2019

Cloud platform based on blockchain technology and IoT data for optimization of vaccines and food supply chain

The company was started by Sid Chakravarthy (CEO) and Ravi Kumar (COO) in 2016; the two co-founders have backgrounds in software engineering and product management, respectively. Since its founding, the company has raised an undisclosed amount of investment funding from the UNICEF Innovation Fund. ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali and Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 19, 2019

In-cabin automotive monitoring system

Develops a system for in-cabin automotive monitoring that relies on 2D image sensors, deep learning, and a custom AI ASIC Claims to be differentiated by having the largest in-cabin data set and through its ASIC, which consumes less power than alternatives Primarily targets high-end automotive OEMs, ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 19, 2019

Visual analytics for telematics

Develops video telematics software called RideView that monitors human driving behavior using any road-facing camera Provides differentiation in its hardware-agnostic platform, which supports an inexpensive off-the-shelf Wi-Fi camera that can be installed by drivers and that auto-calibrates Sells ... read more.
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Gestoos
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

February 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence platform for detecting human behavior with anonymized data

Develops a software for computer vision-based gesture recognition and activity monitoring; the software can be implemented on most embedded platforms through an SDK and is sensor-agnostic The algorithm uses semisupervised learning to recognize new gestures and optimize for specific users; it derives... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 19, 2019

Last week we participated at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Conference in Anaheim, CA, U.S. The conference brought over 19,000 professionals and over 1,900 exhibitors from innovators and stakeholders across the value chain. Key themes included 3D printing, smart manufacturing, robotics, and ... read more.

Analyst Insight

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.