Startchy
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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 29, 2018

Biomaterial coating for post-harvest treatment

The company was founded by three Holy Spirit University of Kaslik students: Richardos Lebbos (CEO), Kayssar Eid, and Tony Barcha. To date, the company has raised approximately $22,000. Among its investors, we emphasize Agrytech. The company makes starch-based bioplastic coating for fruits and ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

Drone-based visual data analytics for solar O&M

Develops drone-based visual data analytics and AI platform to automate inspection processes and streamline O&M efficiencies for solar assets Claims to reduce conventional inspection costs by up to 50%, can reduce inspection times by up to 90%, and has a 97% fault identification accuracy Maintains ... read more.
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

AI-driven software and hardware switching system for utility-scale PV systems

The company was founded in 2017 by David Reifsnyder, growing out of inverter supplier Hybridyne Power Electronics; it has not disclosed any funding information. The company develops a hardware and software system that switches between series and parallel connection of photovoltaic strings in a ... read more.
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Moya power
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

Lightweight and flexible piezoelectric sheets for environmental energy harvesting

Moya Power was founded in 2016 by Charlotte Slingsby out of research at the Imperial College London; the company does not have any public funding information. The company develops piezoelectric textile sheets that can harvest energy from wind and drafts using undisclosed materials. Energy harvesting... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

PEM fuel cells for backup and portable power

The company was started by Ivar Kruusenberg in 2016 and has since raised $100,000 from SkyDeck, a Berkeley, California-based accelerator. The company makes PEM fuel cells that have a power output of 400 W or 1 kW, depending on the model; both require pure hydrogen as fuel. PowerUp plans to sell to ... read more.
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Ceres power
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Max Halik

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

Solid oxide fuel cell systems for stationary power and automotive applications

Develops solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology that uses steel plates and a ceria gadolinium oxide ceramic electrolyte, which it has developed for stationary power and for automotive applications as an electric vehicle range extender Has developed a 5 kW fuel cell stack and is working with its ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

October 25, 2018

Prospects for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects hinge on long-term fluctuations in oil and gas prices given the high capital and operating costs associated with them. For example, earlier in the decade, high oil prices combined with declining conventional oil production drove capital investment ... read more.

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Pragma
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Harshit Sharma

Exploration and Production More...

October 25, 2018

Expandable bridge plugs and swellpackers

The company was started by FrontRow Energy Technology in 2018 for development of novel downhole technologies for upstream oil and gas. The company makes expandable bridge plugs and subsurface safety valves, primarily focused on reducing operating costs and increasing production rates. Key ... read more.
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Ingu solutions
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Holly Havel

Digital Transformation More...

October 25, 2018

Small inline sensors for pipeline monitoring and leak detection

Develops small, spherical in-line sensors that detect and locate leaks, defects, magnetic features, deposits, and restrictions in oil and gas, produced water, or freshwater pipelines Designed sensors for unpiggable or small-diameter pipelines, where in-line inspection is not feasible or not ... 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?