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Laura Krishfield

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October 23, 2018

Produces microalgae for fish meal replacement in aquaculture and livestock feeds

The company was founded by Douglas Martin while a master's student at the University of Edinburgh. To date, the company has raised about $760,000. Among its investors, we emphasize Equity Gap, the Scottish Investment Bank, and the University of Edinburgh's venture fund. The company grows algae by ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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October 23, 2018

Develops gas sensors based on nondispersive infrared (NDIR) technology

Edinburgh Sensors is a division of Edinburgh Instruments, founded by Professor Des Smith of Heriot-Watt University in the UK; the current CEO is Mark Vosloo. In 2013, Edinburgh Instruments was acquired by Techcomp Europe Ltd – a group of European companies involved in the manufacture and ... read more.
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Shriram Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 22, 2018

As digital transformation heats up, many traditional manufacturing companies are racing to jump onto the digital bandwagon. Companies are already using digital to improve the efficiency of their processes as well as create new digital-enabled products. Using the frameworks that we recently designed... read more.

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Alex Herceg

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

October 22, 2018

Blockchain platform developer for mobility services

Aims to develop a decentralized, permissionless, open-source platform to facilitate mobility service transactions between different participants using blockchain Planned to consist of two chains, one on Ethereum and the other an "off-chain" to reduce transaction costs Early-stage, but has raised €... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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October 22, 2018

Develops onshore recirculating aquaculture systems

The company was founded by Johan Herold Højgaard. The company has not reported funding efforts to date. The company develops complete recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), water treatment systems, and algae bioreactors. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in the ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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October 22, 2018

The U.S. medical establishment has long claimed telehealth as a key solution in providing care to populations that are separated from physicians by geographic barriers. As legislation changes incentivize more healthcare providers to engage with telehealth services, the challenge is in finding ... read more.

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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 21, 2018

Low-friction and anti-wear metal surface treatments and coatings

Developed three low-friction and anti-wear technologies: Triboconditioning, TriboNite, and Tricolit Triboconditioning is a mechanochemical surface treatment that uses high compressive loads with custom lubricating solutions to impart low-friction, anti-wear properties to part contact surfaces using ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 21, 2018

Electrochromic film manufactured by roll-to-roll process

Produces an EC device, ConverLight, that includes core EC structure (two NiO or WO2 EC layers and an EVA layer in between), two transparent conductor ITO layers, and PET exterior layers Uses roll-to-roll manufacturing process to make ConverLight, seals and cuts the device to customized shapes, and ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

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October 21, 2018

Composite reinforcement structures using tailored fiber placement (TFP)

Horst Rothe, from the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF), began development of tailored fiber placement (TFP) for composite manufacturing in 1991; IPF spun-off Hightex Verstärkungsstrukturen ("Reinforcing Structures") in 1998. TFP stitches individual rovings onto a base carrier material (e.... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

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October 21, 2018

Lux spoke at this year’s GOCarbonFibre, October 10 and 11 in Berlin, where the program covered market trends, technology innovations, sustainability, OEM applications, alternatives to PAN precursors, and industry segments including automotive, wind, marine, and aerospace. From the presentations, ... read more.

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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?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.