Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

October 16, 2019

Develops silicon-based quantum dots for display, lighting, and other applications

The company was founded by Jonathan Veinot and David Antoniuk who serve as the company's president and COO, respectively. The company develops metal-free, biocompatible silicon quantum dots, silicon-based nanomaterials, and semiconductor photolithography resists for a broad range of applications in ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

October 16, 2019

Developer of nanoplatelet-shaped quantum materials

The company was started by Benoit Dubertret and Maurice Guillou, who have extensive research and executive business experience, respectively. To date, the company has raised approximately $4.78 million. Among its investors, we highlight ESPCI Paris, Demeter, CapDecisif Management, François-Xavier ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

In the race to reduce food waste, Hazel Technologies has gained notable attention as of late, most recently raising a $13 million Series B round co-led by prominent investors Pangaea Ventures and S2G Ventures in August. The startup employs 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) within a sachet insert to ... read more.

Case Study

Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Plant-based substitutes

The company was founded by Patrick Brown (CEO), a Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus at Stanford University. To date, the company has raised approximately $688 million, most recently a $300 million Series E round in May 2019. Among its investors, we highlight Temasek Holdings and Horizons Ventures... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Meat substitute products made from texturized pea protein

The company was founded by Ethan Brown (CEO) around extrusion technology originally developed by Professor Fu-hung Hsieh at the University of Missouri; Ethan previously worked in the energy industry. To date, the company has raised approximately $361 million, most recently $241 million through an ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 15, 2019

Ethylene inhibitors for shelf-life extension of fresh produce

The company was founded by Aiden Mouat (CEO), Adam Preslar (CTO), and Patrick Flynn (CMO), all from Northwestern University with backgrounds in either chemistry or engineering. To date, the company has raised about $17.8 million, most recently raising a $13 million Series B round in August 2019. ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 15, 2019

Materials informatics (MI) is an emerging technology with rapidly growing innovation interest – and it's one of the technologies our clients have asked us about the most this year. Because of the interest in this topic, we wanted to highlight some of the most commonly asked questions and provide our... read more.

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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

October 15, 2019

UPS is one of the largest logistics and parcel delivery providers, with a fleet of roughly 125,000 road vehicles and nearly 300 airplanes globally. The U.S. company does most of its business in its domestic market, where more than 80% of its packages are delivered – a country that saw emissions from... read more.

Case Study

Miraj Mainali

Consumer IoT More...

October 15, 2019

3D body scanning to help shoppers find the right size of clothing

The company was started by Elizabeth Stefanka (CEO) in 2014; prior to the company, Elizabeth worked in several project and business development managerial roles in addition to her early career in makeup art and fashion design; however, she lacks a technical background in computer vision and ... read more.
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The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is 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.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.