Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

December 10, 2019

Digital therapeutic for chronic disease management

Wellthy is a digital therapeutic (DTx) developer that designs clinically validated behavioral interventions to help people change their behaviors and reduce their risk of chronic disease The app lets users log their meal, enter and monitor blood sugar over time, and track medications; there is also ... read more.
Company Profile

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

December 10, 2019

Enterprise smart contract development platform

The company was started by CEO Yuval Rooz, CTO Shaul Kfir, and Head of Product Eric Saraniecki; the team has a background in algorithmic trading and cryptocurrency as well as technical expertise in cryptography. To date, the company has raised about $107 million from investors, including 15 ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

December 10, 2019

Digital tools for the treatment of pain, both acute and chronic, such as apps, implantables, and consumer electronics. The value of digital pain management is in the ability to scale therapeutic care by making it more accessible and cost-effective. There are different approaches to pain management, ... read more.

Technology

Miraj Mainali

Consumer IoT More...

December 10, 2019

AI tools like machine learning algorithms, deep learning, and computer vision have been transforming the customer journey in and out of stores. In this insight, we will survey the most impactful applications of AI within retail stores and post-purchase. In retail stores The three primary ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

December 10, 2019

One of the key challenges that digital pain management faces is the fact that it is difficult to convince investors that there is a market for digital solutions. The reality is that while there is a market, there are currently shifts in the healthcare paradigm, such as decentralization and ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Miraj Mainali

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

December 10, 2019

Automated inspection in physical industries is the process of performing automated and nondestructive testing (NDT) of products or automating routine inspections of infrastructure. Although this term has been around for decades now, it has seen significant activity recently, which is evident from ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Miraj Mainali

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

December 10, 2019

Automated visual inspection of wind turbine blades using aerial drones

Provides a drone-based inspection service to detect defects in wind turbine blades using computer vision and deep learning algorithms Claims differentiation in its ability to detect linear cracks as small as 0.3 mm on the surface of turbine blades; uses human-in-the-loop for analysis of defects; ... read more.
Company Profile

Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Low-cost powder bed fusion-based metal 3D printer and build preparation software

The company was founded by Björn Ullmann, Stefan Weber, and Michael Volk as a spinoff of Trumpf in April 2019 to develop a low-cost metal 3D printing hardware. The company develops a powder bed fusion (PBF)-based metal 3D printer with a powder cartridge system and unpacking unit as well as a build ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Low-cost powder bed fusion-based metal 3D printer

The company was founded as a spinoff of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. The company develops metal powder bed fusion (PBF) 3D printers and build preparation software; the printer has a build volume of 140 mm (diameter) × 200 mm (height) and uses argon/nitrogen as shielding gas in the ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

December 10, 2019

Sodium-ion batteries for low-cost stationary and mobility applications

Develops sodium-ion (Na-ion) batteries using a proprietary cathode, proprietary electrolyte, and hard carbon anode; its batteries achieve a specific energy of 150 Wh/kg and energy density of 300 Wh/L Since the last profile, Faradion has achieved improved performance metrics by optimizing its hard ... read more.
Company Profile

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Innovation Clusters

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This report will present Lux's methodology for evaluating clusters and identify regional trends in cluster activities. It will conclude with Lux's guidelines on how clients can choose the right innovation cluster partner for their business needs.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

This report will looks at biologically enabled industrial productions processes like fermentation and synthetic biology. Their advantages are in being scale-independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing, and enabling flexible production. But many companies have struggled and had to pivot toward high margin products to survive. By reviewing the top players and partnerships, and looking closely at the economics of key processes, this report lays out the impact biotech will have on chemicals and materials industry and their customers in food, medicine, agriculture, consumer products and more -- and calls out the right business models to succeed.

Innovating for a Rapidly Aging Planet: Lessons From Japan and Singapore

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The world’s population is aging at an alarming pace. Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in its population. But in no other country is this scenario more evident than in Japan and Singapore. Almost 1 in 3 people in Japan today are aged 65 or older, the highest proportion of any country in the world today. Singapore on the other hand has the highest median life expectancy at 84.8 years, even surpassing Japan. What is happening in both these nations will inevitably occur elsewhere in time. This report will examine case studies from both countries and suggest business opportunities to explore. The findings from this report will enable clients to plan ahead to address an increasingly aging market in many developed and developing economies.

The Digital Transformation of Supply Chain Management

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

From forecasting to procurement through transportation and customer service, digital technologies are reshaping traditional supply chain management operations. In this report, we will survey the ways digital tools are being developed for and deployed in supply chain management to understand the evolving key uses cases and technologies.

Digital Transformation: 2019 Review and 2020 predictions

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

In this report, we will review key happenings in the digital space in 2019 and outline our top predictions for digital transformation in 2020

Decarbonizing the global energy trade

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2020

As renewable energy generation grows to meet decarbonization goals, so do concerns about overgeneration and curtailment. Hydrogen is increasingly seen as means to reduce curtailment by shuttling energy that would otherwise be wasted on the grid to other sectors like industry and transportation – a practice called sector coupling. While sector coupling may help curtailment, it doesn’t address the myriad regions that lack the land area or resource potential like Japan or the Netherlands to overbuild solar and wind generation. These regions instead must find a means to import renewable energy cheaply to realize decarbonization goals. In this report, we will highlight the challenges of sector coupling and provide a framework to identify the best energy vectors to import and export renewable energy.