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Danielle Bradnan

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December 11, 2018

Develops EEG-based wellness applications and therapies

Neeuro develops gamified brain training apps to be used in conjunction with an EEG monitoring hardware device called a SenzeBand Currently targets wellness, education, and research markets and is developing additional brain training apps focused on clinical applications Most promising clinical ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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December 11, 2018

Develops air quality and pathogen detection devices

NuWave manufactures devices that contain suites of connected environmental sensors for both enterprise and individual consumers Devices are manufactured with off-the-shelf sensors for the detection of volatile compounds, particulates, CO2, temperature, and humidity NuWave also develops a rapid ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Topology optimization software for additive manufacturing

Developed topology optimization software for additive manufacturing Founded in September 2018 and received EU and German government funds worth $170,000 Software differentiators include automated re-transition to CAD format and up to 80% time reduction compared to incumbents but comparable to new ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

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December 11, 2018

Manufacturer of 3D printers used in microgravity environment

The company was founded by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Mike Chen, and Michael Snyder in 2010 to develop and commercialize a 3D printer that can manufacture parts in a microgravity environment. Among its investors, we emphasize Starlight Ventures and Starbridge Venture Capital; it has also been backed ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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December 11, 2018

Cricket-based food and beverage products

The company was started by five students from the University of Turku. So far, the company has raised about $230,000, coming solely from a seed round in August 2018 that only included Finnish investors. The company develops cricket-based food and beverage products. It currently has three product ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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December 11, 2018

Grasshopper farming for insect-based foods

Develops insect farming technology to produce grasshoppers for food applications Has managed to optimize growth conditions to harvest grasshoppers to 10 cycles per year Established the first commercial-scale grasshopper farm in Q3 2017; has managed to scale its production capacity to 6 tons per year... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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December 11, 2018

Fruit fly farming for the production of human food

Produces protein-rich powders and palmitoleic acid-rich oil from fruit fly larvae So far, has raised about $1.8 million in funding; seeking to raise Series A funding in 2019 Looking to construct its first production facility and obtain GMP certification by Q4 2019; hopes to reach $5 per kg of 70% ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Large-format FFF 3D printers

The company was founded by Philippe-Daniel Mérillet in 2016 in Belgium. The company is a developer of large-format fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers; its 3D printers use pellet feedstock and have a build envelope of 2.67 m × 1 m × 1.5 m (length × width × height); the printer comes with an... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Composite manufacturing based on DLP and magnetic 3D printing technology

The company was started by Joshua Martin in 2016 based on his Ph.D. at Northeastern University. Among its investors, we emphasize Mainspring Capital Partners, Prelude Ventures, McCune Capital, NeoTribe Ventures, Ocean Azul Partners, and River Valley Investors. The company has developed a patented ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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December 10, 2018

Stabilization and targeted delivery of microbes, vaccinations, and food ingredients for animal and human health

The company was founded in 2001 with the goal of providing solutions to stabilize, protect, and deliver bioactives to their target sites. So far, the company has raised about $24 million from seven different funding efforts and grants; the company is generating revenue. Among its investors, we ... read more.
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Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: January 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.

Food, health, and wellness in retrospect: The top news, tech, and questions you asked in 2018

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Over 2018, we saw major changes across the food and health value chain, from the introduction of new crops developed with gene editing to progress on growing meat without needing animals. It was an eventful year, which can make it difficult to keep perspective on the major changes, and avoid getting caught up in day-to-day happenings. This report offers a retrospective view of 2018 - the news we covered and what it means for your business, the top developers our analysts feel are worth engaging with, and the major questions that you and your competitors asked our analyst team. It also helps frame the themes we anticipate covering in 2019 and beyond

Energy's Top News, Technology Developers, and Questions You Asked About in 2018

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: January 2019

Highlights of the top news, technology developers, and questions that you and your peers asked Lux Research about in 2018. While not designed as a ranking list, this report instead serves as a summary of the developments in 2018 and how Lux Research's Energy Team views them as key steps in the evolution of the energy system in 2019 and beyond.

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Measuring the Impact and Opportunity of 5G in Physical Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will take a deeper look at 5G technology and its potential impact on physical industries like manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, energy, and agriculture. It will cover both operational impacts on these industries, as well as potential business opportunities for developers.

Roadmap: Next Generation PV

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Silicon remains the dominant material in the PV market, with innovations coming mostly from the larger players. In order to keep ahead of the competition, companies are continually improving on silicon PV architectures. This report is an update on the advanced silicon PV report of 2015, noting new trends in research and manufacturing in silicon PV, and highlighting the economics and scenarios of deployment of each type.

The State of Your Innovation in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

What keeps innovation executives up at night? Tapping into our proprietary data around the world's innovation executive peer group, we analyzed more than 100,000 recent technology-related searches run on our platform, 10,000 questions asked of our analysts, and 1,000 key innovation initiatives of leading companies (all aggregated and anonymized, of course). The results paint an accurate and insightful look into the state of the world’s actual innovation treads going into 2019: What technologies are attracting the most interest, what strategic questions are proving hard to answer, what start-ups are attracting the most attention, and more.

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex. Because of this complexity, identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and how it will enable digital services in the car.

Identification of a pathway towards differentiation and success with biofertilizers

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Biofertilizers remain poorly defined, with products like organic material, biostimulants, and compost often incorrectly included in the technology landscape. Unfortunately, this improper labeling serves only to further mystify the space along with potential opportunities. In this report Lux explicitly defines biofertilizers, identifies differentiation among developers and their products, and provides a pathway towards success in this rapidly developing space.

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