Clearmetal
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Harshit Sharma

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September 22, 2019

Predictive logistics for supply chain visibility

The company was founded by Stanford University graduates Adam Compain, Will Harvey, and Diego Canales in 2014; Adam serves as the CEO. So far, the company has raised about $12 million in funding via a seed round in 2016 and a Series A in 2017. Among its investors, we emphasize Prelude Ventures, ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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September 20, 2019

AI and IoT solutions for smart buildings and communities

Terminus was founded in 2015 by undisclosed founders to develop software and hardware solutions for smart buildings and communities; the company has raised $521 million in investment funding so far, including the most recent $282 million in Series C in August 2019; among its investors, we highlight ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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September 20, 2019

IoT enablement platform for connected home appliances

Offers device OEMs three services: solutions that make conventional appliances connected and controllable, a cloud platform that provides OEM customers end user analytics and empowers appliances with AI capabilities, and an app development service that enables interaction between OEM customers and ... read more.
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Minutra
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 19, 2019

Fortified beverage-dispensing machine based on finger-prick blood analysis

The company was started by Eric Hilton (CEO), who is also the CEO of NutraPharma, an R&D firm for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. The company's only known external funding has been raised through crowdsourcing; according to the MiNutra page on Nutra Pharma's web site, it has raised ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

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September 19, 2019

Online marketplace for container haulage

The company was founded by Alvin Ea in 2017 to build a B2B platform for container haulage in Singapore; the company was incubated by Singapore's port authority PSA International. To date, the company has raised approximately $1 million from undisclosed investors; this figure, however, does not ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

September 19, 2019

Sourcewater recently announced that it has raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by Bison Companies' technology arm, Bison Technologies, and with major participation from Japanese trading company Marubeni Corporation. This is Sourcewater's second funding round since landing $5 million from ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

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September 19, 2019

Greywater recycling systems for residential and commercial markets

Chemical- and membrane-free greywater recycling system that can save about 45% of domestic water consumption by recycling up to 85% of greywater; collects water from showers, baths, sinks, and washing machines and treats it to a reuse quality meeting some of the most stringent regulations Uses a ... read more.
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Benjamin Torda

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September 19, 2019

Buoyant membrane-based floating photovoltaic system

Develops a novel floating photovoltaic (FPV) system using a buoyant polymer fabric membrane to support horizontally oriented solar modules; offers 100 kW, 200 kW, and 500 kW models; claims some manufacturers provide a 20-year warranty Additional claims include lower material and transportation costs... read more.
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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.

The Digital Transformation of Warehousing and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

Smart home in China

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The smart home segment in China is at the tipping point, driven by residents' unmet needs for convenience and security, the adoption of new home projects as a property differentiator, and the participation of AI developers who see smart home as a major user interface. This report will analyze the dynamic value chain of China smart home, compare key innovators and cutting-edge innovations, and identify market trends and opportunities for Lux clients realize business success in the growing segment.