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Lewie Roberts

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July 19, 2019

Machine learning software for computational fluid dynamics

Develops machine learning software for materials simulation and design; it enables compatibility with quantum computing hardware architectures by request, but that is not its primary focus Claims that it is the only company developing both quantum-classical algorithms and classical machine learning ... read more.
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Plantible
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Laura Krishfield

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 19, 2019

Lemna-derived protein ingredients

The company was founded by Tony Martens and Maurits van de Ven. So far, the company has raised about $500,000 from a seed round in 2018. Among its investors, we highlight Unshackled Ventures. The company makes lemna protein using a controlled indoor cultivation system and cold-press extraction ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 19, 2019

Develops an end-to-end solution for premium mixed reality

The company was started by Ashley Crowder and Benjamin Conway. To date, the company has raised approximately $100,000 as part of incubation program sponsored by Stadia Ventures. Among its investors, we emphasize Capital Union Investments, Corigin, Tylt, and Vectr Ventures. The company is a developer... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 19, 2019

Develops technology to display 3D images on a flat screen

Dimenco is a hardware and software company that develops technology to display images on a flat screen that are perceived as dynamic 3D content (autostereoscopic images). The company's overall technology (branded Simulated Reality) offers mixed reality experiences without the use of wearables ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 19, 2019

Quantum dots (QDs) have existed for many centuries – stained glass in medieval churches is an obvious example – but these bright and potent materials were only formally discovered late last century. Known for their narrow emission spectra, high brightness, relative chemical stability, and ease of ... read more.

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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 19, 2019

Quantum dot company targeting on-the-chip color conversion applications

Develops InP-based quantum dots (QDs) for LCD backlit panels and lighting applications Operates out of university lab and plans to incorporate as an independent commercial entity upon completion of initial fundraising from the university Value differentiator is in the superior stability compared to ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 19, 2019

Functional ingredients targeting cognitive health (i.e., nootropics) are becoming top of mind. Our Lux Tech Signal tends to agree, showing a resurgence in innovation interest within the space after a lull around 2011:Figure 1: Innovation interest over time for ingredients targeting cognitive health ... read more.

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Nardev Ramanathan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 19, 2019

Noninvasive blood glucose-sensing medical device developer

The company was founded by by Thorsten Lubinski and Werner Mäntele in 2015. The company raised a seed round for an undisclosed amount from Media Ventures in Germany in January 2017. DiaMonTech (DMT) is a developer of noninvasive blood glucose-sensing devices. DMT has three main products in ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

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July 19, 2019

Personalized neuromodulation device developer

The company was started by John Parker in 2013. To date, the company has raised approximately $124.5 million from four rounds of funding. Among its investors, we emphasize Boston Scientific and Medtronic, two major medical device manufacturers. The company develops a closed-loop evoked compound ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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July 18, 2019

Recycles coffee grounds into natural oils and biofertilizer

Develops a recovery system using spent coffee grounds to produce natural oils and bio-based fertilizer To date, Revive Eco has raised approximately $325,000 in total: $305,000 from the Zero Waste Scotland agency and a $20,000 prize from the global social impact competition Chivas Venture In terms of... read more.
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Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.