Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2019

Developing and licensing engineered fibrillated cellulosic materials for pulp-molded packaging applications

Flexible platform for making fibrillated cellulose from lignocellulosic material; works with customers to tune the performance of the cellulose for specific applications Claims its process can accommodate a wide range of lignocellulosic material as feedstock, from virgin materials to waste/residues ... read more.
Company Profile

Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2019

Primer coating technology for paper packaging to enable separation of layers at end-of-life processing

No Waste (NoW) Technology is a technology developed and patented by Policarta in 2014; Policarta is in the process of being acquired by AFC and will become a part of AFC Materials Group NoW's technology is a primer that can be applied onto paper substrates during the lamination process; this allows ... read more.
Company Profile

Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

November 14, 2019

Metal-organic framework-based atmospheric water harvesting

The company was founded by a team of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, led by Omar Yaghi. So far, the company has raised about $2.6 million in private placements. The company makes atmospheric water harvesting systems to generate drinkable water from the atmosphere using a ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 14, 2019

Advanced membranes and membrane distillation systems for small-to-medium-volume ZLD

Bootstrapped company developing advanced hollow-fiber PVDF membranes, which are highly hydrophobic, prevent pore wetting, and are robust to solvents and operate at high temperatures Membranes are used in membrane distillation systems with limited pretreatment; system recycles 95% water and can ... read more.
Company Profile

Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

November 14, 2019

Rapid bacteriophage test kits for determination of fecal and viral pollution in water, food, and biosolids

The company was started by University of Barcelona researchers Joan Jofre, Francisco Lucena, and Anicet Blanch along with Enric Queralt, an environmental geologist and seasoned entrepreneur in the water sector, as a spinoff from the university. So far, the company has raised about $1.2 million in ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 14, 2019

Siemens, as a megaconglomerate, develops a suite of machinery for different industry verticals, including for a specialized unit within it for electric aviation. The company manufactures different configurations of the power unit that propel electric aircraft. These power units are often constrained... read more.

Case Study

Benjamin Torda

Future Grid More...

November 14, 2019

Remote microgrid management platform and EPC services

The company was started by Sujay Malve, building on his solar and wind business development background in the Asia-Pacific region; in 2018, the company raised more than SG$1 million (US$735,000) in Series A financing (from investors including engineering services company CMR Group). The company ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

November 14, 2019

Computer vision-based object identification and authentication

The company was founded by Scot Land (president), David Ross (chief scientist), and David Kim (former VP); the founders draw on expertise in computer vision and experience in corporate business development from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Calera, Ernst & Young, InVision Technologies (acquired ... read more.
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Christopher Robinson

Energy Storage More...

November 14, 2019

Electric vehicles with battery swapping

Flymove was created as a spinout of Equiventia Capital Partners in 2018 to commercialize electric vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The company is a developer of electric vehicles with battery packs designed for swapping; its vehicles include a small city vehicle, a sports car, and a racing ... read more.
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Katrina Westerhof

Digital Transformation

November 14, 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes ... read more.

State of the Market Report

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.