Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

February 27, 2020

In the grand scheme of global CO2 emissions, the aviation sector is a minor contributor, with an approximate 2% share. Within the transportation sector, aviation is also dwarfed by its passenger vehicle and heavy-duty vehicle counterparts. However, the outlook in the coming decades is drastically ... read more.

Case Study

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

February 27, 2020

Smart water monitoring systems

Phyn is joint venture between Finnish plumbing giant Uponor and Belkin; started in 2016, the company has commercialized a smart water system that identifies and tracks water usage and prevents bursts, leaks, and other forms of pipe damage Its core technology is a patented pressure sensor that ... read more.
Company Profile

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 27, 2020

Graphical user interface for industrial robot programming

So far, the company has raised about $41.8 million over three rounds, with investors including Canaan Partners, RRE Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Emerald Development Managers, and Drive Capital. The company makes a graphical programming interface for industrial and collaborative robotic arms, along with... read more.
Company Snapshot

Arnold Bos and Carlos Gonzalez

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 27, 2020

Single-layer graphene oxide and CVD-grown graphene films

Sells graphene oxide (GO) and reduced GO dispersions and powders, in addition to graphene films on silicon, copper, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), quartz, gold, alumina, silver, and sapphire substrates Produces GO through chemical exfoliation; also grows graphene films from a methane precursor ... read more.
Company Profile

Danielle Bradnan

Digital Transformation More...

February 27, 2020

Mental health app that gamifies different mental health management techniques

Litesprite offers a mental health app that leverages gamification strategies to teach and strengthen skill to manage mental illness The app is world-driven and allows users to explore via an avatar called "Socks the Fox" as the user practices skills The company is still in beta/research stages and ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

February 27, 2020

Agriculture biologicals subsidiary of Evogene

Lavie Bio is a subsidiary of Evogene, and Corteva Agriscience owns a 28% equity stake in the company It maintains database of 130,000 strains connected to plant phenotype and environmental data, which it uses along with publicly available strain information to identify functional attributes ... read more.
Company Profile

Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

February 26, 2020

Closed-loop geothermal system for direct heat and power applications

The company was founded by CEO and President John Redfern and CBDO Paul Cairns in Calgary, Alberta, in 2017. To date, the company has raised approximately $24.4 million through seed, Series A, and grant funding; among its investors, we highlight Vickers Venture Partners, Sustainable Development ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

February 26, 2020

Autonomous downhole tools for multistage completions

The company was founded by Zach Henderson in Houston, Texas, in 2019 to develop solutions to improve efficiencies in fracking operations; the company's funding history is undisclosed. The company makes autonomous downhole tools for single-point and limited-entry fracking in multistage completions; ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

February 26, 2020

Silicon-based anodes for Li-ion batteries in consumer electronics

Develops 100% silicon anodes using silicon nanowire technology as well as silicon-graphite composite anodes and produces its own batteries Its silicon nanowire anodes can reach 514 Wh/kg in laboratory settings and achieve a specific capacity of 430 Wh/kg commercially with a cycle life of 300 cycles ... read more.
Company Profile

Solving Connectivity in Remote Industrial Locations

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Across industries, cloud computing has created an analytics revolution. But when a cloud connection isn’t easy to come by, for example on an oil rig in the ocean or at a remote wellhead, poor connectivity can stifle the impact of IoT and analytics. This report will discuss various solutions to the connectivity challenges presented by remote sites, including ways to transmit data and ways to reduce the need for transmitting data, and how to combine these solutions to enable complex analytics applications.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.