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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

April 5, 2020

Big data and its gathering, cleaning, and organization in industrial settings. The digital transformation of physical industries is well underway, with corporations throughout the world investing in predictive analytics, AI, and automation tools. Industrial sensors and big data form the backbone of ... read more.

Technology

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

April 4, 2020

Neste is a Finnish oil refining and marketing company operating assets in Finland, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Upon its establishment in 1948, Neste focused on refining and marketing conventional fuel products and operated service stations in Finland, as well as Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and ... read more.

Case Study

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

An undisclosed Fortune 100 insurance company needed to analyze thousands of contracts to determine which of its customers to market new products to. This process required its legal team to manually review the contracts and gather feedback from other members of the team by exchanging and commenting ... read more.

Case Study

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Advanced machine learning techniques making use of neural networks for much-improved computer vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, filtering, and more. Deep learning is having a transformative effect on AI in areas like computer vision and more recently natural language ... read more.

Technology

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Tools and techniques, including machine learning, to process, analyze, and generate text. Due to advances in machine learning and specifically deep learning, natural language processing (NLP) is rapidly reaching human performance in a variety of pattern recognition tasks; however, the technology is ... read more.

Technology

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Optimization of commercial, municipal, and residential buildings beyond energy savings, targeting enhancements in facility operation and utilization as well as occupants' well-being and productivity. Advanced sensing and connectivity have already transformed building energy management. Moving beyond... read more.

Technology

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Mobile wrist-worn devices with touchscreen displays offering connectivity, sensors, and operating systems, which act as either an extension of smartphones or untethered, stand-alone devices. Innovations around advanced biosensors and connectivity will look to expand the use cases of smartwatches ... read more.

Technology

Advanced Recycling: Finding a Cost Advantage in Hydrolysis, Glycolysis, and Methanolysis

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Low quality PET waste streams represent some of the largest opportunities in the plastic recycling space, drawing significant interest to depolymerization developers. Among these developers, three unique depolymerization routes are being taken to commercial capacities: hydrolysis, glycolysis, and methanolysis. In The Future of Plastic Recycling report, we modeled the cost of the hydrolysis process. Here we will go a step further by analyzing cost models of the glycolysis and methanolysis routes to predict the long-term winning technology.

Sustainable Polymer Outlook

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Future projections of a circular economy emphasize that a combination of recycled and bio-based resources will serve as a feedstock for our polymer needs. However, in order for that idealistic future to be realized, there must be a significant build-up of various technologies, including advanced recycling tech and bio-based polymer capacity. In this report, we highlight the state of these emerging technologies today and how these technologies must grow to fulfill a circular economy.

Technologies Driving the Circular Economy in Apparel

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

As climate change concerns are moving to the forefront of consumer minds, the apparel industry has been under pressure to adopt sustainable practices and ideals. Brand owners have made commitments to supply chain visibility and to support the circularity economy through their own initiative or other initiatives like the Fashion Pact and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. To realize these commitments, brand owners and material manufacturers must be ready to transform their supply chain and adopt new technologies and business models. In this report, Lux outlines the upcoming technologies and business models that will accelerate the circular economy and supply chain visibility in the apparel industry including supply chain tracking, textile recovery, disassembly, and textile recycling.

Sustainable Building Materials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Construction standards like LEED have slowly but steadily reshaped the building materials space. Now, sustainability pressures are impacting not just the design of buildings, but their materials and their end of life. This creates new opportunities for clients to launch products and build businesses. To guide clients, this report examines the pressures on the construction sector and highlights innovations in key areas like concrete innovations, prefabrication, and construction waste reuse.

AI and IoT Serving the Use of Consumer Products

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

AI and IoT technologies are increasingly serving the usage of consumer products from various segments such as cosmetics and personal care, apparel and shoe, food, nutrition, and beverage, sporting goods, as well as furniture and house improvement. These digital technologies analyze consumers’ conditions and behaviors so that come up with value-added services such as product customization and recommendations to adjacent products. The technologies’ use cases will not only disrupt the incumbent processes of consumer engagement and retention, but also cultivate new opportunities for improved consumer stickiness and even cross-selling. This report will summarize these key use cases, identify their empowering technologies, compare technology application feasibility among different segments, and provide outlook to the technology’s impact to the future in terms of consumer engagement and business model.

The True Costs of Electric Vehicles

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Electric vehicles are the most promising zero-emission vehicle technology, and continue to show strong growth within the automotive sector. However, they remain more expensive to build compared to incumbent internal combustion vehicles. This report will analyze the total cost of electric powertrains compared to those from internal combustion engines and provide a forecast to identify the EV tipping point - when EVs become cheaper to build. It will also consider how total costs of ownership compare between the two powertrain types.

State of Digital Transformation in APAC

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

All countries across the globe are investing heavily in digital transformation. However, the key drivers, and hence the focus areas, for digital vary dramatically across geographies. In part 1 of this multi-part report series, we will try to develop a detailed understanding of the state of digital transformation in different countries in the APAC region.

CO₂ Capture & Utilization - Recycling CO₂ for food, fuels, materials, and chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

Service Models in 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

3D printing services are an increasingly important portion of the additive manufacturing landscape. Service and software companies often get more investment and generate revenue more quickly compared to 3DP hardware or materials developers. While some 3DP services are advanced and already in use, there is still room for innovation and larger companies to implement service business models. In this report, we will summarize the service models in the 3dp space, provide a maturity analysis of these solutions and discuss their potential to improve product manufacturing processes.

Future of Design Disruption

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

The combination of generative design, additive manufacturing and digital tools, such as 5G, AI and digital twins are disrupting traditional product design, ultimately changing the sequential design process (from design to prototype to manufacturing) to a continuous one, where stages run semi-autonomously and overlap, improving design outcomes and manufacturability. This report identifies that pros and cons of the disruption, the tools and methods involved, and the impact on industry sectors.