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Jerrold Wang

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August 23, 2019

Developer of smart home appliances

The company was started by Xiaomi in 2014 to develop smart home appliances to manage and improve indoor environments; some of the key investors include Shunwei Fund, GGV Capital, and Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC); the most recently raised funding was a $50 million Series B ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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August 23, 2019

Developer of software and hardware products enabling smart home applications

The company was started by Zongru Liu (CEO) in 2013 to develop software and hardware products for smart home applications; before founding BroadLink, Zongru worked for NICTA (Australia's Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence) as a researcher and then founded his own... read more.
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2019

Produces far-infrared textile coatings for apparel and medical applications

The company was started by brothers George and Ermis Psipskias in 2011 and is based in Manhattan, New York and Athens, Greece. The company is a developer of mineral oxide-coated textile and apparel that absorbs and releases far-infrared radiation which it claims can increase blood flow and therefore... read more.
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2019

Functional coatings with tunable hydrophobic, oleophobic, and antimicrobial properties

Hygratek develops functional coatings with tunable hydrophobic, oleophobic, and antimicrobial properties; the technology is not based on a single chemistry, but rather, the coating formulation is tailored to each substrate and application Claims that its superomniphobic surface can realize a contact... read more.
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2019

Anti-reflective, corrosion-resistant, self-cleaning glass coating with claimed chemical sustainability

Vindico produces silane-based protective glass coatings with hydrophilic, anti-soiling, antifouling, anti-reflective, and anti-corrosive properties Sodium barrier coating prevents potential-induced degradation (PID); coating is "chemically sustainable" and has a 30-year lifetime  Can be applied via ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2019

All types of electronic devices will need improved thermal management materials and systems. As chips improve their performance and more devices are packed into smaller areas, heat fluxes will increase, which will pose major cooling challenges. This report provides a landscape of material ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

August 22, 2019

Carbon nanotube-based adsorbent for organics removal in water and wastewater

Innovacarbon has synthesized an adsorbent filter using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to remove hydrocarbons, reactive dyes, and micropollutants from water and wastewater Product offers fast chemical kinetics, requiring less than a minute to reduce wastewater contaminated with tens of ppm concentration to ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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August 22, 2019

High-performance ultrafiltration membrane for wastewater treatment and reuse

The company was founded by a team of water industry veterans and has operated as a subsidiary of Canadian resource recovery specialist Anaergia. To date, the company has raised about $1.3 million from Ontario's Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and $10 million from FedDev Ontario, both... read more.
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Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 22, 2019

The World Economic Forum has listed the water crisis among the top five risks in terms of its potential impact for eight consecutive years. The global scarcity of water has not only led to around 4 billion people lacking access to safe drinking water at least one month out of the year, but also ... read more.

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Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

The Digital Maturity Model

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant mismatch between their digital capabilities and their digital goals. Companies need a framework to determine their current level of "digitalness" and what capabilities they need to add to get to the next level; in this manner, they can approach their digital transformation in a step-by-step manner thus enhancing their chances of success. In this report, we will present the Lux Digital Maturity Model which will clearly define the different levels of digital maturity in terms of various underlying parameters. In subsequent research, we plan to use this maturity model to benchmark the maturity of digital transformation in various sectors.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.