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Laura Krishfield

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April 22, 2019

Slow-release fertilizer production from organic waste

The company was started by Jeffrey Burnham, who was previously the CTO of Unified Environmental Services Group, VP of N-Viro International, and founder of BioCheck Laboratories; Anuvia Plant Nutrients was formerly known as VitAG Corporation. To date, the company has raised about $193 million in ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 22, 2019

Moldable and recyclable thermoset carbon fiber reinforced composites

Develops malleable and recyclable thermoset carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRPs) The company has moved away from sporting goods and now targets drone blades and secondary aerospace structures as initial applications Qualified its compression molding process with subminute process times with ... read more.
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Alchemy nano
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 22, 2019

Hydrophobic hard-coat anti-icing films for automotive applications

Developed a transparent polymer film containing its hydrophobic coating and an integrated hard topcoat called "ExoShield" Automotive windshield anti-icing films are the company's primary application; claims a typical film lifetime of at least two years to five years in this application Sells its ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

April 22, 2019

Autonomous soil sampling robot

Develops a Bobcat-mounted autonomous soil sampling robot that uses georeferencing for consistent core sampling; the robot is called SmartCore SmartCore can sample about 80 acres to 90 acres on a 2.5-acre grid every hour and hold up to 200 samples The company claims SmartCore eliminates 20% of ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 22, 2019

Autonomous construction vehicles

CEO Noah Ready-Campbell and Andrew Liang founded Built Robotics in 2016; in October 2017, the company raised $15 million in a Series A led by New Enterprise Associates. The company is a developer of autonomous software and hardware for earthmoving construction vehicles, including dozers, excavators... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

April 21, 2019

Middleware for the industrial IoT

The company was founded by Marius Schmeding, Peter Sorowka, and Pierre Maniere, co-founders of bootschaft.net, a peer-to-peer data sharing platform for sailboats. So far, the company has raised about $28,000 from investors like Pfannenberg Group and TechFounders. The company is a developer of on-... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

Consumer IoT More...

April 21, 2019

5G wireless network technology developer

The company was started by a group of former Qualcomm executives, including Paul Jacobs (former CEO), Derek Aberle (former President), and Matthew Grob (former CTO). Investors and amounts are undisclosed. The company claims to be a developer of technologies that improve latency and reliability in 5G... read more.
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Iotas
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

April 19, 2019

Smart home platform for multi-unit properties

Develops a smart home hub that integrates with dozens of third-party devices, such as locks, thermostats, motion sensors, and lights; devices are generally installed into the building's electrical wiring at the point of construction The platform includes building management software that allows ... read more.
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Carbon recycling international
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

April 18, 2019

Methanol from renewable energy and flue gas using electrolysis and catalytic chemistry

Produces methanol via direct catalytic hydrogenation of CO2; obtains CO2 from carbon capture and generates hydrogen from water electrolysis Core innovation is process design; catalysts obtained from undisclosed supplier Launched a 5 million liter per year methanol demonstration plant in 2012 in ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

April 18, 2019

End-to-end monitoring systems for nonrevenue water, meter health, and leak detection

Offer hardware to continuously monitor the health and accuracy of a water meter (or any flow meter) using three sensors, cellular communications, and edge processing capabilities; technology finds hidden revenue and meter errors and can use acoustics to identify leaks Utilities recieve the results ... read more.
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Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?