Michael Holman and Cosmin Laslau

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

What technologies will you be following this year that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade? Each year, we ask our analysts this question. We also investigate the same question using the Lux Intelligence Engine data platform. This report on the 20 transformational ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

October 18, 2019

Off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices

The company was started by Daniela Perdomo and Jorge Perdomo in 2012 to develop scalable mobile mesh network solutions for applications where satellite, cellular, and Wi-Fi signals are impractical; since its founding, the company has raised more than $40 million in VC funding, and some of the ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

October 18, 2019

Multimodal human-computer interaction for applications in smart home, marketing, healthcare, and vehicles

Develops a cloud-based human-machine interaction engine that uses deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and knowledge graphs to understand users' input and provide answers and feedback Develops a deep learning processor that realizes edge computing on ... read more.
Company Profile

Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 18, 2019

Autonomous last-mile delivery

Develops Level 4 automated last-mile delivery vans, equipping vehicles with its own autonomous technology developed with Baidu from the Apollo software platform Baidu provides a base layer of software on top of which Udelv adds two features that the company claims differentiate it; the first unique ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

Automated irrigation control systems

Founded in 2017 by two agronomists, Sara Gonçalves and Francisco Manso Develops automated irrigation control systems that schedule irrigation based upon predictive optimization of user-specified parameters Develops relationships with retailers and manufacturers of irrigation controllers to either ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

Water-insoluble micronutrients and phosphate slow-release fertilizer

The product was developed by Chandrika Varadachari (CTO). The company has not released funding information. The company is a developer of inorganic fertilizer nutrients insoluble in water and instead requiring dilute organic acids or chelates for solubility; the company claims nutrient release by ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

Singapore is consistently in the conversation when discussing the world's most innovative countries. In 2019, Singapore ranked eighth in the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) annual Global Innovation Index and placed sixth in the annual Bloomberg Innovation Index. According to the ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Digital wastewater services

Waterwerx was founded in 2013 in Victoria, Australia, and is led by General Manager Alastair Lockey; the company has not publicly disclosed funding information. The company makes STREAMWISE, a real-time systems optimization software for wastewater treatment; it particularly targets dissolved air ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Packaged, decentralized wastewater systems for commercial and industrial reuse

The company was founded by Amrit Om Nayak, Krunal Patel, and Aditya Vemuganti, graduates from the University of Washington, Seattle; Abhijit VVR, a graduate of BITS Pilani; and Sri Teja Allaparthi, an IIT Hyderabad graduate; CEO Amrit has experience in the clean energy and automobile sectors, having... read more.
Company Snapshot

Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 17, 2019

AI-driven platform for supporting decision-making in operating and managing water networks

The company was started by Jorge Helmbrecht, its managing director and a civil engineer with a focus on water resource management, out of a collaboration between Inclam Group, a water engineering and consulting firm, and Eurecat, a Catalonian technology center. The company is a developer of an ... read more.
Company Snapshot

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 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 a major differentiating point in product innovation, incumbents will face a threat of being relegated to second-tier roles as contract manufacturers and commodity players, and must take action today to create a role for themselves in the future of their industry. The first step in this adaptation is understanding the impacts and future trajectory of digital transformation in the physical industries, which is addressed in this report.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is 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.