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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 20, 2019

As a plethora of Fortune 1000 companies along the agrifood value chain observe annual revenue decreases up to billions of dollars per year; these giants are looking outside their four walls and engaging with startups through corporate venture capital (CVC) more than ever, with 15 new arms forming ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Thomas Hayes

Agro Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Lux recently attended Future Food Asia (FFA) 2019, sponsored by ID Capital, in Singapore.  More than 300 food and agriculture corporate executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and others gathered to connect and deepen their understanding of three major themes shaping Asia's food system: 1) smallholder... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Chloe Holzinger

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

June 19, 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This is one in a series of insights examining innovation clusters in the energy industry, supported by primary research that Lux Research will be ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 18, 2019

Automated drone technology for inspection, maintenance, and painting of surfaces

Apellix has developed a tethered drone platform for physical inspection and maintenance of industrial surfaces, such as conducting contact-based nondestructive testing (NDT) of coatings on customers' assets The drone's modular multicopter has a customizable sensor payload that the company can tailor... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 18, 2019

A membrane technology that separates two solutions based on the difference in their osmotic potential. Many early-stage companies in FO initially targeted seawater desalination to produce drinking water or process water, but the two-step FO process has yet to successfully compete with the incumbent ... read more.

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Patricia Seoane da Silva, Max Halik, and Holly Havel

Next Generation Power More...

June 17, 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 17, 2019

Recycles coffee grounds into natural oils

The company was started by Fergus Moore and Scott Kennedy. To date, the company has raised approximately $325,118 in total: $305,118 from the Zero Waste Scotland agency and a $20,000 prize from the global social impact competition Chivas Venture. The company develops oil extracts from coffee grounds... read more.
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Katrina Westerhof and Mike Rolfes

Digital Transformation More...

June 14, 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. Industry 4.0 use cases directly impact the product lifecycle, and are motivated by either top-line revenue growth or bottom-line savings. We develop a taxonomy for Industry 4.0... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 14, 2019

Plastic conductive fibers for flexible electronics

Develops and produces conductive plastic fibers for use in smart clothing and flexible electronics Claims that compared to other types of woven conductive fibers, its product can stretch to 50% of its original dimensions and still retain its conductivity; typical resistance for its product is around... read more.
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Christopher Robinson

The Future of Mobility

June 14, 2019

The past century of mobility has mostly been defined by the automobile. Today, however, our relationship with the automobile is changing as new business models aim to replace conventional car ownership with a combination of ride-hailing and vehicle-sharing accessed through mobile apps – a trend we ... read more.

State of the Market Report

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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

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.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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: Q3 2019

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

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.