Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

January 15, 2020

Develops a satellite-based software platform for digital agriculture

Develops variable-rate application maps and soil sampling support Provides freeware and pay-to-play versions of its platform, the former including data from public sources and the latter including data from private sources Tools for water management are currently under development, with a launch ... read more.
Company Profile

Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 15, 2020

In a recent interview, Braskem's Marco Jansen foreshadowed future announcements from Braskem regarding expanding its capacity and product offerings. However, Marco did not provide any details on what to expect – these future announcements could be unsurprising next steps for the company or major ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Christopher Robinson

Digital Transformation More...

January 15, 2020

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has evolved from a focus on screens, robotics, and computers in its early days to placing a heavy emphasis on automotive technologies. The show has become such an important avenue for automakers and suppliers to highlight cutting-edge automotive technologies that ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Biodegradable biopolymer fiber based on kelp seaweed

AlgiKnit was found by a group at the Fashion Institute of Technology after the team (previously known as BioEsters) won the 2016 BioDesign Challenge; the company is based in Brooklyn, New York. To date, the company has raised approximately $2.2 million through seed funding from Horizons Ventures and... read more.
Company Snapshot

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

January 14, 2020

Light field display technology developer

Founded by Wally Haas and Russ Baker in 2015 after a successful sale of previous technology startup Develops immersive 3D display technology based on light field technology and does not require headwear Created a 29" display with more than 1,000 angular views in both vertical and horizontal ... read more.
Company Profile

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Produces mineral-based infrared reflective additives that is embedded within textiles and apparel

Develops natural mineral metal oxide additive products with infrared radiating properties; claims additive is sustainably sourced and made from thermoreactive minerals embedded within polyester fibers Claims its technology captures and converts heat radiating from the body and reflects it back as ... read more.
Company Profile

Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

January 14, 2020

Develops an algorithm-based platform for identifying patient risk and helps develop a goal-based treatment plan

Ufinity is a healthcare data analytics platform that combines data from different sources to create healthcare plans for patients to keep their healthcare goals on track The platform connects multiple apps and devices into a central hub that can be accessed by both patients and physicians The ... read more.
Company Profile

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 14, 2020

Waterless dye processing technology and equipment based on supercritical CO₂

DyeCoo develops waterless CO2-based dye processing technology and equipment; the process eliminates chemicals and reduces energy usage, translating to lower operating costs compared to conventional textile dye processing The company's equipment dyes textiles in a batch process where the CO2 medium ... read more.
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Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

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.

Quantum computing for chemicals and materials

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Many of the earliest practical applications of quantum computing are related to the technology's potential to simulate systems (of limited size) at a quantum level. While this opens up exciting applications, that excitement must be tempered with the limitations of an extremely early-stage technology. In this report, we examine how quantum computing will play a role in chemicals and materials industries over the coming years.

The Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Management Opportunity

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Organizations are built upon the exchange and synthesis of vast amounts of information from both internal and external stakeholders. However, much of this information goes uncaptured digitally and that which does often exists in unstructured formats such as emails, documents, and reports that make it difficult to process and analyze for insights. Emerging AI tools like natural language processing (NLP) offer new capabilities to automatically capture, interpret, and communicate information at a low-cost and massive scale thereby unlocking significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of processes, uncover and manage knowledge, and enable new business models. This report will lay out the landscape of NLP tools and capabilities available, analyze the new opportunities enabled by these tools, and forecast where the space is heading.

EV Inflection Tracker: 2020 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Electric vehicles are no longer a niche segment of the automotive industry, approaching 2 million in annual sales. Automakers are now committing billions toward securing raw materials and battery supplies, designing platforms, and building manufacturing capacity for electrified vehicles. However, as governments around the world roll back subsidies while tightening environmental regulations and forcing automakers to sell electric vehicles, automakers face the challenge of making electric vehicles profitably at a large scale. This report analyzes a decade of electric vehicle data to determine how electric vehicles compete with performance from internal combustion engines on metrics like range, price, charging speed, and others.

Harnessing the Power of Plant Proteins

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Plant proteins are, and will continue to be, a key near-term opportunity within the realm of alternative proteins for the food industry. In the last three years, second generation proteins like peas, chickpeas, and oats have risen in dominance, signaling the diversification of plant-based protein sources beyond soy. In addition to differences in quality between protein-rich crops, the realities of agricultural production are relevant considerations, and there are further regional differences complicating the space. Companies across the agrifood ecosystem need to engage productively with plant proteins, both as competitive threats to existing animal protein businesses and as opportunities for new business growth.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

Digital Therapeutics

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Digital therapeutics are a key element of the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. These tools support personalized yet scalable health services, which is critical where high costs and accessibility represent barriers to quality healthcare. This report will outline the landscape of digital therapeutics, demystify the challenges that they face, and provide an outlook on the future role of digital therapeutics in the healthcare landscape.