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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.

Case Study
Sensileau 2019
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

August 22, 2019

Knowledge exchange and decision support platform for selecting online water quality sensors

Provides a searchable, web-based interface allowing a quick overview of commercially available sensor technologies for water quality monitoring Current database contains more than 10,000 sensors measuring 75 parameters from 300 manufacturers worldwide Centralizes and summarizes primary and secondary... read more.
Company Profile
Augmentir
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

August 22, 2019

Historically, the focus of worker monitoring has been as a tool for safety. However, the value it could bring in productivity was often ignored, up until digital technologies like wearables, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality became available. For example, startup Augmentir uses ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Treemera
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

FDCA for PEF production

Ortwin Ertl and Oliver Bolzern founded Treemera in 2017 as a joint venture among Annikki, Novolana, and Ovabo; the company is piloting furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) technology owned by Annikki and Novolana. In its process, fructose undergoes a chemocatalytic reaction that results in a high yield of ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Induo
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

Breathable, water-repellent, stain-resistant, and durable textile and apparel for retail boutiques

Produces breathable, stain-resistant, hydrophobic coated cotton textiles and apparel with no change to the feel of the fabric; textiles can last more than 40 washes Serves three apparel markets in the EU – ready-to-wear, made-to-measure, and uniforms/workwear Currently produces a lightweight cotton ... read more.
Company Profile
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

August 22, 2019

Much has changed since thin film attracted attention from the solar industry in the '00s, and despite its long-claimed value proposition of flexibility and low costs, the technology continues to lose ground against incumbent crystalline silicon. Overall, we expect that thin film deployment will be ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

August 22, 2019

The digital transformation of the oil and gas industry has accelerated at a rapid rate in the last decade ever since the 2014 oil price crash. Oil and gas has gradually transitioned from a digital laggard to a potential leader in digital technologies such as digital twins, predictive maintenance, ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Mujin
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation

August 21, 2019

Automation solutions for industrial robots

The company was started by Dr. Rosen Diankov and Issei Takino in 2011; Rosen worked on the robot manipulation planning software OpenRAVE prior to founding Mujin. To date, the company has raised approximately $7 million in funding, chiefly via its 2014 Series B round of $6 million. Among its ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Vecna robotics
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 21, 2019

Autonomy stack and orchestration software for material handling vehicles

Develops an autonomy stack and workflow orchestration software for autonomous mobile robots (AMR), focusing on bulk material handling The company's autonomy stack transforms warehouse vehicles like forklifts into self-driving vehicles, with support for a 24/7 operating center that can remotely ... read more.
Company Profile

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.