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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Dynamic microcapsule-based anti-corrosion coatings

Develops microcapsules that are sensitive to a wide range of stimuli, such as pH changes, electrochemical potential, reduction, or physical damage, and uses these to make dynamic anti-corrosion coatings Microencapsulated corrosion inhibitors release in response to electrochemical or physical changes... read more.
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Fero labs
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Harshit Sharma

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July 15, 2019

Explainable AI for process industries

Builds interpretable machine learning models that produce predictions along with confidence intervals Offers a holistic service that includes data cleaning, data wrangling, and model learning for the customer Primary focus is on process industries with chemicals and steel industry key revenue ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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July 15, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence in finance, retail, and consumer services segments

Uses deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to develop human-machine interaction products, such as chatbots and phone bots Chatbot helps customers analyze end users' intention and sentiment with an accuracy of 90% to 95% and provides answers to end users' questions; phone ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

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July 15, 2019

Terahertz vision cameras and machine learning software for composite and textile inspection

Developed modular THz camera system for in-line inspection of technical textiles (including composites); can detect variation in thickness and density, inclusions, cracks, delamination, erosion, and corrosion Camera unit is 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 with speeds of 10 m/s to 30 m/s in a production line ... read more.
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Parx plastics
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Thomas Hayes

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July 14, 2019

Zinc-based material for antimicrobial plastics

The company was started by Michaël van der Jagt (CEO) and Michele Fiori (CTO), both of whom have backgrounds in management of materials-based SMEs. In May 2018, Parx Plastics went public on the Euronext Access market of Euronext Paris. The company develops a zinc-based material to create ... read more.
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Aipalette
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Thomas Hayes

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July 13, 2019

AI-powered software platform for new food and beverage product development

Developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software platform to provide data-driven inspiration for new food and beverage product development Combines both external data (e.g., social media) and proprietary customer data (e.g., current portfolio make-up and relative sales); main features of ... read more.
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Jenax
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Chloe Holzinger

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July 12, 2019

Developer of flexible thin-film batteries for IoT, wearables, and medical devices, and supplier of stainless steel wire for the automotive industry

Jenax has developed flexible, thin-film Li-ion batteries that use a 3D electrode architecture in which the active electrode materials are dispersed throughout a porous metal fiber framework that acts as the current collector Its batteries can be made in a range of thicknesses (0.5 mm to 2 mm); ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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July 12, 2019

Bio-herbicides derived from or delivered by tobacco mild green mosaic virus

Developed post-emergence bio-herbicide, SolviNix LC, from naturally occurring plant virus, effective against tropical soda apple Company received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration approval for SolviNix in 2014, though approval is limited to use on pastures and conservation ... read more.
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Alex Herceg

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July 12, 2019

Optimization of commercial buildings beyond energy savings, targeting facility operation and utilization, workplace productivity optimization, and operational enhancements. Advanced sensing and connectivity have already transformed building energy management. Moving beyond this, smart buildings ... read more.

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Loco2
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 12, 2019

Travel booking solutions based on CO₂ emissions

The company was started by a group of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in low-carbon travel and expertise in computer science and advertising. The company is a developer of an online booking platform for train and bus tickets targeting individual customers using a B2C approach. To date, the company ... read more.
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Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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?

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

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.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: 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.