Wuhan university of technology
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

Despite some startup activity, Na-ion battery development today is led by research institutes; more than three times as many academic papers as patents were published on Na-ion batteries in 2018. The value proposition of these batteries is that they are cheap: Unlike lithium, there is already a ... read more.

Case Study
Nyserda
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

In 2018, South Korea was the largest stationary storage market in the world, with more than 1 GWh of deployments, surpassing Germany, the U.S., and even China. Then the battery fires started. The Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy ordered stationary storage systems to cease operations, ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Benan
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

August 14, 2019

In March 2017, Aquion Energy, one of the earliest companies to commercialize aqueous Na-ion battery technology, famously went bankrupt after raising $267 million and garnering praise from the nascent energy storage community. Lux and others credit Aquion Energy's downfall to an expensive, ... read more.

Case Study
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

August 14, 2019

MicroLED typically refers to a technology that includes, first, production of individual micrometer-sized pixels based on inorganic semiconductor materials, which offers better contrast, response times, and energy efficiency compared to LCD and OLED technologies, and second, assembly of those ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Agroscout
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Artificial intelligence software to control drone flight and image analysis for crop health scouting

The company was founded by Simcha Shore in 2017 AgroScout is a software company rather than a drone service provider The platform is not drone-dependent but rather imagery resolution-dependent in that any image of sufficient resolution (>13 megapixels) provides adequate data The company plans to ... read more.
Company Profile
Phage biotech
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Commercialization of bacterial phage treatment for OmniLytics arm of Phagelux

Phage Biotech no longer develops its own phage products and has narrowed its scope to focus on crop disease treatments in agriculture It works with OmniLytics in Israel to commercialize the company's AgriPhage treatments for several crop diseases The company's degree of success with regulatory ... read more.
Company Profile
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Precision farming service provider in Brazil

The company was founded by professionals trained at ESALQ/USP in Brazil. The company works closely with Brazilian universities (ESALQ/USP) to develop its products and tools. Compared to others in the field, the company claims improvements in providing precision agriculture services to growers of ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Small robot compnay
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 14, 2019

Three-robot platform enabling precision agriculture for small-scale farmers

The company was started by Ben Scott-Robinson (entrepreneur) and Sam Watson Jones (fourth-generation farmer). So far, the company has raised about $1.5 million from crowdfunding equity. The company makes three different unmanned ground vehicles targeting crop and soil monitoring (Tom), crop input ... read more.
Company Snapshot
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

August 13, 2019

On-demand warehousing and freight service platform

The company was founded by Andree Susanto in 2017, who previously worked at Chevron as a chemical engineer. To date, the company has raised approximately $16.1 million in funding, chiefly via a $14.5 million Series A round in July 2019. Among its investors, we highlight Singapore-based VC groups EV ... read more.
Company Snapshot

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.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

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: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.