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Anthony Schiavo

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November 1, 2018

Manufacturer of high-performance PCB materials and laminates

Isola was founded in 1912 to produce Bakelite insulators; over time, its business grew into the manufacture of advanced PCBs and copper-clad substrates. The company develops high-performance PCB substrates based on epoxies, polyimides, and other polymers and offers material testing and design ... read more.
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Michael Kronberger

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November 1, 2018

The company's main product is made of 95% recycled materials; Trex uses polyethylene from recycled plastic bags and sawdust from the furniture industry Has grown rapidly from $307 million in revenue in 2012 to $667 million in 2018, based on improving conditions in home building markets – but due to ... read more.

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Michael Kronberger

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November 1, 2018

The company is a leader in the residential construction sector for high-end windows and doors, meeting very high insulation requirements for standards like passive house  Its innovation efforts heavily emphasize the company's glass fiber reinforced composite technologies, such as its innovative ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 1, 2018

Machine learning software for predicting pipeline failure

Software uses machine learning to develop pipe break predictions and provide condition assessment of water mains to optimize utilities' capital allocation Software uses multiple data points, including a utility's asset inventory, pipeline length, location, break history, as well as environmental ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 1, 2018

Thermally and electrically driven forward osmosis for seawater and industrial wastewater desalination

Forward osmosis (FO) system supplier using inversely soluble polymers as draw solutions Draw solution recovery can be achieved via heat-stimulated phase separation at temperatures above 40 °C to 60 °C or electrically with the help of reverse osmosis (RO) Targets zero liquid discharge (ZLD) of ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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November 1, 2018

Atmospheric water generation (AWG), or extracting moisture from air and generating potable water after filtration, has been around for over two decades. Nevertheless, conventional systems based on condensation are rarely economical due to significantly high energy requirements and can be location-... read more.

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Michael Kronberger

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November 1, 2018

The buildings materials space is barely a unified industry. There are players that manufacture such different products as PVC windows, gypsum drywall, and metal ceilings, while ranging in size from large global companies like Saint-Gobain to smaller local ones like CBP. However, in order to provide ... read more.

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Jessica Hernandez

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November 1, 2018

Residential storage and virtual power plants

The company was started by Mark Hamilton and Killian O'Connor in 2015, and since then, the company has raised around €1 million ($1.13 million) from undisclosed private investors. Solo Energy installs and operates energy storage systems, including Li-ion batteries and electric vehicle (EV) chargers... read more.
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Max Halik

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November 1, 2018

Community energy trading software platform

Offers an energy trading platform for consumers, prosumers, and generators, which optimizes energy usage at multiple levels: first individual energy usage, then intra-community energy usage, inter-community energy usage, and bidding into the intra-day electricity market as a virtual power plant (VPP... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

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November 1, 2018

Residential energy storage systems for virtual power plant aggregation

Swell Energy deploys behind-the-meter residential energy systems, such as solar PV and energy storage, with the purpose of aggregating them into virtual power plants The company claims to offer a turnkey platform to utility customers, including design of the rollout program, enrollment of retail ... read more.
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Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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 the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.