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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 22, 2018

The global use of flexible plastic packaging (FPP) is growing steadily as it steals market share from other formats like rigid packaging due to its lower material usage, lower energy production, lightweighting, and consumer convenience. According to a report published by the Sustainable Packaging ... read more.

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Sulapac
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 22, 2018

Thermoplastic materials with wood particle additives for cosmetics and food packaging applications

Compostable materials made by distributing non-fibrillated wood particles uniformly within a thermoplastic matrix Composite material can be used with existing injection molding or extrusion machinery; claimed to be cheaper and degrade faster than bio-based and biodegradable plastics like PLA Started... read more.
Company Profile
Azelio
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Max Halik

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November 22, 2018

Azelio was founded in 2008 in Sweden under the name Cleanergy; it bought the rights to its concentrating solar power (CSP) technology from an unnamed German company, and changed its name in 2018. To date, the company has raised approximately 150 million Swedish krona ($16 million) in two disclosed ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

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November 22, 2018

Hinged-raft ocean wave energy converter

The company was started by Cameron McNatt in 2013 and received a £730,000 ($930,000) award from Wave Energy Scotland (WES) in 2017. The company is developing a hinged-raft wave energy converter (WEC), also known as a surface attenuator; the company claims its two-body single-hinge design absorbs ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

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November 22, 2018

Floating turbine for off-grid river or tidal applications

The company was founded by Voytek Klaptocz in 2008 and has not disclosed any information on funding or investors; Mavi Innovations generates revenue through engineering services, such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and CAD modeling. The company develops a 22 kW cross-flow ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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November 22, 2018

Oscillating water column device for wave power generation

Develops an oscillating water column (OWC) device that consists of a semi-submerged hollow concrete chamber on the ocean floor with an air turbine that generates power from the pressure fluctuations within the chamber Demonstrated 120% higher conversion efficiency than competing designs during lab ... read more.
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Swift solar
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Tyler Ogden

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November 22, 2018

Perovskite-perovskite tandem cells on flexible substrates for high-value applications

Developing a flexible perovskite-perovskite tandem module for high-value integration applications such as transportation, aerospace, and weight-limited roofs Achieved a conversion efficiency of approximately 23% on a lab-scale tandem cell; expects to hit 25% in the short-term with a potential for 30... read more.
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Reverse osmosis bw
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

November 22, 2018

Water and wastewater purification by forcing water through a semipermeable membrane against osmotic pressure. Reverse osmosis membranes are a $3.3 billion market today, with desalination being the largest user of the technology. While RO has been in use since the 1970s, only in the past decade or so... read more.

Technology

Li-ion Battery Innovation Roadmap

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

The future of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) depends on innovations in Li-ion battery anode, cathode, and electrolyte materials. Understanding how and when these materials make it to market will be key to succeeding in the Li-ion battery and BEV industries. This report forecasts the market share of the various anode and cathode technologies over the next 20 years to build a Li-ion battery material roadmap; it then assesses the impact of lithium, cobalt, and nickel commodity price spikes on that roadmap.

Innovating Innovation: How Technology is Changing Technology Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

As the importance of innovation for company growth has risen, the complexity of innovation management has soared, limiting its impact. To get back on the path to growth, companies need to add the next new discipline to innovation management – data science – to better integrate existing tools and improve efficiency and impact.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

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.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

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 Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.

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.