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Grant Klafehn

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November 1, 2018

Home energy monitoring for energy efficiency, electric fire safety, and demand response

The company was founded by Oren Schetrit and Steven Lanzisera in 2014; in 2016, the company was acquired by Earth Networks, but was spun out as its own company in 2017 while also receiving a grant of undisclosed size from Elemental Excelerator. The company develops two devices to monitor a home's ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Energy meteo systems
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Grant Klafehn

Future Grid More...

November 1, 2018

Wind and solar prediction and VPP services

The company was founded by Ulrich Focken and Matthias Lange in 2004; it has not released any information on investments or funding since. Energy & Meteos Systems provides two distinct services: the first is weather predictions for solar irradiation and wind speeds, along with predicted electricity ... read more.
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Xeltis
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Nardev Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 1, 2018

Restorative heart valve therapy

Martijn Cox founded Xeltis as a spinoff from the University of Zurich in 2006 and later merged with Qtis/e, a Dutch spinoff from Eindhoven University of Technology, in 2012. Xeltis has raised €75 million in funding over three rounds; the latest funding came from a Series C round that raised €45 ... read more.
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Lux research
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Katrina Westerhof

Digital Transformation

November 1, 2018

We recently chaired the IoT Security Summit in Dallas, Texas, where technology developers and security analysts from a wide range of industries and applications gathered to discuss technologies and implementation best practices in IoT security. While technology innovation was the focus of some ... read more.

Analyst Insight
H2oai
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Venkatesh Konanur and Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

November 1, 2018

With the boom of AI and machine learning, there has been a growing demand for data science skills in the workforce. Universities have started ramping up course offerings in this area; for example, MIT recently announced a whopping $1 billion investment in a new college focused solely on AI. However... read more.

Analyst Insight
Dovestech
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 1, 2018

Cybersecurity software with threat visualization

The company develops a suite of security services and tools: "Threat Pop" and "Jazz" are security software that offers visualization of malicious network activity for the benefit of security analysts; "Threat Red" is a white-hat hacking service designed to spot vulnerabilities within the existing ... read more.
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Prevision
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 1, 2018

Automated machine learning platform

Offers an automated machine learning (AutoML) platform that automates data cleanup, feature engineering, and model selection; however, does not currently include hyperparameter tuning The solution is similar to other AutoML platforms like XBrain, H2O, and DataRobot, but it claims to better choose ... read more.
Company Profile
Smr nuscale bw
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Max Halik

Next Generation Power More...

October 31, 2018

Modular fission reactors that are smaller than conventional reactors and emphasize security and low capital expenditure costs, often using molten salts as a coolant material. Clients are strongly advised to keep a close eye on the relatively few SMR developers with tangible progress toward ... read more.

Technology
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Hirosei Kuruma

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 31, 2018

While consumer smartwatches were first introduced as a technology push, the market has now embraced the smartwatch as a valuable product, and we are seeing the emergence of application-specific smartwatches. Looking to the future, smartwatches will play a key role in expanding the digital ecosystem ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.