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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 25, 2019

Quantum dots for optoelectronics

Quantum Solutions is a startup that was formed in 2017 as a spinoff from academic work at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia The company focuses on the development and production of lead-based optoelectronic materials, with an emphasis on perovskite quantum ... read more.
Company Profile
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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 25, 2019

Biopolymer mulch film

The company was founded by Hugo Meunier and Roger Tambay; both founders have backgrounds in business, and Hugo has direct experience in manufacturing plastics. So far, the company has raised about $75,000 from a seed round in 2015. Among its investors, we highlight Cycle Capital and Ecofuel. The ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

March 25, 2019

OTI Lumionics offers cathode materials for auxiliary electrodes in OLED displays. For its materials development strategy, OTI initially developed quantum chemistry tools for chemical simulation. However, it soon began to look for ways to make those tools more scalable, work on larger molecules, and ... read more.

Case Study
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

March 25, 2019

Utility data management and demand response for commercial and industrial buildings

THG offers hardware and software tools aiming to provide energy management, utility bill management, and automated demand response services for commercial and industrial buildings Its Energy Intelligence Software (EIS) gathers customers' utility data around electricity, natural gas, recycling, waste... read more.
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Wearable electrical injury-preventing safety monitoring device

Developed a platform that monitors workers around energized equipment to prevent electrical injury; consists of a wearable wristband device, smartphone application, and cloud-based web dashboard Applicable voltage of energized equipment ranges from 120 V to 500,000 V Targets all workers in ... read more.
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Omron
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Since Apple's announcement of the Series 4 watch with electrocardiograms (ECGs), many smartwatch developers have flocked toward making ECGs available for their own products as well. A short list of smartwatch developers with FDA-approved ECGs includes Withings, AliveCor, and Verily. The introduction... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma and Yuan-Sheng Yu

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March 22, 2019

Many of the leading companies in autonomous vehicle development are headquartered in the U.S., and several of the major breakthroughs, with regard to technology milestones and regulations, have come from the country. However, 2018 was a transformative year with China, Japan, and Singapore, with each... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Connected medication dispenser with voice and facial recognition

Develops a connected medication dispenser to ensure medication adherence Is comparable in price to but undifferentiated from competitors The product is sold either B2C through Stanley Black & Decker, for approximately $499 and a subscription fee of $39.99, or B2B through physicians and payers for ... read more.
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Thomas Dawidczyk

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

The wide variety of omnipresent sensors and their ability to continuously collect data on their environment in real time. Ubiquitous sensors are part of a larger system and will consist of both basic and AI-enabled sensors. Because the sensors used in ubiquitous sensing are always on, powering each ... read more.

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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

March 22, 2019

Chemical processes to recover valuable materials from used batteries. Innovations in recycling – both lead-acid and Li-ion – will be invaluable to the battery industry. Alternatives to smelting will reduce regulatory pressure on lead-acid battery production, and increased Li-ion battery recycling ... read more.

Technology

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

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

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

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

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.