Jungle
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Jessica Hernandez

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June 24, 2019

Analytics and operational intelligence software platform for energy and heavy industry assets

Jungle develops software tools powered by machine learning algorithms to deliver predictive maintenance and identify operational inefficiencies in energy assets, such as wind turbines and power transformers, and heavy industry machinery Software flags main issues that maintenance and operations ... read more.
Company Profile
Shiok meats
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 24, 2019

Developer of cell-based crustacean meat

The company was founded by Sandhya Sriram (CEO) and Ka Yi Ling (CTO), both previously researchers in the field of stem cells at Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). So far, the company has raised about $4.8 million, with $4.6 million coming through a seed round in April ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

June 24, 2019

Developer of dairy, egg, and meat proteins made via biotechnology and fermentation

The company is a spinout of Ginkgo Bioworks led by CEO Jonathan McIntyre (former head of R&D at Indigo Agriculture and former SVP of R&D at PepsiCo) and CCO Michele Fite (former executive at Kerry, Nestlé, and DuPont). To date, the company has raised approximately $90 million through a Series A ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

June 21, 2019

Cattle feed additive to reduce methane emissions

Mootral, founded in 2017, is a subsidiary of biotech company Zaluvida. To date, the company has raised approximately $200,000 from the Swiss Climate Foundation. The company develops a animal feed supplement derived from garlic and citrus extracts. Compared to others in the field, the company claims ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 21, 2019

Bio-based and biodegradable resins

Thomas Brorsen Pedersen founded Pond in 2015. The company develops starch-based bioresin systems that it claims are biodegradable in nature (certification or conditions unknown); its resins are compatible with natural fibers like flax, hemp, pineapple, palm leaves, cotton, banana, and jute and ... read more.
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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June 21, 2019

Modular DC microgrid technology

Afnan Hannan and Damian Veling founded Okra Solar in 2016; to date, the company has raised more than $480,000 in funding from a crowdfunding campaign, a grant from the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, and a seed round from Schneider Electric closed in January 2019 The company has developed ... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

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June 21, 2019

Lux Research was recently in attendance at the 3rd Annual GO Digital Oil & Gas Conference 2019 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The conference focused on two distinct themes; the development of an organization-wide digital strategy, and the potential value generation/ROI from emerging digital ... read more.

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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Traditional silicon carbide recycler developing a glycolysis-based PET chemical recycling process

The company was founded by Avram Hason in 1997 under the name Garbo Servizi and began recovering silicon carbide and polyethylene glycol from semiconductor and photovoltaic panel production; the company was renamed Garbo in 2006 and began pursuing other silicon recycling streams before beginning the... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Kaneka's involvement with polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) extends back to the early 2000s. In 2002, the company applied for a patent on the preparation of biodegradable fibers from PHB, PHBH, and PHBV. Then, in 2004, Kaneka and P&G Chemicals formed a joint development partnership leading to the ... read more.

Case Study
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

June 20, 2019

Flexible packaging has gained significant market traction in recent years due to advantages like minimal materials usage, ease of printability, low energy use in production, and low cost of transport. In addition, the high barrier potential of multilayer flexible packaging may help to extend the ... read more.

Case Study

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

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

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.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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: Q3 2019

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

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

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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.