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Harini Venkataraman

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July 23, 2019

Edible filamentous fungi-based alternative protein

The company was started by Thomas Jonas (CEO) and Mark Kozubal (CSO); Thomas has a background in business, and Mark has a background in geomicrobiology, with previous research experience in the microbial ecology of iron and sulfur-oxidizing microorganisms. To date, the company has raised about $33 ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

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July 23, 2019

Last month, Lux chaired the Smart Buildings and Energy track at the IoT Tech Expo Europe 2019 that took place in Amsterdam on the 19th and 20th of June. This track brought together IoT technology innovations applied to electric mobility, connected buildings, smart grids, distributed energy resource ... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

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July 23, 2019

Large-format continuous fiber composite 3D printing hardware

Has developed a large-format continuous fiber composite 3D printing system; the 3D printer has a closed heat chamber and a build volume of 4 m × 2 m × 1.5 m; its single-nozzle print head can co-extrude TP pellets and continuous fiber filaments at a deposition rate of 15 kg/hr Since our 2018 briefing... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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July 23, 2019

Photopolymerization-based 3D printers with open materials platform

The company was started by Chris Prucha (former software engineer at Apple and co-founder of Notion) and Joel Ong (former software engineer at Google X). To date, the company has raised approximately $12.3 million in two rounds from investors including DSM Ventures and Floodgate. The company is a ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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July 22, 2019

Electroluminescent quantum dot and conductive layer film materials for display applications

The company was founded in mid-2010 based on optical materials research from the Holloway group at the University of Florida and initially focused on photovoltaic applications Switched to focus fully on electroluminescent quantum dots (QDs) and LED transport layer materials for inkjet-printable ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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July 22, 2019

Offers controlled release fertilizers with diverse nutrient components

The current President and CEO is Nick Adamchak, former managing director for Ameropa North America. The company makes controlled-release fertilizers with a wide range of nutrient substrates that may be customized to the crop and region. The company has scaled production of its three products (... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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July 22, 2019

Plant-based proteins as well as other alternatives to animal protein continue to gain momentum as food and feed options throughout the agrifood and health ecosystem; however, plant-based sources overwhelmingly dominate the space today. Lux continues to track this space as a significant area of ... read more.

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Lewie Roberts

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July 19, 2019

Machine learning software for computational fluid dynamics

Develops machine learning software for materials simulation and design; it enables compatibility with quantum computing hardware architectures by request, but that is not its primary focus Claims that it is the only company developing both quantum-classical algorithms and classical machine learning ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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July 19, 2019

Lemna-derived protein ingredients

The company was founded by Tony Martens and Maurits van de Ven. So far, the company has raised about $500,000 from a seed round in 2018. Among its investors, we highlight Unshackled Ventures. The company makes lemna protein using a controlled indoor cultivation system and cold-press extraction ... read more.
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State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

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.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

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Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

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Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.