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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Personal data aggregation and distribution software

The company was founded by Julian Ranger (Chairman) in 2009 to develop a platform for consumers to gather, manage, and share their personal data; since its founding, the company has raised $11 million in investment funding from Omidyar Network and Swiss Re. The company makes a consumer app that can ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Consumer data marketplace focusing on the Indian market

Aiisma has developed apps for consumers and corporate customers, both in beta version in India Through the consumer app, the company connects individuals to the data marketplace and rewards users for consensually and anonymously trading data points related to everyday behavior Through the corporate ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

April 3, 2020

Consumer data marketplace that allows consumers to earn rewards by anonymously sharing personal data and participating in studies

Compliant with GDRP and CCPA, UBDI's platform helps consumers monetize their shared data while maintaining privacy and data security; corporate customers benefit from access to the consumer data for market insights and business growth UBDI app collects consumer data in two ways: by allowing ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

April 3, 2020

Lux Research recently attended the Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco, California. The globally renowned conference hosted many attendees from academia, the medical professional community, and the medical industry, including major pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers. One... read more.

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Benjamin Torda

Next Generation Power More...

April 3, 2020

Closed-loop geothermal system for direct heat and power applications

Develops Eavor-Loop, an advanced closed-loop geothermal system utilizing proprietary heat exchange fluid to capture heat while traveling through the subsurface, subsequently releasing thermal energy at the surface for heating or electricity generation; utilizes the thermosiphon effect due to the ... read more.
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Michael Sullivan

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 3, 2020

At the start of 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF) signaled that technology advances will require us to reskill or upskill more than 1 billion people by 2030. The industrial segment is already feeling the pressure. In fact, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows a manufacturing ... read more.

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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 3, 2020

High-precision gear systems for robotics

Designs and produces the Archimedes Drive, a gear system designed for robotics that makes use of rounded gears with no teeth Compared to other robotic gear systems, the Archimedes Drive has higher gear reduction ratios and higher precision, and it will eventually be cheaper to produce than strain ... read more.
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Lisheng Gao

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Indoor and outdoor air quality sensing and city-level air quality modeling and forecasting

Offers low-cost indoor and outdoor air quality (AQ) sensors, AQ data analytics, and city-level block-by-block AQ modeling to B2B customers through hardware and software bundled subscription service The sensors measure CO, CO2, NH3, NO, NO2, O3, PM2.5, PM10, SO2, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs... read more.
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Lisheng Gao

Digital Transformation More...

April 3, 2020

Low-cost air quality sensors for city-level air quality monitoring and modeling

Offers low-cost self-powered air quality (AQ) sensors, interactive AQ maps, and an AQ data modeling service through a hardware and software bundled annual subscription service Differentiates from its competitors through its in-house proprietary sensor architecture design, allowing it to add ... read more.
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The Digital Transformation of Transportation and Logistics

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

Supply chain's across industries struggle with the fundamental issues of visibility, reliability, and agility. These challenges get further compounded due to the global spread of complex supply chains, slowdown in global economic growth, and broader sustainability goals. On top of that- customers across the board are now more demanding with regards to lead times, reverse logistics, and product customization in the era of e-commerce. Starting off with the downstream end of the supply chain, this report discusses the novel solutions digital technologies bring to warehouses and logistics that could solve the perennial issues of supply chains while also highlighting emerging players, and case studies for a deeper insight.

Decarbonization of Industry: The Impact of Supply Chain Constraints on LNG Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: April 2020

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 global regasification capacity continues to outgrow liquefaction capacity, the outlook for LNG and near-term supply constraints needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system and analyze the collateral impact of supply chain constraints on LNG markets in the near future.

Framing the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Current Status, Opportunities, and Challenges

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Food, water, and energy are critical resources, and share intimate connections. This connection forms a nexus, with actions in one sector influencing the others. Historically, policy and strategy makers have often considered these systems independently, disregarding their inter-dependency. Growing concerns on the affordability and accessibility of resources, driven by climate change and population growth, are making it increasingly important to understand the impacts and influences each of these sectors has on its counterparts in the nexus. This report will discuss the current state of the water-energy-food nexus, looking into its benefits for corporations, and barriers to successfully navigating; it will highlight successful strategies by companies using the nexus for more efficient and sustainable resource management.

The Next Generation of Satellite Imaging

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

With the emergence of smallsats and significant improvements in computer vision, satellite imaging has begun to serve powerful use cases that hint at its enormous future potential. In this report, we’ll discuss the factors that have led to the advances in satellite imaging we’re seeing today, the many use cases where the technology has found success, and what new capabilities and use cases to expect in the future.

Benchmarking the Digital Transformation of Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Innovation management is a mature field with a fairly complete and proven toolkit, built over decades. However, as processes like open innovation and corporate venturing have added more ideas to the funnel, innovation leaders are now under significant pressure to make the innovation process faster, more efficient, and more nimble. One promising solution that some firms are exploring is using digital tools and data science to speed up the process. To benchmark the current use of emerging data science and AI tools in corporate tech innovation, Lux has conducted a survey of innovation leaders focused on the use of specific advanced digital and AI-based tools in corporate innovation. This report capture current benchmarks and best practices to help the innovation community understand the impact of these tools and make better use of them in the future.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Biopolymer Vision 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2020

Bio-based polymers have garnered significant interest for replacing petroleum-based incumbents, but commercial success stories have been few and far between. Has the recent rise of interest in sustainability and worries about plastic waste changed the game for biopolymers? Or are the same economic challenges going to keep biopolymers consigned to a niche unless or until oil prices skyrocket? In this report, we update partnerships and production capacity to provide a new vision of the commercial future of bio-based polymers.

The food company of 2050

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

Being a successful food company in 2020 requires focus on things like sugar reduction and alternative proteins, but what about remaining a successful food company and growing through 2050? The majority of growth in the food and beverage industries in recent years has gone to companies outside the top 20 players, with smaller and more agile brands capitalizing on the demand for personalized products. This report will uncover the themes and technologies that will be most important to successful food companies in 2050.

The Business of Personalized Nutrition

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

This report will examine personalized nutrition business model considerations and strategies.

Maximizing for renewable generation capacity for energy export

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2020

As the world's energy production continues to trend toward decentralization, decarbonization, and digitization, it is no longer a question of "if" global renewables penetrations will exceed 40% within the next 15 years but "in which regions" will these high penetrations will occur. This report considers the scenario that with high enough renewables penetrations, renewable generation capacity will exceed local needs and certain countries will become energy exporters – using only non-dispatchable, land-based renewables (solar photovoltaics and wind). Understanding countries’ maximum annual power production, regardless of existing land use, is the first step to predicting which countries are likely to be the renewable energy exporters of 2050.