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Mia Lu

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March 21, 2019

Ion exchange resins for removal of arsenic and fluoride from drinking water

The company was founded by Arup SenGupta, a professor of chemical engineering at Lehigh University, and his Ph.D. student, Mike German, as well as Minhaj Chowdhury (CEO), a public health social worker, based on research led by Arup's lab over the past two decades. So far, the company has raised ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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March 21, 2019

AI-powered platform for enhancing and prioritizing sales opportunities in the municipal water and wastewater sector

A pioneer in using artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the efficiency and coverage of sales teams in the municipal water and wastewater sector Data engine crawls more than 30,000 utility web sites and hundreds of government databases daily to build an extensive database of more than half a ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

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March 21, 2019

Energy-efficient and fouling-tolerant micro- and ultrafiltration system

The company was started by Henrik Hjelmsmark in 2013; it was initially funded by Syddansk Teknologisk Innovation, but in 2015, it was bought out by Johs. Tandrup, a Danish tap and shower manufacturer. The company is a developer of hollow-plate membrane filtration units operated in cross-flow mode to... read more.
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Holly Havel

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March 21, 2019

Integrated hardware and software platform for oil and gas pipeline monitoring

Developing an integrated hardware and software platform for oil and gas pipeline monitoring and leak detection; claims its prediction engine has a projected accuracy of 96%, with the potential to save midsized operators more than $18 million per year External hardware incorporates various sensing ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

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March 21, 2019

Microbial decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen for the production of biogas, a roughly 50-50 mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. Anaerobic digestion is a well-established technology with clear applications. While the industry is crowded with major engineering procurement and ... read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

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March 21, 2019

Machine vision software to monitor industrial workers in manufacturing

The company was founded by CEO Prasad Akella, CTO Krishnendu Chaudary, and Ashish Gupta in 2017; to date, the company has raised $12 million, with the most recent $10 million coming in a 2018 Series A funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Emergence. The company develops machine vision software for ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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March 21, 2019

IoT platform for predictive maintenance

Develops a sensor-based IoT hardware and software platform for predictive maintenance of industrial machines Claims differentiation in the diagnostic analysis performed by its cloud platform to predict remaining useful life (RUL) Sells its products and services to OEMs of hydraulic presses, grinding... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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March 21, 2019

Edge-based industrial IoT cybersecurity solution

Offers an industrial IoT cybersecurity solution that provides network visibility, detects anomalous behavior, and inspects malicious data packets to detect intrusion While all these features are similar to other industrial cybersecurity solutions we have analyzed, Sentryo claims that its deep packet... read more.
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Holly Havel

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March 20, 2019

Metal-to-metal sealing technology for oil and gas pipelines

The company was started by CEO Elaine Galston in 2016 to develop metal-to-metal (M2M) sealing technology, which was invented and spun out by Meta Downhole and Shell as part of a joint industry project; the company's funding history is unknown. The company is a developer of a non-welded, non-threaded... read more.
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Josh Kern

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March 20, 2019

Food delivery robots for college campuses

The company develops a semiautonomous robot that delivers food to students and operates mostly on sidewalks of college campuses The robot features six cameras and uses computer vision to avoid obstacles as well as deep learning for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) Remote operators take ... read more.
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The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil assets will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.