0
12298 icon square

Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 19, 2019

Workflow mapping software for specialty chemical companies

The company was started by Sasha Novakovich, Dusko Vesin, Marko Gacesa, and Nikola Milinkovic in January 2017. To date, the company has raised approximately $4.4 million in seed funding, led by Uncork Capital. The company is a developer of of a workflow mapping software for raw material suppliers ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Filabot.squareicon 1024x1024
12298 icon square

Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 19, 2019

Recycled plastic filaments for 3D printing

The company was founded by Tyler McNaney in 2012 to commercialize plastic filament extruders and spoolers for 3D printing. The company has been bootstrapping with no disclosed investors so far. The technology works by shredding or grinding waste plastic parts into small pieces, followed by heating ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Data gumbo
12191 icon square

Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

March 19, 2019

Provides blockchain as a service for oil and gas industry

Offers a permissioned (private) blockchain platform for the oil and gas industry with built-in smart contract functionality Compared to other permissioned blockchains, such as Hyperledger or a permissioned version of the Ethereum network, the company claims its blockchain can store much larger files... read more.
Company Profile
Figure eight
13535 icon square

Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

March 19, 2019

Human-assisted machine learning algorithms for data labeling

The company was founded by Chris Van Pelt and Lukas Biewald in 2008; the company has been acquired by Appen but will operate independently until 2019; Figure Eight currently has more than 250 employees. So far, the company has raised about $58 million via six funding rounds, the latest of which was ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Datacloud
13535 icon square

Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

March 19, 2019

Analytics platform for surface mining

The company was started by Thor Kallestad (CEO), Daniel Palmer (COO), and Matt Larkin (VP, Sales); Thor and Daniel have previously worked at various oil and gas and mining firms, including Schlumberger, and have significant technical expertise but lack prior entrepreneurship experience; DataCloud ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Spectroplast logo
11113 icon square

Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 19, 2019

Silicone 3D printing technology with service provider business model

Founded in 2018 as a spinoff from ETH Zurich Has developed 3D-printable silicone materials for vat photopolymerization-based 3D printers Core technology relies on photocurable additives to make standard silicones 3D-printable using commercial SLA or DLP 3D printers; claims to have partnership with ... read more.
Company Profile
Nuritas 1
12616 icon square

Harini Venkataraman

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

March 19, 2019

BASF is a key player in the materials and chemicals industry, with diverse business units. The company's Nutrition unit focuses on developing solutions for human nutrition, including novel ingredients for food and supplement applications. Developing novel ingredients with specific bioactive ... read more.

Case Study
Whole biome logo
10085 icon square

Thomas Hayes

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

March 19, 2019

Microbiome health company focusing on Type 2 diabetes management

Uses a DNA sequencing and metabolite bioinformatic approach to analyze the microbiome, from which it identifies interventions (e.g., synbiotics) that can favorably change the metabolic pathway of short-chain fatty acids Currently using 16S,18S, and metagenomic (shotgun) high-throughput and long-read... read more.
Company Profile
Cleanworld logo rgb
7505 icon square

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

March 18, 2019

While utility-scale anaerobic digesters have dominated the industry, small-scale digesters have gained traction in the past few years, tapping local waste streams and redistributing the power generated on-site. For CleanWorld, it constructed a 50 ton per day digester capable of generating 12,000 kWh... read more.

Case Study
Wabio
7505 icon square

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Alternative Fuels More...

March 18, 2019

Small-scale thermal power system via anaerobic digestion

The company was originally founded in 1993 as an engineering consulting firm, but in 2007, it re-branded to Wabio Technologies and began focusing on developing, commercializing, and distributing its Wabio technology. The company develops a 2 MW to 20 MW thermal power system using anaerobic digestion... read more.
Company Snapshot

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.