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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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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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Advanced Recycling: Finding a Cost Advantage in Hydrolysis, Glycolysis, and Methanolysis

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Low quality PET waste streams represent some of the largest opportunities in the plastic recycling space, drawing significant interest to depolymerization developers. Among these developers, three unique depolymerization routes are being taken to commercial capacities: hydrolysis, glycolysis, and methanolysis. In The Future of Plastic Recycling report, we modeled the cost of the hydrolysis process. Here we will go a step further by analyzing cost models of the glycolysis and methanolysis routes to predict the long-term winning technology.

Sustainable Polymer Outlook

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Future projections of a circular economy emphasize that a combination of recycled and bio-based resources will serve as a feedstock for our polymer needs. However, in order for that idealistic future to be realized, there must be a significant build-up of various technologies, including advanced recycling tech and bio-based polymer capacity. In this report, we highlight the state of these emerging technologies today and how these technologies must grow to fulfill a circular economy.

Technologies Driving the Circular Economy in Apparel

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

As climate change concerns are moving to the forefront of consumer minds, the apparel industry has been under pressure to adopt sustainable practices and ideals. Brand owners have made commitments to supply chain visibility and to support the circularity economy through their own initiative or other initiatives like the Fashion Pact and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition. To realize these commitments, brand owners and material manufacturers must be ready to transform their supply chain and adopt new technologies and business models. In this report, Lux outlines the upcoming technologies and business models that will accelerate the circular economy and supply chain visibility in the apparel industry including supply chain tracking, textile recovery, disassembly, and textile recycling.

Sustainable Building Materials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Construction standards like LEED have slowly but steadily reshaped the building materials space. Now, sustainability pressures are impacting not just the design of buildings, but their materials and their end of life. This creates new opportunities for clients to launch products and build businesses. To guide clients, this report examines the pressures on the construction sector and highlights innovations in key areas like concrete innovations, prefabrication, and construction waste reuse.

AI and IoT Serving the Use of Consumer Products

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

AI and IoT technologies are increasingly serving the usage of consumer products from various segments such as cosmetics and personal care, apparel and shoe, food, nutrition, and beverage, sporting goods, as well as furniture and house improvement. These digital technologies analyze consumers’ conditions and behaviors so that come up with value-added services such as product customization and recommendations to adjacent products. The technologies’ use cases will not only disrupt the incumbent processes of consumer engagement and retention, but also cultivate new opportunities for improved consumer stickiness and even cross-selling. This report will summarize these key use cases, identify their empowering technologies, compare technology application feasibility among different segments, and provide outlook to the technology’s impact to the future in terms of consumer engagement and business model.

The True Costs of Electric Vehicles

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Electric vehicles are the most promising zero-emission vehicle technology, and continue to show strong growth within the automotive sector. However, they remain more expensive to build compared to incumbent internal combustion vehicles. This report will analyze the total cost of electric powertrains compared to those from internal combustion engines and provide a forecast to identify the EV tipping point - when EVs become cheaper to build. It will also consider how total costs of ownership compare between the two powertrain types.

State of Digital Transformation in APAC

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

All countries across the globe are investing heavily in digital transformation. However, the key drivers, and hence the focus areas, for digital vary dramatically across geographies. In part 1 of this multi-part report series, we will try to develop a detailed understanding of the state of digital transformation in different countries in the APAC region.

CO₂ Capture & Utilization - Recycling CO₂ for food, fuels, materials, and chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

Service Models in 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

3D printing services are an increasingly important portion of the additive manufacturing landscape. Service and software companies often get more investment and generate revenue more quickly compared to 3DP hardware or materials developers. While some 3DP services are advanced and already in use, there is still room for innovation and larger companies to implement service business models. In this report, we will summarize the service models in the 3dp space, provide a maturity analysis of these solutions and discuss their potential to improve product manufacturing processes.

Future of Design Disruption

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

The combination of generative design, additive manufacturing and digital tools, such as 5G, AI and digital twins are disrupting traditional product design, ultimately changing the sequential design process (from design to prototype to manufacturing) to a continuous one, where stages run semi-autonomously and overlap, improving design outcomes and manufacturability. This report identifies that pros and cons of the disruption, the tools and methods involved, and the impact on industry sectors.