Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 14, 2019

Plastic waste is the highest-profile issue facing the chemicals industry today, and major materials and chemicals companies have responded by making a dizzying flurry of commitments, investments, and partnerships in advanced recycling tech. To help clients unravel this space, we put together the ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

November 13, 2019

Given that Lux has named 5G the No. 1 technology to watch for in 2020 and recent industry announcements tout technology rollout battles between the U.S. and China, one could be forgiven for believing that 5G has already expanded into full deployment. But in actuality, as stated in our 5G use case ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Danielle Bradnan, Tiffany Hua, and Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 13, 2019

The idea of 3D-printed organs and tissues has tantalized both the medical establishment and sci-fi fans for years, but cell cultures have been limited to 2D structures in traditional well plates since the early 1900s. The rapid growth of 3D printing in industrial applications has helped jump-start ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

November 13, 2019

Dutch developer of hydrogen/bromine flow batteries for stationary energy storage

The company makes hydrogen-bromine flow batteries for stationary energy storage applications. The company was founded by Wiebrand Kout in 2014, following a number of other energy storage companies like HyET and Nedstack. Among its investors, we emphasize the European technology investment group EIT ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Michael Sullivan

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 13, 2019

Like many manufacturers, Siemens, the largest producer of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), has increasingly added layers of digital control to its production systems, but it still faced the challenge of linking siloed islands of automation to fully optimize the manufacturing process. The ... read more.

Case Study

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

November 13, 2019

While in the past, manufacturing costs were driven by mass production – producing the same high-quality products at volume at high speed – today's costs are driven by mass customization – the ability to produce a wide variety of products to meet expanding market demand at volume at high speed. Mass ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 13, 2019

Develops perovskite-based quantum dots for display applications

Founded in 2018 by Jax Lee, Dr. Wong Ying-Chieh, and Prof. Tan Zhi Kuang based on academic work at the National University of Singapore (NUS), which exclusively licensed initial technology IP to the company Develops perovskite-based quantum dots and methods of their processing in fabrication light ... read more.
Company Profile

Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Serverless applications platform

The company was started by Nate Taggart (ex-CEO) and Chase Douglas (CTO) in 2016; the founding team, including the current CEO, Tim Zonca, have expertise in software development from various companies, including IBM, Canonical, and GitHub; however, they have limited prior entrepreneurship experience... read more.
Company Snapshot

Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Automated optical inspection of vehicles

Develops an automated optical inspection (AOI) system for vehicles that uses computer vision and deep learning to inspect vehicles throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing to ride-sharing to resale; use cases include automated inspection of anomalies, leaks, scratches, dents, foreign objects... read more.
Company Profile

Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

November 12, 2019

Computer vision-based business intelligence platform

Develops a business intelligence solution that uses stereoscopic cameras and computer vision to analyze customer behavior and provides insights on how to optimize business operations for physical locations Claims differentiation with the high accuracy (up to 98%) of its people count feature, which ... read more.
Company Profile

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.