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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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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.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.