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Max Halik

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April 17, 2019

DERMS platform for grid management and virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation

Offers a DERMS platform to manage various types of distributed energy resources (DERs) for utilities in order to provide grid management or virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation for participation in grid services Has designed its platform to manage a wide range of DERs, including flexible loads, ... read more.
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Ntopology
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Function-based generative design platform for additive manufacturing

Develops generative design software products for 3D printing Products include Element Pro software and the nTopology Platform Differentiators include the nTopology Platform's independence, combinatorial geometric representation technologies, and simulation-based and function-driven design ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence for finance, e-commerce, and service sectors

The company was founded by Yu Wu (CEO), Yunfeng Liu (CTO), Linding Wen (Product Director), and Hu Xiao (Marketing Director); three of the four co-founders previously worked at Tencent and have solid technical backgrounds in deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and search engines. So far... read more.
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Atomwise
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

AI platform for discovering new drug molecules

The company was founded by Abraham Heifets, Izhar Wallach, and Alexander Levy in 2012; Abraham serves as the CEO, Izhar as the CTO, and Alexander as the COO; all three of them appear to have extensive experience in machine learning; Alexander also appears to have had some experience starting a ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

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April 16, 2019

Patent analysis tools using machine learning and NLP

The company offers a patent search and patent landscape analysis tool targeted at nonexpert customers (e.g., an engineer in a research and development organization, as opposed to a patent lawyer) The company claims that Teqmine's technology is differentiated by its easy-to-use user interface, ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Transcription and captioning based on AI-driven speech-to-text engine and human verification

Uses proprietary speech-to-text engine to process audio content and generate text; also uses human-in-the-loop to edit the text so as to improve the accuracy of results to 99% and improve performance of the engine via adaptive learning Engine usually needs two to three months and 1,000 hours of ... read more.
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Deepiq
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Cloud-based platform to monitor and optimize oil and gas assets

The company was started by Viswanath Avasarala (CEO) in 2016, who previously worked at relevant companies including GE Research, Schlumberger, and SAS and has technical expertise in machine learning and big data analytics as well as some entrepreneurship experience; the company has not publicly ... read more.
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Primer
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Miraj Mainali

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April 16, 2019

Software to automate analysis of large text datasets

Develops software solutions that use natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to automate the analysis and synthesis of large text datasets, which includes extracting information, identifying key insights, and generating output as human-readable text and graphics Provides value by... read more.
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Safeai
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 16, 2019

As we described in a recent report, many of today's applications of AI involve supervised pattern recognition capabilities like image classification or speech recognition. Moving beyond these capabilities to more complex human tasks requires higher levels of reasoning and planning to not just ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Last month, Lux co-organized the Materials Informatics for Industry conference with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) at Northwestern University. NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the lead ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

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.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation 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?