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Max Halik

Energy Storage More...

October 4, 2018

Electric vehicle charging network operator eMotorWerks recently announced that it has successfully aggregated over 6,000 of its California-based EV chargers. As part of its parent company Enel, it has bid them as a 30 MW virtual power plant to participate in California Independent System Operator (... read more.

Case Study
General electric
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Mike Rolfes

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

General Electric's IoT platform, known as Predix, has had a turbulent and checkered past. Shortly after its initial launch in 2016, the company leaned heavily on PTC as a stopgap to overcome technical shortcomings and overblown marketing efforts. Things didn't get much better in the years that ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

Satellite communication hardware

Offers tailored and standardized lightweight satellite terminals that can be installed on mobile land, air, and maritime vehicles to enable bidirectional communication Claims that its terminal design is lightweight because both its transmitter and its receiver are interlaced onto a single surface ... read more.
Company Profile
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

5G virtual radio access network

Offers a suite of hardware and software to Tier-1 and Tier-2 MNOs to increase their 5G network capacity and reduce operational expenditure on the radio access networks Claims that its service has relatively low-power consumption for 5G devices and network self-healing-at-the-edge compared to other ... read more.
Company Profile
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Venkatesh Konanur

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

October 4, 2018

Ocean Beauty harvests salmon off a remote coast in Alaska and ships it via air to Anchorage, Arkansas, and Seattle, Washington. The salmon is then transported as smaller shipments to other states in the U.S. From the harvest to the consumer, there are many switch points, such as high-speed ferries, ... read more.

Case Study
Xerafy
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Mike Rolfes

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

October 4, 2018

Provider of rugged passive UHF RFID metal tags

The company was started by Dennis Khoo (CEO) and Eden Liu (Executive VP) in 2009; it has raised approximately $5 million total from a single venture round led by IPV Capital in 2012. The company is a developer of a suite of rugged and versatile RFID tags and readers for the healthcare, oil and gas, ... read more.
Company Snapshot
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Matthew Wagner

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 3, 2018

By the end of 2019, the now combined DowDuPont will split into three companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. This report details the businesses that will make up these new companies and offers an assessment of the to be created firms’ futures. read more.

State of the Market Report
Ocean wave power
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Holly Havel

Owning the Energy Transition

October 3, 2018

The process of generating electricity by harvesting energy from tides and waves in the ocean. For marine energy technologies to reach commercial prospects, emerging startups will need to consider new investment strategies that are not reliant on government and public funding schemes and seek ... read more.

Technology
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Hirosei Kuruma

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 3, 2018

Autonomous driving technology developer with grocery delivery platform

Develops autonomous driving vehicles by retrofitting vehicles with in-house hardware and software Provides grocery delivery services in partnership with online e-commerce partners in California Prioritizes cameras as its main environmental perception sensor Targets both physical and online e-... read more.
Company Profile
Ford motor
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Hirosei Kuruma

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 3, 2018

Ever since the concept of exoskeletons was introduced in science fiction, the technology has left many fascinated by the possibilities of possessing superhuman strength, among other powers. While we are still quite a few decades away from widespread adoption of exoskeletons, the technology has begun... read more.

Analyst Insight

The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.