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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

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.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil assets will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

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

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

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).

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness 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?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.