Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

April 30, 2019

Thin, flexible LED lighting

The company was started by Cody Peterson and Andrew Huska. So far, the company has raised about $6.27 million. Among its investors, we highlight Cowles Company and individual angel investors. The company develops flexible microLED lighting devices based on proprietary mass transfer technology. ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

April 30, 2019

Developing stereoscopic AR optics/display modules

The company was started by Kelly Peng and Alexander Turin. So far, the company has raised about $1.5 million. Among its investors, we emphasize the Vive X Accelerator and 1517 Fund; the company attempted to raise capital via Kickstarter but eventually canceled the campaign. The company is a ... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

Digital Transformation More...

April 30, 2019

Develops hardware and software for holographic modular displays

The company was started by Jon Karafin, Brendan Bevensee, and Edwin Ibe, all of whom worked together at Lytro, a light-field camera developer. To date, the company has raised approximately $7 million, with $6.5 million coming from seed funding and $0.5 million raised in debt. Among its investors, we... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 30, 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify emerging materials technologies that could be highly impactful, build a timeline for their possible development, and match their capabilities to existing global and chemical... read more.

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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

April 30, 2019

Develops and commercializes software as prescription medical treatments

The company was founded by David Klein and Victor Gao in 2012 and has received $24.7 million in funding over six investment rounds. Among its investors, we emphasize Sanofi-Genzyme BioVentures and Hikma Ventures, both of which are venture capital arms of traditional pharmaceutical companies. The ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 30, 2019

Many logistics-focused companies, such as Amazon, Mercedes-Benz, and even 7-Eleven, have tried to get their own drone delivery projects off the ground, but have been limited by regulations. Now, Alphabet's drone subsidiary Wing Aviation has become the first certified drone air carrier in the U.S., ... read more.

Case Study

Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 30, 2019

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) is a key player in the flavors and fragrances (F&F) space, with annual revenue of about $3.4 billon. The company’s "Flavors" segment accounts for around 48% of revenue, and its "Fragrances" segment accounts for the remaining 52%. The company has followed an... read more.

Case Study

Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 30, 2019

Plant-based meat analog products using 3D printing

The company was founded by Oded Shoseyov and Ido Braslavsky, who are professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Racheli Vizman is the current CEO. SavorEat seems to have raised some funding through the Israeli government and is looking to raise about $2 million over the course of this year. ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

April 30, 2019

Fungal fermentation-derived nutritional supplements and ingredients

The company was started by Bruce Wicking and Kathy Petersen; Bruce has a background in economics and management and has extensive experience working in agriculture and banking sectors. The company makes nutritional mineral supplements and ingredients based on fermentation of filamentous fungi like ... read more.
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The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

With pervasive connectivity, cheap sensing, and the rise of advanced analytics, industries that have not traditionally been digital-forward are seeing rapid, transformative change as they collect and use more data than ever before and as their product ecosystems become digitized. As digital becomes a major differentiating point in product innovation, incumbents will face a threat of being relegated to second-tier roles as contract manufacturers and commodity players, and must take action today to create a role for themselves in the future of their industry. The first step in this adaptation is understanding the impacts and future trajectory of digital transformation in the physical industries, which is addressed in this report.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Industrial Wastewater Market Trends and Opportunities

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will cover a market size of the major heavy industrial wastewater markets in North America. This will also include an analysis on which markets are the most attractive in terms of growth opportunities versus barrier to entry.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Electrochemicals - What Will It Take for Electricity to Deliver the Final Blow to Oil?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Electrochemical conversion is a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.