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Hirosei Kuruma

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October 3, 2018

Autonomous electric delivery vans for grocery delivery

The company was started by CEO Daniel Laury and CTO Akshat Patel in California in 2016 to develop autonomous electric delivery vans. So far, the company has raised about $6.35 million from two rounds of funding in 2017 and 2018; detailed information on investors is unknown. The company makes ... read more.
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Tracy Woo

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October 3, 2018

In the past several years, there has been a proliferation of autonomous vehicle (AV) taxi service pilots being rolled out across the globe. Ford is laying out the groundwork for a service in Miami, Daimler announced a partnership with Bosch for self-driving vehicles in California next year, Toyota ... read more.

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Lewie Roberts

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October 3, 2018

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure truck platooning software

Offers a connected vehicle hardware and software platform for commercial truck platooning (one truck closely following another for aerodynamic benefits) Claims value in the ability to connect platooning partners, as well as the safety and fuel-saving benefits of the platooning it enables Connects ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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October 3, 2018

Data networking platform for connected vehicles

João Barros, Robin Chase, Roy Russell, and Susana Sargento founded Veniam in 2012; Robin and Roy were previously CEO and CTO of Zipcar, respectively; in February 2016, the company raised a $22 million Series B with Verizon Ventures, for a total funding of $30 million to date. The company is a ... read more.
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Tracy Woo

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

October 3, 2018

Micro-sized LEDs used as emitters in displays and as backlighting for LCD panel displays. MicroLEDs will have a transformative effect on the display field, as their display capabilities exceed those of OLEDs and LCDs, and their material costs are considerably lower than those of OLEDs. However, ... read more.

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Harini Venkataraman

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October 2, 2018

Cultured seafood

The company was started by Lou Cooperhouse (CEO), Chris Dammann (CTO), and Christopher Somogyi; the co-founders have a background in science and business. To date, the company has raised approximately $4.5 million from a seed funding round in June 2018 led by New Crop Capital. The company makes ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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October 2, 2018

Cultured meat producer

The company was started by Justin Kolbeck (CEO) and Aryé Elfenbein; Justin's background is in corporate strategy and international relations, while Aryé's is in cardiology and molecular biology. So far, the company has raised about $3.5 million through a Series A round in March 2018 led by Spark ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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October 2, 2018

Population growth and the resource intensity of conventional meat production are combining to put a spotlight on alternative protein sources. Hence, Tyson Foods, a leading meat processing company, has started to think of itself in a broader sense as a protein company. In fact, the CFO of Tyson ... read more.

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Harini Venkataraman

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October 2, 2018

Cultured beef steak derived from bovine cells

Develops cultured meat from bovine cells, mainly focusing on cultured beef steak Production process involves a combination of four different types of starter cells – muscle, fat, blood vessels, and connective tissue – which imparts better structure and texture to the lab-grown meat Currently working... read more.
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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.