Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Computer vision-based business intelligence platform

The company was started by Demirhan Büyüközcü (CEO) and Kaan Kayabalı; the founders have technical expertise in computer vision, artificial intelligence, and software development but have limited entrepreneurship experience. To date, the company has raised about $3.5 million in total through three ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Industrial IoT platform and custom AI applications

The company was founded by Osamu (Takeshi) Hashimoto; prior to founding Skydisc, Osamu was an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher at Kyushu University; in addition, he has worked at various divisions of the Mitsui O.S.K. Lines in leadership roles; however, he lacks prior entrepreneurship ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Natural language processing and machine learning for enterprise search and analytics

Offers a natural language processing (NLP) and machine learning platform for enterprise search and text analytics applications Compared to competitors, the company claims its offering is more productized, has more integrations with other applications and data sources, and manages the complete life ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

July 23, 2019

Over the past decade, natural language processing (NLP), which consists of tools and techniques like machine learning to process, analyze, and generate text, has seen a rapid growth in innovation interest, and it is quickly becoming commercialized across a wide range of applications and industries. ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 23, 2019

Materials informatics platform and consulting service provider

Launched its Materials Platform for Data Science (MPDS) two years ago; differentiates in its data cleanliness; all data is manually extracted from more than 280,000 publications and examined to ensure quality The company sells MPDS based on a freemium model; customers have free access to some ... read more.
Company Profile

Jessica Hernandez

Owning the Energy Transition

July 23, 2019

Thermal energy storage systems based on molten silicon

The company was founded in 2009 as Gnomon Technologies, in 2014 it changed its name to Latent Heat Solutions, and at the end of 2016 it changed names again to 1414 Degrees; since 2016, the company has raised around $30 million from the Australian Government as well as from its IPO in 2018. The ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 23, 2019

GD software uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to create optimized design options. When it comes to engineering design, the output is usually a part design with better features, such as light weight, higher strength, and enhanced functionality. When combined with 3D printing and cloud ... read more.

Case Study

Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

July 23, 2019

Dexterous humanlike robotic hand

Develops an anthropomorphic robotic hand with 20 degrees of freedom capable of handling tasks requiring high dexterity or advanced precision; the robotic hand can interface with any off-the-shelf robotic arm and has API integrations including the Robot Operating System (ROS) Recently developed a ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Health and Wellness More...

July 23, 2019

Computational protein drug design employing machine learning and quantum computing

ProteinQure develops software for the design of protein therapeutics and drug targets using machine learning and quantum computing to perform simulations of protein folding and binding. The company achieves differentiaion in its use of quantum computing to provide a different kind of value than ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

July 23, 2019

Upcycled spent coffee grounds for cosmetic and food applications

Develops supercritical carbon dioxide-based extraction methods for retrieving coffee oil and fractionation methods to extract other ingredients from spent coffee grounds Extracts three different products: Kaffibre, a cosmetic raw material derived from pretreated and defatted coffee grounds, Kaffe ... read more.
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Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

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.

Quantum computing for chemicals and materials

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: February 2020

Many of the earliest practical applications of quantum computing are related to the technology's potential to simulate systems (of limited size) at a quantum level. While this opens up exciting applications, that excitement must be tempered with the limitations of an extremely early-stage technology. In this report, we examine how quantum computing will play a role in chemicals and materials industries over the coming years.

The Natural Language Processing and Knowledge Management Opportunity

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Organizations are built upon the exchange and synthesis of vast amounts of information from both internal and external stakeholders. However, much of this information goes uncaptured digitally and that which does often exists in unstructured formats such as emails, documents, and reports that make it difficult to process and analyze for insights. Emerging AI tools like natural language processing (NLP) offer new capabilities to automatically capture, interpret, and communicate information at a low-cost and massive scale thereby unlocking significant opportunities to improve the efficiency of processes, uncover and manage knowledge, and enable new business models. This report will lay out the landscape of NLP tools and capabilities available, analyze the new opportunities enabled by these tools, and forecast where the space is heading.

EV Inflection Tracker: 2020 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Electric vehicles are no longer a niche segment of the automotive industry, approaching 2 million in annual sales. Automakers are now committing billions toward securing raw materials and battery supplies, designing platforms, and building manufacturing capacity for electrified vehicles. However, as governments around the world roll back subsidies while tightening environmental regulations and forcing automakers to sell electric vehicles, automakers face the challenge of making electric vehicles profitably at a large scale. This report analyzes a decade of electric vehicle data to determine how electric vehicles compete with performance from internal combustion engines on metrics like range, price, charging speed, and others.

Harnessing the Power of Plant Proteins

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Plant proteins are, and will continue to be, a key near-term opportunity within the realm of alternative proteins for the food industry. In the last three years, second generation proteins like peas, chickpeas, and oats have risen in dominance, signaling the diversification of plant-based protein sources beyond soy. In addition to differences in quality between protein-rich crops, the realities of agricultural production are relevant considerations, and there are further regional differences complicating the space. Companies across the agrifood ecosystem need to engage productively with plant proteins, both as competitive threats to existing animal protein businesses and as opportunities for new business growth.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

Digital Therapeutics

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2020

Digital therapeutics are a key element of the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. These tools support personalized yet scalable health services, which is critical where high costs and accessibility represent barriers to quality healthcare. This report will outline the landscape of digital therapeutics, demystify the challenges that they face, and provide an outlook on the future role of digital therapeutics in the healthcare landscape.