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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

February 21, 2019

Fouling-resistant nanofiltration membrane for challenging industrial wastewater reuse

The company was started by two recent graduates from Tufts University, Alex Rappaport (CEO) and Aditi Deorukhakar (VP, Business Development), Chris Drover (CTO), former R&D manager at Oasys Water, and Chris Roy (VP, Product), former field engineer at CeraMem (now part of CTI-Orelis). To date, the ... read more.
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Clearsign combustion corporation
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

February 21, 2019

Industrial burners for below 5 ppm NOx levels

ClearSign Combustion was founded in 2008 and went public in 2012; via its IPO, the company raised close to $14 million to commercialize its Duplex burners. The Duplex burners are retrofittable, low NOx emission burners that are cost-effective alternatives to incumbent ultra-low-NOx burners and ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

Manufacturing analytics platform

The company was founded by CEO Bill Bither, COO Eric Fogg, and Jacob Lauzier in 2014. To date, the company has raised about $13 million, with the most recent $11 million coming in December 2018. Among its investors, we highlight MassVentures, Hyperplane Venture Capital, Tola Capital, and Hub Angels ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

AR visualizations for industries

The company was founded by Luis Murcho (CEO) and Gonçalo Pinheiro Santos (CTO); founders have no prior entrepreneurship experience; the company currently has fewer than 10 employees. Glartek has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from an accelerator called Startup Lisboa in 2017 and EDP ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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February 21, 2019

IoT solution for shared vehicles

Develops an IoT solution for shared bicycles, scooters, and other light vehicles Retrofits the hardware module to electric vehicles; vehicle information is displayed on its cloud platform, the on-vehicle display, and a white-labeled mobile app Targets customers in three different groups: electric ... read more.
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Movandi
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

5G front-end radio hardware

The company was founded by co-CEOs Maryam Rofougaran and Reza Rofougaran in 2016; to date, the company has raised an estimated $38 million through series rounds, with the most recent Series B in 2018 raising $10 million from Sierra Ventures. The company develops front-end radio architecture for 5G ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

Quality control analytics and automation for manufacturers

Offers a software platform for both product owners and OEMs in the semiconductor, automotive, mechanical, and electronics industries to track product quality in real time during production and assess the effectiveness of their suppliers and manufacturers Claims that compared to predictive ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

February 21, 2019

AI-powered data extraction from both digital and handwritten documents

The company was founded by Jeff Lin and Kuang Chen in 2011 and has raised $51.9 million to date, including $35 million most recently from a Series C round in 2016. The company develops an AI-powered data extraction solution that can pull data from both digital sources and handwritten documents. ... read more.
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Ericsson
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

February 21, 2019

While it is known that the value of 5G for IIoT will be replacing wired networks with now finally robust and reliable wireless ones, ushering in greater flexibility, the advent of 5G will also create benefits well beyond cord cutting. A tool called network slicing will make 5G even more attractive ... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma

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February 20, 2019

Mechanical lidars and MEMS solid-state lidars

The company was founded by CEO Chunxin Qiu in Shenzhen, China. The company raised a $45 million funding round in October 2018 from companies including Cainiao (Alibaba's logistics arm), SAIC, and BAIC; its total funding amount and current funding stage are unknown. The company develops mechanical ... read more.
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China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

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.

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.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

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.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: 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.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.