Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 13, 2019

Continuous solvent extraction process for zero liquid discharge of industrial wastewater

Has moved away from traditional forward osmosis (FO) and introduced a liquid-liquid extraction process called ABX to replace both the evaporator and the crystallizer for zero liquid discharge (ZLD), which it claims can save industrial operators up to 90% of energy and 60% in overall operational ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

June 13, 2019

Data-driven water conservation for commercial properties

The company was started by seasoned investor Tamin Pechet, who served as its director until 2016; Tamin is also chairman of Imagine H2O, one of the most well-known water innovation accelerators; Gillan Taddune, Banyan's current CEO, joined the company in mid-2013; Gillan is an experienced business ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

June 13, 2019

Motion detection using existing Wi-Fi signals in a home

The company was founded by CEO Tajinder Manku and CTO Oleksiy Kravets in 2014; Oleksiy, along with many other team members, came from a radio chip design team at BlackBerry. Among its investors, we highlight Quantum Valley Investments, launched by two BlackBerry co-founders, as well as the Canadian ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Massive MIMO using orthogonal time and space modulation (OTFS)

The company was started by Shlomo Rakib (CTO) and Ronny Hadani (CSO) in 2009; the founders and the current CEO, Raymond Dolan, have decades of technical and domain expertise in several wireless technologies; they have also previously founded and successfully exited other startups, such as Flarion ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Design and operations digital twin provider specializing in hydraulics

Offers a digital twin modeling and simulation platform for predictive maintenance and operations optimization applications, specifically for the construction equipment used in mining and oil and gas industries Differentiates by specializing in hydraulics in earth mover/construction equipment; this ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

June 13, 2019

Overview Smart manufacturing is a broad category that comprises of several technologies used in the manufacturing environment. It can be a misleading term, causing challenges in scoping projects and communicating between internal departments or with suppliers. Therefore, a well-reasoned taxonomy is ... read more.

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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

June 13, 2019

Develops mHealth tools for women's reproductive health

The company was founded by Gina Nebesar, Alex Baron, Paris Wallace, Rory O'Connor, and Vasile Tofan in 2012; to date, it has raised $15.7 million in funding. Among its investors, we highlight Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a third-party payer that led the most recent round of funding and ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 13, 2019

Develops a digital therapeutic to treat the symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders

The company was started by David Keene, Edward Cox, and Geno Kostikov in 2012 and raised raised $1.7 million in venture funding before its acquisition by social media platform everyStory. The company develops digital therapeutics based on reminiscence therapy in order to improve the quality of life ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 13, 2019

Develops prescribed digital therapeutics for treating cardiometabolic diseases

The company was founded by David Perry and Kevin Appelbaum in 2015 and has raised approximately $23.8 million to date. The company develops digital therapeutics platforms that use artificial intelligence and neuroscience to modify behaviors that induce or exacerbate lifestyle diseases. Some of the ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

June 13, 2019

Develops digital therapeutics as part of multimodal support for chronic diseases

The company was started by Innocent Clement, Konstantin Mehl, Manuel Thurner, and Moritz Philipp Weisbrodt in 2015. So far, the company has raised about $14 million from European venture capital firms. The company makes a multimodal app that combines physical therapy instruction, psychological ... read more.
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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.

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: February 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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 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.

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Innovating the Lithium Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

With many automakers heavily invested in battery electric vehicle (BEV) development and more than 1 million vehicles in annual sales, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. Yet even as more and more automakers announce aggressive electrification strategies, challenges facing the lithium industry could have significant impacts on the future battery and BEV markets. This report considers the gap between lithium supply and demand forecasts, the innovative companies looking to address the challenges in producing battery-ready lithium chemicals, and the established incumbents best positioned to take advantage of this critical market opportunity.

The future of big data and edge computing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Several metrics indicate that, over the past couple of years, there has been a steady rise in interest as well as innovation in the area of edge computing. In a previous report, we had discussed the key drivers, taxonomy of different types of edge computing technologies, and some key players in this space. However, there is little clarity on where and what type of edge computing should be used in different applications. In this report, we will dive into the nuances of different applications and use cases where edge computing will play an important role.

Water Scarcity: the Next Big Threat to Materials Manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Concerns surrounding water scarcity are on the rise, with more regions facing extreme drought conditions than ever before. As such, industries that are historically water intensive will face mounting pressure from consumers and government agencies to curb consumption. To get ahead of such threats, companies should be adopting methods of synthesizing products that do not involve water as heavily. This report aims to identify where innovation in materials manufacturing can have the greatest impact in reducing water consumption and strategies materials companies should take in implementing such technologies.

Digital Therapeutics

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 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.