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Chloe Holzinger

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September 26, 2018

Battery electric VTOL aircraft with autonomous capabilities

Lilium Aviation is developing an all-electric tilt-wing VTOL air taxi with Li-ion batteries of an undisclosed chemistry, fully autonomous capabilities (Level 5 autonomy), and capacity for five passengers; the company is aiming for its aircraft to have a top speed of 300 kph and a range of 300 km. ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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

September 26, 2018

Develops software for managing diabetes and hypertension with real-time feedback and coaching

Livongo provides FDA-cleared subscription based software that provides real-time feedback and coaching for patients with three different aims: diabetes prevention, diabetes management, and hypertension management Feedback and coaching can come in the form of an app interface or a human conversation ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

September 26, 2018

Trapped ion quantum processors for quantum computing

CEO Christopher Monroe and CSO Jungsang Kim founded IonQ in 2015 based on their research in ion entrapment at the University of Maryland and Duke University; in 2017, Monroe helped to develop a 53-qubit system at the University of Maryland, larger than IBM's biggest system (50 qubits) at the time. ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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

September 26, 2018

Virtual reality headset

Acer and Swedish video game developer Starbreeze founded StarVR as a joint venture in 2015 after Starbreeze's acquisition of InfinitEye; StarVR is publicly traded (TPEx: 6681) on the Taipei Exchange. The company develops a tethered virtual reality (VR) headset for enterprise applications and ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

September 26, 2018

Augmented reality (AR) was originally targeted toward the consumer market. However, the technology failed to find traction due to barriers it faced within that target market (social stigma, high price, and lack of use cases). While the technology was struggling in the consumer market, it began ... read more.

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Shriram Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 25, 2018

Cooper Standard, a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Novi, Michigan, U.S., is a leading supplier of components like rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, and fluid transfer hoses to the automotive industry. These products must meet stringent testing requirements set by its automotive... read more.

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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

September 25, 2018

Blockchain and analytics platform for improved supply chain visibility

The company was started by Jerome Malavoy, who serves as Executive Chairman; previously, Jerome established Trace One, a product life cycle management software solution provider for over 20,000 companies, where he served as CEO from 2001 to 2016; Chris Morrison serves as the CEO, Frederic Daniel ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

September 25, 2018

Software suites for process manufacturing applications

The company went public on January 10, 2003 (NASDAQ: AZPN), and currently has a market capitalization of $8.16 billion USD; Antonio Pietri, who was previously an operations executive, has served as the CEO since 2013. The company's most recent reported annual revenue was $499.51 million, with net ... read more.
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Daria
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Cole McCollum

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September 25, 2018

Automated machine learning algorithm development tool

Develops a cloud-based automated machine learning (AutoML) tool, which enables its customers to develop predictive machine learning models through a graphical user interface (GUI) Compared to other AutoML tools, it claims improvements in features surrounding algorithm explainability and model ... read more.
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Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as 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.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

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