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Xiao Zhong

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February 19, 2019

Battery development using materials informatics

Started by Austin Sendek in 2017, commercializing machine learning-enabled battery research he conducted at Stanford University since 2013 Has developed a machine learning platform to improve battery performance and cost; leverages existing battery research literature as well as customer-supplied ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

February 19, 2019

Quantum photonic processors for quantum computing

CEO Christian Weedbrook founded Xanadu in 2016; the company has raised $9 million in funding through its 2018 seed round with lead investor OMERS Ventures. The company makes quantum photonic processors for quantum computing, which manipulate how light shifts at the quantum level; the resulting ... read more.
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Novolyze
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Harini Venkataraman

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

February 19, 2019

Substitutes for pathogenic microorganisms for food safety validation

Develops surrogate microorganisms that mimic the behavior of foodborne pathogens for industrial food safety validation; initially focusing on developing substitutes for Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, and Cronobacter Claims differentiation in its ability to manufacture surrogate bacteria on an ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

February 18, 2019

Data-agnostic digital farming platform for crop disease management, phenomics, and crop quality estimates

Imago AI was founded by Shweta Gupta and Abhishek Goyal in 2017 The company currently develops two services, a digital farming service for disease monitoring and yield prediction and a crop phenotyping and breeding insight platform The services rely on data from images captured by any device (e.g., ... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

Owning the Energy Transition

February 18, 2019

CO₂ capture and metal-free catalytic reduction of CO₂ to methanol

The company was founded by Swandhin Mandal to commercialize a combined CO₂ capture and reduction process developed at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER-K) in India for the production of methanol. Envigilon's technology captures CO₂ from air and directly reduces it... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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February 18, 2019

Microbial biofertilizer soil amendment and bio-based crop management

Develops microbe-based soil amendment products and biopesticides to increase crop yields Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG) aims to take a localized approach, producing its microbes in modular, proprietary fermentation systems to provide more active cultures The company's first product, ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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February 16, 2019

Uses acoustic data and machine learning to optimize salmon feeding

The company was founded by CEO Bendik S. Søvegjarto in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research. So far, the company has raised about $8.8 million, with the most recent investment being for $2.8 million. Among its investors, we emphasize Innovation Norway, Breed Reply, and a ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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February 16, 2019

Collaborative robotic platform for outdoor labor

Develops automated path-tracing robots for assisting in transportation tasks within agriculture production; the robot is called Burro Burro uses computer vision and machine learning to trace paths and automatically rerun routes while carrying up to 500 lbs Augean Robotics is currently selling its ... read more.
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Bactusense
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Laura Krishfield

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

February 16, 2019

Develops silicon-based microchips and optical biosensors for bacteria detection

The company was founded by Amir Saar, Ester Segal, and Ofer Du-nour; Amir and Ester developed the technology while professors at the Jerusalem's Hebrew University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology before partnering with Ofer to license the technology to a nanotechnology innovations ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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February 15, 2019

Mapping data for autonomous vehicles

CEO James Wu and CTO Mark Wheeler founded DeepMap in 2016 after work at Baidu's autonomous vehicle program and Google's mapping services; the company raised $60 million in a 2018 Series B led by Bosch's VC arm, for a total of $92 million in funding to date; other investors include Nvidia, Accel, and... read more.
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Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The rise of AI has left a wake of misinformation, confusion, and overpromises. This report,a follow-on to the first report we published two years back, will look to sort through the hype, establish clear definitions for terms such as AI, categorize different available techniques, and highlight emerging technologies along with the challenges of implementing AI solutions.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil rigs will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

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: March 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

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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.

The Market Size for Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The growth of connected smart home appliances have expanded from lighting controls to thermostats, door locks, and even coffee makers. With the large influx of new products, how is the smart home market segmented, and where do opportunities lie?

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Regional BBMC Trends

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Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).