John deere
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Michael Sullivan

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August 21, 2019

Johns Deere, one of the largest players in farm equipment manufacture, wanted to improve worker productivity and safety during tractor assembly. To tackle this challenge, the company turned to virtual reality for worker monitoring. Workers are using virtual reality (VR) headsets to virtually ... read more.

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Michael Sullivan

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August 21, 2019

SaaS indoor location services and human motion data analytics using smartphones and IoT devices.

Ten Degrees was founded in 2014 as a wholly owned subsidiary of mCube, a fabless semiconductor sensor company, and subsequently spun out as an independent startup. Received an undisclosed amount from Silicon Valley venture fund Sand Hill Angels. The company develops a cloud-based motion analytics ... read more.
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Synmatter
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Anthony Schiavo

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August 21, 2019

Microparticles for triggered release

SynMatter develops porous ceramic particles that enable triggered release of active agents like corrosion inhibitors, antimicrobial agents, dyes, monomers, polymers, and other organic molecules The main application is in anti-corrosion coatings, where particles enable controlled release of corrosion... read more.
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Carbon
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Xiao Zhong

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August 20, 2019

3D printing solution based on "digital light synthesis"

Has developed a proprietary process called Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) that uses reactive thermoset resins, light, and oxygen to rapidly create polymeric parts Has three printer models, a smart part washer, and supporting software that it offers on a subscription model as well as a range of ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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August 20, 2019

Serverless computing and applications

The company was started by Asankha Perera (CEO); the founder has a solid technical background in computer science and software development from companies like IBM, Apache, and Virtusa; he is also the founder and CEO of AdroitLogic, which develops serverless cloud solutions and UI/UX designs. ... read more.
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Erc
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Miraj Mainali

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August 20, 2019

Computer vision-based emotion analytics

The company was started by María Pocoví (CEO) and Alicia Mora (COO); the founders previously started a company called Blue Marionge Business in 2010, which helped commercialize technologies developed at research labs of universities; however, they have limited technical background and domain ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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August 20, 2019

Human-machine interaction bots that can analyze user’s emotion and intention

Developed an AI system based on deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and knowledge graph technologies The system can analyze users' text input, voice, and facial expressions, understand their emotion and intention, learn their preferences and ... read more.
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Biovia
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Xiao Zhong

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August 20, 2019

Informatics solution provider for life sciences, consumer packaged goods, chemicals and polymers, and oil and gas

The company was founded by Peter G. Schultz and Alejandro Zaffaroni in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia; it was originally named Accelrys and has since gone through a series of mergers until its acquisition by Dassault Systèmes in 2014, after which the company was renamed Biovia. ... read more.
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Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

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.