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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Wearable electrical injury-preventing safety monitoring device

Developed a platform that monitors workers around energized equipment to prevent electrical injury; consists of a wearable wristband device, smartphone application, and cloud-based web dashboard Applicable voltage of energized equipment ranges from 120 V to 500,000 V Targets all workers in ... read more.
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Omron
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Since Apple's announcement of the Series 4 watch with electrocardiograms (ECGs), many smartwatch developers have flocked toward making ECGs available for their own products as well. A short list of smartwatch developers with FDA-approved ECGs includes Withings, AliveCor, and Verily. The introduction... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma and Yuan-Sheng Yu

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

March 22, 2019

Many of the leading companies in autonomous vehicle development are headquartered in the U.S., and several of the major breakthroughs, with regard to technology milestones and regulations, have come from the country. However, 2018 was a transformative year with China, Japan, and Singapore, with each... read more.

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Pillo
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Danielle Bradnan

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

March 22, 2019

Connected medication dispenser with voice and facial recognition

Develops a connected medication dispenser to ensure medication adherence Is comparable in price to but undifferentiated from competitors The product is sold either B2C through Stanley Black & Decker, for approximately $499 and a subscription fee of $39.99, or B2B through physicians and payers for ... read more.
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Thomas Dawidczyk

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

The wide variety of omnipresent sensors and their ability to continuously collect data on their environment in real time. Ubiquitous sensors are part of a larger system and will consist of both basic and AI-enabled sensors. Because the sensors used in ubiquitous sensing are always on, powering each ... read more.

Technology
Electric batteries
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

March 22, 2019

Chemical processes to recover valuable materials from used batteries. Innovations in recycling – both lead-acid and Li-ion – will be invaluable to the battery industry. Alternatives to smelting will reduce regulatory pressure on lead-acid battery production, and increased Li-ion battery recycling ... read more.

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Tepco
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Jessica Hernandez

Digital Transformation More...

March 22, 2019

In our Utility of the Future report, we compiled and analyzed venture investments and acquisitions from leading electric utilities in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America during the period of 2016 until the beginning of 2018. In the first quarter of 2019, we are already starting to see electric ... read more.

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Vast solar
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

March 22, 2019

Vast Solar is an Australian developer of concentrated solar power (CSP) technology. Unlike competing approaches based on parabolic troughs, the company focuses on the design of modular heliostat systems with integrated thermal storage. This concept has been studied and validated at the company's 1.1... read more.

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Epishine
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

March 22, 2019

Roll-to-roll indoor organic PV

Develops roll-to-roll organic photovoltaic (OPV) films for indoor and internet of things (IoT) applications Epishine's films have a maximum width of 25 cm and are claimed to be flexible, entirely based on organic materials and efficient in low illumination conditions, with a rated generation of 20 ... read more.
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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.

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

The Market Size for Smart Home

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

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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?

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

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.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

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.

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.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.