Transit x
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Christopher Robinson

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 18, 2019

Personal rapid transit

Transit X is designing a high-capacity personal rapid transit (PRT) system that uses an overhead monorail and suspended pods capable of carrying up to four adult passengers Pods are electric vehicles that can generate their own power from solar panels or recharge wirelessly on locations on the track... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Consumer IoT More...

April 18, 2019

Smart home energy monitoring with electricity disaggregation

Offers a connected home energy monitoring system with embedded processing power to perform load disaggregation Uses current transformer (CT) sensors to gather electricity measurements directly from the home electricity panel a million times per second Continues to target the consumer market directly... read more.
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Adsorbed natural gas products
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Harshit Sharma

Owning the Energy Transition

April 17, 2019

Low-pressure natural gas storage for motor vehicles

Builds activated carbon-filled natural gas storage tanks that store gas at 25% of the operating pressure of conventional tanks while offering 50% higher storage volume The activated carbon adsorbs natural gas molecules at 900 psi or lower pressure for a cost of compression between $0.07 and $0.1 per... read more.
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 17, 2019

New applications in connected cars are providing greater safety, performance, and entertainment for occupants of vehicles. Many of those services require data transmission over cellular networks, such as 4G LTE. Of course, all automotive OEMs want this connectivity, but cellular data transmission ... read more.

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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

April 17, 2019

DERMS platform for grid management and virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation

Offers a DERMS platform to manage various types of distributed energy resources (DERs) for utilities in order to provide grid management or virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation for participation in grid services Has designed its platform to manage a wide range of DERs, including flexible loads, ... read more.
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Ntopology
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Function-based generative design platform for additive manufacturing

Develops generative design software products for 3D printing Products include Element Pro software and the nTopology Platform Differentiators include the nTopology Platform's independence, combinatorial geometric representation technologies, and simulation-based and function-driven design ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence for finance, e-commerce, and service sectors

The company was founded by Yu Wu (CEO), Yunfeng Liu (CTO), Linding Wen (Product Director), and Hu Xiao (Marketing Director); three of the four co-founders previously worked at Tencent and have solid technical backgrounds in deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and search engines. So far... read more.
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Atomwise
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

AI platform for discovering new drug molecules

The company was founded by Abraham Heifets, Izhar Wallach, and Alexander Levy in 2012; Abraham serves as the CEO, Izhar as the CTO, and Alexander as the COO; all three of them appear to have extensive experience in machine learning; Alexander also appears to have had some experience starting a ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Patent analysis tools using machine learning and NLP

The company offers a patent search and patent landscape analysis tool targeted at nonexpert customers (e.g., an engineer in a research and development organization, as opposed to a patent lawyer) The company claims that Teqmine's technology is differentiated by its easy-to-use user interface, ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Transcription and captioning based on AI-driven speech-to-text engine and human verification

Uses proprietary speech-to-text engine to process audio content and generate text; also uses human-in-the-loop to edit the text so as to improve the accuracy of results to 99% and improve performance of the engine via adaptive learning Engine usually needs two to three months and 1,000 hours of ... read more.
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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.

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

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.

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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

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.

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.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

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.