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Jerrold Wang

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July 15, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence in finance, retail, and consumer services segments

Uses deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to develop human-machine interaction products, such as chatbots and phone bots Chatbot helps customers analyze end users' intention and sentiment with an accuracy of 90% to 95% and provides answers to end users' questions; phone ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 15, 2019

Terahertz vision cameras and machine learning software

Developed modular THz camera system for in-line inspection of technical textiles (including composites); can detect variation in thickness and density, inclusions, cracks, delamination, erosion, and corrosion Camera unit is 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 with speeds of 10 m/s to 30 m/s in a production line ... read more.
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Parx plastics
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Thomas Hayes

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 14, 2019

Zinc-based material for antimicrobial plastics

The company was started by Michaël van der Jagt (CEO) and Michele Fiori (CTO), both of whom have backgrounds in management of materials-based SMEs. In May 2018, Parx Plastics went public on the Euronext Access market of Euronext Paris. The company develops a zinc-based material to create ... read more.
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Aipalette
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Thomas Hayes

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July 13, 2019

AI-powered software platform for new food and beverage product development

Developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered software platform to provide data-driven inspiration for new food and beverage product development Combines both external data (e.g., social media) and proprietary customer data (e.g., current portfolio make-up and relative sales); main features of ... read more.
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Jenax
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

July 12, 2019

Developer of flexible thin-film batteries for IoT, wearables, and medical devices, and supplier of stainless steel wire for the automotive industry

Jenax has developed flexible, thin-film Li-ion batteries that use a 3D electrode architecture in which the active electrode materials are dispersed throughout a porous metal fiber framework that acts as the current collector Its batteries can be made in a range of thicknesses (0.5 mm to 2 mm); ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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July 12, 2019

Bio-herbicides derived from or delivered by tobacco mild green mosaic virus

Developed post-emergence bio-herbicide, SolviNix LC, from naturally occurring plant virus, effective against tropical soda apple Company received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration approval for SolviNix in 2014, though approval is limited to use on pastures and conservation ... read more.
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Alex Herceg

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July 12, 2019

Optimization of commercial buildings beyond energy savings, targeting facility operation and utilization, workplace productivity optimization, and operational enhancements. Advanced sensing and connectivity have already transformed building energy management. Moving beyond this, smart buildings ... read more.

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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 12, 2019

Travel booking solutions based on CO₂ emissions

The company was started by a group of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in low-carbon travel and expertise in computer science and advertising. The company is a developer of an online booking platform for train and bus tickets targeting individual customers using a B2C approach. To date, the company ... read more.
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Omio
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 12, 2019

Multimodal search tool that provides route and pricing information and ticketing capability for travel within Europe

The company makes a multimodal search tool that provides route and pricing information and ticketing capability for travel within Europe. To date, the company has raised about $296 million, including its Series D in October 2018. Among its investors, we emphasize Kleiner Perkins, Temasek Holdings, ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 12, 2019

Soft circuits for wearables, apparel, and automotive upholstery

Develops a multilayer soft circuit textile called the Loomia Electronic Layer (LEL) using a conductive metal-containing thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) treatment The LEL can integrate other flexible devices like capacitive touch sensors and heating panels, as well as interface with more rigid ... read more.
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Digital Transformation of Healthcare

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Healthcare systems across much of the developed world have become unsustainable as treatment costs escalate and demographics shift with people living longer. Current healthcare models must evolve, and digital transformation is the way forward. This report will explore how Digital Transformation is augmenting and in some cases even replacing existing models of care for various stakeholders. This transformation not only promises more sustainable healthcare costs for payers but also better health outcomes for individuals. We will highlight both near term and long term business opportunities that clients must consider in the healthcare space as a result of Digital Transformation.

New business models emerge in the agrichemical industry

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Digital transformation is occurring across commercial industries and a similar transformation is emerging in the agrichemical sector. Currently 90% of growers receive inputs directly from agrichemical manufacturer/distributors that apply traditional business to business (B2B) models, but digital transformation provides the opportunity to relieve pain points from the B2B model; for example, enabling product performance comparisons, decreasing transaction speed, and enabling data driven product selection and recommendation. We will walk through the current market trends and landscape of this digital transformation, discuss emerging E-commerce business models, and provide insight regarding the digital future of the agrichemical industry.

Water Quality Monitoring: Why, How, and The Future

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 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 the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Key Players and Business Models in the Connected Car

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: July 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 how different types of players from applications developers to automotive OEMs to municipalities can both make money and get value out of different connected car services.

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: July 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.

The Digital Maturity Model

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant mismatch between their digital capabilities and their digital goals. Companies need a framework to determine their current level of "digitalness" and what capabilities they need to add to get to the next level; in this manner, they can approach their digital transformation in a step-by-step manner thus enhancing their chances of success. In this report, we will present the Lux Digital Maturity Model which will clearly define the different levels of digital maturity in terms of various underlying parameters. In subsequent research, we plan to use this maturity model to benchmark the maturity of digital transformation in various sectors.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 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 Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.