Chad Goldberg

The Future of Mobility

November 20, 2019

Remote diagnostic tool that scans and diagnoses vehicle electronics systems at OEM standards

AsTech's remote diagnostic device allows technicians to scan, diagnose, recalibrate, and help in the repair of damaged vehicle electronic components by connecting to OEM scan tools over the internet The company has IP that covers remote, bidirectional communication between a vehicle's computer and a... read more.
Company Profile

Christopher Robinson

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 19, 2019

The introduction of autonomous driving is one of the largest forces of change in the automotive industry today. While the short-term opportunities lie in advanced driver assist systems (ADAS), which still require a human driver to supervise the system, longer-term Level 4 autonomous vehicles, which ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Benjamin Torda

Exploration and Production More...

November 19, 2019

Plasma thermionic energy converter targeting remote power generation and waste heat recovery

Develops a thermionic energy converter utilizing a cesium plasma to produce DC current from heat Initial device offerings have power outputs of 50 W, 120 W, and 500 W and utilize natural gas and other fuels to produce heat up to 1,900 °C; Atlas is developing a larger device on the hundreds of watts ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

November 19, 2019

Digital agriculture platform focusing on Russian region

Develops a farm management platform that links growers, produce distributors, and input suppliers through digital platforms In 2019, Intterra released the first version of its platform (SkyScout Advisor), which targets agriculture advisers and currently covers 25 million acres throughout Russia ... read more.
Company Profile

Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 19, 2019

Develops liquid crystal-based films with dynamic light control

Gauzy is a materials science and nanotechnology company founded by Eyal Peso and Adrian Lofer in 2009; the company is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company is a developer of light control glass, including liquid crystal films and suspended particle device (SPD) emulsions and films; its liquid ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

November 19, 2019

Uber ATG has had a rough PR week. Recently, an independent software reviewer found that ATG is using trade secrets taken from Waymo. In response, Uber has claimed that it "will likely" need to either license the technology or build the necessary software from scratch. Both options could incur huge ... read more.

Case Study

Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

November 18, 2019

In-line somatic cell and fat content sensor for milk

System uses small-angle light scattering to detect various attributes of liquids in line and in real time Sensor is application-agnostic; the initial algorithm was developed to measure somatic cell count, progestogens, and milk fat in cow's milk Anticipates commercial launch on large North American ... read more.
Company Profile

Drishti Masand

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 18, 2019

Paper-based bottle developer; joint venture formed by BillerudKorsnäs and Alpla

The company was founded by Alpla and BillerudKorsnäs in 2019 to commercialize a paper-based bottle initially developed by ecoXpac. The core technology for the venture is from ecoXpac's work; BillerudKornäs is the feedstock provider; Alpla will provide expertise for manufacturing bottles on a ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Energy Storage More...

November 18, 2019

Performance electric vehicles and battery solutions

Oxra Energies was founded in 2015 by Prajwal Sabnis, who earned a Ph.D. in material mechanics, and Ranjita Ravi, who has experience in sales and marketing; the company partners with Innovate India and Airbus BizLab. The company makes swappable, modular battery packs; it will be releasing its first ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

November 15, 2019

Recycled plastic has the potential to displace over 100 million tons of traditional plastic by 2030 due to new legislation and downstream demand. Where will this recycled plastic come from? Investment into advanced recycling technologies - namely depolymerization, pyrolysis, and solvent-based ... read more.

State of the Market Report

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.