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Joshua Haslun

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March 18, 2019

Helps communities and organizations establish nonexpert monitoring programs specialized in agriculture

The company's founders include Dan TerAvest, Greg Austic, and Nexus Computing (Manuel Di Cerbo as acting partner) Our-Sci's sensors and software platforms are completely open-source The software platforms provide a data collection service that automatically validates sensor measurements, decreasing ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

March 18, 2019

Genome editing has received most of the hype and interest surrounding the future of crop development in the past year, but should genetic engineering (to yield so-called "GMOs") be left out of the equation? The planting of GMO crops has increased by 10 million acres annually (according to the ISAAA... read more.

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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

March 18, 2019

Processes grasses with mobile biorefinery for improved-digestibility feed and compound feed ingredients

The company was started by Johan Sanders in 2014 and is managed by a team of three: Peter van Paridon, Bram Koopmans, and Hans de Vries So far, the company has raised about $250,000 from the Limburg Development and Investment Company and is a part of the EIP-Agri Biorefinery Glas project The company... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

March 18, 2019

Develops bio-based coatings and soil-resetting treatment to control pests (the profile is focused on soil resetting)

The company was founded by research efforts at Wageningen University; the current managing director is Herman Feil, while the head of the soil-resetting business unit is Henk Meints Thatchtec's soil-resetting business develops an anaerobic disinfestation process (ADP) for soils significantly ... read more.
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

March 18, 2019

Smart home control system

The company was founded by CEO Mark Lyle and Chief Design Officer Chris Ladwig in 2018; Mark has held previous co-founder and CTO roles, including a successful exit of semiconductor company Universal Microwave Designs. So far, the company has raised about $1 million in a seed round from lighting ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 18, 2019

3D printing of ophthalmic lenses

Uses a custom 3D inkjet printer and ultraviolet (UV) curing process to produce optics; in 2017, the company shifted its focus from producing secondary optics for LED lighting to ophthalmic lens manufacturing To date, has raised around $50 million, including a Series C round for $14 million closed in... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

March 16, 2019

Fiber-optic camera and laser tools for downhole oil and gas applications

Provides a fiber-optic downhole camera tool for visual inspection applications including corrosion and erosion monitoring, scale and hydrate identification, and locating and imaging dropped objects In early stages of commercializing the downhole camera, having completed 45 commercial jobs to date ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

March 15, 2019

Enzymatic filtration for the removal of organic micropollutants

The company was started by Martin Ryen (CEO) in 2013 to commercialize an enzyme-based organic degradation process. To date, the company has raised about €2 million as part of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase II. The company develops specialized enzymes using a recombinant technique to create ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 15, 2019

Carbon fiber pipe linings and other repair and maintenance products and services

Peter Emmons founded Structural Technologies in 1976. The company makes numerous products for repair and maintenance, including V-Wrap, a carbon or glass fiber strengthening/repair patch for concrete, metallic, and polymer-based pipelines; StrongPIPE, a steel-reinforced composite pipeline repair ... read more.
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The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil assets will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

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

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

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

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 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.