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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 16, 2019

Therapeutics and supplements for cognitive health

The company was founded by neuroscientist Shawn Watson (CEO), inspired by his personal experience witnessing dementia within his family. So far, the company has raised about $2 million through a seed round from undisclosed investors in June 2017; at the time of the seed round, it anticipated opening... read more.
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Persona
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

September 16, 2019

Personalized supplements based on physical trait and lifestyle data

The company was started by Jason Brown (CEO), Tamara Bernadot (chief nutrition officer), and Prem Thudia (CTO); the group comes from the healthcare and supplement industries. The company changed its name from Vitamin Packs to Persona in 2018. Nestlé acquired the company in August 2019 for an ... read more.
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Mol catalyst technology gmbh
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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

September 16, 2019

Chemical-free catalytic water treatment

Offers two products; the first is MOL CLEAN solution, which uses a catalyst in combination with hydrogen peroxide to create biosurfactants that disinfect equipment surfaces Its second technology, MOL LIK uses the same catalyst with visible-light LED's to accelerate the formation of "hydration shells... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

September 14, 2019

Lux Research recently presented at the Asian Utility Week 2019 in Kuala Lumpur to speak on a breadth of topics, including the digital transformation of the power sector. In particular, Lux shared its opinions and thought leadership on the subject of digital twins at PowerGen Asia 2019, which ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 13, 2019

Plastics developer using machine learning

The company was founded by Ata Zad in 2017 to commercialize plastics development using machine learning; it also offers toll compounding services and sells purge compounds. The company develops machine-learning algorithms customized to specific plastic materials (PE, PET, CFRP, PEEK, PEKK, TPU, PA, ... read more.
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Nanto
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 13, 2019

Portfolio of functional coatings including nanoclay-filled fire retardant, anti-corrosive, antifouling, and superhydrophobic coatings

Develops a portfolio of functional coatings and additives including nanoclay-filled anticorrosive coatings, fire retardant additives, biocide-free antifouling coatings, and superhydrophobic coatings Also cites other benefits, including increased gas and moisture barrier, hydrophobicity, ... read more.
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Aernos
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

September 12, 2019

MEMS-based carbon nanotube gas sensors

Continues to offer carbon nanotube-based gas sensors that can be embedded within devices from third-party vendors; since we last spoke with the company, it has released its own device, called AerIoT, that can be directly plugged into existing HVAC systems Differentiates from the more commonly used ... read more.
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Mf
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

September 12, 2019

Introduction Menopause has three major stages, beginning with perimenopause. Perimenopause, which can begin as early as age 35 and commonly begins in the early 40s, can bring mood changes, low sex drive, and incontinence as well as be the first indicator for menopausal concerns like lowered bone ... read more.

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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 12, 2019

Synthetic biology strain development as a service

The company was started by Dennis Stevens in 2016 to provide R&D services for synthetic biology-derived molecules and materials. The company is a developer of microbial strains for customers looking to replace petroleum-based chemicals and materials; the company has disclosed one specific project, ... read more.
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Handerek tech
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 12, 2019

Pyrolysis of waste plastic for fuel production

The company was founded by Adam Handerek and Susan Kim-Chomicka in 2018 as a continuation of a sole proprietorship run by Adam Hańderek under the name "Recycling Technologies Adam Hańderek" that has operated since August 2015; Susan Kim-Chomicka is now the CEO of the company. The company develops a ... read more.
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Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

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

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 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.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.