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

Digital Transformation More...

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

Agro Innovation More...

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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Architectural design architectural detail architecture 2526491
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Alex Herceg

Digital Transformation More...

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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Loco2
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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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Bhill rgb full color
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

July 12, 2019

Developing a gene discovery platform utilizing machine learning

Benson Hill Biosystems is developing a gene discovery platform, branded CropOS, utilizing machine learning and plant genomics to bring about higher yield, enhanced nutrition, or resource use efficiency in crops CropOS powers three distinct tools: Reveal (trait identification), Breed (computational ... read more.
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Wivity
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

July 11, 2019

Device security registry and communication module for IoT devices

Develops an open-source device security registry and Trusted Communication Module (TCM); the security registry runs on a permissioned blockchain architecture and allows device manufacturers, trusted platform module (TPM) suppliers, certificate authorities (CAs), and end users to securely share the ... read more.
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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.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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?

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

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.