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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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Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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.

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.