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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 26, 2019

Koito is a leading exterior automotive lighting OEM. The company was interested in building a more accurate adaptive driving beam (ADB) solution for its headlights, in which a panel of LED lights would selectively turn off so as to illuminate the surroundings without blinding oncoming drivers. Given... read more.

Case Study
Lithium werks
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

February 25, 2019

Li-ion cell manufacturer

Lithium Werks manufactures Li-ion batteries with lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cathodes using A123's nanostructured cathode material and Valence Technology's modular pack design. The company made several large acquisitions in 2018: Valence Technology, which made Li-ion batteries with lithium-iron-... read more.
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Cnano
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 24, 2019

Multiwalled carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and derivatives

Produces multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) for applications in polymer compounding and Li-ion batteries Has production capacity for 1,000 MT/yr of MWCNTs and 50 MT/yr of GNPs; plans to add an additional 2,000 MT/yr of MWCNT capacity over the next three to four ... read more.
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Nanox
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 24, 2019

Graphene supplier and manufacturer for compounding and molding

Produces graphene from graphite for compounding, molding, and forming of graphene-enhanced plastics; NanoXplore produces a multilayer graphene nanoplatelet (GNP) that is much cheaper than those of competitors but does not have comparable properties to single-layer GNPs Plans to scale graphene ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 24, 2019

Chinese carbon fiber manufacturer that produces T300, T700, T800, and M30 carbon fibers

One of the top three leading carbon fiber manufacturers in China; the company is a subsidiary under China National Building Material (CNBM), a state-owned Fortune 500 company. The company develops polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor, carbon fiber, and carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs); the ... read more.
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Meti
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

February 22, 2019

One of the most crucial developments in the stationary energy storage market over the past two years was not new technology, but new policy, specifically the policies that enabled a single energy storage asset to secure multiple revenue streams by providing different grid services – a practice ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 22, 2019

GVD

Functional coatings for mold release and electronics protection

Hilton Pryce Lewis and Karen Gleason from the Gleason Lab at MIT spun out GVD in 2001 to commercialize initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) technology, similar to the startup DropWise, also from the Gleason Lab. The company is a developer of iCVD, a platform technology that uses a free-radical... read more.
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Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.