Biorelate
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Miraj Mainali

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March 4, 2019

Text-mining software for data curation

The company was founded by Daniel Jamieson (CEO) in 2014; the founder has technical expertise in biomedical sciences and big data but doesn't have prior entrepreneurship experience; the company currently has fewer than 20 employees. So far, the company has raised about $1 million via a seed round in... read more.
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Aifi
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Miraj Mainali

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March 4, 2019

Retail store automation

The company was started by Steve Gu (CEO) and Ying Zheng (CTO) in 2016; the founders have a strong technical background, as they worked in research and engineering departments of companies like Apple and Google, but neither of them has prior entrepreneurship experience; AiFi currently has fewer than... read more.
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Grassa!
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

March 4, 2019

Processes grasses with mobile biorefinery for improved digestibility feed

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. Current ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 4, 2019

Develops bio-based coatings and treatments to control pests affecting surfaces and soil

The company was founded by research efforts at Wageningen University, and the current managing director is Herman Feil. To date, the company has raised about $50,000 from a seed round in 2017 as well as research funding through its partnership with the Biomulch project funded by EU Horizon 2020. The... read more.
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Silicon anodes
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Christopher Robinson

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 3, 2019

Advanced anodes for Li-ion batteries offering 10 times higher theoretical capacity than incumbent graphite, although significant technical barriers resulting in limited cycle life have thus far prevented mass production. Pure silicon anodes are unlikely to find success outside niche high-performance... read more.

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Temi
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Josh Kern

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March 1, 2019

Home robot with autonomous navigation

Temi is a home robot that uses a sensor fusion approach typically found in autonomous vehicles to avoid obstacles and navigate through a user's home; the robot features 16 different sensors, including cliff sensors, depth cameras, and a 2D lidar The robot also includes other features, such as a 10-... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

March 1, 2019

Precision agriculture intelligence platform for crop monitoring

Precision agriculture platform that applies deep learning to detect crop health issues and provide treatment recommendations from satellite and high-resolution drone imagery  The company captures the aerial imagery using drones, manned aircraft, and satellites; notably, the resolution of drone ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

March 1, 2019

Membrane-free capacitive deionization for industrial water purification

The company was founded by chemist-turned-entrepreneur Cameron Lippert (CEO) and chemical engineer James Landon (CTO). To date, the company has raised approximately $1.5 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation, Bluegrass Angels, and Clean Energy Trust; it had planned a Series A round to ... read more.
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Bio inter
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 28, 2019

Intermediate chemicals derived from bio-based feedstocks via biological or chemical conversions. Although bio-based intermediates have a lower carbon footprint and the potential for increased feedstock diversification, there are several variables to consider before pursuing these chemicals. One of ... read more.

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Biocellection
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 28, 2019

Catalytic process to convert polyethylene waste to succinic, adipic, and azelaic acid

Developing a catalytic process to convert unrecyclable polyethylene waste to split production of mostly succinic, adipic, and azelaic acid and small volumes of glutaric, pimelic, and suberic acid; cannot handle multimaterial films, but can convert multilayered monomaterial packaging Process can take... read more.
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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. 

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will looks at biologically enabled industrial productions processes like fermentation and synthetic biology. Their advantages are in being scale-independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing, and enabling flexible production. But many companies have struggled and had to pivot toward high margin products to survive. By reviewing the top players and partnerships, and looking closely at the economics of key processes, this report lays out the impact biotech will have on chemicals and materials industry and their customers in food, medicine, agriculture, consumer products and more -- and calls out the right business models to succeed.

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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

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.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

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.