Rce technologies
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

September 18, 2019

Health wearables for cardiovascular care

Founded by Atandra Burman in 2018 and currently raising a $1 million seed round Develops two products, a wireless EKG product for stress testing and remote monitoring and a noninvasive optical sensor to identify heart attack-signaling biomarkers The clothing-mounted EKG product is expected to launch... read more.
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Tacit
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Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

September 18, 2019

SaaS platform for knowledge sharing and training targeting industrial workers

Offers a SaaS platform providing in-context guidance using a voice assistant and a multimedia streaming user interface that leverages voice recognition, natural language processing search capability, and computer vision for industrial workers while recording collaboration sessions Differentiated by ... read more.
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Kinetic energy
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

Next Generation Power More...

September 18, 2019

semiconductor cell that generates power through absorption of radioisotope waves

CEO Peter Bond and Steve Whitehead purportedly founded Kinetic Energy in 2012, although the company's technology was only patented four years later; to date, Kinetic Energy has raised an undisclosed amount of funding, and it has been publicly seeking investors since 2018. The company develops Power ... read more.
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Ibm
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

September 17, 2019

Last week, Lux Research attended the Supply Chain Asia Forum 2019 in Singapore hosted by Supply Chain Asia, a networking community for the supply chain and logistics industry supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board. The focus for the conference centered around two primary themes: the ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Apple
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Nardev Ramanathan

Consumer IoT More...

September 17, 2019

Wearables continue to develop and provide new capabilities in athletics, disease prevention, new models of health care, and providing individuals more insight into their personal health. When it comes to heart rate monitoring, two primary technologies are available to device manufacturers: ECG and ... read more.

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Miraj Mainali

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September 17, 2019

Video analytics software

The company was founded by Vinay T.S. (CEO) and Vidhya Vinay (VP, engineering); the founders were long-term employees of Cisco Systems and have technical expertise in software development and networking but lack prior entrepreneurship experience and don't appear to have domain expertise in computer ... read more.
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Hexagon bio
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

September 17, 2019

Small-molecule discovery platform with novel fungal natural products

The company was started by Maureen Hillenmeyer (CEO), Colin Harvey (head of biology and chemistry), and Brian Naughton (head of data); prior to starting the company, Maureen was the director of the Genomes to Natural Products program at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where Colin also ... read more.
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Desktop metal
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 17, 2019

Prototyping and production-scale metal 3D printers, materials, and 3D printing software provider

Develops two metal 3D printing systems for functional prototyping and production parts as well as the necessary software and peripheral equipment The technology allows for a wide range of materials at a lower cost compared to traditional manufacturing but does require a debinding and sintering step ... read more.
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Lactips
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 17, 2019

Biodegradable and water-soluble biopolymer resins based on milk casein

Produces biodegradable and water-soluble bioplastic resins derived from casein, a milk protein; the resin is hot/cold water-soluble and has good oxygen barrier properties; the material has low mechanical strength due to its short polymer chains Currently selling biodegradable film packaging for ... read more.
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Eggplant
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 17, 2019

Polyhydroxybutyrate bioplastic derived from wastewater

EggPlant was started by Domenico Centrone, Vito Emanuele Carofiglio, and Paolo Stufano in 2013 and is based in Puglia, Italy. The company develops polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics derived from industrial wastewater (e.g., dairy, citrus, confectionery); the collected wastewater goes through a ... 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?

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Innovation Clusters

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

An innovation cluster is a grouping of independent organizations that operates in a specific sector and is designed to stimulate innovative activity. This report will present Lux's methodology for evaluating clusters and identify regional trends in cluster activities. It will conclude with Lux's guidelines on how clients can choose the right innovation cluster partner for their business needs.

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.

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.

Innovating for a Rapidly Aging Planet: Lessons From Japan

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The world’s population is aging at an alarming pace. Virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older persons in its population. But in no other country is this scenario more evident than in Japan. Almost 1 in 3 people in Japan today are aged 65 or older, the highest proportion of any country in the world today. What is happening in Japan today will inevitably occur in many other nations in time. This report will examine Japan as a case study to examine what an aging society looks like and what opportunities and challenges it brings. The findings from this report will enable clients to plan ahead to address an increasingly aging market in many developed and developing economies, especially for elderly care and aging-in-place solutions.

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.

Innovating the Lithium Industry

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

With many automakers heavily invested in battery electric vehicle (BEV) development and more than 1 million vehicles in annual sales, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. Yet even as more and more automakers announce aggressive electrification strategies, challenges facing the lithium industry could have significant impacts on the future battery and BEV markets. This report considers the gap between lithium supply and demand forecasts, the innovative companies looking to address the challenges in producing battery-ready lithium chemicals, and the established incumbents best positioned to take advantage of this critical market opportunity.