Augmentir
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Michael Sullivan

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August 22, 2019

Historically, the focus of worker monitoring has been as a tool for safety. However, the value it could bring in productivity was often ignored, up until digital technologies like wearables, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality became available. For example, startup Augmentir uses ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Treemera
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

FDCA for PEF production

Ortwin Ertl and Oliver Bolzern founded Treemera in 2017 as a joint venture among Annikki, Novolana, and Ovabo; the company is piloting furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) technology owned by Annikki and Novolana. In its process, fructose undergoes a chemocatalytic reaction that results in a high yield of ... read more.
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Induo
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

Breathable, water-repellent, stain-resistant, and durable textile and apparel for retail boutiques

Produces breathable, stain-resistant, hydrophobic coated cotton textiles and apparel with no change to the feel of the fabric; textiles can last more than 40 washes Serves three apparel markets in the EU – ready-to-wear, made-to-measure, and uniforms/workwear Currently produces a lightweight cotton ... read more.
Company Profile
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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August 22, 2019

Much has changed since thin film attracted attention from the solar industry in the '00s, and despite its long-claimed value proposition of flexibility and low costs, the technology continues to lose ground against incumbent crystalline silicon. Overall, we expect that thin film deployment will be ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

August 22, 2019

The digital transformation of the oil and gas industry has accelerated at a rapid rate in the last decade ever since the 2014 oil price crash. Oil and gas has gradually transitioned from a digital laggard to a potential leader in digital technologies such as digital twins, predictive maintenance, ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Mujin
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation

August 21, 2019

Automation solutions for industrial robots

The company was started by Dr. Rosen Diankov and Issei Takino in 2011; Rosen worked on the robot manipulation planning software OpenRAVE prior to founding Mujin. To date, the company has raised approximately $7 million in funding, chiefly via its 2014 Series B round of $6 million. Among its ... read more.
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Vecna robotics
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Josh Kern

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 21, 2019

Autonomy stack and orchestration software for material handling vehicles

Develops an autonomy stack and workflow orchestration software for autonomous mobile robots (AMR), focusing on bulk material handling The company's autonomy stack transforms warehouse vehicles like forklifts into self-driving vehicles, with support for a 24/7 operating center that can remotely ... read more.
Company Profile
John deere
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Michael Sullivan

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August 21, 2019

Johns Deere, one of the largest players in farm equipment manufacture, wanted to improve worker productivity and safety during tractor assembly. To tackle this challenge, the company turned to virtual reality for worker monitoring. Workers are using virtual reality (VR) headsets to virtually ... read more.

Case Study
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Michael Sullivan

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August 21, 2019

SaaS indoor location services and human motion data analytics using smartphones and IoT devices.

Ten Degrees was founded in 2014 as a wholly owned subsidiary of mCube, a fabless semiconductor sensor company, and subsequently spun out as an independent startup. Received an undisclosed amount from Silicon Valley venture fund Sand Hill Angels. The company develops a cloud-based motion analytics ... 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.