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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Southeast Asia presents a tantalizing yet challenging opportunity for the food industry. The region contains 10 countries, all within a 2,000 km radius and with some of the highest and lowest GDPs per capita in the world. Singapore sits at the high end, with $65,000 per capita, while Myanmar sits at... read more.

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Thomas Hayes

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 19, 2019

Produces animal proteins using synthetic biology techniques

Produces fermentation-derived animal proteins by employing synthetic biology techniques; product pipeline consists of six different animal proteins across four different animal types, having produced certain proteins up to the scale of 1,000-liter fermenters Plans to engage in a business-to-business... read more.
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Sara Olson

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Countertop steam oven and complementary meal delivery service

The company was founded by David Rabie and Bryan Wilcox, current CEO and CTO, respectively; the company was founded with the name Maestro, but rebranded as Tovala in January 2016 on its entry into the Y-Combinator. To date, the company has raised about $19 million in publicized fundraising, ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Immobilized microorganisms for sugar reduction in fruit juices

Develops immobilized microorganisms for the bioconversion of monosaccharides and disaccharides in fruit juices into nondigestible forms; continuous process claims to result in 30% to 80 % reduction in sugar So far, raised about €570,000 funding backed by The Kitchen FoodTech Hub incubator and is ... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Upcycles soybean-derived pulp into a high-protein, high-fiber flour

The company was started by Claire Schlemme, who also started a juice bar business in Boston, Massachusetts. So far, the company has raised about $2.5 million in seed funding. Among its investors, we highlight HG Ventures. The company is a developer of a high-protein, high-fiber flour from okara, ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 19, 2019

Sensor and data integration to optimize processes from growth to harvest to shipping

The company was started by the cloud consultancy 9apps. To date, the company has raised about $5.5 million, including a 2019 Series A and two seed rounds in 2016. Among its investors, we emphasize SHIFT Invest and Rabo F&A Innovation. The company makes ZENSIE, a sensor-integrated dashboard that ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 19, 2019

As the crop trait discovery and development industry gains momentum (see recent news from Inari, Benson Hill Biosystems, and Cibus) thanks in large part to advances in technologies capable of reading, writing, and editing the genome, technologies capable of rapidly and comprehensively measuring the ... read more.

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Yuan-Sheng Yu

The Future of Mobility

August 17, 2019

Bus-hailing platform on designated routes

The company was started by Usman Gul, a former strategy and enterprise partnership manager at on-demand food delivery company DoorDash. To date, the company has raised approximately $2.2 million publicly, with the recent seed round in August 2019. Among its investors, we highlight Fatima Gobi ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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August 16, 2019

Low-hazard synthetic and modified acids for oil and gas applications

Provides modified and synthetic acid compositions as low-hazard alternatives to conventional hydrochloric acid (HCl) for oil and gas applications; claims advantages in safety, performance, and costs During a four-well test pilot, Imperial Oil observed a 480% increase in production while reducing ... read more.
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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.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In recent years China is continuously challenging the West for the top spot on the global innovation leader board. With a face-paced innovation process that is counter intuitive to the traditional stage-gate approach developed and deployed in the West, China is quickly transforming itself into a global innovation leader - shedding its dated copycat stereotype and quickly transforming into the copied. At the root of this success is the fast changing socio-economic trends coupled with access to cutting edge technologies. In a unique public-private-people partnership, the government, private sector, and the masses together are enabling the country in bringing new innovations into the market at lighting speed.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

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.

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.

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.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.