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Danielle Bradnan

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December 11, 2018

Develops EEG-based wellness applications and therapies

Neeuro develops gamified brain training apps to be used in conjunction with an EEG monitoring hardware device called a SenzeBand Currently targets wellness, education, and research markets and is developing additional brain training apps focused on clinical applications Most promising clinical ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

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December 11, 2018

Develops air quality and pathogen detection devices

NuWave manufactures devices that contain suites of connected environmental sensors for both enterprise and individual consumers Devices are manufactured with off-the-shelf sensors for the detection of volatile compounds, particulates, CO2, temperature, and humidity NuWave also develops a rapid ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Topology optimization software for additive manufacturing

Developed topology optimization software for additive manufacturing Founded in September 2018 and received EU and German government funds worth $170,000 Software differentiators include automated re-transition to CAD format and up to 80% time reduction compared to incumbents but comparable to new ... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

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December 11, 2018

Manufacturer of 3D printers used in microgravity environment

The company was founded by Aaron Kemmer, Jason Dunn, Mike Chen, and Michael Snyder in 2010 to develop and commercialize a 3D printer that can manufacture parts in a microgravity environment. Among its investors, we emphasize Starlight Ventures and Starbridge Venture Capital; it has also been backed ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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December 11, 2018

Cricket-based food and beverage products

The company was started by five students from the University of Turku. So far, the company has raised about $230,000, coming solely from a seed round in August 2018 that only included Finnish investors. The company develops cricket-based food and beverage products. It currently has three product ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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December 11, 2018

Grasshopper farming for insect-based foods

Develops insect farming technology to produce grasshoppers for food applications Has managed to optimize growth conditions to harvest grasshoppers to 10 cycles per year Established the first commercial-scale grasshopper farm in Q3 2017; has managed to scale its production capacity to 6 tons per year... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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December 11, 2018

Fruit fly farming for the production of human food

Produces protein-rich powders and palmitoleic acid-rich oil from fruit fly larvae So far, has raised about $1.8 million in funding; seeking to raise Series A funding in 2019 Looking to construct its first production facility and obtain GMP certification by Q4 2019; hopes to reach $5 per kg of 70% ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Large-format FFF 3D printers

The company was founded by Philippe-Daniel Mérillet in 2016 in Belgium. The company is a developer of large-format fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers; its 3D printers use pellet feedstock and have a build envelope of 2.67 m × 1 m × 1.5 m (length × width × height); the printer comes with an... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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December 11, 2018

Composite manufacturing based on DLP and magnetic 3D printing technology

The company was started by Joshua Martin in 2016 based on his Ph.D. at Northeastern University. Among its investors, we emphasize Mainspring Capital Partners, Prelude Ventures, McCune Capital, NeoTribe Ventures, Ocean Azul Partners, and River Valley Investors. The company has developed a patented ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

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December 10, 2018

Stabilization and targeted delivery of microbes, vaccinations, and food ingredients for animal and human health

The company was founded in 2001 with the goal of providing solutions to stabilize, protect, and deliver bioactives to their target sites. So far, the company has raised about $24 million from seven different funding efforts and grants; the company is generating revenue. Among its investors, we ... read more.
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Strategic Ways to Monetize Data

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Current approaches to data monetization are fairly straightforward and can be imitated by competitors, leading to a game of catch-up. This report will discuss a framework that companies can use to be strategic in monetizing data, thereby setting up competitive barriers for themselves.

The hurdles to microLED displays

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

In the past five years, there has been a significant uptick in investment in microLED technology. Apple, Foxconn-Sharp, Samsung, and Facebook have all recently acquired startups in this space, as microLED is considered a direct competitor to OLED, with its longer lifetime and more responsive performance. In this report, we will discuss the microLED landscape and its major barriers to entry.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

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. 

Building a Circular Economy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

The Circular Economy - converting waste such as spent biomass, foodwaste, and plastic waste into products with value - has seen significant innovation interest in recent times. However, the path towards circularity requires connecting multiple technologies including waste collection/sorting, and the conversion technologies themselves. This report aims to highlight and evaluate these enabling technologies, while also highlighting gaps in creating a circular economy.

Innovation Activity in 3D Printing Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

There is increasing innovation activity in the 3D printing space. This report compares innovation at different parts of the value chain: materials, hardware, and software. Based on each material segment (polymer, composites, metals, ceramics, and others), this reports aims to visualize the areas that see more innovation, and areas that need to be improved. Finally, it aims to identify which players can create the most value, and what that means for clients' strategies.

Carbon Fiber Update 2018

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will update Lux's overall carbon fiber coverage. In particular, it will focus strongly on manufacturing technologies ranging from 3D printing to large, high-volume systems. It will seek to understand the manufacturing landscape and match processes to industries.

China Carbon Fiber

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will explore and answer the questions: What are the current innovation and commercialization activities of Chinese start-ups and large corporations? What are the challenges and opportunities the Chinese carbon fiber companies pose to Lux clients? What is the future outlook of carbon fiber in China?

Let's Get Personal: Constructing a Powerful Personalized Nutrition Solution

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2018

This report will examine enabling technologies, like microbiome sensing, and analysis that are bringing personalized nutrition solutions to the forefront and increasing their effectiveness.

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