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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

July 16, 2019

Today, more than 780 million people in 43 countries are suffering from water shortages due to overuse and pollution of freshwater, which is scarce and very unevenly distributed across the world. As populations grow and economies develop, global demand for water has been increasing at an annual rate ... read more.

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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 16, 2019

Digital platform for purchasing rail and coach bus tickets

The company was founded by the Virgin Group in 1997 and was acquired in 2015 by KKR, which disclosed it will IPO Trainline in 2019. The company is a developer of an online booking platform for rail and coach bus tickets across 45 countries, including a total of 200 train and bus operators (87 train ... read more.
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Alex Herceg

The Future of Mobility

July 16, 2019

Global rail marketplace that powers B2C-facing companies with the underlying functionality needed to search, buy, and ticket rail and other journeys

The company was founded by Aaron Gowell and Will Phillipson in 2009. The company makes SilverCore, which integrates 35 rail carriers and 1,500 transit operators; SilverAgent, a trip-booking and -management platform for corporate travel; and SilverSearch, a multi-modal journey planning for travel ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

July 16, 2019

Autonomous shuttles

Develops autonomous electric shuttles targeted toward commercial ownership; one is commercialized, while two others are still in development; the vehicles currently operate along a fixed path only, though Navya hopes to expand their capabilities over time The company claims differentiation in the ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Cyanide-free gold extraction process for gold mining and electronic waste recovery

Developed a process that can leach gold from ore or electronic waste at ambient temperature and pressure Core technologies are about the formulation and production of the proprietary leaching solution Claimed that its technology is more efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective, compared with ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Lux recently attended the TechConnect 2019 World Innovation conference in Boston. Conference attendees were included start-ups, large companies from many industries (primarily groups that invest in and partner with start-ups), and U.S. government agencies. While overall the conference focused quite ... read more.

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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 16, 2019

Dynamic microcapsule-based anti-corrosion coatings

Develops microcapsules that are sensitive to a wide range of stimuli, such as pH changes, electrochemical potential, reduction, or physical damage, and uses these to make dynamic anti-corrosion coatings Microencapsulated corrosion inhibitors release in response to electrochemical or physical changes... read more.
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

July 15, 2019

Explainable AI for process industries

Builds interpretable machine learning models that produce predictions along with confidence intervals Offers a holistic service that includes data cleaning, data wrangling, and model learning for the customer Primary focus is on process industries with chemicals and steel industry key revenue ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

July 15, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence in finance, retail, and consumer services segments

Uses deep learning and natural language processing (NLP) technologies to develop human-machine interaction products, such as chatbots and phone bots Chatbot helps customers analyze end users' intention and sentiment with an accuracy of 90% to 95% and provides answers to end users' questions; phone ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

July 15, 2019

Terahertz vision cameras and machine learning software for composite and textile inspection

Developed modular THz camera system for in-line inspection of technical textiles (including composites); can detect variation in thickness and density, inclusions, cracks, delamination, erosion, and corrosion Camera unit is 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 x 5 cm3 with speeds of 10 m/s to 30 m/s in a production line ... read more.
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State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

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.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

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.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

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.