Michael Holman and Cosmin Laslau

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

What technologies will you be following this year that have the greatest potential to transform the world over the next decade? Each year, we ask our analysts this question. We also investigate the same question using the Lux Intelligence Engine data platform. This report on the 20 transformational ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

October 18, 2019

Off-grid connectivity solutions for smartphones and other devices

The company was started by Daniela Perdomo and Jorge Perdomo in 2012 to develop scalable mobile mesh network solutions for applications where satellite, cellular, and Wi-Fi signals are impractical; since its founding, the company has raised more than $40 million in VC funding, and some of the ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

October 18, 2019

Multimodal human-computer interaction for applications in smart home, marketing, healthcare, and vehicles

Develops a cloud-based human-machine interaction engine that uses deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and knowledge graphs to understand users' input and provide answers and feedback Develops a deep learning processor that realizes edge computing on ... read more.
Company Profile

Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 18, 2019

Autonomous last-mile delivery

Develops Level 4 automated last-mile delivery vans, equipping vehicles with its own autonomous technology developed with Baidu from the Apollo software platform Baidu provides a base layer of software on top of which Udelv adds two features that the company claims differentiate it; the first unique ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

Automated irrigation control systems

Founded in 2017 by two agronomists, Sara Gonçalves and Francisco Manso Develops automated irrigation control systems that schedule irrigation based upon predictive optimization of user-specified parameters Develops relationships with retailers and manufacturers of irrigation controllers to either ... read more.
Company Profile

Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

Water-insoluble micronutrients and phosphate slow-release fertilizer

The product was developed by Chandrika Varadachari (CTO). The company has not released funding information. The company is a developer of inorganic fertilizer nutrients insoluble in water and instead requiring dilute organic acids or chelates for solubility; the company claims nutrient release by ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Yuan-Sheng Yu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 18, 2019

This insight is part the State of Innovation in Asia series that will explore the innovation landscape of the key countries driving a boom in innovation in Asia in recent years. In this series, we will examine each country's strategic approach to innovation, take a closer look at the three key ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Digital wastewater services

Waterwerx was founded in 2013 in Victoria, Australia, and is led by General Manager Alastair Lockey; the company has not publicly disclosed funding information. The company makes STREAMWISE, a real-time systems optimization software for wastewater treatment; it particularly targets dissolved air ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

October 17, 2019

Packaged, decentralized wastewater systems for commercial and industrial reuse

The company was founded by Amrit Om Nayak, Krunal Patel, and Aditya Vemuganti, graduates from the University of Washington, Seattle; Abhijit VVR, a graduate of BITS Pilani; and Sri Teja Allaparthi, an IIT Hyderabad graduate; CEO Amrit has experience in the clean energy and automobile sectors, having... read more.
Company Snapshot

Mia Lu

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

October 17, 2019

AI-driven platform for supporting decision-making in operating and managing water networks

The company was started by Jorge Helmbrecht, its managing director and a civil engineer with a focus on water resource management, out of a collaboration between Inclam Group, a water engineering and consulting firm, and Eurecat, a Catalonian technology center. The company is a developer of an ... read more.
Company Snapshot

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

How to organize for materials informatics

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The potential of materials informatics (MI) to change the way R&D is done within chemical and material companies — and by their customers — is becoming increasingly clear. Lux has highlighted potential MI strategies and the importance of consortia or other collaborations to increase acess to data, but having the right internal organization to make strategic use of this data, and the new business models and MI can enable, can be just as critical. This report provides a guideline on how to form an internal MI strategy, laying out the key steps and questions to ask, as well as the potential pitfalls to avoid.

How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.