Kristin Marshall

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January 24, 2020

Bacterial nanocellulose for medical applications like wound care, burn care, and pre- and post-cosmetic treatments

Bowil Biotech is a bacterial nanocellulose company commercializing technology initially developed at the Lodz University of Technology (LUT) in Poland; the company was founded in 2006, establishing ties with LUT in 2009 resulting in the purchase of LUT's "know-how" for bacterial cellulose production... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

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January 24, 2020

Ozonolysis of bio-oils into diacids, aldehydes, and other specialty chemicals

Developed an ozonolysis platform to convert vegetable oils and other bio-based feedstocks into diacids, aldehydes, and other oxidation products; primarily uses high-oleic oils like palm oil and soybean oil as feedstock Continuous small-volume process reduces the potential danger associated with ... read more.
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Chad Goldberg

Alternative Fuels More...

January 24, 2020

eVTOL aircraft developer

The company was founded by JoeBen Bevirt in 2009 to develop a piloted, four-passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft intended for service as an air taxi. To date, the company has raised approximately $720 million; among its investors, we highlight Intel Capital, JetBlue Technology ... read more.
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Chloe Herrera

Digital Transformation More...

January 24, 2020

E-bikes and e-scooters powered by supercapacitors

QiQ is a rental company for e-bikes and e-scooters powered by supercapacitors; the company designs the vehicles and software for the customer and fleet observation. The e-bikes and e-scooters can be charged to full power in seven minutes for a range of 9 km to 15 km; the e-bike uses a pedal-assist ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

January 24, 2020

Developer of AI-empowered devices for human-machine interaction

Developed electronic devices including smart speakers and augmented reality (AR) glasses based on its own human-machine interaction technologies, such as voice recognition, NLP, and computer vision Smart speakers are based on the company's sound processing and voice recognition technologies and ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

January 24, 2020

Quantum computing software for research projects

Develops quantum chemical simulation software and algorithms for quantum computers, engaging specifically in joint research projects at this time; it focuses on currently available noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) hardware, where improvements over classical computers have yet to be discovered... read more.
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Drishti Masand

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January 24, 2020

Molded and compostable consumer packaging products from cellulosic material

Develops molded pulp packaging (MPP) for consumer goods using agricultural waste products Patented design for a package called Karta-Pack aims to be an environmentally and consumer-friendly alternative to PVC and PET blister packs Outsources manufacturing to between six and seven toll manufacturers ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

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January 23, 2020

Fermentation-based processes for the production of phenol, shikimic acid, protocatechuic acid, 4-hydroxybenzoic acid, and 4-aminobenzoic acid from second-generation biomass feedstock

Fermentation-based processes for the production of chemicals from second-generation bio-based feedstocks; originally developed a two-step route to bio-based phenol that is more cost-effective than other biological pathways Currently operating at a pilot scale, using a several hundred-liter fermenter... read more.
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Runeel Daliah, Tim Grejtak, Chloe Holzinger, and Christopher Robinson

Owning the Energy Transition

January 23, 2020

Over the past two years Lux Research has tracked the energy transition through four key storylines – Power Grid of the Future, Evolution of Oil and Gas, Future Energy Sources for Mobility, Carbon and Emissions Management. As with all stories, the narrative evolves over time and the energy transition... read more.

State of the Market Report

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.

Ultra-wideband radar sensors

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar is a promising technology for the detection of humans and moving objects, through-wall imaging, and search and rescue applications due to its high-resolution and high-accuracy features. With the progressive development of miniaturized, energy-efficient, and low-cost radar sensors, the applications expand to personal electronics, IoT devices, health care products, and robotics. This report will outline the landscape of the technology, reveal the challenges that need to be overcome, and provide outlooks on the future roles of the UWB radar sensors.

Autonomous Vehicle Cost Model 2020

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

As the cost of sensors, processors, and batteries go down, the overall cost of an autonomous vehicle is starting to approach feasible levels for ride-hailing and logistics customers. While fleets operating businesses in those industries will almost immediately realize cost-effectiveness, through a cost modeling analysis, we'll explore when other industries and consumers will be able to afford this emerging technology.

Solving Connectivity in Remote Industrial Locations

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2020

Across industries, cloud computing has created an analytics revolution. But when a cloud connection isn’t easy to come by, for example on an oil rig in the ocean or at a remote wellhead, poor connectivity can stifle the impact of IoT and analytics. This report will discuss various solutions to the connectivity challenges presented by remote sites, including ways to transmit data and ways to reduce the need for transmitting data, and how to combine these solutions to enable complex analytics applications.