Sensileau 2019
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

August 22, 2019

Knowledge exchange and decision support platform for selecting online water quality sensors

Provides a searchable, web-based interface allowing a quick overview of commercially available sensor technologies for water quality monitoring Current database contains more than 10,000 sensors measuring 75 parameters from 300 manufacturers worldwide Centralizes and summarizes primary and secondary... read more.
Company Profile
Augmentir
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Michael Sullivan

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August 22, 2019

Historically, the focus of worker monitoring has been as a tool for safety. However, the value it could bring in productivity was often ignored, up until digital technologies like wearables, machine learning, and augmented and virtual reality became available. For example, startup Augmentir uses ... read more.

Analyst Insight
Treemera
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

FDCA for PEF production

Ortwin Ertl and Oliver Bolzern founded Treemera in 2017 as a joint venture among Annikki, Novolana, and Ovabo; the company is piloting furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) technology owned by Annikki and Novolana. In its process, fructose undergoes a chemocatalytic reaction that results in a high yield of ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Induo
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Tiffany Hua

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 22, 2019

Breathable, water-repellent, stain-resistant, and durable textile and apparel for retail boutiques

Produces breathable, stain-resistant, hydrophobic coated cotton textiles and apparel with no change to the feel of the fabric; textiles can last more than 40 washes Serves three apparel markets in the EU – ready-to-wear, made-to-measure, and uniforms/workwear Currently produces a lightweight cotton ... read more.
Company Profile
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Patricia Seoane da Silva

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August 22, 2019

Much has changed since thin film attracted attention from the solar industry in the '00s, and despite its long-claimed value proposition of flexibility and low costs, the technology continues to lose ground against incumbent crystalline silicon. Overall, we expect that thin film deployment will be ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation More...

August 22, 2019

The digital transformation of the oil and gas industry has accelerated at a rapid rate in the last decade ever since the 2014 oil price crash. Oil and gas has gradually transitioned from a digital laggard to a potential leader in digital technologies such as digital twins, predictive maintenance, ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Mujin
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Harshit Sharma

Digital Transformation

August 21, 2019

Automation solutions for industrial robots

The company was started by Dr. Rosen Diankov and Issei Takino in 2011; Rosen worked on the robot manipulation planning software OpenRAVE prior to founding Mujin. To date, the company has raised approximately $7 million in funding, chiefly via its 2014 Series B round of $6 million. Among its ... read more.
Company Snapshot
Vecna robotics
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Josh Kern

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August 21, 2019

Autonomy stack and orchestration software for material handling vehicles

Develops an autonomy stack and workflow orchestration software for autonomous mobile robots (AMR), focusing on bulk material handling The company's autonomy stack transforms warehouse vehicles like forklifts into self-driving vehicles, with support for a 24/7 operating center that can remotely ... read more.
Company Profile
John deere
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Michael Sullivan

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August 21, 2019

Johns Deere, one of the largest players in farm equipment manufacture, wanted to improve worker productivity and safety during tractor assembly. To tackle this challenge, the company turned to virtual reality for worker monitoring. Workers are using virtual reality (VR) headsets to virtually ... read more.

Case Study

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.

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.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.