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Abhirabh Basu

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June 13, 2019

Real-time, fully integrated predictive and proactive storm water management control systems

The company was started by Brian Moloney, currently the managing director, while working as a civil engineer in Australia, where he developed a stormwater technology in response to the Queensland flood; StormHarvester developed prototypes with Queens University, finally launching its first product ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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June 13, 2019

Continuous solvent extraction process for zero liquid discharge of industrial wastewater

Has moved away from traditional forward osmosis (FO) and introduced a liquid-liquid extraction process called ABX to replace both the evaporator and the crystallizer for zero liquid discharge (ZLD), which it claims can save industrial operators up to 90% of energy and 60% in overall operational ... read more.
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Banyan water
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Mia Lu

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June 13, 2019

Data-driven water conservation for commercial properties

The company was started by seasoned investor Tamin Pechet, who served as its director until 2016; Tamin is also chairman of Imagine H2O, one of the most well-known water innovation accelerators; Gillan Taddune, Banyan's current CEO, joined the company in mid-2013; Gillan is an experienced business ... read more.
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Josh Kern

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June 13, 2019

Motion detection using existing Wi-Fi signals in a home

The company was founded by CEO Tajinder Manku and CTO Oleksiy Kravets in 2014; Oleksiy, along with many other team members, came from a radio chip design team at BlackBerry. Among its investors, we highlight Quantum Valley Investments, launched by two BlackBerry co-founders, as well as the Canadian ... read more.
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Cohere technologies
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Miraj Mainali

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June 13, 2019

Massive MIMO using orthogonal time and space modulation (OTFS)

The company was started by Shlomo Rakib (CTO) and Ronny Hadani (CSO) in 2009; the founders and the current CEO, Raymond Dolan, have decades of technical and domain expertise in several wireless technologies; they have also previously founded and successfully exited other startups, such as Flarion ... read more.
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Mevea
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Venkatesh Konanur

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June 13, 2019

Design and operations digital twin provider specializing in hydraulics

Offers a digital twin modeling and simulation platform for predictive maintenance and operations optimization applications, specifically for the construction equipment used in mining and oil and gas industries Differentiates by specializing in hydraulics in earth mover/construction equipment; this ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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June 13, 2019

Overview Smart manufacturing is a broad category that comprises of several technologies used in the manufacturing environment. It can be a misleading term, causing challenges in scoping projects and communicating between internal departments or with suppliers. Therefore, a well-reasoned taxonomy is ... read more.

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Ovia
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops mHealth tools for women's reproductive health

The company was founded by Gina Nebesar, Alex Baron, Paris Wallace, Rory O'Connor, and Vasile Tofan in 2012; to date, it has raised $15.7 million in funding. Among its investors, we highlight Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a third-party payer that led the most recent round of funding and ... read more.
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Dthera
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Danielle Bradnan

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June 13, 2019

Develops a digital therapeutic to treat the symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders

The company was started by David Keene, Edward Cox, and Geno Kostikov in 2012 and raised raised $1.7 million in venture funding before its acquisition by social media platform everyStory. The company develops digital therapeutics based on reminiscence therapy in order to improve the quality of life ... read more.
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Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

New business models emerge in the agrichemical industry

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

Digital transformation is occurring across commercial industries and a similar transformation is emerging in the agrichemical sector. Currently 90% of growers receive inputs directly from agrichemical manufacturer/distributors that apply traditional business to business (B2B) models, but digital transformation provides the opportunity to relieve pain points from the B2B model; for example, enabling product performance comparisons, decreasing transaction speed, and enabling data driven product selection and recommendation. We will walk through the current market trends and landscape of this digital transformation, discuss emerging E-commerce business models, and provide insight regarding the digital future of the agrichemical industry.

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

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. 

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: August 2019

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. In this report, we analyze the ten key industry sectors highlighted in this policy by identifying the specific technologies that China will be developing domestically, the funding that will support it, and the key companies where the core competencies of these technologies are embedded.