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Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

Bacterial nanocellulose (BC) is a multifunctional nanobiomaterial that has shown significant potential in wound care, cosmetic, and food applications. BC is produced via the fermentation of acetic acid bacteria (AAB), which secrete nano- and micro-sized cellulose fibers produced from a row of ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 14, 2019

EC Horizon 2020 project building an industrial recycling pilot plant for multilayer packaging and fiber reinforced composites

MultiCycle is a three-year EC Horizon 2020 project that will build an industrial recycling pilot plant for thermoplastic multimaterials, allowing selective recovery of polymers from mixed, multilayered, and composite waste with minimal downgrading of material properties. The project is based on ... read more.
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Ellen mac found
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Kristin Marshall

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February 14, 2019

Facilitating the transition to a more circular economy

Ellen MacArthur, Philip Sellwood, and Peter Morgan founded the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2009 with the support of founding industry partners B&Q, BT, Cisco, National Grid, and Renault; the organization initially raised £6.5 million from Ellen MacArthur and the founding partners to support ... read more.
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Kiverdi
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Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

Converts single-carbon and hydrogen gas to various products via microbial fermentation

Has a library of more than 200 unique strains of Knallgas bacteria that can convert either carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide and hydrogen to various products, including biostimulants, proteins for human and aquaculture consumption, acrylic acid, lactic acid, multiple oleochemicals (up to 22 carbon ... read more.
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Density
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Cole McCollum

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February 14, 2019

The company was founded by CEO Andrew Farah, Brian Weinreich, Jordan Messina, and Robert Grazioli; prior to starting the company, Andrew was the managing partner at a product and software consulting firm. So far, the company has raised about $16.2 million; its most recent round was a $12 million ... read more.
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Ecospearsfinallogo
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Abhirabh Basu

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February 14, 2019

Patented technology for the remediation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other chemicals from water and dry soil

The company was founded by Serg Albino in 2017 after receiving an exclusive license for the sorbent polymer extraction and remediation system (SPEAR) of persistent toxins in water, initially developed at NASA; the technology was co-invented by Dr. Quinn, Dr. Devor, and Dr. Maloney. To date, the ... read more.
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Bend labs
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Venkatesh Konanur

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February 14, 2019

The company was started by Jared Jones and Shawn Reese in 2013; Bend Labs raised a seed round from the China-based LH Capital Management for an undisclosed amount in 2016. The company makes flexible electrical sensors for measuring the dimensions of products along one to two axes during ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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February 14, 2019

Greater adoption of IoT devices has increased the need for wireless power harvesting, which would make digital deployments easier. These harvesters look to extend the working life of sensors and cut down on the deployment costs by eliminating the need for a wired connection. Due to this potential ... read more.

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Gihan Hewage and Charles Willard

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February 14, 2019

As the build-up of waste becomes a key issue in today’s linear economy, both the private and public sectors have shown interest in transitioning towards a circular economy. Despite these intentions, many waste conversion technologies are early-stage and will require years of development before ... read more.

State of the Market Report
Voyant
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Danielle Bradnan

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February 14, 2019

Smart toilet device for urinalysis

Develops a smart toilet device targeting high-throughput emergency rooms for the detection of pregnancy, protein, and sugar levels in urine Incorporated in 2017 and has raised $120,000 in funding to date The company is developing a smart device for automated urinalysis in emergency department ... read more.
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Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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)

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

The State of Your Innovation in 2019

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

What keeps innovation executives up at night? Tapping into our proprietary data around the world's innovation executive peer group, we analyzed aggregated and anonymized usage behavior. The results paint an accurate and insightful look into the state of the world’s actual innovation treads going into 2019: What technologies are attracting the most interest, what strategic questions are proving hard to answer, what start-ups are attracting the most attention, and more.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Pinching the Funnel: How China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation Makes it a Global Force

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?