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Mia Lu

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March 21, 2019

Ion exchange resins for removal of arsenic and fluoride from drinking water

The company was founded by Arup SenGupta, a professor of chemical engineering at Lehigh University, and his Ph.D. student, Mike German, as well as Minhaj Chowdhury (CEO), a public health social worker, based on research led by Arup's lab over the past two decades. So far, the company has raised ... read more.
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Mia Lu

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March 21, 2019

AI-powered platform for enhancing and prioritizing sales opportunities in the municipal water and wastewater sector

A pioneer in using artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the efficiency and coverage of sales teams in the municipal water and wastewater sector Data engine crawls more than 30,000 utility web sites and hundreds of government databases daily to build an extensive database of more than half a ... read more.
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Abhirabh Basu

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March 21, 2019

Energy-efficient and fouling-tolerant micro- and ultrafiltration system

The company was started by Henrik Hjelmsmark in 2013; it was initially funded by Syddansk Teknologisk Innovation, but in 2015, it was bought out by Johs. Tandrup, a Danish tap and shower manufacturer. The company is a developer of hollow-plate membrane filtration units operated in cross-flow mode to... read more.
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Holly Havel

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March 21, 2019

Integrated hardware and software platform for oil and gas pipeline monitoring

Developing an integrated hardware and software platform for oil and gas pipeline monitoring and leak detection; claims its prediction engine has a projected accuracy of 96%, with the potential to save midsized operators more than $18 million per year External hardware incorporates various sensing ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

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March 21, 2019

Microbial decomposition of organic matter in the absence of oxygen for the production of biogas, a roughly 50-50 mixture of carbon dioxide and methane. Anaerobic digestion is a well-established technology with clear applications. While the industry is crowded with major engineering procurement and ... read more.

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Venkatesh Konanur

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March 21, 2019

Machine vision software to monitor industrial workers in manufacturing

The company was founded by CEO Prasad Akella, CTO Krishnendu Chaudary, and Ashish Gupta in 2017; to date, the company has raised $12 million, with the most recent $10 million coming in a 2018 Series A funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Emergence. The company develops machine vision software for ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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March 21, 2019

IoT platform for predictive maintenance

Develops a sensor-based IoT hardware and software platform for predictive maintenance of industrial machines Claims differentiation in the diagnostic analysis performed by its cloud platform to predict remaining useful life (RUL) Sells its products and services to OEMs of hydraulic presses, grinding... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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March 21, 2019

Edge-based industrial IoT cybersecurity solution

Offers an industrial IoT cybersecurity solution that provides network visibility, detects anomalous behavior, and inspects malicious data packets to detect intrusion While all these features are similar to other industrial cybersecurity solutions we have analyzed, Sentryo claims that its deep packet... read more.
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Holly Havel

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March 20, 2019

Metal-to-metal sealing technology for oil and gas pipelines

The company was started by CEO Elaine Galston in 2016 to develop metal-to-metal (M2M) sealing technology, which was invented and spun out by Meta Downhole and Shell as part of a joint industry project; the company's funding history is unknown. The company is a developer of a non-welded, non-threaded... read more.
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Josh Kern

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March 20, 2019

Food delivery robots for college campuses

The company develops a semiautonomous robot that delivers food to students and operates mostly on sidewalks of college campuses The robot features six cameras and uses computer vision to avoid obstacles as well as deep learning for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) Remote operators take ... read more.
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The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

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.

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

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)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.