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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

April 17, 2019

DERMS platform for grid management and virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation

Offers a DERMS platform to manage various types of distributed energy resources (DERs) for utilities in order to provide grid management or virtual power plant (VPP) aggregation for participation in grid services Has designed its platform to manage a wide range of DERs, including flexible loads, ... read more.
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Ntopology
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Function-based generative design platform for additive manufacturing

Develops generative design software products for 3D printing Products include Element Pro software and the nTopology Platform Differentiators include the nTopology Platform's independence, combinatorial geometric representation technologies, and simulation-based and function-driven design ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

NLP platform for chatbot and business intelligence for finance, e-commerce, and service sectors

The company was founded by Yu Wu (CEO), Yunfeng Liu (CTO), Linding Wen (Product Director), and Hu Xiao (Marketing Director); three of the four co-founders previously worked at Tencent and have solid technical backgrounds in deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), and search engines. So far... read more.
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Atomwise
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

AI platform for discovering new drug molecules

The company was founded by Abraham Heifets, Izhar Wallach, and Alexander Levy in 2012; Abraham serves as the CEO, Izhar as the CTO, and Alexander as the COO; all three of them appear to have extensive experience in machine learning; Alexander also appears to have had some experience starting a ... read more.
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Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Patent analysis tools using machine learning and NLP

The company offers a patent search and patent landscape analysis tool targeted at nonexpert customers (e.g., an engineer in a research and development organization, as opposed to a patent lawyer) The company claims that Teqmine's technology is differentiated by its easy-to-use user interface, ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Transcription and captioning based on AI-driven speech-to-text engine and human verification

Uses proprietary speech-to-text engine to process audio content and generate text; also uses human-in-the-loop to edit the text so as to improve the accuracy of results to 99% and improve performance of the engine via adaptive learning Engine usually needs two to three months and 1,000 hours of ... read more.
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Deepiq
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Cloud-based platform to monitor and optimize oil and gas assets

The company was started by Viswanath Avasarala (CEO) in 2016, who previously worked at relevant companies including GE Research, Schlumberger, and SAS and has technical expertise in machine learning and big data analytics as well as some entrepreneurship experience; the company has not publicly ... read more.
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Primer
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

April 16, 2019

Software to automate analysis of large text datasets

Develops software solutions that use natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to automate the analysis and synthesis of large text datasets, which includes extracting information, identifying key insights, and generating output as human-readable text and graphics Provides value by... read more.
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Safeai
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Cole McCollum

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

April 16, 2019

As we described in a recent report, many of today's applications of AI involve supervised pattern recognition capabilities like image classification or speech recognition. Moving beyond these capabilities to more complex human tasks requires higher levels of reasoning and planning to not just ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

April 16, 2019

Last month, Lux co-organized the Materials Informatics for Industry conference with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) at Northwestern University. NIST is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is the lead ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

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: June 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.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: July 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

New business models emerge in the agrichemical industry

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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: Q3 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.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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?