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Michael Kronberger

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December 13, 2018

The smartwatch industry consists of a variety of players with rather different backgrounds. Most prominent are the big tech giants like Apple and Samsung, with hundreds of billions in annual revenue. But there is also a range of fairly diverse smaller companies. Traditional watchmakers like Fossil ... read more.

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Michael Kronberger

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 13, 2018

Introduced its Connect smartwatch in 2017, with an AMOLED screen and capabilites including accelerometers, a gyroscope, a microphone, ambient light sensors, and NFC payments Although Movado wants to get a share of the growing smartwatch space, it hasn't generated significant revenue there yet; its ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

December 13, 2018

Provider of biologically-based wastewater treatment processes

The second-largest MBBR provider after Veolia; offers classic MBBR and IFAS configurations using a proprietary plastic biolfilm carrier (650 m2/m3) to increase biofilm growth in wastewater treatment Established JV Aqana in 2011, which offers a high-rate anaerobic process competing with UASB ... read more.
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Mia Lu

Owning the Energy Transition More...

December 13, 2018

Easy-to-install, noninvasive sensors for water consumption optimization

The company was founded by two entrepreneurs and veterans of the solar industry, CEO Nancy Hartsoch and CTO Steve Horne. So far, the company has raised about $100,000 and received support from accelerators including Plug and Play Tech Center, Techcode, and Imagine H2O, while experiencing severe ... read more.
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Max Halik

Future Grid More...

December 13, 2018

In December 2018, Tesla's 129 MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve battery (which was infamously built in less than 100 days as part of Elon Musk's infamous wager) turned one year old. In the first year of its life, the battery has been crucial in maintaining power quality in South Australia through ... read more.

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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

December 13, 2018

Home energy system financing, installation, and management

Offers design, installation, management, and maintenance services of residential energy systems, including heat pumps for heating and solar PV for on-site electricity generation Aims to provide primarily heating as a service and enable new and existing homes to disconnect from the gas network and ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

December 13, 2018

Charging station and energy management for businesses

Develops a software platform for EV charging network management, smart charging, and energy management; provides driver usage, data monitoring, and visualization in real time, as well as control over pricing, maintenance, and availability of the stations Also provides a form of building energy ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

December 13, 2018

Energy IoT platform for utilities and energy service companies

GreenCom develops an IoT platform to enable various applications related to energy management, such as virtual power plants, using a distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) Provides a gateway to connect to heating, electricity, and mobility assets and send energy data to a cloud-based ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

December 13, 2018

IP provider for programmable DSP used in 5G applications

Develops the Silicon IP of the IC layout design for programmable digital signal processor (DSP) units to be used in baseband communications like 5G, AI chips, and other IoT edge devices; also offers a cloud hardware platform to design customizable DSPs using software programming like C++, MATLAB, ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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December 13, 2018

Blockchain-based peer-to-peer network for data exchange

Develops a data sharing platform based on a peer-to-peer data exchange network intended for IoT applications; the network is built upon the Ethereum blockchain ledger system using its own set of private nodes to authorize transactions Claims to provide value by creating a secure, private mode of ... read more.
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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: February 2019

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

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

Biofuels Outlook

Coverage Areas: Alternative Fuels More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Today’s biofuel industry is a long way from its rapid ascension of the early and mid-2000s. Growth in capacity for first-generation (1G) biofuels has stalled, but advanced biofuels are gaining ground. To characterize this new era of the global biofuels industry, we built a comprehensive database of nearly 2,000 facilities which we use to forecast the growth of the industry and examine trends in new nameplate capacity, location, fuel, feedstock, and conversion technologies.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil rigs will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2019

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

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