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Jerrold Wang

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February 19, 2019

In a previous insight, we analyzed why China is better positioned than most other countries in establishing itself as the world leader in AI and why clients should pay serious attention to this. In this insight, we take a deeper dive into the role that the Chinese government's policies and ... read more.

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Jerrold Wang

Digital Transformation More...

February 19, 2019

Cloud platform based on blockchain technology and IoT data for optimization of vaccines and food supply chain

The company was started by Sid Chakravarthy (CEO) and Ravi Kumar (COO) in 2016; the two co-founders have backgrounds in software engineering and product management, respectively. Since its founding, the company has raised an undisclosed amount of investment funding from the UNICEF Innovation Fund. ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali and Cole McCollum

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February 19, 2019

In-cabin automotive monitoring system

Develops a system for in-cabin automotive monitoring that relies on 2D image sensors, deep learning, and a custom AI ASIC Claims to be differentiated by having the largest in-cabin data set and through its ASIC, which consumes less power than alternatives Primarily targets high-end automotive OEMs, ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

February 19, 2019

Visual analytics for telematics

Develops video telematics software called RideView that monitors human driving behavior using any road-facing camera Provides differentiation in its hardware-agnostic platform, which supports an inexpensive off-the-shelf Wi-Fi camera that can be installed by drivers and that auto-calibrates Sells ... read more.
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Gestoos
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Josh Kern

Consumer IoT More...

February 19, 2019

Artificial intelligence platform for detecting human behavior with anonymized data

Develops a software for computer vision-based gesture recognition and activity monitoring; the software can be implemented on most embedded platforms through an SDK and is sensor-agnostic The algorithm uses semisupervised learning to recognize new gestures and optimize for specific users; it derives... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 19, 2019

Last week we participated at the Pacific Design and Manufacturing Conference in Anaheim, CA, U.S. The conference brought over 19,000 professionals and over 1,900 exhibitors from innovators and stakeholders across the value chain. Key themes included 3D printing, smart manufacturing, robotics, and ... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 19, 2019

Selective laser sintering 3D printer with leasing and service model

The company was started by Henrik Lundgren and Robert Kniola in 2014 in Sweden. To date, the company has raised approximately SEK 59 million ($6.3 million), including a 40 million SEK ($4.2 million) round closed in January 2019. Among its investors, we emphasize LMK Ventures, Syntrans, and Almi ... read more.
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Battery resourcers
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

February 19, 2019

Closed-loop, chemistry-agnostic Li-ion battery recycling

Develops a closed-loop battery recycling process that manufactures battery-grade cathode material and other byproducts from mixed Li-ion battery cathode streams Commercializing a Li-ion battery chemistry-agnostic process that crushes, leaches, and precipitates battery-grade cathode material; company... read more.
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

February 19, 2019

Battery development using materials informatics

Started by Austin Sendek in 2017, commercializing machine learning-enabled battery research he conducted at Stanford University since 2013 Has developed a machine learning platform to improve battery performance and cost; leverages existing battery research literature as well as customer-supplied ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

February 19, 2019

Quantum photonic processors for quantum computing

CEO Christian Weedbrook founded Xanadu in 2016; the company has raised $9 million in funding through its 2018 seed round with lead investor OMERS Ventures. The company makes quantum photonic processors for quantum computing, which manipulate how light shifts at the quantum level; the resulting ... read more.
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The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

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

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

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

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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: Q2 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: Q2 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).