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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

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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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Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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?

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.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

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Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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