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Xiao Zhong

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August 20, 2019

3D printing solution based on "digital light synthesis"

Has developed a proprietary process called Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) that uses reactive thermoset resins, light, and oxygen to rapidly create polymeric parts Has three printer models, a smart part washer, and supporting software that it offers on a subscription model as well as a range of ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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August 20, 2019

Serverless computing and applications

The company was started by Asankha Perera (CEO); the founder has a solid technical background in computer science and software development from companies like IBM, Apache, and Virtusa; he is also the founder and CEO of AdroitLogic, which develops serverless cloud solutions and UI/UX designs. ... read more.
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Miraj Mainali

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August 20, 2019

Computer vision-based emotion analytics

The company was started by María Pocoví (CEO) and Alicia Mora (COO); the founders previously started a company called Blue Marionge Business in 2010, which helped commercialize technologies developed at research labs of universities; however, they have limited technical background and domain ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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August 20, 2019

Human-machine interaction bots that can analyze user’s emotion and intention

Developed an AI system based on deep learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, and knowledge graph technologies The system can analyze users' text input, voice, and facial expressions, understand their emotion and intention, learn their preferences and ... read more.
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Biovia
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Xiao Zhong

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August 20, 2019

Informatics solution provider for life sciences, consumer packaged goods, chemicals and polymers, and oil and gas

The company was founded by Peter G. Schultz and Alejandro Zaffaroni in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Pharmacopeia; it was originally named Accelrys and has since gone through a series of mergers until its acquisition by Dassault Systèmes in 2014, after which the company was renamed Biovia. ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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August 20, 2019

Electrochromic film developer with proprietary deposition process

Core technology is about the deposition process of making the electrochromic (EC) layer in the EC film; this process uses a solution of metal salts (which is stable in the air) as the precursor of the EC layer and uses UV light to cure the sprayed solution to form an amorphous metal oxide layer ... read more.
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Cecilia Gee

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August 20, 2019

Substances that join parts together and resist separation. Adhesives are essential to multiple markets, but it is a mature and established space where disruptive formulations are difficult to develop. At more than $40 billion and growing proportional to GDP, there is still opportunity in adhesives... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

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August 20, 2019

Continuous carbon fiber composite 3D printing technology

The company was founded by Giovanni Cavolina and Martin Eichenhofer as a spinoff of ETH Zurich; it is currently supported by European Space Agency (ESA) Business Incubation Centre (BIC) Switzerland. To date, the company has raised about 1 million CHF (around $1 million) in seed funding. The company ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

August 19, 2019

Southeast Asia presents a tantalizing yet challenging opportunity for the food industry. The region contains 10 countries, all within a 2,000 km radius and with some of the highest and lowest GDPs per capita in the world. Singapore sits at the high end, with $65,000 per capita, while Myanmar sits at... read more.

Analyst Insight

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Net zero energy buildings (NZEBs) are designed to generate as much energy as they consume and be as energy-efficient as possible. The increased availability of a variety of distributed energy resources in commercial and residential buildings is supporting the growth in deployments of NZEBs. This report looks to quantify the market for NZEBs, analyze the impact that these buildings have on the power grid, and provide a forecast of the future of energy in the built environment.

Bioinformatics in Agrifood and Health

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The availability and production of biological data continues to grow as next generation analyses become more cost effective. While bioinformatic solutions are not new to the biotech industry, they are often shrouded in the jargon of genomics and computer science while fundamentally changing the roles this data across the Agrifood and Health Ecosystem. This report clearly defines bioinformatics, explores the current landscape of available tools, differentiates developers, and lays of the future opportuntiies for these solutions.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The industrial sector is responsible for 21% of global CO2 emissions and will be the hardest to decarbonize due to its intrinsic need for carbon feedstock and high thermal requirements needs for process operations. However, the industry is coming under increasing pressure to innovate and adopt low-carbon solutions. In this report, we will examine the various technology options available for key industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that exist for sector.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

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

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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?

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Hyperloop was first proposed as an alternative to high-speed rail or airplanes for long-distance travel in 2013. Since then, SpaceX's open call for designs has attracted dozens of startups and university groups. As the next Hyperloop Design competition approaches this summer, this report will detail the feasibility of various Hyperloop designs and identify key technical limitations.

Demystifying holography, light fields and other 3D depth reach technologies for immersive experiences.

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

As AR technologies continue to see adoption, limitations of use cases become apparent as well. Light aberrations, lack of depth perception, and vergence-accommodation stress are inherently present in current AR headsets based on various waveguides. The next generation of immersive technologies will be built on holographic image constructions and can be personalized either via worn headsets or through 3D displays that don’t require a headset and enable accessibility for multiple viewers at once. This report will detail how holography delivers natural depth perception, what’s required in terms of hardware and software development, and what applications and market opportunities are ahead for unobstructed immersive experiences.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

Point-of-care diagnostics (POCDs) have been essential tools in the rapid detection of biomarkers and analytes, which facilitates better disease diagnosis, monitoring, and management. However, with some exceptions like the pregnancy test kit and glucose test strips, first-generation POCDs have traditionally been reliant on biomarkers that require specialized conditions and trained personnel to handle. First-generation POCDs also offer limited utility in the information they provide, and more follow-up tests are often needed to get more in-depth, actionable information. A new generation of POCDs is emerging that not only enhances what existing POCDs can do, but also offers new diagnostic modalities that are minimally invasive or non-invasive. In addition, POCD 2.0 increasingly allow the layperson to run tests at the convenience of his/her homes and get a rapid assessment, allowing follow-up steps to be taken to address any deviations. This report will assess the maturity of POCD 2.0 and how these diagnostics are playing a role not just in the clinic and in at-home-use for patients, but also among healthy consumers, offering predictive analytics that ensure consumers stay on a healthy path.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

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