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Jerrold Wang

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May 14, 2019

3D reinforced carbon fiber composites

Developed a roll-to-roll process to apply a coating of vertically oriented short carbon fibers to fabrics and unidirectional tapes; the process can be used to make both three-dimensionally reinforced prepregs and fabrics Uses proprietary magnetic field technology to control the direction of the ... read more.
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Semafora
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Informatics software solutions

Semafora (previsously called Ontoprise) was founded by Jürgen Angele, Stefan Decker, Rudi Studer, Steffen Staab, and Hans-Peter Schnurr in 1999 as a spinoff from Karlsruhe University; it filed for bankruptcy in 2012 and got acquired by Triangle Venture Capital Group; Bernd Geiger, the founder of the... read more.
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Visionlib
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Cole McCollum

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May 14, 2019

3D object tracking for AR applications

The company was founded by CEO Harald Wuest, CTO Timo Engelke, Folker Weintapper, and Jens Keil; prior to starting the company, the founders worked at Fraunhofer Institute, a vision technology research institute. The company’s investors include High-Tech Grunderfonds and Fraunhofer; financial ... read more.
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Anora
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Software for digitizing FDA applications

The company was started by Michelle Wu (CEO), Eric Loreaux, with the help of a team of Stanford students, faculty, and alumni in 2017; it was called Nova Approval until 2018; the company is funded by the Stanford BIOME group and Cardinal Ventures, but the funding amount has not been publicly ... read more.
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Cyrus biotechnology
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Miraj Mainali

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May 14, 2019

Computational protein engineering software

Develops enterprise software for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures; leverages an open-source software called Rosetta and adds features including a GUI on top Claims that its software is cloud-based as well as easy to learn and use, which makes the protein engineering process ... read more.
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Tesla
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Josh Kern and Cole McCollum

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May 14, 2019

Tesla has long been promising full self-driving capability for its vehicles. In fact, the company has claimed that all vehicles sold since October 2016 have the necessary hardware (radars, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors) for full self-driving. The plan was to update the software in these vehicles ... read more.

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Matthew Wagner

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May 14, 2019

Offers broadly applicable 3D printing software said to be "tested and optimized for hundreds of different 3D printers"

The company was started by mechanical engineer Clayton Webster in 2013. To date, the company has not disclosed any outside investors. The company is a developer of 3D printing software that includes model setup, support structure generation, preprint simulation, and slicing; more advanced features ... read more.
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Arevo
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Xiao Zhong

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May 14, 2019

Digital part design and 3D printing using carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Designs and 3D prints high-performance continuous carbon fiber-reinforced polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Provides an end-to-end solution for composite design and manufacturing. Key technologies include materials development using its proprietary algorithms, software for part design that enables ... read more.
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Cyanoguard
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Abhirabh Basu

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May 14, 2019

Rapid grab sample analysis for cyanide detection in mining, wastewater, food, and health care

The company was started by Benedikt Kirchgassler and spun out of the University of Zurich. CyanoGuard has raised funding from MassChallenge and the European Horizon EU 2020 Phase 1 grant of €50,000; the company also raised a seed round of up to $500,000 in 2017. The company makes a handheld ... read more.
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Made in China 2025: Identifying China's Move up the Global Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

Net Zero Energy Buildings and their impact on the grid

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

The Market Opportunity for Emerging Displays

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Planned Publication Date: Q3 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.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

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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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

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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.