Leclanche
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

September 10, 2019

Lithium-ion battery cell manufacturer for mainly stationary storage and marine vessels

Leclanché is a fairly typical Li-ion battery manufacturer and offers two cell chemistries: graphite anodes with NMC 111 cathodes, and lithium-titanate-oxide (LTO) anodes with either NMC 111, NCA, or LFP cathodes. Since the last profile, the company has expanded its target markets to include marine ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 10, 2019

The energy transition is generating renewed interest in hydrogen to decarbonize the global energy system. Today, almost all H­2 is produced on-site in chemical facilities and used immediately, eliminating the need for long-term storage and distribution. However, the planned deployment of ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Runeel Daliah

Alternative Fuels More...

September 10, 2019

Compact gasifier for waste disposal

The company was started by Peter Tsantrizos in 2004 and is based in Montreal, Canada; the company currently has more than 40 employees. The company develops a compact gasifier called the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) to convert waste material into energy; waste feedstock streams include ... read more.
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Aquabyte
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

September 9, 2019

Machine vision-enabled aquaculture management platform

The company was founded by Bryton Shang, who received his bachelor's degree in operations research and financial engineering at Princeton University and co-founded an online platform for the licensing industry called iQ License prior to Aquabyte. So far, the company has raised about $13.5 million ... read more.
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Cainthus
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Laura Krishfield

Agro Innovation More...

September 9, 2019

Computer vision and machine learning platform for livestock monitoring

The company was founded by Comex McKinnon, David Hunt (current chief strategy officer), and Ross Hunt (current CFO). The company develops a cattle facial recognition system to measure and track animal food and water intake, behavior patterns, and environmental conditions. Key claims of the ... read more.
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Yuan-Sheng Yu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

September 9, 2019

Asia has driven a boom in innovation in recent years in terms of R&D spending, venture capital funding, academic publications, and patents. However, it is difficult to bucket the entire region’s ecosystem into one category, as the population, economic status, and innovation strategy vary greatly. ... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation

September 6, 2019

There is significant hype around digital transformation and companies are vying with each other to build connected products and processes. However, estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. One of the reasons these organizations fail is due to a significant ... read more.

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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

September 6, 2019

Developer of smart locks

Mainly develops smart lock products that enable functions of remote monitoring and control as well as automatic alarm and password management Uses machine learning to optimize the lock's function for fingerprint recognition; claims that its locks need less time for fingerprint recognition and can ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

September 6, 2019

Developer of sleep monitoring and improvement appliances

The company was started by David Huang to develop products for sleep monitoring and improvement; since its founding, the company has raised about $20 million in investment funding, with the most recent round being a $7.8 million Series B in June 2017. The company is a developer of a series of sleep ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

Consumer IoT More...

September 6, 2019

Developer of smart home products

After raising funding from Xiaomi, Lumi joined Xiaomi's smart home ecosystem and focused on developing products like home gateways, smart cameras, sensors, plugs, light switches, and curtain motors; the gateway is the hub for users to monitor and control other devices via Zigbee and Wi-Fi The ... read more.
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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.

Point-of-care Diagnostics 2.0: Beyond the Clinic

Coverage Areas: Digital Health and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

How Digitally-Driven R&D Consortia Will Impact the Chemicals and Materials Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

New digitally driven tools – including advanced modeling and simulation, high-throughput screening, and materials informatics – are increasingly mature in the chemicals and materials space. While these tools are powerful and complementary, the data0centric nature makes them more valuable when companies form collaborations within or across the value chain. In addition, structural issues like long regulatory timelines still slow the process of bringing new products to market. This report looks to the pharmaceutical industry to understand how the chemicals and materials industry can form consortia to both better utilize these tools and overcome these structural challenges, and gives an outlook on the future of chemicals and materials R&D.

China's Public, Private, People Approach to Innovation

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 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.

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

The apparel industry is a huge market for polymers, coatings, dyes, and more, but the low cost tolerance and fast development cycles make materials innovation a challenge. However, there are increasing demands for sustainable products, differentiation, more functional clothing, and cleaner manufacturing. All this creates new opportunities for materials innovation; this report will highlight the most promising areas.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.

The Digital Transformation of Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: November 2019

Overview: As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In this report, we'll examine the impact of digital transformation on the chemicals industry, highlighting digital use cases in R&D, manufacturing, logistics, sales, and beyond.

Connecting the Dots: The Impact of Industrial and Power Decarbonization on Gas Demand

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

Natural gas is often touted as the fuel that will power the ongoing energy transition. Several energy companies such as Shell, Total, and Qatar Petroleum have committed to expand their gas and LNG businesses, with the latter even quitting OPEC in its pursuit for gas. However, as industrial demand sectors such as power, steel manufacturing, paper, residential heating, gradually move towards disruptive, low carbon solutions such as hydrogen, heat pumps, and electric heating, the outlook for gas needs to be revisited. In this report, we connect the dots between the various pieces of the broader energy system, and analyse the collateral impact of emerging technologies on the global gas and LNG markets in the near future.

Automating the Last Mile

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: December 2019

The rise of e-commerce platforms and subsequent demise of several well-known retails stores including Sears is itself a testament to the disruptive power of technology. As more packages are shipped around the world than ever before, many are asking how to move packages cheaper and quicker. The “last mile” – the last part of the delivery process to a final destination – is the biggest opportunity for innovation as it is the most challenging and expensive part of delivery, often through complex environments and comprising as much as 50% of total shipping costs. This webinar will analyze the landscape of last-mile technologies – ranging from drones to mobile robots and more – to identify which ones are worth the investment and which are doomed to fail.