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Harshit Sharma

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March 14, 2019

AI-driven geoscience platform for prospect evaluation

The company was started by Erik Larsen in 2016 to build machine learning solutions for seismic data interpretation; initial development support was provided by Innovation Norway and the Research Council of Norway. Among its investors, we emphasize Saudi Aramco, which led the company's Series A round... read more.
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Alliance for web
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Gihan Hewage

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

Lux recently attended the Sustainability in Packaging 2019 conference in Chicago. Topics varied widely, but throughout the conference, a few key themes emerged: The definition of sustainability is still up for debate: While the event two years ago more strongly featured bio-based polymers, such as ... read more.

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Indorama ventures
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Charles Willard

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

As consumer awareness of the plastic waste issue rises, brand names in the consumer beverage and food packaging markets like PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Unilever are demanding high-quality recycled plastic for their packaging needs in order to better align themselves with their customers' interests. The... read more.

Case Study
Natsurfact
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 14, 2019

Rhamnolipids from the fermentation of vegetable oils

NatSurFact is a research project funded by parent Logos Technologies Uses a non-genetically modified bacterium to convert vegetable oil feedstocks (e.g., soybean oil) into rhamnolipids; claims that its semicontinuous fermentation approach is unique and that ts route is more cost-effective than ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

March 14, 2019

Software solution for data-over-audio transmission

Develops a wireless communication protocol for IoT and consumer electronic devices based on ultrasound Claims that compared to RF-based protocols like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that are used in mainstream applications, ultrasound-based communications have advantages in privacy Targets system integrators ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

March 14, 2019

Augmented reality glasses

CEO Chi Xu and lead optical engineer Bing Xiao founded Nreal in 2017 after Xu left Magic Leap; the company has raised a total of $16 million in funding from a 2019 Series A led by Shunwei Capital. The company develops augmented reality (AR) glasses with contextualized AR (i.e., not an HUD like North... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

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March 14, 2019

EV charging station management software

Meshcrafts was co-founded by Paal Myhre, Åsmund Frengstad, and Einar Gasmann in 2013 as a spinoff from a student enterprise project at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU); the company has received support from Innovation Norway, but has not disclosed the amount. The company offers an EV... read more.
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Hina battery
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Chloe Holzinger

Energy Storage More...

March 13, 2019

Sodium-ion batteries for low-speed electric vehicles and stationary storage systems

HiNa Battery Technology develops a proprietary sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery chemistry that incorporates a carbon-based anode, an unknown electrolyte, and a proprietary intercalation cathode containing copper-iron-manganese oxides. The battery chemistry was originally developed at the Chinese Academy ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

March 13, 2019

Digital platform to integrate evidence-based digital tools

The company was started by Ashish Atreja in 2016; to date, the company has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. Among its investors, we highlight Mount Sinai Innovation Partners – this company spun out of the Mount Sinai hospital system. The company is a developer of a platform that connects data ... read more.
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Faunaphotonics web
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

March 13, 2019

Develops an LED-based sensor to detect airborne agricultural pests

The company recruited Micheal Stanley Petersen as CEO in 2018 Fauna Photonics is developing an LED-based sensor to detect airborne insects The company established an R&D collaboration with Bayer's Xarvio in 2016, which aided in technology development and field trials Its first proprietary sensor ... read more.
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The Cost-Effective Distributed Grid: Energy Trading Within Microgrids

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While the energy transition promises a decentralized electrical grid composed of a network of actors with distributed energy resources, microgrids are not cost-effective for many electricity customers around the world. However, recent years have seen a rise of energy trading software platforms, which promise to provide better compensation for distributed generation and energy assets. We examine the combination of energy trading and microgrid technology to determine if we have finally crossed that critical financial turning point - whether it is more cost-effective to source electricity from distributed resources than from the electrical grid.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Digitizing the fight against diabetes: From therapy to prevention

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

In this report we approach the digital management of diabetes by looking at the complete health spectrum from healthy to severely diseased individuals and highlight unmet needs and opportunities that digital health developers should take advantage of. We also highlight how these strategies should consider underlying differences, from molecular to cultural, when addressing different markets and regions.

The Market Size for Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The growth of connected smart home appliances have expanded from lighting controls to thermostats, door locks, and even coffee makers. With the large influx of new products, how is the smart home market segmented, and where do opportunities lie?

How to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Materials informatics applies data science and AI methods to better understand the use, selection, development, and discovery of materials. As an emerging technology with strong momentum during the past year, it is used across the value chain, from upstream materials and chemicals developers to downstream product manufacturers. In this report, we provide a comprehensive understanding of the key players and their activities in this space. Specifically, we will review different application areas, data challenges, and recent developments from both startups and large corporations. We also provide our vision on the near future of how materials informatics will expand from materials to parts and products, from working with a few R&D units to establishing a whole platform for each part of the value chain. Finally, we discuss why clients across the value chain should overcome the data-sharing fear to work on materials informatics. We also propose three strategies to engage with materials informatics and advise on how to form a strategy that works the best.

Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.