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Jessica Hernandez

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November 1, 2018

Residential energy storage systems for virtual power plant aggregation

Swell Energy deploys behind-the-meter residential energy systems, such as solar PV and energy storage, with the purpose of aggregating them into virtual power plants The company claims to offer a turnkey platform to utility customers, including design of the rollout program, enrollment of retail ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

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November 1, 2018

Home energy monitoring for energy efficiency, electric fire safety, and demand response

The company was founded by Oren Schetrit and Steven Lanzisera in 2014; in 2016, the company was acquired by Earth Networks, but was spun out as its own company in 2017 while also receiving a grant of undisclosed size from Elemental Excelerator. The company develops two devices to monitor a home's ... read more.
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Energy meteo systems
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Grant Klafehn

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November 1, 2018

Wind and solar prediction and VPP services

The company was founded by Ulrich Focken and Matthias Lange in 2004; it has not released any information on investments or funding since. Energy & Meteos Systems provides two distinct services: the first is weather predictions for solar irradiation and wind speeds, along with predicted electricity ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

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November 1, 2018

Restorative heart valve therapy

Martijn Cox founded Xeltis as a spinoff from the University of Zurich in 2006 and later merged with Qtis/e, a Dutch spinoff from Eindhoven University of Technology, in 2012. Xeltis has raised €75 million in funding over three rounds; the latest funding came from a Series C round that raised €45 ... read more.
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Katrina Westerhof

Digital Transformation

November 1, 2018

We recently chaired the IoT Security Summit in Dallas, Texas, where technology developers and security analysts from a wide range of industries and applications gathered to discuss technologies and implementation best practices in IoT security. While technology innovation was the focus of some ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur and Cole McCollum

Digital Transformation More...

November 1, 2018

With the boom of AI and machine learning, there has been a growing demand for data science skills in the workforce. Universities have started ramping up course offerings in this area; for example, MIT recently announced a whopping $1 billion investment in a new college focused solely on AI. However... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

November 1, 2018

Cybersecurity software with threat visualization

The company develops a suite of security services and tools: "Threat Pop" and "Jazz" are security software that offers visualization of malicious network activity for the benefit of security analysts; "Threat Red" is a white-hat hacking service designed to spot vulnerabilities within the existing ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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November 1, 2018

Automated machine learning platform

Offers an automated machine learning (AutoML) platform that automates data cleanup, feature engineering, and model selection; however, does not currently include hyperparameter tuning The solution is similar to other AutoML platforms like XBrain, H2O, and DataRobot, but it claims to better choose ... read more.
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Max Halik

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October 31, 2018

Modular fission reactors that are smaller than conventional reactors and emphasize security and low capital expenditure costs, often using molten salts as a coolant material. Clients are strongly advised to keep a close eye on the relatively few SMR developers with tangible progress toward ... read more.

Technology

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?