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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 25, 2019

Biopolymer mulch film

The company was founded by Hugo Meunier and Roger Tambay; both founders have backgrounds in business, and Hugo has direct experience in manufacturing plastics. So far, the company has raised about $75,000 from a seed round in 2015. Among its investors, we highlight Cycle Capital and Ecofuel. The ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation

March 25, 2019

OTI Lumionics offers cathode materials for auxiliary electrodes in OLED displays. For its materials development strategy, OTI initially developed quantum chemistry tools for chemical simulation. However, it soon began to look for ways to make those tools more scalable, work on larger molecules, and ... read more.

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Thg energy solutions
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

March 25, 2019

Utility data management and demand response for commercial and industrial buildings

THG offers hardware and software tools aiming to provide energy management, utility bill management, and automated demand response services for commercial and industrial buildings Its Energy Intelligence Software (EIS) gathers customers' utility data around electricity, natural gas, recycling, waste... read more.
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Wearable electrical injury-preventing safety monitoring device

Developed a platform that monitors workers around energized equipment to prevent electrical injury; consists of a wearable wristband device, smartphone application, and cloud-based web dashboard Applicable voltage of energized equipment ranges from 120 V to 500,000 V Targets all workers in ... read more.
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Omron
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Hirosei Kuruma

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Since Apple's announcement of the Series 4 watch with electrocardiograms (ECGs), many smartwatch developers have flocked toward making ECGs available for their own products as well. A short list of smartwatch developers with FDA-approved ECGs includes Withings, AliveCor, and Verily. The introduction... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma and Yuan-Sheng Yu

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

March 22, 2019

Many of the leading companies in autonomous vehicle development are headquartered in the U.S., and several of the major breakthroughs, with regard to technology milestones and regulations, have come from the country. However, 2018 was a transformative year with China, Japan, and Singapore, with each... read more.

State of the Market Report
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Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

Connected medication dispenser with voice and facial recognition

Develops a connected medication dispenser to ensure medication adherence Is comparable in price to but undifferentiated from competitors The product is sold either B2C through Stanley Black & Decker, for approximately $499 and a subscription fee of $39.99, or B2B through physicians and payers for ... read more.
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Thomas Dawidczyk

Consumer IoT More...

March 22, 2019

The wide variety of omnipresent sensors and their ability to continuously collect data on their environment in real time. Ubiquitous sensors are part of a larger system and will consist of both basic and AI-enabled sensors. Because the sensors used in ubiquitous sensing are always on, powering each ... read more.

Technology
Electric batteries
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Tim Grejtak

Energy Storage More...

March 22, 2019

Chemical processes to recover valuable materials from used batteries. Innovations in recycling – both lead-acid and Li-ion – will be invaluable to the battery industry. Alternatives to smelting will reduce regulatory pressure on lead-acid battery production, and increased Li-ion battery recycling ... read more.

Technology

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.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: September 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.

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?

The Digital Transformation of Industries

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: September 2019

The digital transformation provides a launching point for digital-native companies to establish themselves in the physical industries. Incumbents need to anticipate how this change will impact their industry and act on the threats that they face. We create a framework for understanding the digital transformation of an industry, which identifies six core outcomes that digital transformation achieves in any application: uncover invisible insights, predict the future, optimize, upskill humans, make information accessible, and automate. We also discuss how digital use cases, tools, and outcomes are typically lateral across industries, and thus how learnings from one industry can translate to another.

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.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

Analyzing Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop

Coverage Areas: The Future of Mobility

Planned Publication Date: October 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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 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: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: October 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

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.