Integrated biochem
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Joshua Haslun

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August 23, 2018

Develops managed ecosystem fermentation to convert organic waste streams to industrial feedstocks

Develops Managed Ecosystem Fermentation (MEF) to convert solid waste streams (cellulose and hemicellulose) into protein, volatile fatty acids, and enzymes; the ecosystem is started from ruminant microbial communities obtained from veterinarians The company has developed nutrient profiles that enable... read more.
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Tracy Woo

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August 22, 2018

In Lux's 18 for 2018 report, we identified 5G as among this year's hottest technologies to watch for. Its implementation will be the most significant network advancement to date, bringing about new business models, new products, and a wealth of unprecedented capabilities. As we previously discussed... read more.

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Lewie Roberts

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August 22, 2018

Active gated imaging system for automotive applications

Offers an active gated imaging system for the enabling of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous features in vehicles Claims differentiation in its system's ability to create a real-time 3D map of the environment even in inclement weather or at night; claims gated imaging avoids ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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August 21, 2018

Metal 3D printers using wire feedstock

Digital Alloys was founded in January 2017 as a spinout of the NVLabs division of NVBots; the CEO of Digital Alloys is Duncan McCallum, who was the CEO of NVBots until the incorporation of Digital Alloys. To date, the company has raised approximately $18 million; most recently, it raised $12.9 ... read more.
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Formlabs
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Xiao Zhong

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August 21, 2018

Developer of desktop professional stereolithography 3D printers

Has developed a desktop stereolithography (SLA) 3D printer called the Form 2 and several photopolymer resins that cater to dental, engineering, education, and prototyping applications Has also developed several other pieces of technology to be used in conjunction with the printers, such as washing ... read more.
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Jesse Papirio

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August 21, 2018

Manufactures nutritive alternative sweetener from oats

The company was started by Paul Whalen (CEO), a food science consultant. To date, the company has raised approximately $250,000 in Series A funding from Enterprise Institute in 2014. The company is a developer of "OatSweet," a sugar alternative product made from oats. The syrup product is made by ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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August 21, 2018

Stevia-based sugar alternatives

Develops stevia extracts containing >95% steviol glycosides with reduced off-taste using its proprietary process "nuSense"  Currently looking to close a funding round to set up an intermediate production and formulation facility in Montreal Develops two products: GustoDulce, a blend of >95% steviol ... read more.
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Jesse Papirio

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August 21, 2018

Developer of taste-receptor technologies for sugar and salt reduction

Incorporated in 1998, Senomyx is a public company traded on the NASDAQ. The company is a developer of flavor ingredients to reduce salt, monosodium glutamate, and sugar in food and beverage products. Some of the company's key claims include flavor products that help companies reformulate healthier ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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August 21, 2018

Computational protein design focused on sweet proteins

Employs computational protein design (CPD) for redesigning sweet proteins to improve characteristics like expression yield, thermal stability, and pH stability Expresses the optimized sequences heterogeneously in different host microorganisms (bacteria, yeast); currently carries out fermentation at ... read more.
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Lidar
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Kyle Landry

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August 20, 2018

Laser-based 3D sensing technology that enables precise mapping and real-time environmental perception capabilities in applications like autonomous vehicles, future factory, and commercial drones, to name a few. Lidar offers great technical value as an enabling sensor, alongside technologies like ... read more.

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Identification of a pathway towards differentiation and success with biofertilizers

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Biofertilizers remain poorly defined, with products like organic material, biostimulants, and compost often incorrectly included in the technology landscape. Unfortunately, this improper labeling serves only to further mystify the space along with potential opportunities. In this report Lux explicitly defines biofertilizers, identifies differentiation among developers and their products, and provides a pathway towards success in this rapidly developing space.

Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

Carbon Nanomaterials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will update our Carbon Nanomaterial coverage. To complement last year's production-focused report, this report will focus more on applications. It will feature a detailed study of use cases and applications, case studies of industry players, a data driven analysis of applications, and updated Lux Innovation Grids.

Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

Biofuels Outlook

Coverage Areas: Alternative Fuels More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Today’s biofuel industry is a long way from its rapid ascension of the early and mid-2000s. Growth in capacity for first-generation (1G) biofuels has stalled, but advanced biofuels are gaining ground. To characterize this new era of the global biofuels industry, we built a comprehensive database of nearly 2,000 facilities which we use to forecast the growth of the industry and examine trends in new nameplate capacity, location, fuel, feedstock, and conversion technologies.

Innovations in Wave and Tidal Energy

Coverage Areas: Next Generation Power More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

Tidal and wave energy can deliver dispatchable power to the grid that is still renewable. As such, they may replace gas peakers and other backup facilities in the future. However, this technology is hard to deploy, mostly because of harsh mechanical conditions. This report lists the innovations in the space in order to assess its true potential.

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

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.