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Max Halik

Energy Storage More...

October 4, 2018

Electric vehicle charging network operator eMotorWerks recently announced that it has successfully aggregated over 6,000 of its California-based EV chargers. As part of its parent company Enel, it has bid them as a 30 MW virtual power plant to participate in California Independent System Operator (... read more.

Case Study
General electric
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Mike Rolfes

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

General Electric's IoT platform, known as Predix, has had a turbulent and checkered past. Shortly after its initial launch in 2016, the company leaned heavily on PTC as a stopgap to overcome technical shortcomings and overblown marketing efforts. Things didn't get much better in the years that ... read more.

Analyst Insight
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

Satellite communication hardware

Offers tailored and standardized lightweight satellite terminals that can be installed on mobile land, air, and maritime vehicles to enable bidirectional communication Claims that its terminal design is lightweight because both its transmitter and its receiver are interlaced onto a single surface ... read more.
Company Profile
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Venkatesh Konanur

Digital Transformation More...

October 4, 2018

5G virtual radio access network

Offers a suite of hardware and software to Tier-1 and Tier-2 MNOs to increase their 5G network capacity and reduce operational expenditure on the radio access networks Claims that its service has relatively low-power consumption for 5G devices and network self-healing-at-the-edge compared to other ... read more.
Company Profile
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Venkatesh Konanur

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

October 4, 2018

Ocean Beauty harvests salmon off a remote coast in Alaska and ships it via air to Anchorage, Arkansas, and Seattle, Washington. The salmon is then transported as smaller shipments to other states in the U.S. From the harvest to the consumer, there are many switch points, such as high-speed ferries, ... read more.

Case Study
Xerafy
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Mike Rolfes

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

October 4, 2018

Provider of rugged passive UHF RFID metal tags

The company was started by Dennis Khoo (CEO) and Eden Liu (Executive VP) in 2009; it has raised approximately $5 million total from a single venture round led by IPV Capital in 2012. The company is a developer of a suite of rugged and versatile RFID tags and readers for the healthcare, oil and gas, ... read more.
Company Snapshot
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Matthew Wagner

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 3, 2018

By the end of 2019, the now combined DowDuPont will split into three companies: Dow, DuPont, and Corteva Agriscience. This report details the businesses that will make up these new companies and offers an assessment of the to be created firms’ futures. read more.

State of the Market Report
Ocean wave power
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Holly Havel

Owning the Energy Transition

October 3, 2018

The process of generating electricity by harvesting energy from tides and waves in the ocean. For marine energy technologies to reach commercial prospects, emerging startups will need to consider new investment strategies that are not reliant on government and public funding schemes and seek ... read more.

Technology
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Hirosei Kuruma

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 3, 2018

Autonomous driving technology developer with grocery delivery platform

Develops autonomous driving vehicles by retrofitting vehicles with in-house hardware and software Provides grocery delivery services in partnership with online e-commerce partners in California Prioritizes cameras as its main environmental perception sensor Targets both physical and online e-... read more.
Company Profile
Ford motor
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Hirosei Kuruma

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

October 3, 2018

Ever since the concept of exoskeletons was introduced in science fiction, the technology has left many fascinated by the possibilities of possessing superhuman strength, among other powers. While we are still quite a few decades away from widespread adoption of exoskeletons, the technology has begun... read more.

Analyst Insight

Electronic Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Materials innovation is driving the next wave of electronic devices, from flexible displays to ubiquitous sensors. We will survey the electronic materials innovation landscape to understand what materials will enable these devices, and when the materials will be ready for market.

Southeast Asia's Energy Startup Ecosystem

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Under a drastically different economic and technology backdrop, Southeast Asia's energy startup ecosystem has spawned with accessibility, affordability, and reliability as the top priorities in energy. This report will take a look at the region's energy startup ecosystem and identify the key players leading the cause and the unique sets of challenges they face. As the future global center of energy demand, it remains critical to understand the region to find key opportunities to enter the market with a higher success rate.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

How 3D Printing Software Will Accelerate the Development of 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In the last few years, synergies between the design software space and 3D printing have become increasingly apparent. For example, generative design software takes advantage of 3D printing’s ability to expand manufacturability and vastly enlarges the explorable design candidate space. 3D printing simulation software models the stress profile of a part, and therefore predicts part failure before physically printing it. Within the 3D printing community, we are seeing a trend of 3D printing companies developing and strengthening their software components. Several major examples include Desktop Metal’s software for generative design, Markforged’s cloud-based software for part print optimization, and Arevo’s computer-aided design (CAD) and FEA-based software for 3D printing design and simulation. In this report, we review the most relevant 3D printing software technologies and argue that the formation of a 3D printing software thread (design, simulation, manufacturing, as well as workflow management and data security) with data control through the whole process will be crucial for 3D printing at industrial scale. We expect to see more 3D printing companies either develop their own software strategies or to partner with large software companies in the near future.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Carbon Capture

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced carbon capture as a key technology that will allow multiple industrial sectors to decarbonize their operations by capturing CO₂ emissions from point-sources. In this report, we will look at the cost of carbon capture using multiple configurations, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of carbon capture in the industrial sector.

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

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.

Electronic Materials: The Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Demand for 5G electronics and the emergence of the internet of things have created new demand for materials that offer higher performance but are cheap enough to enable rollout of millions of new devices. This report will identify new materials technologies in polymers for electronics and thermal management, as well as the technology developers behind these efforts, and pick winners for commercialization.

Scouting Innovations for Corrosion's Tough Problems

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Corrosion remains perhaps the most persistent challenge we face in the materials industry. New sustainability regulations are making this even more challenging, by pushing out chrome 6 and limiting the use of solvents. This report will scout early stage technologies, start-ups, and identify corporate approaches to tackling the corrosion challenge.

Emerging Materials Opportunities for the Apparel Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q4 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.