Viridix
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Jesse Papirio

Agro Innovation More...

August 20, 2018

Stake-based soil water potential sensor

Viridix manufactures a soil water potential-sensing stake with connected analytics for irrigation The company claims that the sensor technology is distinct from typical tensiometer, TDR, and EC sensors but would not disclose any detail The company is manufacturing sensors in-house and has 120 ... read more.
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Joshua Haslun

Agro Innovation More...

August 20, 2018

Polymer nanoparticles for delivery of active ingredients for crop protection

Develops a nanoparticle delivery system, Allosperse, that improves the effectiveness of crop protection active ingredients and allows the active ingredients to be used in conjunction with fertilizer applications The company has developed complementary pesticides for its delivery system and is now co... read more.
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Algae
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Runeel Daliah

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 20, 2018

Photosynthetic organisms that convert CO₂ into biomass and algal oil, which are then further processed into end products for the food, fuel, and chemicals industries. Algae innovation is now dominated by large corporations following the collapse of the startup space in the mid-2010s; companies ... read more.

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Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Emerging Solutions

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The rise of AI has left a wake of misinformation, confusion, and overpromises. This report,a follow-on to the first report we published two years back, will look to sort through the hype, establish clear definitions for terms such as AI, categorize different available techniques, and highlight emerging technologies along with the challenges of implementing AI solutions.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

While data collection and analysis offers the ability to transform all parts of the value chain in manufacturing, applying this to innovate new products represents a unique opportunity. It is not capex-intensive, not that disruptive to ongoing operations, and can significantly decrease time and cost involved in product development in the manufacturing sector. This report will identify how clients in the manufacturing sector can enhance their innovation efforts through the use of advanced data analytics and other digital technologies. We will also explore how digitalization of innovation will impact the underlying core innovation processes itself.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil rigs will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

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?

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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.

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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: March 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).