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Hirosei Kuruma

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October 31, 2018

While consumer smartwatches were first introduced as a technology push, the market has now embraced the smartwatch as a valuable product, and we are seeing the emergence of application-specific smartwatches. Looking to the future, smartwatches will play a key role in expanding the digital ecosystem ... read more.

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Hirosei Kuruma

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October 31, 2018

Lidar 3D point cloud contextualization software for autonomous vehicles

Develops a contextualization software for autonomous vehicles that annotates 3D point cloud data produced by lidar sensors Labels objects into four main categories: vehicle, human, ground, and others Supports Velodyne HDL-64E and Velodyne PUCK (VLP-16) lidar products Offers single licenses with no ... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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October 31, 2018

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication chipsets

Offers V2X protocol chipsets for enabling advanced driver assist system (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles; the chipsets enable dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) and cellular-V2X (C-V2X) communications between vehicles and infrastructure Claims differentiation in its dual-channel design (not ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

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October 31, 2018

Lux Research was recently in attendance at Vitafoods Asia Conference 2018, which took place in conjunction with Vitafoods Asia Exhibition 2018, the largest nutraceutical trade show in Asia. Leading academic researchers and industry experts in the nutraceutical field attended the conference. This ... read more.

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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 30, 2018

Artificial intelligence and robotics technologies for 3D printing

The company was founded by two architectural designers, Daghan Cam and Michail Desyllas, in 2015. The company is a developer of robotic arm-based 3D printers and associated software to provide large-scale autonomous manufacturing; its system consists of AiSync (cloud-based software), AiMaker (... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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October 30, 2018

Lux attended the Additive Manufacturing Symposium organized by KIVI Engineering Society. The event took place at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), with speakers from TU/e, TU Delft, the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and Additive Industries. This insight ... read more.

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Xiao Zhong and Tugce Uslu

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October 30, 2018

Digital design, simulation, and 3D printing of custom cars

Founded in 2017, Hackrod aims to develop new ways of designing, engineering, and manufacturing custom cars using generative design, virtual reality (VR), simulation, and 3D printing Partners with Siemens for its generative design, simulation, and 3D printing software control capabilities Developed a... read more.
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Runeel Daliah

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October 30, 2018

Electrochemical catalysts for CO₂ reduction to carbon monoxide

Electrochemical catalysts for the reduction of CO2 to carbon monoxide and formic acid Claims electrochemical catalysts have current densities of 100 mA/cm2 and above; system has a current efficiency of 90% and a single-pass CO2 conversion rate of 60% for carbon monoxide production Currently at ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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October 30, 2018

Protective coatings made of natural plant extracts for post-harvest applications

Develops edible coatings containing a mixture of monoacylglycerides derived from agriculture byproducts that serve as a protective barrier for fresh produce For the production process, the company uses multiple steps, including esterification, liquid-liquid separation, and flash distillation Mainly ... read more.
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Harini Venkataraman

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October 30, 2018

Edible coatings play an important role in extending the shelf life of fresh produce by decreasing the respiration rate and protecting the organoleptic properties like aroma, texture, and color. In this respect, functional properties like permeation, absorption, and diffusion are among the most ... read more.

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Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 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 Fourth Industrial Revolution for Every Industry: A Taxonomy of Industry 4.0​

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Industry 4.0 encompasses the digitization and interlinking of the entire value chain of a physical, product-based industry. This taxonomy first examines the various components of such a value chain, and then further deconstructs and examines the most relevant use cases, applications, technologies, and key players under each. ​Additionally, we recommend that companies exploring an Industry 4.0 initiative should look at use-cases and technologies that are relatively mature, easy to implement, and carry a high, tangible ROI.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Food companies have become more serious about their commitments to supporting start-up innovation efforts through the formation of numerous corporate VC groups - and their investments have been widely varied in scope. This report will assess the landscape of those funds, demonstrating the winning approaches.

Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: May 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 the industry to decarbonize its operations, and assess the opportunities and challenges that present exist for each technology option.

Industrial Power Symbiosis: Finding Cost-Effective Cases for On-Site Power Generation

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

When and how will industrial customers of electricity find it most cost-effective to source their own electricity from on-site generators? This report will match power generation technologies with the industries that can benefit from their use and secondary benefits, such as heat and hydrogen production.

The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

Flexible displays have been an emerging opportunity for over a decade, but have yet to achieve significant traction. In this report, we'll explore the state of the flexible displays market, how the technology's challenges can be overcome to enable widespread adoption, and how clients should participate in the flexible displays value chain.

Artificial Intelligence in China

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will provide a deep understanding of AI activities in China and how these activities are poised to impact the world. We will analyze investment activity and government support in this space, evaluate the most important AI technologies and applications being targeted in China, and highlight how Chinese AI companies are gaining traction in the global marketplace.

Crude to chemicals: Bridging the gap between crude refining and petrochemicals

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

The interest in crude-to-chemicals has rapidly grown in recent years with multiple integrated oil companies moving further into the downstream value chain. This report offers a landscape for the process, answering three questions: The various technologies C2C comprises of, the chemicals that can be produced, and the economics associated with the process.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: June 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.

Energy Storage Market Size: 2019 Edition

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: June 2019

This report will quantify the growing market for energy storage, developing market forecasts to project the adoption of energy storage across transportation, consumer electronics, and stationary sectors.