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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

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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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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.

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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

Lux covers the potential for sustainability and green technologies to become an alternate source of revenue as concerns regarding environmental impact and risk continue to grow.

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.

The Modern-day Biotech Business Model

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will examine the theoretical advantages of industrial fermentation (scale independent, allowing for right-sized and distributed manufacturing; flexible production) and reasons for 2018 setbacks. It will examine the continued shift towards high margin products.

Metal 3D printing Segmentation for Emerging Applications

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2019

This report will analyze the technical capabilities of existing metal 3D printers to: 1) define common use cases; 2) highlight further development areas; and 3) emphasize the caveats of metal 3D printing applications.