Its fresh
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Laura Krishfield

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

October 29, 2018

Filters that decrease the ripening rate of fruits and vegetables

The company was started by Peter Shalson. To date, the company has raised about $23.8 million, with $10 million from a stakeholder investment made by AgroFresh. The company makes filters, transit sheets, pads, and labels that extract and absorb the ripening hormone (ethylene) when placed among fresh... read more.
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Startchy
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Laura Krishfield

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October 29, 2018

Biomaterial coating for post-harvest treatment

The company was founded by three Holy Spirit University of Kaslik students: Richardos Lebbos (CEO), Kayssar Eid, and Tony Barcha. To date, the company has raised approximately $22,000. Among its investors, we emphasize Agrytech. The company makes starch-based bioplastic coating for fruits and ... read more.
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Holly Havel

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October 25, 2018

Drone-based visual data analytics for solar O&M

Develops drone-based visual data analytics and AI platform to automate inspection processes and streamline O&M efficiencies for solar assets Claims to reduce conventional inspection costs by up to 50%, can reduce inspection times by up to 90%, and has a 97% fault identification accuracy Maintains ... read more.
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

AI-driven software and hardware switching system for utility-scale PV systems

The company was founded in 2017 by David Reifsnyder, growing out of inverter supplier Hybridyne Power Electronics; it has not disclosed any funding information. The company develops a hardware and software system that switches between series and parallel connection of photovoltaic strings in a ... read more.
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Moya power
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Tyler Ogden

Next Generation Power More...

October 25, 2018

Lightweight and flexible piezoelectric sheets for environmental energy harvesting

Moya Power was founded in 2016 by Charlotte Slingsby out of research at the Imperial College London; the company does not have any public funding information. The company develops piezoelectric textile sheets that can harvest energy from wind and drafts using undisclosed materials. Energy harvesting... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

PEM fuel cells for backup and portable power

The company was started by Ivar Kruusenberg in 2016 and has since raised $100,000 from SkyDeck, a Berkeley, California-based accelerator. The company makes PEM fuel cells that have a power output of 400 W or 1 kW, depending on the model; both require pure hydrogen as fuel. PowerUp plans to sell to ... read more.
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Ceres power
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Max Halik

Energy Storage More...

October 25, 2018

Solid oxide fuel cell systems for stationary power and automotive applications

Develops solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology that uses steel plates and a ceria gadolinium oxide ceramic electrolyte, which it has developed for stationary power and for automotive applications as an electric vehicle range extender Has developed a 5 kW fuel cell stack and is working with its ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

October 25, 2018

Prospects for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects hinge on long-term fluctuations in oil and gas prices given the high capital and operating costs associated with them. For example, earlier in the decade, high oil prices combined with declining conventional oil production drove capital investment ... read more.

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Pragma
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Harshit Sharma

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October 25, 2018

Expandable bridge plugs and swellpackers

The company was started by FrontRow Energy Technology in 2018 for development of novel downhole technologies for upstream oil and gas. The company makes expandable bridge plugs and subsurface safety valves, primarily focused on reducing operating costs and increasing production rates. Key ... 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.