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Grant Klafehn

Energy Storage More...

August 23, 2018

Heat batteries for residential hot water and car engines

Develops heat batteries based on phase-change material (PCM) for two applications: providing hot water for residential and commercial buildings and for gas and EV engines to preheat the engine or battery and provide heat in the cabin Sunamp's PCM was developed with the University of Edinburgh and ... read more.
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Grant Klafehn

Future Grid More...

August 23, 2018

Smart meter analytics

The company was started by Yohei Kiguchi, Paul Monroe, and Giuseppe Vettigli as a spinout from Cambridge University in 2016; since its founding, the company has raised £500,000 ($651,000), but has failed to secure the $1 million it requested in early 2017. The company is a developer of the Smart ... read more.
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Jessica Hernandez

Future Grid More...

August 23, 2018

Energy monitoring and control of boilers and electric heating and cooling systems in buildings

The company was started by Robert Platek in 2012; since then, the company has raised over $550,000 in venture investment and received $1.2 million in innovation funding from IESO to develop demand response algorithms, wireless hardware control, and smart grid technology. The company is a developer ... read more.
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Matthew Wagner

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2018

In May 2017, we published “Chemicals and Materials: Seven Market and Technology Trends for 2017 and Beyond,” summarizing seven significant chemicals and materials trends that Lux analysts saw shaping and being shaped by innovation in the industry. A year later, we are taking another strategic ... read more.

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Integrated biochem
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Joshua Haslun

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

August 23, 2018

Develops managed ecosystem fermentation to convert organic waste streams to industrial feedstocks

Develops Managed Ecosystem Fermentation (MEF) to convert solid waste streams (cellulose and hemicellulose) into protein, volatile fatty acids, and enzymes; the ecosystem is started from ruminant microbial communities obtained from veterinarians The company has developed nutrient profiles that enable... read more.
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Tracy Woo

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 22, 2018

In Lux's 18 for 2018 report, we identified 5G as among this year's hottest technologies to watch for. Its implementation will be the most significant network advancement to date, bringing about new business models, new products, and a wealth of unprecedented capabilities. As we previously discussed... read more.

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Lewie Roberts

Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

August 22, 2018

Active gated imaging system for automotive applications

Offers an active gated imaging system for the enabling of advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous features in vehicles Claims differentiation in its system's ability to create a real-time 3D map of the environment even in inclement weather or at night; claims gated imaging avoids ... read more.
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The Market Opportunity for Flexible Displays

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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: Q2 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: Q2 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.

Where and how to find the Green in Green technology

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 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: Q2 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.

Synbio Partnership Landscape

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will map the synthetic biology partnership landscape to identify where current opportunities exist for partnering.

The Dawn of Digital Product Optimization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

Recent years have witnessed the developments of software technologies across the materials, part, product value chain. Materials informatics for material discovery and development; generative design, virtual reality (VR), and 3D printing simulation for part design and simulation; and predictive maintenance software for life cycle management, just to name a few. While each of these technologies progresses, there is still not a Digital Product Optimization (DPO) framework. Closely tracking these areas, Lux has already seen the possibility of some of these technologies integrating together. In this report, we will analyze the possibility of such a DPO. Specifically, we will talk examine what a DPO looks like and what it means for clients in industries across the manufacturing value chain.

The 2019 Lux Competitive Benchmark for Large Chemical and Material Companies: Assessing Corporate Innovation Effort and Business Performance

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This reports updates Lux’s popular Lux Competitive Benchmark (LCB) report on large chemical and material companies first published last year. Although centuries old and largely mature technically and organizationally, the chemical industry still requires innovation to drive growth in a tough globally competitive market. To assess who is positioned to succeed, we analyze 40 top chemical and material firms using the LCB (which scores companies based on Innovation Effort and Business Execution) and other analysis tools. We examine the relationships between Innovation Effort and Business Execution, open and internal innovation, and tech research type across the whole industry and for specific industry segments.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation #1yearlater

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

This report will analyze the Ellen McArthur Foundation. Specifically, it will focus on the first 11 to 12 companies that joined and their sustainability strategies (what are they, how likely is it that they're met).