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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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Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector: Power-to-Chemicals

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In our recently-published "Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector" report, we introduced electrochemical conversion as a key technology that will allow the chemical industry to decarbonize its operations by replacing fossil-based feedstock with low-carbon alternatives produced from renewable electricity. In this report, we will look at the cost of electrifying key industrial processes, including but not limited to methanol production and ammonia synthesis, as well as the regulatory framework support needed to support the adoption of electrochemical technologies in the industrial sector.

Understanding the Market Opportunity for Metamaterials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

In the past four years, understanding of metamaterials has dramatically improved, and novel manufacturing techniques have become more mature. With the demand from communication and other sectors, metamaterials are on the cusp of commercialization. This report will identify key innovations and obstacles, and begin to quantify the market opportunity around metamaterials.

Partnership Opportunities in Polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2019

The polymer 3D printing space is becoming more fragmented with hundreds of start-ups, various materials, material form factors, and involvement of large corporations and service bureaus. What is the nature of the polymer 3D printing value chain? How is the partnership network evolving? And, what are the partnerships opportunities in the polymer 3D printing value chain?

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

Asia's rising urbanization presents numerous opportunities for bleeding edge technology deployment. However, at the same time, lack of traditional infrastructure and a variety of problems from traffic congestion and pollution, will only be amplified as droves of people migrate into cities. While most nations plan to address the immediate needs, several have futuristic aspirations for developing digital societies in a future city. In this report, we analyze the key technologies that will address the demands of Asia's future city as well as highlight the key innovators developing them domestically. 

Connected Car: How Connectivity Will Enable Digital Services in The Vehicle

Coverage Areas: Autonomous Systems 2.0 More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

The connected car technology space is broad and complex and due to this complexity identifying opportunities can be challenging. This report will look at connectivity and the digital services it enables in the car.

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.

Bio-based Intermediate Chemicals Market Growth

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will assess growth projections of intermediate chemicals given different oil-price environments.

Plastic Recycling Technologies Cost Assessment

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report will model the cost of various plastic recycling technologies in order to assess and compare their respective value propositions.

The Status of Non-metal and Non-polymer 3D Printing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q3 2019

This report aims to define the 3D printing technology landscape for non-metal and non-polymer materials. It answers the following questions: Who are the key players developing other materials in the 3D printing space? What are their technological readiness levels? What does the technology development roadmap look like?

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.