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Cecilia Gee

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September 21, 2018

Steam thermolysis for carbon fiber recycling

Jean-Louis Pech founded Alpha Recyclage Composites in 2009; it is the sister company to Alpha Recyclage Franche-Comté. The company developed a steam thermolysis process to recycle carbon fiber composites – it is a thermochemical process that uses water vapor, superheated at atmospheric pressure, to ... read more.
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Hirosei Kuruma

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September 21, 2018

Wearable armband with environmental sensors for industrial worker safety

The company was started by CEO Gabriel Glynn, CTO Mark Frederick, and CIO Kevin Krefting. So far, the company has raised about a total of $1.5 million; $750,000 came from a seed round led by EMC Insurance, while the rest was from unknown angel investors. The company makes wearable armbands with ... read more.
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Hirosei Kuruma

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September 21, 2018

Ultrasound bladder monitoring wearable

The company was started by CEO Atsushi Nakanishi in 2014; prior to Triple W, Atsushi held positions at Draper Nexus Venture Partners and received an MBT in Finance and Global Business Management from UC Berkeley. To date, the company has raised approximately $13.1 million in funding; the latest pre-... read more.
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Lewie Roberts

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September 21, 2018

MicroLED microdisplays

Offers a process for integrating microLEDs with thin-film transistors (TFTs) for microLED microdisplays (smaller than 1 inch diagonally); the company uses a monolithic process where it grows a TFT directly on an array of microLED dies Claims differentiation in the brightness of its solution (10 ... read more.
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Jerrold Wang

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September 21, 2018

Dynamic glazing film with thermochromic and photochromic features

Developed a dynamic glazing film with both thermochromic and photochromic features; current R&D focuses on a flippable window unit based on in-house developed dynamic glazing films and flippable window frames The film can absorb UV, IR, and some visible light into re-emit it toward the outdoor ... read more.
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Anthony Vicari

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September 21, 2018

Hydrophobic coatings for heat exchangers

Developed a hydrophobic coating for plate and frame heat exchanges designed to reduce scaling, fouling, power consumption, and back pressure and increase efficiency and heat transfer rate Claims coating can double or triple the amount of time needed between maintenance cleanings The coating, which ... read more.
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Nardev Ramanathan

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September 21, 2018

The cost of developing a new pharmaceutical drug today and successfully bringing it to market is approximately $2.5 billion, double what it used to be a decade ago. The steep rise in costs comes despite an intense effort in recent years to bring efficiency to pharmaceutical R&D. Assessing this risk ... read more.

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Abhirabh Basu

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September 20, 2018

Valorization of upstream oil and gas wastewater using specially designed microbial cells

Early-stage startup focusing on valorizing wastewater from industry to generate biohydrogen in situ at effluent treatment plants using a solution similar to microbial electrochemical cells (MECs) Retrofits existing wastewater storage tanks and frac water impoundments with an electrolyzer that uses a... read more.
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Mia Lu

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September 20, 2018

Acoustic leak detection and monitoring for water distribution networks

A subsidiary of Hutchison Water develops acoustic correlation techniques for pipeline monitoring and leak detection in water distribution networks Provides two products: AQS-SYS for continuous monitoring and iQuarius for mobile leak detection; sensors work for pipes of different sizes and materials ... read more.
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Genomics in agriculture

Coverage Areas: Agro Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Big data in agriculture was initially synonymous with "precision agriculture," however the rise of genomics and other informatics tools are fundamentally changing the roles DNA and data play in agriculture. (This report will be the first of a "Genomics in X" series, building on the "Power of DNA" report/webinar)

Ubiquitous Sensing

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

As commoditized sensors become cheaper and offer improved performance they can now be more readily incorporated into new applications and devices that were previously not feasible. These always-on sensors in consumer and industrial environments will allow for continuous monitoring, all while being transparent and not interfering with individuals daily activities.

The decommissioning dilemma: the £39 billion market opportunity in the North Sea

Coverage Areas: Exploration and Production More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

With close to 2,500 wells scheduled to be plugged and abandoned in the North Sea by 2025, decommissioning offshore oil assets will become increasingly important in the coming years. This report aims to evaluate innovation opportunities as the industry looks for ways to minimize costs and environmental impacts.

Li-ion battery roadmap

Coverage Areas: Energy Storage More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will look at timelines for adoption of various Li-ion electrode materials and present our view of how the Li-ion battery will evolve over the next decade.

Food Value Chain CVC Comparison

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness

Planned Publication Date: April 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.

Regional BBMC Trends

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) trends globally and analyze how regulations are impacting technology development and adoption.

Finding the Next Disruptive Materials Innovations

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Advances in basic science are always occurring, and new breakthroughs could be around the corner. This report seeks to identify stage zero materials technologies that could be highly impactful and build a timeline for their possible development.

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Digital technologies are creating a major impact on every industry. In this report, we will assess the potential of emerging digital technologies for various applications within the food value chain. It will also highlight opportunities for the industry players to harness the digital toolbox and discuss key winning aspects of successful use cases in the food industry.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: May 2019

Many companies are trying to embark on their digital transformation. However, success rates are not that high; estimates indicate that more than 80% of digital transformation projects fail. While there are many determining factors for success, one of them is the structure of the organization and the culture within an organization. Interestingly, with the arrival of digital, companies also need to re-imagine their traditional structures. How can companies organize themselves to ensure success in their digital transformation efforts? What type of a culture should they build? With the arrival of digital, what should the org structure look like to ensure success in the future?

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.