Saperatec
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Charles Willard

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April 25, 2019

Breaks down the adhesives within multilayered systems to recover the individual-layer components

The company was founded by current CEO Sebastian Kernbaum and has raised approximately $9.5 million to date. The company is a developer of a patented process designed to separate the adhesive bonds of multilayer systems for individual component recovery; the waste materials are crushed, heated, and ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

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April 25, 2019

PHA and PHA-based coatings for paper and paperboard

The company was founded by Roland Wee and Daniel Carraway in 2015 in Singapore; the company now has offices in China and the United States. Produces medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHAs) that are designed for use across a broad range of applications such as PHA straws (claimed to be a... read more.
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Afyren
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Gihan Hewage

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April 25, 2019

Microbial conversion of nonfood biomass to volatile fatty acids (VFAs) followed by chemical conversion of VFAs

The company was founded by Régis Nouaille and Jérémy Pessiot in 2012. To date, the company has raised about 22 million euros, including a 21 million euro raise led by Sofinnova Partners and Valquest Partners in 2019; the 2019 raise is part of a broader 60 million euro financing package. The company ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

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April 25, 2019

Biodegradable and bioresorbable glass fiber composites

Artic Biomaterials has developed a novel degradable glass fiber for mechanical composites, sizings for those fibers to make them compatible with biodegradable resins, and bioresorbable resins for medical applications In the near term, ABM's fibers can be used to help mitigate glass fiber waste; in ... read more.
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Electrozyme
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Cole McCollum

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April 25, 2019

Dermal sensor for continuous glucose monitoring

Biolinq (previously called Electrozyme) was started in 2012 to develop disposable electrochemical sensor strips for hydration monitoring; in 2015, the company pivoted to focus on developing a dermal electrochemical sensor platform Develops a small (quarter-sized), minimally invasive patch that it ... read more.
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Venkatesh Konanur

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April 25, 2019

Connected air quality sensors

Offers connected air quality sensors for monitoring particulate content across cities and municipalities; claims that its devices are lower-cost than expensive desktop alternatives used in current air quality monitoring stations Uses laser interferometers to measure particulate matter of different ... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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April 25, 2019

Metal 3D printing using metal feedstock with a water-based binding agent

The company was started by Dan Gelbart in 2015; Dan is the former CTO of Creo, which was acquired by Kodak. The company has developed a solvent-free material extrusion-based metal 3D printing technology; its solution comprises a 3D printer and a sintering furnace; the 3D printer comes with two print... read more.
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Tugce Uslu

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April 25, 2019

Building materials made from demolition and construction waste

The company was founded by Tom van Soest and Ward Massa; the concept came from Tom's student project focused on upcycling urban waste at the Design Academy Eindhoven. The company makes bricks from construction and demolition waste (CDW); the bricks come in five standard sizes, three surface textures... read more.
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Vladimir Roznyatovskiy

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April 25, 2019

Multipurpose electrophoretic signage

CladNetwork combines E Ink monochrome and colored electrophoretic technology with proprietary hardware and software components to develop digital signage solutions in a 32" weather-resistant form factor Claims differentiation in display size, price, and flexible software solution that is compatible ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

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April 25, 2019

AI-powered software platform for new food and beverage product development

Developing an AI-powered software platform, dubbed "Genesis," to provide data-driven inspiration for new food and beverage product development Will license software to those responsible for new food and beverage product development (focusing on the U.S. and Canada market) Claims to have done a pilot... read more.
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Monitoring and Control for Water Quality

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Due to the size and complexity of water and wastewater systems and the premium instrument costs, the water industry has struggled to automate water quality monitoring. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over public health and irregularly but inexorably tightening regulations put utilities under pressure to ensure safe drinking water and wastewater discharge. Potential to improve plant performance and uptime also encourage more active adoption of advanced sensors among industrial operators. This report shows the interesting use cases for different water quality sensors across the water space.

Electric, Autonomous, and Shared: Business Models Defining the Future of Mobility

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

Electrification and automation continue to shape the future of the automotive industry, capturing not only headlines but significant investments toward their development from vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers. At the same time, new business models focused on shared and connected forms of mobility are emerging to capitalize on these new technologies, threatening to shift a consumer's perception of a product to a service. This report envisions a transportation system defined by the intersection of electrification, autonomy, and shared mobility to identify pain points and opportunities in the future of mobility.

Energy Management in the Smart Home

Coverage Areas: Future Grid More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

The smart home ecosystem includes different types of solutions and technologies with a number of purposes, such as enabling energy savings, increasing comfort and convenience, and ensuring safety and security in the home. This report intends to focus on the role of home energy management within the smart home ecosystem. The goal is to highlight available technologies and their current applications in the smart home and identify gaps, key challenges, and areas of opportunity.

Regional Policy Trends for Packaging Materials

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will explore how regional policy is impacting the adoption of recycled and bio-based packaging materials worldwide.

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.

Top Materials Developments in 2018 and What to Look for in 2019

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

To guide clients for the year ahead, in this annual Lux report we review key tech activity from 2018 and identify key tech trends for 2019. We do this by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine. Themes include a focus on using new digital technologies to enhance customer experience, the difficulty of turning materials inventions into products, and transforming consumer needs (including the desire for sustainability).

Digital Twins

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a brief overview of digital twins, including what they are, key use cases, example developers, and recommendations for clients interested in implementing digital twins in their processes.

Telehealth: Finding opportunity in the landscape

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: April 2019

This report will provide a comprehensive outline of telehealth, explicitly defining the four pillars of the telehealth landscape. We will discuss the ideal applications and opportunities in each pillar as well as their drawbacks, and highlight future opportunities for success in the space.

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?

Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for the food industry

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation 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.