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Hirosei Kuruma

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January 23, 2019

Vision inspection modules for automotive manufacturing

The company is based in China and has R&D, testing, and demonstration centers in Hangzhou and Tianjin. While its funding details are unknown, the company does have an impressive list of clients in the automotive, aerospace, railway, and ship manufacturing industries. The company develops vision ... read more.
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Hashplay
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

January 22, 2019

Uses AI to generate AR/VR-compatible digital twins

Uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate visualizations of business processes and operations and present them in the form of digital twin models that can be accessed on a traditional web dashboard or via AR/VR devices Currently uses only video data from cameras; plans to become sensor-agnostic ... read more.
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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

January 22, 2019

Provides AI platform to simplify chip design process; designs AI-based chips for gaming, IoT, and wearable applications

Raised $2.5 million in seed funding and seeks to raise $15 million in Series A to ramp up production, marketing, and sales Develops low-power processors called RAPs for real-time inferencing based on agent-based architecture; novel design allows for building and traversing graph architectures on the... read more.
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Data gumbo
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Shriram Ramanathan

Digital Transformation More...

January 22, 2019

Provides blockchain-as-a-service for oil and gas industry

The company was started by CEO Andrew Bruce; senior management team also includes CTO Ove Sandve, Chief Product Officer William Fox, CFO Gerald Smith, Chief Corporate Development Officer Lisa Smith, and Business Development Director Maxine Aitkenhead; collectively, the team has extensive experience ... read more.
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Pathai
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Miraj Mainali

Consumer Choices in Food, Health, and Wellness More...

January 22, 2019

AI-powered pathology laboratory

The company was founded by Andrew Beck and Aditya Khosla in 2016; the founders have good technical expertise but no entrepreneurship experience; currently it has more than 50 employees. So far, the company has raised about $15.2 million via a venture round in 2016 followed by a Series A in 2017; ... read more.
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Jitx
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Miraj Mainali

Digital Transformation More...

January 22, 2019

AI-enabled circuit board designing

The company was started by Austin Buchan, Duncan Haldane, Jonathan Bachrach, and Patrick Li; the founders have good technical experience but limited entrepreneurship experience; the company has raised a total of $120,000 in seed funding from Y Combinator in August 2018. The company makes custom ... read more.
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Holly Havel

Exploration and Production More...

January 22, 2019

High-speed tubular cutting tool for P&A applications

Developing a high-speed tubular cutting tool designed to replace conventional power tong equipment used to unthread tubulars for plug and abandonment applications during decommissioning Core technology comprises proven shear ram BOP technology with hydraulic actuators that incorporates novel ... read more.
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Aconity3d
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Tugce Uslu

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2019

Metal 3D printing hardware and software with open application programming interface and parameter flexibility

Offers three direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) 3D printer models with an open materials and software platform Printer capabilities can include chamber preheating to 1,200 °C, a pyrometer, a high-speed camera, and atmosphere control One of the main differentiators is the focus on process monitoring... read more.
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Laura Krishfield

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January 22, 2019

Phone-connected metabolism measuring device for personalized nutrition recommendations

The company was started by sisters Merac and Michal Mor, who both have backgrounds in physiology and health research, and co-founded by CEO Daniel Tal, Chief Project Management Officer Dror Ceder, and CTO Avi Smila. To date, the company has raised about $8.8 million in funding; about $2 million was ... read more.
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Ansatz ai
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Xiao Zhong

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

January 22, 2019

Materials design and informatics platform for material property optimization

The company was started by two faculty members of Carnegie Mellon University, Newell Washburn and Barnabas Poczos, in 2018 to apply materials design and informatics technologies to material properties optimization. The company is a developer of hierarchical machine learning (HML) algorithms that can... read more.
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Digital Sales Platforms

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will use the digital business model framework to understand the impact of digital tools and technologies on the sales process in the materials and chemicals space. It will cover a landscape of current activities, parse the benefits of digital transformation in chemical sales, and highlight future directions for development and integration.

Corporate Tech Innovation is a Solved Problem: What You Need to Know to Be a Leader

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

This report will discuss the most important corporate innovation tools, highlighting some neglected tools, and the keys to successful implementation.

State of Innovation in Asia-Pacific

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

As the dynamics of the global innovation ecosystem continues to shift with the rise of China, interest in Asia-Pacific has never been greater. While historical powerhouses, such as Japan and Korea, continue to innovate at their reputable rates, China's nationa initiatives as well as the flow of their capital into the surrounding areas - Southeast Asia and India - will likely spur the rise of new innovation ecosystems. In this report we take a look at the key hotspots for innovation, identifying the major players in the powerhouses, as well as finding hidden gems in the less thought about countries.

Asia's Future City

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 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. 

Quantum Sensors

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: February 2019

Quantum sensors offer improvements in sensitivity and precision compared to their classical sensing counterparts. In this report, we will discuss the current capabilities and development opportunities in materials and designs.

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

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: February 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).

Water Infrastructure in the Developing World

Coverage Areas: Owning the Energy Transition More...

Planned Publication Date: March 2019

The main opportunity for innovation in water infrastructure exists in developing countries, because they are not hampered by difficult-to-replace legacy infrastructure. This report looks into the developments and describes what technologies are actually being deployed, and why.

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

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: March 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: March 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.

Innovating innovation using digital technologies

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: March 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.