Danielle Bradnan

Digital Health and Wellness More...

December 10, 2019

Uses virtual reality tools to treat chronic pain

The company was founded by Lincoln Nguyen in 2016. So far, the company has raised about $3 million in a seed funding round led by Baseline Ventures. The company develops a virtual reality-centered platform for treating musculoskeletal pain to be used for both clinical and home care. The company ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Danielle Bradnan

Consumer IoT More...

December 10, 2019

Smart sleep mask to manage chronic pain and fall asleep faster

The company was founded by Paul Cuciureanu and Richard Hanbury in 2015. To date, the company has raised about $1.8 million in seed rounds. The company makes a headset and coordinating app that uses biofeedback to generate light and sound patterns to elicit a meditation-like trance called a "flow ... read more.
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Kristin Marshall

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Poly(itaconic acid) for applications in home care, personal care, and industrial chemicals

Purchases itaconic acid and creates linear and branched chain poly(itaconic acid) polymers  Product portfolio includes products for home care, personal care, and industrial applications, such as water conditioner for dishwasher detergents, skin conditioners, odor neutralizers, and hair styling ... read more.
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Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Water-repellent coatings as well as other controlled surface energy technologies. The market for hydrophobic coatings is large and growing, but fragmented and largely served by undifferentiated products. The value proposition is often dependent on system-level benefits – a more expensive hydrophobic... read more.

Technology

Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Coatings with catalytic additives that break down dirt and pollution when exposed to light. Photocatalytic technology is becoming increasingly mature as startups develop solutions that tackle lifetime and activity challenges. The strong driver to improve indoor air quality will drive the growth of ... read more.

Technology

Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Cylindrical carbon nanoparticles with novel electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties. After huge hype and disillusionment, CNTs have gained market traction as a high-price, high-performance conductive additive for composites and batteries. The market for these materials will grow steadily ... read more.

Technology

Anthony Schiavo

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

2D carbon nanoparticles with novel electronic, thermal, and mechanical properties. Substantial scale-up over the next two years has the potential to make GNPs a cost-effective alternative to carbon black in conductive composites, thermal management, inks, and coatings, creating a huge market ... read more.

Technology

Christopher Robinson

Owning the Energy Transition

December 10, 2019

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

The company was started by the Wuhan Geological Resources and Environment Industrial Technology Research Institute (IGE) to commercialize its hydrogen fuel cell research. The company develops passenger vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells, focusing specifically on the Chinese market, with a ... read more.
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Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

December 10, 2019

In 2018, DSM made a series of bets in personalized nutrition, engaging with Mixfit, Tespo, and DeNA Life Science. In 2019, it has reinforced those moves by forming partnerships with Panaceutics and WellMetrix in April and October, respectively, as well as acquiring AVA in November. DSM formed a ... read more.

Case Study

Thomas Hayes

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

December 10, 2019

Produces protein from CO₂ fermentation

The company was started by Lisa Dyson (CEO); Air Protein is a 2019 spinoff of Kiverdi, of which Lisa is also the CEO. Air Protein employs the same exact technology as Kiverdi, having an exclusive licensing arrangement, but is solely focused on protein for human consumption. The company develops a ... read more.
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Innovation in Metal-Organic Frameworks

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

While metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) remain a highly academic subject, understanding of their capabilities has grown in the past several years, and synthetic methods and MOF design tools continue to improve. MOFs can be widely applicable to potential use cases in gas and liquid separations, gas storage, catalysis, battery anodes, and even food storage. This report surveys the market opportunities for MOFs and explores key players that both OEMs and chemical and materials companies need to be aware of to act on these opportunities.

Biopolymer Vision 2020

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2020

Bio-based polymers have garnered significant interest for replacing petroleum-based incumbents, but commercial success stories have been few and far between. Has the recent rise of interest in sustainability and worries about plastic waste changed the game for biopolymers? Or are the same economic challenges going to keep biopolymers consigned to a niche unless or until oil prices skyrocket? In this report, we update partnerships and production capacity to provide a new vision of the commercial future of bio-based polymers.

Beyond Made in China 2025: China's Move Up the Global Innovation Value Chain

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Made in China 2025 is the most important government policy set to transform China into a global innovation leader in the next five years. With roadmaps for developing domestic capabilities in electricity, agriculture, advanced materials, new energy vehicles, robotics, information technology, aerospace, rail, marine engineering, and medicine, the country is currently transforming itself in order to move up the global value chain across ten major industry sectors. But what about beyond 2025? Several technologies possess potential to transform the world beyond the five year time frame. In this report, we analyze hundreds of technologies generated by the Lux Intelligence Engine data platform to identify the key technologies and players driving China's move up the global innovation value chain and determine how domestic players fare against their global peers.

Organizing for Digital

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

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?

The Future of the Composites Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

The composites industry is growing rapidly with the development of new technologies and market applications, but still remains very small compared to other incumbent materials like steel or aluminum. This report will take a holistic view on the state of the composites industry — encompassing both glass and carbon fiber alike — identifying key drivers and challenges and discuss strategies to grow the overall industry pie rather than simply competing over current markets.

How 3D printing replaces conventional manufacturing

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Dental, medical, and aerospace industries are among the first adopters of 3D printing technologies for final part production -- and new applications are emerging in industries like footwear and automotive. This report summarizes the most promising 3D printing applications in these industries and highlights the most suitable materials, 3D printing technologies, and business models for each application. It highlights the impact on the 3D printing market size, and discusses the unmet needs of the current systems to serve for these areas

Diversification of the Pulp & Paper Industry

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Decades ago, graphic paper was a powerhouse, its global demand growth consistently outpacing GDP growth. Things have changed: The majority of inefficient paper mills have already been shut down, and others are now seeing a shift towards packaging and specialty products. In this report, we will explore new innovation needs and opportunties in the modern pulp and paper industry, from diversification into flexible paper packaging and nanocellulose products to progress on converting long-standing biomass waste sources like lignin.

The Future of Automotive Lightweighting

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Lightweighting is one of the most promising routes to improved automotive fuel efficiency, including for promoting vehicle electrification. This report surveys the lightweighting options from materials to design, assesses which will have the greatest commercial impact, and evaluates how they're interact with other critical auto industry trends like vehicle autonomy, connectivity, and novel ownership models.

Materials & Manufacturing in an Age of Mass Customization

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

In the age of mass customization, brand owners are looking for tech-driven ways to provide more personalized experiences to consumers. This evolving landscape will have lasting implications on how products are being manufactured and the materials being used to manufacture them. This report gives our take on technologies being developed to provide more custom products to consumers and how materials producers can position themselves to avoid the risk of getting left behind.

Do digital healthcare models lead to more cost savings than traditional healthcare models?

Coverage Areas: Consumer IoT More...

Planned Publication Date: Q2 2020

Digital technologies in healthcare are expected to increase in scope and to affect ever more parts of the healthcare system, as Lux has postulated previously. It is, however, vital to examine if new digital methods and innovations provide monetary value compared with traditional models of care. Technology for technology’s sake without evidence of being less costly in the long run, especially in a climate where healthcare costs are becoming unsustainable, can be catastrophic to all stakeholders. Through different models and projections, this report will evaluate if digital transformation of healthcare will indeed be less costly in the long run compared to traditional healthcare models.