Thomas Hayes

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

March 30, 2020

The plant-based space is reaching new heights in market momentum, with a flurry of events since Beyond Meat went public on May 2, 2019. A plethora of rising insurgents, including Beyond Meat, has been speeding up funding and market expansion to scale internationally. Meanwhile, large ingredient ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 30, 2020

Machine learning software for faster part and packaging design

The company was founded by Richard Ahlfield in 2016 based on research at Imperial College London and NASA. So far, the company has raised about £1.9 million ($2.33 million), led by Pentech Ventures. The company is a developer of machine learning software for simulation and modeling to improve ... read more.
Company Snapshot

Anthony Vicari

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 30, 2020

High-throughput large-area 3D printing

The company was founded by James Hendrick, David Walker, and Chad Mirkin based on research from Northwestern University. So far, the company has raised about $2.5 million from an angel investor. The company is a developer of a 3D printer using a process called High Area Rapid Printing (HARP) that, ... read more.
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Danielle Bradnan

Digital Transformation More...

March 30, 2020

Digital therapeutics are a key element of the ongoing digital transformation of healthcare. These tools support personalized yet scalable health services, which is critical where high costs and accessibility represent barriers to quality healthcare. This report will outline the landscape of digital ... read more.

State of the Market Report

Katrina Westerhof and Shriram Ramanathan

Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

March 30, 2020

As digital innovations penetrate the physical industries, they threaten to upend the products, processes, value chains, and customer relationships of incumbents. In chemicals and materials, a particularly difficult competitive environment has made digital innovations critical to both operational and... read more.

State of the Market Report

Michael Sullivan

Digital Transformation More...

March 30, 2020

According to Lux's Digital Maturity Model, a lack of financial resources can be a major obstacle for manufacturing companies at the early stages of digital transformation. For example, companies at Digital Maturity Level 1 often have difficulty investing the necessary capex to expand their IIoT ... read more.

Analyst Insight

Lewie Roberts

Digital Transformation More...

March 30, 2020

MDR

Quantum computing middleware

MDR develops middleware for quantum computing, with a secondary focus on hardware and application development Its middleware product, Blueqat, is a software library that contains quantum algorithm implementations from previous customer engagements; algorithms are typically based around the most ... read more.
Company Profile

Harini Venkataraman

Emerging Ecosystems in Agrifood and Health More...

March 30, 2020

Technology platform using AI and genomics for design of novel bioactive peptides

The company was founded by Nora Khaldi, mathematician and bioinformatics scientist with research experience in protein evolution and comparative genomics; Emmet Browne is the CEO of the company. To date, the company has raised about $61.5 million, including $34 million raised from a debt financing ... read more.
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How Sustainable are Sustainable Feedstocks?

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

Bio-based materials and chemicals have long been promoted as more sustainably sourced than petroleum-based products. However, not all bio-based feedstocks are equally sustainable. In this report we assess the sustainability of different bio-based feedstocks and evaluate whether or not there is enough of a sustainable supply to meet future bio-based materials and chemicals demand. In scenarios where demand surpasses sustainable supply, we present strategies to ensure feedstock needs are met while having minimal land use or land-use change implications.

The Economics of Robotaxis

Coverage Areas: Digital Transformation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q4 2020

Developers of autonomous vehicles, specifically those focosed on level 4 self-driving vehicles, often focus on mobility services as the first application. Not only is there a demonstrated market for taxis and ride-hailing, but it's a market where the high costs of labor create high prices - making it a ripe opportunity for autonomous vehicle deployment - and are a good technology fit as they can operate in geo-fenced areas. This report will analyze the economics of fleet ownership of autonomous vehicles for ride-hailing to understand just how cheap hailed rides can be.

1D and 2D Materials Update

Coverage Areas: Accelerating Materials Innovation More...

Planned Publication Date: Q1 2021

The space of 1D and 2D materials has long been dominated by graphene and carbon nanotubes, but now the landscape is changing. Emerging materials like MXenes and boron nitride nanotubes are beginning their commercial journey, while graphene and carbon nanotubes are increasingly commercially mature. All the while, new lab-stage nanostructures like Schwarzites are emerging with tantalizing properties. To guide clients, we provide an update on carbon nanomaterials commercialization and key strategies to drive emerging materials to markets.