Lux Research – helping you drive growth through tech innovation

Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services, helping clients drive growth through technology innovation. A pioneer in the research industry, Lux uniquely combines technical expertise and business insights with a proprietary intelligence platform, using advanced analytics and data science to surface true leading indicators. With quality data derived from primary research, fact-based analysis, and opinions that challenge traditional thinking, Lux clients are empowered to make more informed decisions today to ensure future success.

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  1. What is Upcoming Research?

    Upcoming Research shows you a snapshot of what our analysts are currently working on, and when we expect the research to be published. This is not an exhaustive list of all upcoming research, and we reserve the right to change planned research at any time without notification.

  2. What is Recent Research?

    Recent Research is a running list of recently published Company Profiles, Analyst Insights, Market Reports, and Tech Pages. When one of these research types is published, it is automatically added to this list. By default, it is set to display your specific programs and coverage areas.

  3. What are Saved Searches?

    The Saved Search feature enables you to create a search with a specific set of filters, and then save that search to use again later.

  4. Can I have Lux reach out to any company I see on here for information?

    You can contact your Client Engagement Manager with requests for any company information. We will do our best to reach out to the company and update the information we have on them.

Search

  1. What kinds of searches can I make on the Lux Member Site?

    The Lux Member Site search engine is optimized to handle the simple keyword searches that you are accustomed to entering on most search sites, while also allowing for more complex searches. The most common search use cases are searching by name for companies, technologies, and topics.

    Lux recommends choosing keywords carefully to make sure you’re pulling up the most relevant results. Biodiesel vs. bio-diesel – the former brings up 300 results, the latter 3,000.

    1. Advanced search topics
      1. Multi-word queries.
        When multiple words are used in a search, documents in which those words appear in close proximity to each other will receive a higher score than documents in which those words are farther away from each other. For example, searching for the term “alternative fuels”, documents in which those words appear together will have higher relevance scores than documents in which those words appear sentences or paragraphs apart.
      2. Exact phrase operator.
        To only retrieve results in which multiple words appear only together and in order, you can put multi-word queries in quotes. A search for “alternative fuels” in quotes would match only documents where those two words appeared together, and would exclude documents in which they did not, even if those two words both appeared separately in the document.
      3. Exclusion operator.
        To exclude documents that match a particular word, add a minus sign immediately before a word, with no space. For example, to find all documents which match the word “alternative” but do not contain the word “fuel”, search for “alternative -fuel”
      4. Field weighting.
        Occurrences of search terms found within the titles of documents will cause a document to be ranked with a higher relevance score than documents in which the search terms only match within the description or body.
  2. What's the difference between companies, technologies, and markets?

    The “companies”, “tech”, and “markets” tabs in the top navigation help configure different search options tailored to the types of information you are looking for.

    1. The “companies” tab returns a list of all the companies we have written about. Here, you can filter by criteria such as year founded, country, Lux Take, scorecard metrics, and more. Start here if you’re ready to adopt a new technology.

    2. The “tech” tab contains content pertaining to companies (same as the “companies” tab) as well as reports that provide an industry overview. This is a good place to start if you’re in looking to learn more about the landscape of a technology.

    3. The “markets” tab contains just the research providing an industry overview. This includes reports that are a resource for those starting to get to know a technology or industry.

  3. What's the difference between a coverage area and a category?

    Coverage Areas are defined groupings of technologies, topics, and content to which a client subscribes. A client may subscribe to multiple Coverage Areas. Clients have access to content on the Lux Member Site that is “tagged” to the Coverage Areas included in their subscription. Programs are also listed under Coverage Areas for our clients who subscribe to specific programs.

    Categories are used by Lux Analysts or organize technologies and content that may apply to multiple Coverage Areas – for example, sensors or drones. As this is an interesting way to search for content on the Lux Member Site, we have made Categories visible to members in addition to analysts. In search, when you choose a Coverage Area filter, the list of categories in the Categories filter will narrow to only show categories relevant to that Coverage Area.

  4. What does the Charts tab do?

    The charts tab is another way of exploring the Lux Research company coverage. You can find companies that match certain keyword or filter criteria on the left navigation filters, and then visualize them in a grid against the X and Y axes you choose. For example, this chart shows alternative fuels companies founded between 2014-2018, and plots their lux take and technology scores. As another example, this chart shows energy storage companies plotted with technology score and partnership score, which could help you identify companies with strong technology but under-developed partnerships.

Deliverables

  1. Company Profiles
    1. What is the difference between a company index, snapshot, and profile?
      • Company Profile – a Lux Analyst has spoken to an executive at this company, collected primary research on the company, and performed a 10-point evaluation based on Lux’s proprietary methodology. This is the most in-depth report we provide on a company.
      • Company Snapshot – a Lux Analyst has collected secondary information from a company, but we have not spoken with an executive. There are many reasons that Lux has not spoken with an executive at a company. Some common examples include, an analyst may be planning to interview this company in the future, the company may have declined an interview, or Lux does not believe the company’s technology is promising or mature enough to warrant an interview, to name a few.
      • Company Index - aggregation of all Lux content published about a mid-to-large size company in a single page, with some filtering and sorting capabilities.
    2. What is the Lux Take?

      The Lux Take is a 5-point scale ranging from Strong Caution to Strong Positive. It is an analyst’s evaluation of a company for which they have done an in-depth company profile, based on the 10-point methodology in the Scorecard.

    3. What do the scores on the Scorecard mean?

      Each score on the Scorecard is on a 5-point scale where 5 is the best possible score. If you hover over each individual category, you will see an in-depth description of what each category means.

    4. What are key issues?

      In this section, analysts write about a about a concern or challenge they feel the company will need to overcome to achieve success. They provide the response that the company gave, as well as their own opinion on the matter.

    5. How often are Company Profiles updated?

      Company profiles are updated based on the Lux Analyst's evaluation of expected market impact and pace of progress. Timing between updates varies; ranging from 12 months to never, with an average of an 18-24 month cadence. Contact your Client Engagement Manager with questions about the update plan for a specific company.

  2. What are State of the Market Reports?

    State of the Market Reports provide insights about global market sizing and forecasts, opportunities and threats, value chain analyses, and technology trends

  3. What are the briefcases?

    A briefcase holds downloadable versions of the charts and diagrams in a report. You are welcome to use these in your own internal presentations, provided that you attribute Lux as the source of the information. Please review Lux’s Use and Distribution policy.

  4. What are analyst insights?

    Analyst insights are concise, market-driven opinions and observations that focus on company announcements, investments, conferences, new product announcements, and more.

  5. What are news commentary?

    New commentaries are brief and insightful evaluations of recent news announcements.

  6. What's the difference between presentations and webinars?

    Webinars are hosted by Lux and are open to you, the member, or any of your colleagues, as a benefit of your membership. Webinars are held once a month, during which time featured analysts highlight trends they’ve identified in their research.

  7. What are Tech Pages?

    Tech Pages are a trusted, single destination for data and insights about the most important technology innovations, curated and analyzed by subject matter experts. To get a full walkthrough of a Tech Page, watch this video.

Journals

How can I change my Journal Subscriptions?

From the top navigation, click on your name and choose “Journal Subscriptions” to navigate to the journal subscription page. You will see a list of all the coverage areas and content programs to which your company has a membership. Choose “no email” to unsubscribe. Please see our privacy statement for more about how we use your personal information and send emails.

Ask an Analyst

You can submit a question about a report, company, or other piece of research to which you currently subscribe to one of our analysts by clicking an Ask An Analyst link, or by emailing your Client Engagement Manager.