Top Materials Developments in 2017 and What to Look for in 2018

February 8, 2018 | State of the Market Report

In 2017 the materials and chemicals industry made headlines as VCs invested heavily in emerging start-ups while M&A activity continued unabated among major corporations. To guide clients for the year ahead, we reviewed key events from 2017 and identified key trends to look out for in 2018 by combining analyst input with data from the Lux Intelligence Engine.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Advanced Materials
  • Bio-based Materials and Chemicals
  • Corporate Strategic Intelligence: Chemicals and Materials
  • Digital Transformation
  • Materials Design and Manufacturing

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Lead Analyst

Anthony Schiavo
Senior Analyst


Cosmin Laslau, Ph.D.

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