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  • The process of innovation in the food industry as practiced today is slow and costly, relies on instinct and guesswork, and creates a vicious cycle of reactive decision making based on quickly changing consumer preferences. Legitimately new and promising ingredient discoveries are getting increasingly rare, and consumers are more frequently rejecting the new in favor of the familiar, often for irr...

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  • Chemical and material companies face difficult market conditions, with apparent lack of truly disruptive new materials that could create big new growth opportunities. Prolific M&A activity in the space suggests many are playing not to lose, resorting to cost reductions from economies of scale over bets on true tech innovation. Nonetheless, recent advances in 3D printing and synthetic biology have ...

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  • Digital Transformations are hard, which is why more than 80% of Digital Transformation projects fail. Choosing to ignore the challenge is not an option as ignoring it will just result in those with successful Digital Transformations passing you by. Much can be learned by understanding the previous failures, which boil down to technology, team, or timing, (our 3 Ts). More informed decisions coupled...

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  • With seemingly every company now claiming to be using AI, executives face a risky digital transformation journey: From creating internal data science teams, to making build versus buy decisions, to finding early wins and initial returns on investment, AI adoption presents a challenging minefield to navigate. Moreover, for business leaders tasked with finding and nurturing innovation-driven busines...

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  • The year 2017 was the first in history that the addition of renewable electricity generation capacity exceeded 50% of total additions globally, signaling an important milestone in the global energy transition. In the past, renewable energy companies have had to focus on driving down the price of their electricity generation, and their ability to scale the business depended heavily on government ...

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  • Innovation is about accessing the right data and extracting the right insight to drive decision making. Historically that data is gathered by hard work; smart people scouring disparate sources, building personal networks, piecing together the innovation picture like a puzzle. Much of that hard work still goes into gathering data, limiting the ability and time for talented puzzle masters to make se...

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  • Looking to identify, understand, and evaluate technologies and transformational products that drive growth for your organization? Whether in the area of Digital, Energy, Materials, or Food, Health, and Wellness, our team – rooted in technology - is backed by leading analysts and data scientists. Explore how Lux Research can provide foundational insights, and a phenomenal customer experience, to he...

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  • Lux Research is a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory solutions, 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 prima...

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  • In May 2017, Volkswagen (VW) brand CEO Herbert Diess claimed that VW will surpass Tesla to be the world leader in electric mobility by 2025 – an aggressive target, but coming from a company with the resources to achieve it. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, VW CEO Matthias Müller announced Volkswagen’s Roadmap E, committing […]

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  • In recent years, there has been rapid innovation in the development and processing of structural metals, particularly for high-performance alloys. Lux has covered high-end metals innovation extensively, much of which has been driven by advances in 3D printing, simulation and modeling software, materials informatics, and novel approaches to alloy design, such as high-entropy alloys. As […]

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Lux Research Inc.
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  • Last month, Fitbit unveiled its new smart watch, the Fitbit Iconic. The company plans to utilize the device’s new blood oxygen saturation sensors (relative SpO2) for sleep apnea diagnosis. For Fitbit, the new functionality in the Iconic is a natural progression from its previous work; but from a broader perspective, Fitbit’s recent innovation represents yet another data […]

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  • While many venture-backed 3D printing companies approach fundraising with careful consideration towards overvaluation and future “down round” risks, two high profile 3D printing companies have taken these risks to a new level. Carbon and Desktop Metal have raised nine-figure funding rounds, ultimately attaining unicorn status (at least a $1 billion valuation for a private company), which helps sep...

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Lux Research Inc.
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  • Singapore’s Changi airport recently announced that it will be implementing the use of AR-enabled Vuzix M300 smart glasses for its ground handling crew members. The cameras on the smart glasses scan a QR code on cargo and baggage containers and display relevant information such as weight, loading sequence, and allocated position within the aircraft. The smart glasses will also allow for […]

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  • When Lux first introduced a framework and taxonomy for approaching the industrial internet of things (IIoT), the focus was on tools and understanding the various parts of the solution stack. The Lux “IIoT Toolbox” provided clients and readers with a structured view of how to turn data from industrial assets, people, and environments into actionable insights to do things […]

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  • In recent years, the eternal topic of aging and the concern that people have around this natural process have gained increased attention from the media, entrepreneurs, and scientists. This topic was even included in the HBO TV series “Silicon Valley,” where one of the characters undergoes a blood transfusion from a younger individual to replace their […]

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  • The use of adhesives has long been intertwined with our everyday lives, with one of the earliest use cases dating to circa 200,000 years ago in the form of tar-hafted stone tools. Today, adhesives are ubiquitous – found in packaging, automobile, aerospace, construction, medical, and consumer industries – and dominated by companies like Henkel, 3M, Huntsman, DowDuPont, […]

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  • Utility-scale solar systems are increasingly becoming competitive with conventional energy sources as tariffs continue to drop, largely as a result of sinking module costs. Under these market conditions, the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative – a support organization for the commercialization of solar technologies – announced it has reached its 2020 goal of an […]

Lux Research Inc.
Lux Research Inc.
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  • Singapore’s Changi airport recently announced that it will be implementing the use of AR-enabled Vuzix M300 smart glasses for its ground handling crew members. The cameras on the smart glasses scan a QR code on cargo and baggage containers and display relevant information such as weight, loading sequence, and allocated position within the aircraft. The smart glasses will also allow for […]

Lux Research Inc.
Lux Research Inc.
Blog Post
  • In recent years, there has been rapid innovation in the development and processing of structural metals, particularly for high-performance alloys. Lux has covered high-end metals innovation extensively, much of which has been driven by advances in 3D printing, simulation and modeling software, materials informatics, and novel approaches to alloy design, such as high-entropy alloys. As […]

Lux Research Inc.
Lux Research Inc.
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  • Last month, Fitbit unveiled its new smart watch, the Fitbit Iconic. The company plans to utilize the device’s new blood oxygen saturation sensors (relative SpO2) for sleep apnea diagnosis. For Fitbit, the new functionality in the Iconic is a natural progression from its previous work; but from a broader perspective, Fitbit’s recent innovation represents yet another data […]

Lux Research Inc.
Lux Research Inc.
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  • In May 2017, Volkswagen (VW) brand CEO Herbert Diess claimed that VW will surpass Tesla to be the world leader in electric mobility by 2025 – an aggressive target, but coming from a company with the resources to achieve it. At the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, VW CEO Matthias Müller announced Volkswagen’s Roadmap E, committing […]

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  • While many venture-backed 3D printing companies approach fundraising with careful consideration towards overvaluation and future “down round” risks, two high profile 3D printing companies have taken these risks to a new level. Carbon and Desktop Metal have raised nine-figure funding rounds, ultimately attaining unicorn status (at least a $1 billion valuation for a private company), which helps sep...

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Lux Research Inc.
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  • On September 30, 2017, the European Union’s sugar quota system will be abolished to allow greater market orientation among European sugar producers. The sugar quota system was established in 1968 to set a price floor, production limits, and import limits to insulate European sugar producers and end-users from price volatility on the global sugar market. With the abolishment […]

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  • Diabetes has long been an epidemic, but with increasing prevalence and rising cost, solving for the condition is now more pressing than ever. Patient empowerment and self-care have been deemed the keys to effective diabetes management, however gaps in education and ability exist. Developers—big and small—are buying into the self-care idea and are using digital […]

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  • The world looks to be underway towards a dramatic energy transition, as it shifts towards more renewables and a sophisticated digitized grid. It is tempting to think of the battle as already decided: Renewable deployments – driven primarily by solar and wind energy – are growing rapidly, albeit from a small base; costs are falling; policy is directionally […]

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  • Graphene, despite being hailed as a wonder material, has been slow to commericalize. Premature graphene scale-up by groups like Ningbo Morsh Technology and Angstron Materials led to an immense glut that has long outweighed demand. Lux emphasized graphene commercialization hurdles since 2012 and stressed that the materials-push, pursue-every-application approach many companies take is more likely t...

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