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Lux is a research and advisory firm, focused on sustainable innovation that is commercially viable. Across all industries, an ever-increasing focus on sustainability is a major driver of change in business as we all strive to meet corporate sustainability goals, government regulations, and consumer expectations.

Lux is uniquely positioned to provide our clients answers to their questions about sustainability and business: what emerging technologies are poised to make a leap forward? What startups are worth investing in? What changes do we need to make to our product roadmap to successfully go to market?

Lux’s diverse team of analysts work cross-functionally across industries as well as technologies, thinking collaboratively and using proprietary research methodologies to unlock unique insights that only Lux delivers.

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Lux’s Chief Research Officer, Marisa Kopec, introduces Lux’s new product architecture, and the research services that we offer. We have realigned our offerings to the most important issues and top initiatives of innovation and business leaders across numerous industries. Lux’s focus is twofold – sustainability and commercial viability.


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Becoming a Lux Insights Member gives you instant access to thousands of insights and in-depth analyses on emerging technologies, key players, start-ups, landscapes, patent and funding information, and more.

Lux offers multiple services licenses to fit your business’ specific needs:

  1. Insight License - Access to the Lux Platform including thousands of company profiles, news commentaries, technology landscapes, insight reports, and exclusive client webinars.
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Lux Expertise

With Lux Expertise, we are your thought partner in making critical investment decisions. We will join you on a targeted and collaborative pursuit of your company's most pressing innovation needs to propel your science-driven, technology-reliant growth ambitions.

Lux Expertise services include:

  • Market Assessments
  • Technology Assessment
  • Partner Search and Selection
  • Consulting Projects
  • Strategy Workshops
  • Analyst Onsite
  • Executive Digest
  • Speaking Engagement

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    The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report Executive Summary

    The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report illuminates the most impactful technologies and digital trends in sustainability that will change the landscape of business in 2022 and beyond, inspiring the next wave of innovations and igniting the sustainable strategies that will propel your business.

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    The Top Trends in Sustainable Innovation: Reviewing Key Developments of 2021 and Predictions for the Future

    While action on sustainability is real, it remains critical for innovation leaders to cut through the hype and find the breakthroughs that can deliver on sustainability at scale and with meaningful impact. In this webinar, we leverage Lux’s Sustainable Innovation Model to look back at the key developments of 2021 and highlight what to look for in 2022 and beyond.

  • Foresight 2022 Conversations: Energy

    Kevin Pang, VP, Technology Innovation and Strategy at Lux, spoke with Arij van Berkel, Ph.D., VP and Group Director of the Energy team and Holly Havel, Senior Research Associate on the Energy team, to delve a little deeper into some of the most interesting takeaways from The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report in the Energy space.

  • Foresight 2022 Conversations: Digital and Sustainability

    Kevin Pang, VP, Technology Innovation and Strategy at Lux, discusses some of the most interesting takeaways from The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report in the Digital space, with an eye towards sustainability. Kevin is joined by Shriram Ramanathan, Ph.D., Research Director of Lux's Digital team, and Kristin Marshall, an Analyst on the Materials team who leads Lux's coverage of bio-based materials and chemicals.

  • Foresight 2022 Conversations: Materials and Manufacturing

    Kevin Pang, VP, Technology Innovation and Strategy at Lux, spoke with Michael Holman, Ph.D., VP and Group Director of the Manufacturing and Materials team and Tiffany Hua, Senior Research Associate on the Manufacturing and Materials team, to further discuss some of the most interesting takeaways from The Lux Research 2022 Foresight Report in the Materials and Manufacturing space.



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The Latest Insights From Lux

Expert insights, industry events, news, and more.

Companies tiptoe back to biobased acrylic acid

C&EN - In a recent report, Kristin Marshall, analyst at Lux says, biobased acrylics will remain a small market because they will be more expensive. She can imagine a niche diaper brand using more expensive biobased chemicals, but many parents will want the cheapest option. For now, that still involves petrochemicals.

COP26: The CPG sector must build supply chain and climate financing strategies

Coming out of COP26 it appears that for now, the CPG sector will need to tackle their issues alone, as most funding and action appears earmarked to energy and industrials. In this blog, Lux summarizes the key points emerging from COP26 for the CPG industry. 

COP26: Catalyzing the end of oil and gas

The energy industry has long been the bull's-eye of any discussions around climate change, and energy was once again front and center in Glasgow at COP26. In this blog, Lux summarizes the key points coming out of COP26 for the energy industry. 

New Approaches Promise to Set a New Bar for Large-Scale Battery Recycling, According to Lux Research

MORNINGSTAR - Historically, most battery recycling efforts offered low recovery rates for cathode active materials while consuming unsustainable amounts of energy and chemicals to do so, but new approaches have opened the door for large-scale battery recycling, according to new data from Lux Research.