The Lux Research Blog

Can Innovation Stop a Global Pandemic?

There is an unfolding medical drama in the Chinese city of Wuhan, in which a previously unknown coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in the region. This leads us to ask the question: Can innovation stop this global pandemic? Let's look at some of the opportunities for tech to intervene.

Chemicals and Materials in the Spotlight at Davos

Chemical and materials firms have been throwing themselves into efforts to deal with plastic waste and build out recycling capacity, touting efforts to promote diversity, and signing on to statements about business promoting the interests of all stakeholders.

The Future of meat is... protein

Alternative protein investment, innovation momentum, & product sales are on the rise, but it’s still a difficult space for companies to navigate. Those wishing to maneuver in the alternative protein space need a thoughtful approach.

China and South Korea Emerge as Global Innovation Powerhouses

Asia has driven a boom in innovation in recent years in terms of R&D spending, venture capital funding, academic publications, and patents. However, it is difficult to bucket the entire region’s ecosystem into one category, as the population, economic status, and innovation strategy vary greatly.

Three Key Themes Among the Top Tech for 2020

In looking at our 20 for 20 list, we identified three key themes among the top tech for the new year. This year's technologies fall into three categories; renaissance technologies, platform technologies and breakthrough technologies.

2019’s Hottest Innovation Topics & Best Tech Start-Ups

Read the latest from Kevin See --"At Lux, one of our bread-and-butter analyses is evaluating emerging start-ups. As we wrap up 2019, I thought it would be instructive to review what companies rose to the top of our analyses this year, and what themes emerge."

3D printing innovation hot spots identified at Formnext 2019

Last month, one of the biggest 3D printing events, Formnext, took place in Frankfurt, Germany. Highlighted in this blog are some of our key takeaways from the event with regard to innovation hot spots.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up December 6, 2019

Our researchers evaluate news based on potential importance ranking developments from Truly Disruptive to Ignore. Every week you can check out their thoughts on the week's top emerging technology and innovation headlines across all industries.

Assigning High Risk to Uber ATG

Uber ATG is in a pickle. Recently, an independent software reviewer found that ATG is using trade secrets taken from Waymo. In response, Uber has claimed that it "will likely" need to either license the technology or build the necessary software from scratch. Both options could incur huge costs.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up November 29, 2019

Every week our analysts evaluate news based on potential importance ranking developments from Truly Disruptive to Ignore. Check out our thoughts on this past week's top emerging technology and innovation news across all industries.