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Digital Opportunites Boom as Healthcare Spends Additional $750 Billion

The healthcare industry today is more challenged than ever before. Healthcare costs are becoming unsustainable, developed economies are facing rapidly aging societies, and developing economies are seeing a rapidly growing middle class and subsequently shifting expectations of the healthcare system.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up October 11, 2019

It was a big week for innovation. Singapore is developing its first virtual power plant, the USDA's new partnership with Microsoft is making waves for digital agriculture, and Car2Go is ceasing operations in five cities by the end of 2019. Check out our experts' thoughts in this post about this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up October 4, 2019

Technology innovation came up in much of this week's headlines. From "smart" toilets analyzing your gut microbiome to Verizon's acquisition of Jaunt to step up their VR game. Check out our experts' thoughts in this post about this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Can AI Make Innovation Any Easier?

Few need convincing that AI/ML is disruptive. There is a ton of “innovation” data out there – news, investments, patents, papers, and more – and new platforms pop up every day. Sourcing the data isn’t the real problem; unifying and making the most of the data to identify weak signals and make the appropriate bets is.

Key indicators to Identify Suitable Markets for VPPs

Energy companies interested in expanding virtual power plants (VPPs) to new geographies should rely on these four key conditions when evaluating whether VPPs are suitable and can provide value. 

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up September 27, 2019

This week in innovation saw a lot of very important news, from Hyundai's autonomous vehicle joint venture to Facebook's acquisition of CTRL-labs. Check out our experts' thoughts below, on this week's top tech and innovation headlines.

Cutting global emissions is not as simple as Greta Thunberg makes it sound

Climate strikes are hitting close to home. Unfortunately, when Greta said the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight, in some cases it’s the sad reality. There are still plenty of technologies that not only need to scale up, but also become economically feasible.

#SummeratLux | Get to Know Our Interns

At Lux, we are passionate about independent thinkers with intense curiosity and intellectual enthusiasm. We look for these traits not only in our researchers and analysts, but in our interns as well. This summer, we welcomed five intellectually curious interns into our Boston office. Get to know them in this Q&A style post.

$6.1 Billion in Funding and China Still Not Leading In AI Innovation

On the surface, all innovation-related data indicate that China is poised to take over the world. Diving deeper, we find that all the hype around AI in China is warranted; however, it only highlights a few platform technologies and market segments.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up September 20, 2019

This week's headlines saw the likes of Ginkgo Biowork's Series E funding, 3D Printed Meat (is it just a niche within a niche?) and Apple's new smartwatch. Check out our experts' thoughts below, on this week's tech and innovation news.

 

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