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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.

Oil and Gas: Tech's New Frontier

As no industry is immune to the rapidly shifting digital landscape, the oil companies of the future may resemble the tech companies of today. If oil and gas companies fail to embrace these changes they could be left behind. 

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up November 22, 2019

Each week our analysts provide their analysis and expert insights on major developments in the news. It has been a big week for innovation news across all industries. Check out what our experts have to say about this week's major headlines.

Where are they now? The 10 former top technologies that didn’t make the 20 for 20

Technologies that dropped from the list are still important – just not in the top 20 for this year. Generally, those that dropped did so in one of three ways, with slightly different implications for executives planning their innovation strategies. 

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