The Lux Research Blog

Startup Consolidation Imminent Despite Another Record-Breaking Year for Electric Mobility Investment

Electric mobility venture funding had another record year in 2018, during which Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) and electric scooter startups raised hundreds of millions in funding and achieved billion-dollar valuations at breakneck speeds.

Single-Use Disposable Cups Are Stacking Up Critics – What's Next?

Single-use paper cups are becoming a growing target of public scrutiny. Large brands that rely on these disposable items, namely fast food joints and coffee shops, have larger environmental concerns with their resource-intensive international supply networks; however, there is no denying that cups are one of the most frequent reminders of a brand’s name.

Emerging Opportunities in the Alternative Proteins Space

The alternative proteins space has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. The consumption of traditional protein sources like meat and seafood has declined, and multiple drivers are encouraging the development of alternative protein sources.

Three Crucial Questions Answered By Deep Tech Experts

We recently presented a webinar on our report “19 for 2019: Top Transformational Technologies Re-shaping the World” to more than 1,300 innovation executives, and we received a lot of thought-provoking questions. 

The Periodic Table of Digital Innovations for the Chemical Industry

We are frequently asked by clients at chemical and material companies what major digital innovations are poised to affect their industry, and we have highlighted four of the most critical digital trends and discussed their impact on the industry's business model.

Applications of Blockchain

Blockchain has a ton of hype, in part due to its link to cryptocurrencies and the hype around them, which has resulted in investments in blockchain reaching an all-time high of more than $12 billion in 2018 and use cases for blockchain sprouting like weeds

What Happens When Digital Transformation Hits Your Industry

There is general agreement that digital transformation is important, but few agree on what it means, particularly for traditional, nondigital industries like energy, automotive, food, and healthcare and their supply chains. 

3 Ways to Form a Materials Informatics Strategy

In recent years, materials informatics (MI) has been evolving into the next secret weapon for materials discovery. 

Solving the Diabetes Dilemma With Personalized Nutrition

The global cost of diabetes is estimated to be almost $1 trillion per year; the bulk of this cost is spent on managing the complications that arise from diabetes, rather than treating diabetes itself.

The AWESOME Power of DNA: Pink pineapples, personalization everywhere, and sensing all the things

Wielding the power of DNA will result in opportunities worth trillions of dollars - if you know where to look.

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