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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.

Healthcare spending growth of $750 billion in 2020 is a big opportunity for medtech

TECH RADAR - A new report from Lux Research estimates that global healthcare expenditure will increase by 7.5% in 2020 (up strongly from growth of 2.4% in 2015), meaning that next year’s growth alone will be a rather staggering $750 billion globally.

Digital Opportunities Increase as Healthcare Plans to Spend Additional $750 Billion by 2020

PR NEWSWIRE - The team at Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services for technology innovation, applied a digital framework to identify core outcomes and digital use cases impacting major stakeholders in their new report, "The Digital Transformation of Healthcare."

Digital Opportunities Increase as Healthcare Plans to Spend Additional $750 Billion by 2020

Increasing prevalence of chronic disease, rapidly aging populations, and huge middle-class growth in developing economies are combining to push the growth in global healthcare expenditure from 2.4% in 2015 to an estimated 7.5% by 2020, making next year’s growth alone an additional $750 billion.

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.

Probiota Asia 2019: Medlab to assess mood disorders and the power of probiotics

FOOD NAVIGATOR ASIA - Probiotic brand Medlab has been added to the agenda for the forthcoming Probiota Asia summit in Singapore, where its Director of Medical Research will assess the benefits of probiotics for mood disorders.

Future Forward Artificial Intelligence for New Product Development

VITAFOODS INSIGHTS - It's an exciting time for the food space as developers continually look to technology to accelerate product development and tackle issues surrounding food safety and security, health profiles, flavour, texture, sustainability and waste.

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. 

Despite $6.1 Billion in Funding, China Not Leading in AI Innovation

The new report analyzes the total number of AI-related VC funding, patents, and research papers in five major AI technology areas: fundamental AI, natural language processing (NLP), voice recognition, computer vision, and AI processors and edge computing.

Lux Research Joins Greentown Labs as Gigawatt Partner

Greentown Labs, the largest cleantech startup incubator in North America, and Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services for technology innovation, announced that Lux has joined Greentown Labs as its newest Gigawatt-level Partner.

Lux Research Forecasts $10.7 Billion Market Opportunity in Metamaterial Devices

Metamaterial devices are poised to grow to $10.7 billion by 2030 in 5G networks, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and more.