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Italian paradoxes. The country that has a youth unemployment steadily above 30% - only Greece and Spain do worse than us - is the same where dozens of multinationals tell you that if you look for engineers or IT at the first occupation you will not find them.

In major restructuring, ABB shifts from heavy electrical manufacturing to distributed energy

ABB's sale of its power transmission business to Hitachi reflects a wider trend in the global market for power equipment.

Japanese solar names invest to scale up 24M’s semi-solid ‘next gen’ battery tech

24M, a start-up angling to disrupt the already-disruptive lithium-ion battery industry with the design and production of semi-solid lithium cells, has raised US$21.8 million in a Series D funding round.

These Are The Technologies That Will Change Our Lives In The Next 10 Years

Researchers at Lux have looked at the key technology innovations that are going to change the world economy – and our lives over the next 10 years. Its 19 for 2019 report looks at the innovations that are facing market roadblocks and those that are more likely to succeed because they fit an unmet market need.

Zymergen rakes in $400 million for engineered microbes

Zymergen, an automation-focused microbe engineering start-up, has raised $400 million in its third round of funding from SoftBank Vision Fund, Goldman Sachs, Hanwha Asset Management, and other investors.

3D printing among 'transformative' technologies of 2019

Boston-based Lux Research has ranked the 19 technologies that will reshape the world in 2019.

Probiota 2019: Global experts in microbiome business and science set for Copenhagen programme

More than 350 leading minds from the business and academic world will come together in Copenhagen to share ideas and listen to a world-class line up of international experts in the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotics.

Top transformative technologies identified

Leaders trying to identify key innovative technologies for their industry are often stuck relying on either subjective opinions or an excess of raw data without context or insight.

Lux Research Launches Interactive, Data-Driven Technology Innovation Analytics Capability

Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services for technology innovation, today announced Tech Pages: a single, trusted destination for data and insights about the most important technology innovations.

Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and More: How digital technologies are poised to lead the oil and gas industry into the next era of operational and financial excellence

OSEA2018 Conference (organised by UBM) speaker, Harshit Sharma, Lux Research shares his insight on four key technologies playing a significant role in the digital transformation of oil and gas

Innovations Are Rocking The Battery Industry

The battery world is a fascinating place to be right now. There is so much innovation going on as the world sets course towards a battery-powered future.

WTiN's Multi-faceted Textile Conference to Explore Industry 4.0 and Smart Innovation

The most all-encompassing event ever to explore the impact of Industry 4.0 in textiles and apparel is set to open in Amsterdam, in November, featuring a line-up of top industry and thought leaders.

5 mobile phone battery breakthroughs to watch

Who doesn’t want mobile phone batteries that last longer? These five developments hold promise for personal productivity and enterprise mobile strategy

Lux Research Benchmarks Innovation at 40 Top Chemicals and Materials Firms

While the chemicals and materials industry is centuries old, it still requires innovation, particularly in using new digital technologies to drive growth in the face of market challenges. 

Precision Ag a Focus of Innovation Execs

What are the technologies and trends keeping global innovation executives up at night? Based on analysis of more than 250,000 searches run by innovation executives like yourself on our tech-enabled data and insights platform for clients in the past six months, here are the answers

Whatever Happens to Tesla, Electrification Will Continue

The irony of the federal investigations, financial struggles, controversial tweets, personnel upheaval, and overall chaos at Tesla Inc. is that it is happening at a time when mainstream manufacturers are moving toward electrification at the fastest pace in automotive history.

Augmented Reality – Coming to a Car Near You

While augmented reality has been growing over the past few years — finding its way into the office, measurement tools, toothbrushes, healthcare surgery and consumer electronics — it is still in the nascent stage.

Lux Research Report Shows Automakers Bet Big on Augmented Reality

ead-up display (HUD) technology, which dates back to World War II fighter planes, has evolved to become a centerpiece of the modern automobile. According to the team at Lux Research, a leading provider of tech-enabled research and advisory services for technology innovation, automotive HUD is a market where augmented reality (AR) is likely to deliver long-term value and consumer impact.

Economics Stack up for Microgrids with Long Duration Energy Storage

Long duration energy storage offers “value-add economics” for microgrids and renewables integrations, according to a recent report from Lux Research.

Personalized nutrition next big focus in food

The keys to successful personalized nutrition products as outlined by Lux Research.

Zooming In On Building Technologies For Smart, Equitable Cities

Smart city development spending is estimated to reach $41 trillion worldwide between 2016 and 2036, including investments in existing infrastructure and implementation of internet of things (IoT) technologies to connect the urban ecosystem.

Uncertainty Reigns as Auto Industry Looks to EV Era

Automakers are marching into the brave new world of electrification with public bravado, but industry insiders say that many still have private concerns about the near-term future of electric cars.

Chloe Holzinger: Why Solid-state Batteries Are the Future

At this year’s Lithium Supply and Markets conference in Las Vegas, the Investing News Network had the chance to catch up with Chloe Holzinger, research associate at Lux Research.

Nanoparticles for Improving Smart-Window Energy Efficiency

U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually.

Nanoparticles for Improving Smart-Window Energy Efficiency

U.S. buildings leak an estimated 30 percent of their energy through inefficient windows, costing consumers an estimated $42 billion annually.

Electric vehicle and stationary storage batteries begin to diverge as performance priorities evolve

Separate markets could evolve as EVs push for batteries with higher density and stationary storage seeks higher cycling capability

5 Challenges for Deep Learning

Deep-learning networks show a lot of promise, but five challenges need to be overcome before they can truly find traction in mission-critical applications.

Self-Driving and Electric Vehicles are Combining to Make the Cars of the Future

Self-driving and electric cars are poised to combine production efforts as both technologies mature.
Investment in self-driving vehicles is growing, leading to the emergence of specialist companies.

Lego builds green credentials with switch from oil-based plastics

Lego is building green credentials with their recent switch from oil-based plastics. Read more from the Financial Times.

A carbon fiber cluster grows in South Carolina

At the June 1 groundbreaking for Teijin’s $600 million carbon fiber plant in Greenwood, S.C., the local high school orchestra serenaded guests. Flags from the U.S. and Japan, Teijin’s home country, flanked the podium.

Trump Administration Looks to Spur Next-Gen, US Solar Manufacturing with American-Made Solar Prize

The US Dept. of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy earlier this month launched a three-stage, USD3 million prize competition in a bid to spur innovation and development of next-generation solar energy manufacturing.

Bill Gates Makes Big Investments in Batteries

Energy storage, while still a tiny portion of the electric grid, is the hottest technology in the electric power sector and is being hailed as the Holy Grail of renewable energy.


Six Uses for Augmented Reality

Augmented reality is one of the top transformative technologies reshaping the world according to Lux Research which describes a handful of its key use cases.

Scientists say new material can triple lithium-ion battery energy density

A team of scientists from the University of Maryland, the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the U.S. Army Research Lab have developed a material they say could improve the energy density of lithium-ion batteries threefold.

Restructuring sweeteners to reduce sugar

Formulators seeking sweeteners to aid in sugar reduction efforts should know the sweeteners themselves are changing. Structural changes, fermentation research and growing methods for plants that contain sweetener extracts are bringing new ingredients to market.

The Life of a PV System: Thinking on a 20 year timeline

It will come as no surprise that the industry continues to change at an almost unrelenting rate. But it may be down to how we manage and react to these changes that shape the future of the energy market moving forward.

Ensia: From Identifying Plant Pests to Picking Fruit, AI is Reinventing How Farmers Produce Your Food

Sick crops? These Indian subsistence farmers know just what to do: Pull out their smartphones and take their picture. The farmers then upload the images with GPS locations to a cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) app named Plantix.