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2nd October 2020
Digital transformation for the new consumer journey

Accelerated by COVID-19, emerging digital technologies, especially AI and IoT, are fundamentally changing the consumer journey in the consumer product market. A new report from Lux Research, 'The Digital Transformation of the Consumer Journey', outlines how companies can apply digital technology to enhance the consumer journey for their benefit. 

30th September 2020
Are antimicrobial coatings effective against COVID-19?

COVID-19 has drastically changed the perception of hygiene and cleanliness, spurring interest in antimicrobial coatings, according to a new report from Lux Research. These coatings previously struggled to find widespread adoption due to difficulties in quantifying their impact on human health, but the pandemic has drawn attention to them as an important safety measure.

31st August 2020
Organisations must capitalise on China’s innovations

China’s emergence as a global innovation powerhouse has proven to be a double-edged sword for global companies – presenting challenges as China seeks to make its companies more competitive in the international market while also bringing historic opportunities for the technology ecosystem.

20th August 2020
Five COVID-19 trends shaping tech innovation

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have long-term consequences. In the latest report by Lux Research, ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Tech Innovation’, Lux has outlined five key trends that will define how the world beyond the pandemic will be different.

Alternative Energy
14th August 2020
COVID-19 accelerates the energy transition

The past year has been an unprecedented time, with COVID-19 having an immediate and significant impact on all aspects of the energy sector. Despite the dramatic consequences COVID-19 is having on the global economy, Lux Research has predicted the energy transition will be accelerated by several years.

7th July 2020
Lux establishes framework for selecting robotics vendors

Businesses are increasingly using robotics across a wide variety of industries, but many companies still fail to understand what’s currently possible with today’s technology or which vendors can provide the solutions they need. In its new report, ‘Building Robotics Solutions’, Lux Research has created a framework for selecting robotics vendors based on the key capabilities and level of customisation required.

22nd June 2020
The tech that will get us back to work

COVID-19 poses major challenges for players in every industry, and companies now face unprecedented hurdles as they struggle to get back to work. A new report from Lux Research, ‘Back in Business: Using Technology to Open During COVID-19’, addresses the key technologies businesses need to adopt to fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.

18th June 2020
The critical technologies for surviving COVID-19

COVID-19 poses major challenges for players in every industry, and companies now face unprecedented hurdles as they struggle to reopen. Lux Research’s new report, ‘Back in Business: Using Technology to Open During COVID-19’, addresses the critical technologies businesses need to adopt to fight against COVID-19 in the workplace.

11th June 2020
The $500bn effect of digital transformation

The chemicals and materials industry has mostly seen only incremental innovation in recent decades, with growth coming primarily from expansion into new geographic markets, and very little from product innovation, but how will digital transformation change this? 

11th June 2020
EVs drop in price, but most remain unprofitable

The automotive industry is under pressure to reduce emissions, both from government regulations and from consumers who are growing more conscious about the environmental impact of their vehicles. In the world of EVs, electrified powertrains are a promising avenue to reduce or eliminate vehicle emissions for automakers.

14th May 2020
Can digital therapeutics save the future of healthcare?

Digital therapeutics are poised to change healthcare by enabling diagnosis, management, and treatment in a low cost and scalable way. In its new report, Lux Research shows that partnerships are imperative to success when evaluating what therapeutics to employ.

Alternative Energy
26th February 2020
Energy storage market to hit $500bn by 2035

The report, ‘Global Energy Storage Market 2019’, estimates that the three main drivers of energy storage, mobility applications, electronic devices, and stationary storage, will reach an annual combined deployment level of 3,046 GWh over the next 15 years, up from the current 164GWh, with mobility applications making up the lion’s share of the growth.

Artificial Intelligence
17th January 2020
4 factors to consider before investing in AI

Despite significant hype, most companies still struggle with how to successfully integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into their businesses. This is according to Lux Research’s new report on the state of AI and how companies can improve decision-making around AI.

11th November 2019
20 top technologies that will change our lives

Lux Research has released its annual list of technologies and trends that will transform the way we live, work, and play over the next decade. You can view the list in its entirety in the infographic below. 

Artificial Intelligence
20th May 2019
What is AI's role in unleashing intelligent sensing?

The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is unlocking a wave of new sensor applications and driving market demand for intelligent sensing - the ability to extract insights from sensor data. To guide innovation and investment in this fast-evolving market, the team at Lux Research, took a deep dive into how and where enhanced AI analytics are rapidly improving the capabilities of softwar...

4th April 2016
EV report card gives auto industry failing grades in 2016

With few EVs passing key performance benchmarks of driving range and cost, the automotive industry received an overall failing grade for its EV offerings. In the inaugural 2016 edition of Lux Research’s annual 'EV Inflection Tracker', the industry earned just 27 out of a possible 100 rating, mainly because of high costs and limited offerings with a driving range of over 200 miles.

9th March 2016
The IoT comes to the factory

Cost, efficiency and safety are driving the much-hyped Industrial IoT (IIoT) as companies worldwide in a wide range of industries look for opportunities to connect nearly everything in the industrial workplace, according to Lux Research.

23rd February 2016
How do smart cities stay smart?

Smart cities use a mix of information, energy and social technologies for environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and livability. However, they need to be not just smart but agile, making technology choices that let citizens adapt and improve on solutions they implement today, according to Lux Research.

17th February 2016
Innovation converges in the $35bn PLM market

IT is driving a renaissance in manufacturing, employing tools such as big data, advanced analytics and AR to help companies reach markets faster and cut costs, according to Lux Research. The renewed push to manufacturing is led by initiatives such as Germany’s Industrie 4.0, GE’s Predix platform and improved PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) software – itself a $35bn market – besides broader technologies such as 3D printi...

16th February 2016
Solar energy storage will be an $8bn market in 2026

Distributed storage for solar systems will be worth $8bn in 2026 as solar combines with storage in order to continue its remarkable growth, according to Lux Research. Solar-plus-storage is a key necessity for solar to overcome limitations like intermittency and the lack of power after dark.

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