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Trends on our RadarFive Emerging Technology Areas and theirLeading Innovators Our regular pick of five hot technology area...
Medication AdherenceGesture ControlSmart Water NetworksFinancial TechnologyAdvanced Nuclear              www.VentureRadar....
Medication Adherence                                  Near Term TrendSome studies suggest that more than 50% of patients f...
Example InnovatorsProteus Digital Health, CA, USA                 AdhereTech, NY, USAProteus has developed a pill that con...
Gesture ControlNear Term TrendMicrosofts popular Kinect device, a 3-Dcamera and software for gaming, hasallowed people to ...
Example InnovatorsTobii, SwedenTobii has developed eye tracking and eye control technology that allows computersto know wh...
Smart Water NetworksMedium Term TrendThe world’s water supplies will come under increasingstress over the coming decades, ...
Example InnovatorsTaKaDu, IsraelTaKaDu allows the monitoring of water networks using a Software-as-a-Servicesolution that ...
Financial TechnologyNear Term TrendThe financial services industry is beingaffected by a number of technology trendssuch a...
Example InnovatorsSquare, CA, USASquare is a payments company that gives store owners the ability to replace cashregisters...
Advanced NuclearMedium/Long Term TrendAs the challenge of developing more sustainablesources of energy becomes ever more p...
Example InnovatorsGeneral Fusion, Canada                            Gen4 Energy, CO, USAGeneral Fusion is developing fusio...
Thank youwww.ventureradar.com@venture_radarAndrew Thomson, DirectorEmail: andrew@ventureradar.comTel: +44(0)20 7394 8225  ...
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New Trends on Our Radar - Nov 2012

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We get to see a lot of exciting companies across a range of technology areas, so this month our Open Innovation team have picked out of five emerging innovation areas and some of the most exciting companies in each. The presentation below highlights some of the top innovative companies in Medication Adherence, Gesture Control, Smart Water Networks, Financial Technology, and Advanced Nuclear.

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  1. 1. Trends on our RadarFive Emerging Technology Areas and theirLeading Innovators Our regular pick of five hot technology areas and some of the leading innovative companies leading the way (November 2012) Produced by our Open Innovation and Technology Scouting team www.VentureRadar.com
  2. 2. Medication AdherenceGesture ControlSmart Water NetworksFinancial TechnologyAdvanced Nuclear www.VentureRadar.com
  3. 3. Medication Adherence Near Term TrendSome studies suggest that more than 50% of patients fail to take theirmedication as prescribed. This is a growing concern because ofnegative health implications and costs; the total economic impact ofmedication non-adherence has been estimated to be as much as $290billion in the U.S. alone. Simple solutions such as mobile phonereminders have had some impact, but increasingly advancedapproaches using new technologies are also being developed. www.VentureRadar.com
  4. 4. Example InnovatorsProteus Digital Health, CA, USA AdhereTech, NY, USAProteus has developed a pill that contains a AdhereTechs Smart Bottletiny body-powered sensor that activates upon Technology measures thecontact with stomach acid, and communicates contents of a pill bottle in real-information about medication-taking time and sends reminders tobehaviour and how the body is responding. patients when it senses a pillThe data is then stored in a secure database has not been taken, increasingthat the patient can easily access and share. adherence from ~50% to 90%HealthPrize, CT, USAHealthPrize leverages rewards and gaming dynamics to motivate people to taketheir medication. Based on insights from behavioural economics, gaming dynamics,and consumer marketing, the company’s internet and mobile applications aim toincrease the value and reward associated with taking medication. www.VentureRadar.com
  5. 5. Gesture ControlNear Term TrendMicrosofts popular Kinect device, a 3-Dcamera and software for gaming, hasallowed people to play video games withtheir entire bodies, but requires relativelylarge movements. The next phase ofgesture recognition will allow the control ofdevices using more precise movements ofhands, fingers, eyes, and facial expressions. www.VentureRadar.com
  6. 6. Example InnovatorsTobii, SwedenTobii has developed eye tracking and eye control technology that allows computersto know where users are looking. Initially used to enable communication for peoplewith special needs, the company has also now expanded to the consumer market,making it possible for users to point and interact with devices using eye control.Leap Motion, CA, USA PredictGaze, CA, USALeap Motion has developed technology that PredictGaze develops face-allows users to control a computer in three recognition and gesture-dimensions using natural hand and finger tracking software that can formovements. The company says its technology example pause a video whenis 200 times more accurate than anything else viewers leave the room, oron the market and can track movements determine the age of viewersdown to a 1/100th of a millimetre. to tailor content. www.VentureRadar.com
  7. 7. Smart Water NetworksMedium Term TrendThe world’s water supplies will come under increasingstress over the coming decades, with almost half theworld’s population living in high water stress areas by2030. Using information technology, sensing and datato help water networks become more efficient willhelp address this problem, and is a market that ispredicted grow to more than $16 billion by 2020. www.VentureRadar.com
  8. 8. Example InnovatorsTaKaDu, IsraelTaKaDu allows the monitoring of water networks using a Software-as-a-Servicesolution that detects, alerts and provides real-time insight on networkinefficiencies, leaks, bursts, zone breaches, faults and errors, using a water utility’sexisting data, and state-of-the-art algorithms.i2O Water, UK HydroSpin, Israeli2O has developed pressure management HydroSpin has developed in-technology that continuously optimises water pipe generators that use thepressure in water distribution systems flow of water insideaccording to consumption and changes in distribution pipes to powerflow. The system can reduce leakage by up to low-energy sensors and30%, reduced burst frequency by up to 40% devices throughout the waterand significantly lowers operating costs. network. www.VentureRadar.com
  9. 9. Financial TechnologyNear Term TrendThe financial services industry is beingaffected by a number of technology trendssuch as big data, mobility, social media, andcollaboration and is also dealing withconcerns over trust and security. A range ofnew innovators are looking to profit fromnew opportunities that are being opened upby this changing landscape. www.VentureRadar.com
  10. 10. Example InnovatorsSquare, CA, USASquare is a payments company that gives store owners the ability to replace cashregisters with a mobile phone or pad running the Square app. Among it’s investorsis Starbucks, which also plans to start rolling out Square to 7000 stores across theU.S. The company was co-funded by Jack Dorsey who also founded Twitter.Klarna, Sweden Fidor Bank, GermanyKlarna is an online payments company that Fidor Bank is was founded inallows consumers to receive their goods first 2009 as a new type of onlineand then pay afterwards, with Klarna bank with social collaboration,assuming the credit and fraud risks on goods trust and transparency as corefrom the e-stores. Klarna is able to assess and foundations rather thanminimize this risk while benefiting from the marketing add-ons.increased sales that their system brings. www.VentureRadar.com
  11. 11. Advanced NuclearMedium/Long Term TrendAs the challenge of developing more sustainablesources of energy becomes ever more pressingthere are an increasing number of innovativecompanies looking to develop advanced nuclearpower that can overcome some of the drawbacksassociated with traditional nuclear power. Althoughthe challenges are great, if these companies aresuccessful they could help solve one of our mostpressing challenges. www.VentureRadar.com
  12. 12. Example InnovatorsGeneral Fusion, Canada Gen4 Energy, CO, USAGeneral Fusion is developing fusion Gen4 Energy is developingtechnology to generate affordable energy small and transportablewithout radioactive waste. Fusion power is nuclear power modules thatthe power generated by processes in which can be used to power smalltwo light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a communities, industrial sitesheavier nucleus, in contrast with nuclear and government facilities.fission used in traditional nuclear power.Transatomic Power, MA, USATransatomic Power aims to develop reactors that can take high-level nuclear wasteand use it to generate electric power. The company says that at full deployment itsreactors could use existing stockpiles of nuclear waste to satisfy the world’selectricity needs until 2083. www.VentureRadar.com
  13. 13. Thank youwww.ventureradar.com@venture_radarAndrew Thomson, DirectorEmail: andrew@ventureradar.comTel: +44(0)20 7394 8225 www.VentureRadar.com
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