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Deep Explorations

We are Explorers, always seeking new ways to make the world a better place, searching for technologies and solutions that will bring significant value to our society and to our planet. To serve better entrepreneurs and partners, we pro-actively research such meaningful spaces, ahead of any investment considerations, and announce these Deep Explorations below. This is our “Preparedness and Impact” approach. Please reach out to us if you aim to bring positive impact to any of these spaces.

Next-Gen Materials

Industrial

Energy & Cleantech

Mobility

Connectivity & Computing

Healthtech

Current & Upcoming Deep Explorations

Category: Industrial
Explorer: Marc Bouchet

Medical Robotics Landscape

We are exploring how robotics can augment our ability to perform medical procedures more safely, accurately, and cheaply across many specialty areas in order to bring quality care to patients globally.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

MEMS Audio Microspeakers

Very small electroacoustic transducers, which are devices that convert an electrical audio signal into sound, based on MEMS technology. These components can be used in devices such as earphones, headphones, wearables, and smartphones.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Climate Risk Intelligence Landscape

We explore tools that help quantify and warn of risks from the climate change. The market for these tools are emerging as climate adaptation and resiliency are inevitable as human are trying to work toward low-carbon economy.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Henry Huang

Ai Accelerator

This exploration provides learnings about the technology and market trend of AI accelerator in both cloud and edge applications.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

Data Driven Digital Industrial Technologies

This exploration provides learnings on data driven AI industrial technologies which are building a platform for industrial digital innovation.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Carbon Capture

The exploration provides the landscape of new technologies being developed to capture carbon dioxide in order to mitigate the impact from climate change. The study focuses on technological approaches related to Direct Air Capture and Direct Ocean Capture.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Henry Huang

AgTech Weeding Robotics

This exploration provides learnings about robotic technologies that aim to automate weeding in agriculture.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Charging Infrastructure

This exploration provides learnings about energy storage and generations that diversify from centralized resources as solutions are needed to orchestrate and enable a more decentralized energy ecosystem.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorers: Tina Tosukhowong, Yan Yan, Hitomi Kondo

Precious Metal Recycling

The exploration provides learnings about critical metals whose supply chain might be constrained in the next decade and identify key startups and sustainable technologies.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

Agriculture Technology in India

This exploration provides learnings about India’s agriculture sector in order to mitigate its emissions and build climate resilience to ensure sustainable food supplies and livelihoods.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Software for Climate Management

This exploration provides insights into sensors and satellites that are used to see risk on fire, water, GHG emission, and plant growth for carbon credit calculation.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Climate Risk Intelligence

This exploration provides learnings about sensors and satellites that are used to see risk on fire, water, GHG emissions, and plant growth for carbon credit calculation.
Category: Mobility

Fleet Management & Telematics

This exploration provides learnings about technologies that are used for digitizing freight movement, improving asset utilization, operational excellence & predictability.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Heavy Duty Electrification

This exploration provides learnings regarding how the future will feature sustainable heavy transport where trucks, ships, and ferries could be electrified.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Residential Energy Storage

This exploration provides learnings about the future of home energy storage, where individual homes can be resilient and have sustainable backup power.

Previous Deep Explorations

Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorers: Tina Tosukhowong, Lina Mezzine

Solar Windows

This exploration provides learnings into solar windows which present an opportunity to be used as a solar energy generator to achieve decarbonization in the urban building environment.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorers: Tina Tosukhowong, Lina Mezzine

Nuclear Fission Based Small Modular Reactors Landscape

This exploration provides insights into SMRs which offer unique attributes in terms of efficiency, lower capital cost, flexibility, safety, fuel cycle, and shorter construction time.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Henry Huang

Open Radio Access Network

This exploration provides learnings over Open RAN which shows tremendous market potential and moves towards massive deployment, as it can reduce cost, improve performance and accelerate innovations.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Fast Charging

This exploration reviews multiple materials, components, BMS, and pack-level technologies that would help mass adoption of EVs.
Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Robot Force Sensing

This exploration provides learnings of robot force torque sensors to avoid accidents, increase robot efficiency, and improve the manufacturing process.
Category: Mobility

Two Wheel EV Landscape for the Indian Market

This exploration provides learnings about startups developing two wheelers with proprietary design elements, reasonable price points, and that can scale quickly to multiple product offerings while delivering reliable units to customers.
Category: Next-Gen Materials

Micro LED Landscape

This exploration provides insights into the micro LED landscape as it combines several benefits of OLED displays and could potentially offer better performance in various areas.
Category: Mobility

Vehicle to Everything (V2X) Communication

This exploration provides learnings about Vehicle to Everything communication as it can improve driving safety, reduce air pollution, and increase traffic efficiency.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Heating Technologies for Building Sector

This exploration provides insights into how the world needs to balance between ensuring access to affordable and sustainable energy for future generations while trying to achieve the carbon neutral decarbonization goal.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Autonomous Last Mile Delivery

This exploration provides learnings of autonomous vehicles becoming new entrants to the last mile delivery market in order to effectively reduce the last mile delivery costs for both B2B and B2C applications increasing profitability.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Silicon Anode Battery Tech

This exploration reviews various Si-anode technologies that could provide higher energy density and better range for EVs.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Solid State Batteries

This exploration investigates various next-generation solid-state technologies for safer, longer range, faster charging batteries.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Henry Huang

5G mmWave RAN

This exploration provides learnings about 5G radio access network technologies and startup opportunities at millimeter wave band.
Category: Next-Gen Materials
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Protective Coatings for Automotives Electronics

This exploration provides learnings about adequate protection of electric automotive electronics systems to combat environmental threats such as rain, dust, salt water, and temperature fluctuations which can cause serious damage to the car and driver.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Hydrogen Electrolyzers

This exploration reviews several hydrogen electrolysis technologies that would enable deep decarbonization of industrial chemical production.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Battery Management and Battery Intelligence

This exploration provides learnings about battery analytics and management technologies that would provide longer range, better cycle life, and for circular economy.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Li-Ion Dry Electrode / Solvent Free Technology

This exploration provides learnings about various technologies that could potentially bring about a major change in reducing the carbon footprint of Li-ion battery manufacturing.
Category: Healthtech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

BioPharma Life Sciences Analytics

This exploration provides learnings about startups in the biopharma space who are seeking to improve their R&D lab efficiency as more of them are turning to big data analytics solutions to offer improvements as well as answers to important questions about their operations.
Category: Next-Gen Materials

Metal 3D Printing

This exploration investigates startups in the metal 3D printing industry providing scalable solutions to the market.
Category: Connectivity & Computing

Augmented Reality Solutions

This exploration explores various core technologies that enable next-generation augmented reality glasses.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Smart Electrical Panels

This exploration provides learnings on smart electrical panel start-ups and the homeowners usage for managing their home energy sources.
Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Humanoid Robotics

This exploration provides learnings on humanoid robots and how they will have a major impact on a wide variety of industrial applications through their ability to accomplish important tasks.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Optical Solutions for 3D Sensing and Imaging for Mobile Devices

This exploration provides learnings on 3D sensing in mobile devices beyond the consumer realm which could unlock valuable market opportunities.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Anil Achyuta

Hydrogen Fuel for Backup

This exploration investigates various fuel cell technologies that could help in the industrial backup power market.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Automotive Radar

This exploration provides learnings from short and long-range radar sensors that monitor the environment around a vehicle in real-time, providing critical data to ADAS systems in order to improve driver safety and comfort.
Category: Healthtech
Explorer: Anil Achyuta

Implantable Biosensors

This exploration provides learnings from glucose monitoring of implantable sensors that provide higher patient compliance.
Category: Healthtech
Explorer: Anil Achyuta

Medical Device Commercialization

This exploration provides learnings from some of the pitfalls and opportunities in commercialization strategies of medical technologies.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

EV Lithium-Ion Battery Systems

This exploration provides learnings from the market for EV lithium-ion batteries as there is a rapidly increasing EV production driven by the need for major automakers to meet strict global greenhouse gas emissions standards.
Category: Healthtech

Electronic Nose & Gas Sensors

This exploration provides learnings from multi-gas sensors and e-nose technologies which can sense multiple analytes at the same time.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Li-Ion Battery Recycling

This exploration provides learnings from various pyro, hydro, and direct recycling technologies that would enable more sustainable Li-Ion battery production.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Electric Vertical Takeoff & Landing Vehicles (eVTOL)

This exploration provides learnings from the urban air mobility market and the impact of specific eVTOL technologies on the future of aerial passenger and cargo transport.
Category: Healthtech
Explorer: Anil Achyuta

Continuous Glucose Monitoring

This exploration provides learnings from various technologies that could be game changers for diabetes across the world.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Henry Huang

Silicon-Photonic IC for Communication

This exploration provides learnings about photonic integrated circuits that use silicon as an optical medium for communication applications.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Marine Electric Vehicles Targeting Recreational Application

Exploration of seafaring and marine electrical vehicles targeting recreational boating applications.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Lithium Extraction

This exploration provides learnings about the exploration in the novel lithium extraction technology, which could potentially provide a much cleaner, faster, and more efficient lithium extraction process.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Henry Huang

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

This exploration provides learnings about the technology trend and search startup opportunity in Field-Programmable Gate Array.
Category: Industrial
Explorers: Henry Huang, Starry Wang

Blockchain in Supply Chain

This exploration provides learnings about the technology foundation of blockchain and search for its potential applications in the supply chain.
Category: Industrial
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Robotic Solutions for Industrial Inspection

Exploration of industrial-grade robotics solutions for automated inspection of products as they are made within the manufacturing process.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Long Duration Energy Storage

This exploration provides a broad high-level overview of developing startups and trends across long duration energy storage technologies.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

2W & 3W Battery Swapping

This exploration provides learnings about the current start-up landscape in a given area including emerging technologies and market trends.
Category: Mobility
Explorers: Henry Huang, Starry Wang

Vehicular Cybersecurity

This exploration provides a high-level overview of startups developing vehicular cybersecurity technology or solutions.
Category: Energy & Cleantech

Nuclear Technology Landscape / Fusion

This exploration provides shared learnings about startups developing Small Modular Reactors for nuclear fission reactions.
Category: Mobility
Explorer: Andrew Maywah

Cleaning Robots

This exploration provides a broad high-level overview of startups developing robots for indoor cleaning applications.