We work with a number of stakeholders responsible for digital transformation at their organizations. While the level of digital maturity at a given company varies greatly depending on industry and location in the value chain, there is a universal need for a simple guide on how to go about bringing digital transformation to complex organizations.
China’s rise as a global tech powerhouse has been well documented in the media this year – everything from shedding its copycat image to the speed in which its happening. So much that it’s reached paranoia-like levels in the U.S. where formal policies are in place to curb Chinese investments in U.S. tech companies.
An essential job for any corporate innovation function is to spot the technologies on the horizon today that are going to become the big growth opportunities – or big disruptive threats – of the future.
Driven by global EV adoption, Li-ion battery manufacturing is expected to expand significantly in the next three years. A Lux analysis of the larger Li-ion battery manufacturers’ capacity and expansion plans found that current Li-ion manufacturing capacity may triple by 2020, from 73 GWh to 238 GWh globally. Major growth is planned in China by BYD and notably CATL; however, it’s worth taking these projections with more than a grain of salt, as the markets of Li-ion batteries are changing significantly.
Hydrophobic coatings, which repel liquids due to a high solid-liquid interfacial energy, have been aggressively developed over the last three years for a variety of applications in infrastructure, aerospace, automotive, textiles, electronics, and packaging.