Lux Research Industry Focus
Lux Research takes an industry-specific view of emerging technologies. Rather than finding abstract solutions looking for a nonexistent problem, we advise our clients about specific technologies and strategies that address urgent needs in the context of their industry's unique products, research, regulations, competitors, and customers. Because we work across many industries in both our Intelligence services and Consulting projects, we know when a successful technology in one sector is utterly useless in another -- or when that solution might provide you with immediate competitive advantage.
Whether it is cleantech or conventional oil and gas, advanced aerospace or consumer packaged goods, electronics or agriculture, the industries we serve are highly dependent on innovative materials, processes, and strategies to lower costs, increase revenues, defeat competitors, and serve customers. Our specific focus areas include:
Why is Lux Research Unique?
Other research firms and consultancies provide industry research. What makes Lux Research better? Our work is:
- Driven by first-hand interaction and experience, not just web research. Whereas other companies merely compile and estimate data, we visit the labs, tour the factories, and directly interact with executives, engineers, scientists, and policymakers all over the world. We pick apart the patents, review the raw lab data, and discuss policies directly with the regulators. We participate in industry boards and standards bodies, contribute to scientific as well as trade literature, and lead intercompany and interindustry collaborations – all as part of our ongoing research process – and bring what we learn to bear the decisions your company faces.
- Based on years of work in both science and business. Our consultants are not newly-minted MBAs with no technical competence, nor are our researchers career scientists so deeply focused on one field that they cannot see the big picture or the business opportunity. By combining experience from both industry and academia, process engineering and global finance, organic chemistry and consumer psychology, our people bring highly rational, incisive analysis based on a wealth of data and ideas to help you solve problems facing your business.
- Driven by data and insight. Whether it's experimental results, a bill of materials, venture investments, or factory capacity, our analyses are based on comprehensive, reality-based datasets that give you confidence in our findings. At the same time, we look to the horizon to see where the technologies, competitors, and customers in your industry will be five, ten, or twenty years down the road. Our strength is combining the hard facts of the here-and-now with visionary and strategic perspective, and linking them in actionable plans and programs that you can begin to implement today.