Frost.com - Environment and Building Technologies Research http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do http://www.frost.com/c/10087/home.do - Environment and Building Technologies Research Frost & Sullivan Advancements in Stroke Rehabilitation, Cancer Therapeutics, Wound Management, Water Treatment, and 3D Printing http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-54-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-54-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in cancer treatment, wound management, and water Treatment. The TOE also emphasizes on a robot-assisted rehabilitation method for stroke patients and 3D printed homes. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: 3D printed homes, wound management, cancer treatment, water treatment Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 US Digital Consumer and Home Automation Market Transformation, Forecast to 2023 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B4-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1B4-01-00-00-00 The digital consumer concept continues to evolve as new products, services, and solutions make their way to the home. At present, the notion of a digital consumer largely revolves around individuals that leverage the Internet for productivity, entertainment, and communication. Going forward, however, consumers are expected to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) to interact with a much larger ecosystem that includes external entities such as smart parking facilities, smart health, and smart cities. A plethora of new business models continues to emerge in the digital consumer segment, though many are yet to attain a critical mass of customers and sustained underlying profitability. In addition, the intensifying competitive environment is forcing solution providers to deliver differentiated value propositions at compelling price points to both current and prospective customers. Greater product and market diversification by existing providers as well as new market entrants which are threatening to redefine various consumer segments are also creating a rather fragmented competitive environment across various consumer segments. In addition, growth in the adoption and usage of digital devices and applications, including smartphones, content streaming, and social media, further adds to time poverty and declining attention span in consumers. This in turn creates significant customer engagement and communication challenges for marketers. Lastly, the onslaught of innovative technologies such as smart thermostats and smart door locks being adopted by the modern consumer, either on a piecemeal basis or as a solution, is creating compatibility, standards, and integration issues for vendors, prompting them to make additional investments in research and development (R&D) functions to ensure a seamless user experience (UX). While increasing digital transformation among consumers has created challenges for providers, new growth opportunities are emerging on the horizon. For instance, rising time poverty creates demand for innovative products such as digital assistants (e.g., Amazon Echo, Google Home, Apple HomePod) that perform various functions through voice commands, helping to simplify consumer lifestyle. Similarly, increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental impact of human consumption is helping to fuel demand for products and services, such as smart home irrigation systems, that enable greater conservation of natural resources while also adding convenience to the household and reducing costs. Within the home entertainment segment, over-the-top (OTT) video providers are increasingly differentiating their services by developing original/unique content rather than merely expanding their library of third-party syndicated content. In addition, OTT providers are developing artificial intelligence (AI)-based user interface tools to further enhance their value proposition. To counter the growing threat of OTT services to their core video business, traditional cable and satellite TV providers have launched their own content offerings, which include live TV streaming. Similarly, consumer product manufacturers, be they home appliance vendors or fitness device makers, are seeking ways to harness the power of Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver exceptional value while also expanding company revenue base and profitability. This study offers a conceptual framework of the overall digital consumer market and highlights areas of opportunity for a variety of market participants. While the digital consumer market is rather expansive and one that continues to evolve, this study closely examines the digital home automation market and the solutions involved. Home automation involves connecting various devices together so that they can be monitored and controlled through a centralized application. This study focuses on home automation pertaining to core home infrastructure. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 13:29:36 +0100 Advances in Cancer Research, Renewable Energy, Packaging, and Wastewater Treatment http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-52-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-52-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts recent innovations in cancer research, renewable energy, and wastewater treatment. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of carbon sequestration and sustainable packaging. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Chemotherapy, concentrator photovoltaic (CPV), carbon sequestration, sustainable packaging, anaerobic wastewater treatment Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Innovations in Water Purification, Adaptive Irrigation, Sugar Alternative, Vertical Farming, and Mastitis Detection in Cows http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5D-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D768-00-5D-00-00 This edition of the Industrial Bioprocessing TOE innovations in water purification, adaptive irrigation, and a sugar alternative. The TOE also focuses on various technological innovations on vertical farming and mastitis detection in cows. The Industrial Bioprocessing TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, processes and strategic insights of industries involving bioprocessing, including innovations in the development and production of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, alternative fuels, chemical feedstocks, food and beverages, and consumer products. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research & innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thin films, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Vertical farming, smart irrigation, sugar alternative, prebiotics, mastitis detection Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Robots, Energy Storage, Cardiac Monitoring, Water Treatment, and LEDs http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-51-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-51-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts recent innovations in energy storage, cardiac monitoring, water treatment, and LEDs. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of rescue robots, rapid charging batteries, and swimming microbots for water treatment. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Rapid charging, rescue robots, swimming microbots, congestive heart failure, LED Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 North American Membrane Bioreactor Market, Forecast to 2021 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CE-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=K1CE-01-00-00-00 The North American market for membrane bioreactors (MBR) is sizeable and an important region in global terms. Despite its large size, there are still further opportunities with many recently completed municipal projects in the United States. The municipal market is a bulwark in the MBR landscape, but there are also strong growth opportunities in alternative industrial applications in wastewater treatment. These opportunities are present in verticals such as food and beverage, dairy, mining, and oil and gas. There is some concern over the total cost of ownership of MBRs, but falling membrane prices have supported and reinvigorated interest in the market. The MBR market is led by 3 core participants; however, other businesses are growing and market entry by Asian OEMs is occurring. This is a competitive market that is open to participants with a strong value proposition. Polymeric membranes continue to dominate the landscape, with some success from ceramic membranes as they become more cost competitive. The MBR market does often require engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) partners, especially in municipal applications that require an increased level and scale of customization. Competitive factors in the North American market include several areas where participants can improve their positions and look to increase their market share. The overall system cost, not just capital costs but total costs, are paramount to the market. Other factors, though, allow different participants to jockey for competitive positioning. These factors include strong project reference lists that reflect customer needs, suitability of the solution to water quality variation and pollutants, strong customer service, and a reputation and track record of innovation. This study analyses the North American membrane bioreactor market from 2013 to 2021. The research scope includes: Municipal and industrial customers Membrane configurations including flat sheet, hollow fiber, and other configurations such as ceramic Analysis by country (Canada and the United States) Market drivers and restraints for the 2017 2021 forecast period Competitive landscape analysis Key questions this study will address: How is the North American MBR market performing, and what are its future prospects? What is driving and restraining the market? What are the key challenges for the market going forward? How is the market structured with respect to geographic opportunities, applications for MBR systems, technical developments, and in terms of how it is served? In what way is the market evolving with respect to geographic opportunities, applications, technical developments and how it is being served? What differences exist within the market across North America towards demands for MBR? What is the competitive situation within the market? Which are the main market participants and how have they achieved this position? How is the market evolving? Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Healthcare, Cancer Treatment, Industrial Wastewater Management, and Transistors http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4F-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4F-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, industrial wastewater treatment, and transistors. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of cancer treatment and bispecific antibodies. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Cancer treatment, bispecific antibodies, industrial wastewater treatment, transistors, synthetic dye pollutants Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Advances in Healthcare, Energy, Water, and Chemical Industries http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4E-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=D707-00-4E-00-00 This edition of the Inside R&D TOE depicts innovations in healthcare, water treatment, and chemical industries. The TOE also emphasizes on developments in the fields of water-based membranes and 3D printing. Inside R&D TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) covers global innovations that are in research and development in virtually all technology areas. We provide intelligence and insights on innovations spanning a wide variety of industry areas, including automation, electronics, sensors, information and communication technologies, manufacturing, health, wellness, medical devices, pharma, biotechnology, materials, coatings, renewable fuels, automotive, power systems, sustainable energy solutions and innovations that contribute to a cleaner and greener environment. Keywords: Sustainable chemicals, water-based membranes, 3D printing, drug development Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Southeast Asian Building Management System (BMS) Market, Forecast to 2022 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P988-01-00-00-00 http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/sublib/display-report.do?id=P988-01-00-00-00 The Southeast Asian Building Management Systems (BMS) market is currently in the nascent stage and is expected to grow strongly at a CAGR of 10.2% between 2016 and 2022. Increased energy efficiency and operational cost savings achieved through adoption of BMS is increasing the demand, while regulation and policies further support the growth of this market. Buildings are structures with several interdependent systems. These systems, for example lighting, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), and security systems, need to communicate and coordinate with each other for efficient operation. In most traditional buildings, these systems exist in silos, leading to lot of energy wastage. BMS help bring all these different systems together on a common platform, leading to optimized building operation. These systems have the potential to reduce energy by 40% and operation costs by up to 30%. Market trends are analyzed for the study period of 2013 to 2022, with the base year being 2016. This study segments BMS into Building Automation Systems (BAS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), and Emergency Security and Automation Systems (ESAS). The split in revenue by segment hardware, software, and engineering, installation, and commissioning is also discussed. The total market revenue is also segmented by the use of BMS in commercial and industrial buildings. Companies mentioned in the BMS market competitive landscape include Siemens, Honeywell, Schneider Electric, and Johnson Controls among others. In addition to industry challenges and drivers and restraints in the market, this study also highlights key market enablers in specific countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Market revenues are also analyzed individually in the above-mentioned Southeast Asian countries. In addition to the market growth and trend analysis, the study enlists growth opportunities in this market and how companies in the market can capitalize on these emerging opportunities. Key Questions This Study Will Answer What is the current market scenario for BMS in Southeast Asia? Is the market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate? Who is leading the market and who are the competitors? Who are the different value chain participants, what are their roles? What are the different sales distribution channels that are present in the BMS market? Which countries in Southeast Asia have the potential to grow during the next five years and what are the regional trends? What are the opportunities for growth in this region? What are the impacts of technological development on market growth? Fri, 7 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100