Articles


  1. Construction Technology Trend – Prefabrication

    The construction industry is in the throes of a massive shift as it embraces innovative technologies to improve productivity, reduce lead times, and ensure the safety of its workforce. One such new trend – prefabrication – is rap ...read more

  2. Growth of Organic Skincare Products

    Organic skincare has caught the fancy of new-age consumers exploring natural and sustainable products in all categories. Its steady growth across the globe took a moderate hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the market ...read more

  3. Challenges from Changing Biocides Regulatory Environment

    Biocides, often used as disinfectants and preservatives in paints and coatings, water treatment, personal care and home care products, have increasingly been subjected to a stringent regulatory environment. This has resulted in significant cost increases ...read more

  1. Are Solid-State Batteries the Future of Electric Vehicles?

    Liquid lithium-ion batteries have some inherent shortcomings which limit the potential of electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries, an emerging technology, could deliver improved performance at a comparatively low cost. The technology is still under development and ...read more

  2. Augmented Reality: Interweaving Worlds

    Augmented reality (AR) is a disruptive technology that intertwines the physical and virtual worlds. AR is being effectively applied in various areas, from healthcare to advertising. The use of AR-based aids has made distance learning ...read more

  3. Is Bioplastic a Sustainable Solution?

    Growing awareness of climate change and a need to promote sustainability have prompted the emergence of various initiatives to curb the use of plastic – branded the main culprit degrading the environment. Bioplastics is one such s ...read more

  1. US Housing Market: Will Robust Demand Continue?

    While the US economy sank a record 31.7% in 2Q20, the country’s housing market has shown tremendous resilience. Demand for housing rose across segments in the sector, but bigger homes in suburban or rural areas h ...read more

  2. IP Theft – China and Beyond

    The world economy has long grappled with the effects of intellectual property (IP) theft, either aided or overlooked by the Chinese government. Due to rising economic costs, a strong international outcry has erupted over failure ...read more

  1. Shift in Work Culture in Post-COVID–19 World

    The fear of COVID-19 has led to the need for social distancing and lockdowns across nations. Most corporates have introduced WFH policy to ensure business continuity. However, this policy can be sustainable only if it ...read more

  2. COVID-19 Lockdown Plays Well for Gaming Industry

    Natural disasters, recessions, and other such devastating events tend to catalyze industry-wide trends and shift the power balance between sectors. COVID-19’s effect on various sectors, particularly gaming, will be in line with this notion. T ...read more

  1. Smart Beta — Innovation, Meet Opportunity

    The tech bubble wiped out an estimated $30 trillion of wealth. The credit crisis that followed soon after further shook investor confidence in the markets. As a result, investors shifted from active management and hedge funds ...read more

  2. Robo-Advisors — Innovation in a Time of ETFs

    Automated solutions can now provide investment advice at costs ranging between 0.15% - 0.50% as compared to the usual 1% fee that traditional investment advisors charge. What started off as experiments in providing low-cost investment advisory tools ...read more