Olivia Lowden

Olivia Lowden is a Junior Copywriter at BCC Research, writing content on everything from sustainability to fintech. Before beginning at BCC Research, she received a First-Class Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia.
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What the rise of neurotechnology means for the future of healthcare

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 27, 2023 9:00:00 AM

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What is neurotechnology?

Neurotechnology seeks to understand, enhance, and repair the nervous system. A neurotech device is a technology that continuously controls and stimulates neural impulses. While a portion of neurotechnology is used for research, to study mental illness or sleep patterns, increasingly it is being used to influence the brain or nervous system for therapeutic or rehabilitative purposes.

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Topics: Information Technology

Unmanned composites: 5 key types of fibrous reinforcement materials

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 27, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Reinforcement-materials

Unmanned composites are expected to revolutionize global manufacturing. They’ll play a key role in making production workflows more efficient, and as such, companies are keen to adopt them to improve their supply chain management. Used in a broad range of applications including aerospace, construction, industry, and defense, unmanned composites could serve a huge number of purposes across countless industries. 

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Topics: Advanced Materials

Key end uses for the monitoring of CBRNE hazards

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 25, 2023 10:30:00 AM

CBRNE-hazards

Exciting and promising new technologies are being created to detect and monitor chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) threats. In the modern day, CBRNE risks are ever-increasing, and mitigating these risks is essential to the survival of humanity. Threats are being deployed with greater complexity, demanding a comprehensive, multi-layered response from government bodies and institutions.

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Topics: Safety and Security

What are the leading companies in 3D bioprinting?

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 25, 2023 10:30:00 AM

3D-bioprinting

Bioprinting is a promising technology that offers hope to patients on the notoriously lengthy waiting lists for organ donation. Not unlike additive manufacturing, bioprinting involves 3D printing technology but instead uses organic material. The aim is to imitate natural tissue for a range of applications, including drug discovery, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.

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Topics: Life Sciences, Biotechnology

Opportunities and Challenges within IoT Security

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 20, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Iot Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more relevant   to society than ever. The technology – which involves the linking of physical objects to the virtual world through the attachment of wireless sensors – is being introduced to countless industries, and businesses are overhauling their operations to cater to IoT technology. The result is improved efficiencies, remote machine monitoring, real-time operational updates, and product quality management – a win-win for industry.

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Topics: Information Technology

8 ways hospitals can become greener (it’s simpler than you may think)

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 19, 2023 9:15:00 AM

Green-Medical-Blog

Sustainability was top of mind at CES 2023, with exhibitors keen to showcase the green innovations set to transform numerous industries. The renewable energy panel, moderated by Hayden Field with panelists Andrea Murphy (Panasonic), Enass Abo-Hamed (H2GO Power), Anthony Vetro (Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs) & Giovanni Fili (Exeger), discussed issues related to the extraction of raw materials, shining a spotlight on the nature of sustainable supply chains. In the construction and maintenance of green hospitals, sourcing environmental materials and utilizing renewable energy technologies is fundamental. Both high-quality healthcare and sustainable practices are integral to ensuring the endurance of humanity – green hospitals can do both.

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Topics: Healthcare

Decentralized finance: Here’s what you need to know

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 19, 2023 9:00:00 AM

Decentralized finance

DeFi or, decentralized finance, is an alternative to traditional banking services.  Using innovative technologies like smart contracts and blockchain, decentralized finance operates without the need for a bank, through ‘peer-to-peer’ banking. It’s an industry on the ascension, according to BCC Research’s latest report. Within the next five years, the global decentralized market is set to boom from a value of $9.4 billion in 2021 to $70.3 billion by 2027, with a CAGR of a staggering 39.5%.

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Topics: Finance, commerce

CES 2023: Will the metaverse remain an unfulfilled prophecy?

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 13, 2023 9:00:00 AM

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It gets thrown around so often that even typing it here begs a virtual eye roll – but yes, it’s true: the metaverse was all abuzz at CES 2023. Indeed, vendors were keen to showcase technologies that could play a key role in making virtual worlds a sensory-rich experience. OVR Technology, for example, unveiled a VR headset that incorporated the use of scent, while other vendors were showcasing 3D displays that bypassed the need for glasses or a VR headset. Brelyon's monitors go a long way in tackling one of the metaverse’s key challenges: convincing users to wear bulky, uncomfortable, and reality-blocking headsets.

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Topics: Information Technology

What does the chip shortage mean for the future of the semiconductor market?

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

semiconductor Chip

The semiconductor chip shortage has been wreaking havoc on industries and economies for the better part of two years. Chips are omnipresent, integral to the smooth running of society. With end uses across the automotive, healthcare, computing, and industrial industries, the supply-demand issue has created nothing short of a global snowstorm. Shortages caused Apple to delay the launch of the iPhone 12 by two months, and the automotive industry saw revenue losses of $100 billion in 2021.

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Topics: Semiconductor Manufacturing

The top 10 leading companies in biogas upgrading

Written by Olivia Lowden on Jan 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM

biogas-upgrading

The global market for biogas upgrading is geared toward rapid expansion. Driven primarily by the growing demand for renewable and low-carbon fuels, upgraded biogas represents an increasingly promising alternative to natural gas. Due to climbing demand, BCC Research has predicted that the market for biogas upgrading will grow by a CAGR of 21.1% over the next five years, reaching a market value of $3.8 billion market by 2027.

It's an innovative landscape with emerging technologies further pushing market success. But which companies hold the biggest market share? Which has the highest production capacity? Below, BCC Research has ranked the top 10 leading biogas upgrading companies globally.

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Topics: Energy and Resources

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