Cambridge Consultants’ world-leading design expertise recognised with two iF DESIGN AWARDS


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Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants was a winner at this year’s iF DESIGN AWARDS, taking home two of the world-renowned design prizes. The winning entries were the Kite smart insulin port concept and the Tapp smart sticker concept. Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organisation, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organises the iF DESIGN AWARD.

Kite and Tapp impressed the 63-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with their potential to improve the lives of millions of patients and their innovative combination of engineering and experience design. The competition was intense: over 6,400 entries were submitted from 54 countries in the hope of receiving the iF DESIGN AWARD seal of quality.

“These accolades are a tribute to the skill of our multidisciplinary design teams,” said David Robinson, Head of Design Group UK at Cambridge Consultants. “Our people are motivated by creating breakthrough innovation and challenging norms. We have world-class engineers, designers, scientists and consultants, working with outstanding facilities and processes. These are harnessed to create products that achieve the seemingly impossible, transforming our clients’ businesses.” 

Kite smart insulin port is a concept innovation designed to improve the lives of those living with diabetes, reducing the burden of injecting insulin. Kite replaces 30 to 40 weekly injections with a soft cannula insertion, turning any injection device into a ‘smart’ device, by automatically capturing the insulin dose. The Kite device, which attaches to the skin, packs wireless connectivity and dose capture technology into a tiny envelope, bringing life changing intelligence at an affordable cost to patients. Most importantly, Kite catalyses the conversion of simple devices such as syringes into sophisticated smart systems.

Tapp is a concept that addresses the problem of adherence to medication in those with chronic conditions and is designed to offer long-term engagement through the science of human behavioural change. The design is a low-cost sticker with integrated flexible electronics and passive NFC used in conjunction with an app, specifically designed to address the key tenants of behavioural change; habit formation, goal reinforcement and social motivation.

The Tapp sticker is added to a patient’s drug blister pack and the app is downloaded. The app allows patients to create and visualise goals, then provides digital nudges to take medication, reducing the cognitive burden of their therapy. When a patient takes their medication, a track is broken on the printed circuit. Using a simple tap interaction, patients can record that they have taken their medication and work towards their goals. Our team worked closely with a behavioural scientist to define a feature set that could offer long-term engagement with a patient.

Notes to editors

Cambridge Consultants (剑桥顾问公司)开发突破性产品,产生和授权知识产权,并为全球的客户提供商业资讯,解决与技术相关的关键问题。60多年来,公司一直致力于帮助客户转化商业机会,包括推出市场领先的产品,进入新市场,引入新技术扩大现有市场。公司拥有超过900名员工,包括工程师、科学家、数学家和设计师,遍布于英国剑桥、美国波士顿、东京和新加坡办事处,为医疗和生命科学、工业和能源、消费和零售以及通讯和基础设施等多个行业提供解决方案。欲了解更多信息,请访问:

Cambridge Consultants是 Capgemini Invent (凯捷集团的创新、咨询和转型品牌)的子公司。Capgemini Invent帮助管理者设想和构建他们组织的未来。公司在全球设有30多个办事处和25个创意工作室,是一支拥有7000多名员工的强大团队,将战略、技术、数据科学和创意设计与深厚的行业专业知识和洞察力相结合,开发新的数字解决方案和未来的商业模式。

凯捷集团是通过技术来为客户改造和管理业务的全球领导者,而Capgemini Invent是凯捷集团不可或缺的一部分。集团的宗旨是通过技术释放人类的潜能,实现包容性和可持续的未来。它是一个及负社会责任的多元化组织,在近50个国家拥有27万名团队成员。凭借其50年的悠久历史和深厚的行业专业知识,凯捷集团受到客户的信赖,在快速发展和充满创新的云、数据、人工智能、连接、软件、数字工程和平台技术的推动下,能够满足客户从战略、设计到运营的所有业务需求。集团2020年的全球营收为160亿欧元。

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Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology-critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of 750 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston, Seattle, San Francisco (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, energy and wireless communications. For more information, visit:

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services which offers its clients a new way to innovate. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialisation. In 2016, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.120bn. With a headcount of more than 30,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. For more information, visit:


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