Everyone knows sustainability is vital. Everyone knows now is the time to act. But there’s a difference between knowing and doing. As the deep tech powerhouse of Capgemini, we’re sure that it is the application of novel deep technology that will be a critical factor in solving the world’s sustainability challenges. And deep tech is what we do.

More than this, we know that activating your sustainability strategy needn’t come at a cost to your performance, competitiveness and bottom line. On the contrary, embracing sustainability innovation in the right way will enable you to add value as you shape your future for the benefit of business, society and the planet.

What we do

With our 800-strong multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, designers and sustainability consultants, we leverage an array of the most potent deep technologies, including AI, biotechnology and advanced sensing.

We are collaborating with some of the world’s most radical climate tech start-ups to develop the innovative climate technologies that are transforming the world’s economy. And we work with large multinational corporations who understand that innovation will set their business up for unassailable long-term commercial advantage in our changing world.

Step change in sustainability

Many of the solutions needed to complete a sustainability transition simply don’t exist yet. What does exist is the opportunity to seize unassailable commercial advantage by inventing them. Someone’s got to do it, so why not you?

By collaborating with CC, you can apply the power of deep tech to create new-to-the-world innovation that delivers ambitious sustainability impact. Markets, customers and regulators are demanding it – so it follows that the businesses that deliver market-leading products and services that are also highly sustainable will prevail.

Our sustainability consultants can help you to develop the systems that will allow you to solve the hardest parts of this transition. The result will be novel products and services that allow you to differentiate through sustainability, without being defined by it.

Climate tech

CC can conceive, develop and scale novel systems that radically reduce greenhouse gases to deliver meaningful, real-world climate impact.

The imperative to cut carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases demands climate tech solutions in virtually all areas of the economy. From energy generation, transmission and distribution to transportation, manufacturing, agriculture and the built environment.

This presents transformative opportunities for innovators who are able to harness deep tech and navigate significant scientific, regulatory, policy and market uncertainties. CC’s combination of deep scientific and engineering expertise and market acumen is the key to unlock immense value and a better future for our planet.

Nature tech

Our multidisciplinary technology teams are committed to developing commercially viable deep tech solutions to halt biodiversity loss and support the transition to a nature-positive future.

The biodiversity crisis requires innovation. The systems we’ve relied upon to provide our food and materials are undermining the very ecosystems they depend upon. That means disruption is coming – and disruption means innovation.

Attention is focused for now on understanding and reporting on nature impacts and dependencies, as well as quantification for the emerging world of biodiversity credits and offsets. From earth observation to bioacoustics to eDNA, technology will provide the keys to enable nature monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) at scale. But it must be designed for scalability and commercial viability from the start.

Beyond measurement and reporting, the need to achieve business success while radically shifting our relationship with nature won’t be easy. By applying an ambitious deep tech mindset, we can help you harness emerging technologies to secure your company’s future, alongside the planet’s.

How we can help you

Science and engineering

By reimagining every aspect of the value being delivered to the customer, it’s possible to build sustainability into the core of your solutions. This becomes a reality thanks to our combined understanding of cutting-edge deep tech, our history of developing disruptive and new-to-the-world innovation and our sustainability expertise. CC’s engineers, scientists, designers and sustainability practitioners turn brilliant ideas into profitable products and services that delivering business value and societal impact.

Advisory services

We provide insight into technologies that will impact sustainability on a 10 year plus time horizon so you understand which will be the most important. Our teams develop technology roadmaps to underpin ambitious planet-positive visions with implementation plans based on ambitious, novel but achievable technology adoption. We also provide techno-commercial due diligence to support investors in evaluating prospective investments in clean/climate/nature tech.

Sustainable product design

Many day-to-day products have adverse environmental impacts baked in during design. At CC we integrate sustainable product design into our process to minimise such impacts. With a wide range of analytical skills, including life cycle assessment, our teams lead insight-driven product transformation. In combination with our understanding of circular product design, we can achieve ambitious reductions in the environmental or social burden. We’re uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that are grounded in science and unlock the potential of underutilised technologies.

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Our expertise

Our approach to sustainability brings together sustainability practitioners – experts in navigating this complex topic – with the innovation machinery of CC. This unique combination enables us to use sustainability as a lever for innovation, creating new ideas and delivering world-firsts with reduced, no, or even positive social or environmental impact. And together with ambitious clients as partners, we create market-changing innovations that deliver significant sustainability impact in market sectors such as consumer, healthcare, telecoms and energy.

Where sustainability is not the primary driver for a project, our sustainability team is also responsible for ensuring that developments are future-fit. Our sustainable design process, based on quantitative approaches and frameworks such as life cycle assessment, informs the design and development of CC’s 500+ per year project portfolio.

We understand the extraordinary business potential of synthetic biology, as well as how to integrate it. In protein and metabolic engineering, our focus lies in bioengineering. Specifically, in translating cutting-edge AI research into practical applications at a prototype scale, enabling in-vitro growth and comprehensive testing.

We craft custom proteins by modifying their structure and sequence to change their function. We decode existing genetic codes/ ‘recipes’ to guide future designs, storing all variant designs and sequences on the cloud, so we have a library of ‘recipes’ for different applications. We also test variants under diverse conditions to ensure they remain effective and stable for different tasks.

We help synthetic biology start-ups get innovative biodesign products to market and help mature organisations already engaged in synthetic biology to build consistent and predictable processes for the rapid and cost-effective development of new products and services.

CC covers everything from high-reliability sensing for ultra-harsh environments to low-cost, low-power consumer devices. With broad expertise and a technology agnostic approach, we deliver optimal solutions across the whole spectrum of sensing.

Our work includes physical modelling (computational flow dynamics and finite element), analysis for new sensing principles and the development of innovative machine vision and machine learning systems.

Inexpensive yet powerful microcontrollers and GPUs mean more value can be derived from commodities like CMOS cameras, accelerometers and magnetic sensors. Through value engineering of established designs, and by using novel DSP algorithms to extract more data, we deliver huge leaps forward in performance while reducing costs.

At CC we are the leading the way in intelligent simulation tools, offering a comprehensive suite of services for testing autonomous systems.

Our unique approach utilises synthetic data to create tailored operational environments, run AI algorithms and evaluate sensor performance.

This advanced simulation offers numerous benefits, including the potential for up to 95% reduction in data collection costs, accelerated product development, improved safety and scenario testing.

Our expertise in physics and chemistry underpins everything we do. With in-house expertise in materials science and knowledge of the structure and composition of wide range of properties we can ensure that all elements of a system’s design use the most appropriate materials.

We can accurately predict the intricate behaviours of fluids and their interaction with physical surfaces and our microfluidics expertise is crucial to many projects. We’re particularly experienced in phase change materials and the handling of hot and cold fluids for beverage systems.

CC has a deep understanding of AI and its applications. Our expertise spans Bayesian inference, real-time signal processing and data analysis and is combined with extensive technical skills in areas such as predictive analytics, deep learning, edge AI and empathetic AI.

Our consultants are pushing the boundaries of the human-machine interface to develop edge AI use cases, generative AI models, new supervised machine learning models and types of data analytics.

Our work is unlocking new frontiers in areas such as uncrewed aerial vehicles, synthetic biology, remote monitoring systems, telecoms and beyond.

Our facilities

AI infrastructure

CC’s comprehensive onsite compute infrastructure allows us to explore options and train and test models more rapidly to get better results.

We run petaflop-scale, containerised compute on site, with multiple NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning supercomputers and other GPU and FPGA-accelerated servers. This links to petabyte-scale local NetApp storage, project-specific cloud and our continuous integration systems.

Analytical labs

Our analytical laboratories provide high accuracy measurement and analysis for the wide range of projects we undertake.

Specialist equipment includes a gas chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS), a Matersizer particle size analyser, a Spraytec laser diffraction droplet size analyser, high-speed and thermal imaging cameras and rapid-development custom image analysis software.

Prototyping workshops

Our electronic and mechanical prototyping workshops allow us to produce technically credible prototypes that bring ideas to life and offer a powerful demonstration of value – all while maintaining extremely high standards of quality that conform to ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001 regulations.

Using the latest CNC and milling machines, lathes, welding gear and wire harness and cable assembly tools, we are able to produce parts very quickly and assemble full-scale working prototypes for testing and consumer trials.

Synthetic biology labs

Our state-of-the-art bioengineering and molecular biology facility excels in leveraging metabolic and protein engineering techniques to create innovative biological products tailored to our clients’ needs.

Predictive modelling using large language models significantly improves our forecasting of outcomes, feasibility, and costs for bioengineered improvements. AI integration is then used to assess the fitness of variants with intended performance and boosting overall potential and accuracy.

We’ve gained approval for 10 advanced techniques in leading scientific publications, such as the UPT mutagenesis method and software toolkit, which accelerates variant generation. Our platform yields licensable IP, encompassing genetic sequences and enhanced organisms. And our Patsnap platform assesses this IP’s value from $0.3-3 million per discovery.

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