Direction setting


Improving our clients’ business performance by foreseeing change and taking advantage of technology

Understanding the future

Markets and technologies evolve rapidly and unpredictably. We help our clients identify opportunities to ‘build, borrow or buy’ new technologies in anticipation of future customer needs and market requirements, by creating visions of what the future might hold.

Technology strategy

Very few companies can afford to develop all relevant technologies, so tough choices need to be made. Our experienced consultants work at board level to identify the golden opportunities and find a route forward by developing an innovation portfolio or technology roadmap.

By helping our clients understand complex technical situations, we ensure their technologies deliver commercial success in rapidly evolving markets.

Opportunity identification

Business plans often fail to capture the versatility needed to manage uncertainty. Our approach enables rapid, practical decision-making by covering not only the ‘what?’ but the ‘why?’, ‘how?’, ‘when?’, ‘where?’ and ‘for whom?’.

We draw on internal and external expertise to understand markets, opportunity spaces and the competitive intensity in those spaces, complementing our clients’ in-house capabilities.

Business transformation

Business transformation is typically driven by a combination of internal, industry-related and external factors, often rooted in technology. And whilst technology-based disruption is nothing new, the speed at which new offerings have built scale has been unprecedented.

We work with our clients to ensure not only that the technology is understood but that the business model, market offerings and operations are all set up for success.

Commercial validation

Strategic technology investment decisions can be challenging, particularly when exploring unfamiliar territory. We evaluate strategies, opportunities and risks, quantify the commercial benefits and quickly iterate to assess the business case for investment.

We take a pragmatic approach to due diligence, built upon a deep understanding of market drivers and the technology landscape, developing clear action plans that cover licensing, development or acquisition.

Experience


Actionable advice

Our consultants are engineers and scientists with deep technical insight and a passion for making innovation happen. We deliver solutions, plans and approaches that are grounded in reality and appropriate to regulatory and market drivers.

Through workshops, business and market analysis, modelling and process optimisation, we provide achievable strategic advice for the entire project lifecycle or as targeted support. Most importantly, we inspire success.

Seamless integration

Having long ago recognised the importance of partnering with clients throughout their entire innovation journey, the expertise we employ as technology strategy consultants has been in existence at Cambridge Consultants for decades.

Our consulting experts are distributed throughout our organisation. This ensures that our clients’ ambition and commercial strategy are seamlessly integrated into all areas, while maximising speed to market, innovation and the likelihood of success.

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Tech, tools & facilities


Co-creation & co-working space
 

Co-creation & co-working space

We are highly collaborative in our approach and provide dedicated co-creation facilities where we can join forces with our client teams to address the task in hand. Creative spaces throughout our offices provide a blank canvas for ad-hoc brainstorming sessions and planned workshops, inspiring our designers in their quest to develop impactful, unique and meaningful user experiences.

Innovation Lab
 

Innovation lab

Dedicated to client workshops and collaborative working, it’s an inspiring and flexible space that adapts to facilitate ideation sessions, problem-solving workshops and design strategy meetings. This is where our project teams and our clients generate concepts, identify new markets for existing technology and develop new business models.

Case studies


Case study

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

 

Technology road mapping

Developing a realistic and achievable technology roadmap to deliver real end user value, for a market-leading supplier of photovoltaic panel mounting solutions.

 

Ocado smart platform

Transforming warehouse automation with another world-first in radio design

News & insights


Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th August 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

Faster-to-market innovation with multi-modal R&D

6th August 2020

The world’s most innovative companies do not have the largest R&D teams, they combine their in-house capabilities with a wide range of external resources.

  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
Press release

Cambridge Consultants and Iridium continue world-changing partnership as $3 billion space upgrade is completed

3rd July 2019

Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner developing core technology for ground-based devices and infrastructure, part of the largest technology upgrade ever to take place in space.

Press release

Cambridge Consultants advises ECI Partners in advance of IoT investment

13th November 2018

We advised the UK private equity firm during its management buyout of Arkessa, the IoT managed services provider. Following a thorough technical analysis the investment was completed during summer 2018.

Events


ExhibitorSpeakerSponsorWebinar

The Virtual AI Summit Silicon Valley 2020

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The AI Summit is the world’s first and largest conference and exhibition to look at the practical implications of AI for enterprise organisations that are set to transform business productivity.

Webinar

Consumer Devices for a Post-Covid World

22nd Jul 2020

Covid-19 has been a human tragedy on a scale we rarely see, disrupting the lives of everyone. The world has changed. This CW Future Devices & Technologies SIG webinar will explore how the resulting changes in consumer behaviour will impact future consumer devices.

 

 

Webinar

Of tries and trades: sporting lessons in data-driven performance

13th Jul 2020

Sally Epstein, Head of Strategic Technology at Cambridge Consultants, is joining a special panel discussion to talk about how the best teams and organisations across sport and business are becoming data-driven.

 

Webinar

Scaling AI beyond the proof of concept

21st Jul 2020

AI technologies being developed today will lead to new capabilities tomorrow and enable new business applications the day after. Cambridge Consultants joins Nvidia to discuss strategies to progress successful adoption of AI.

We can help you achieve the impossible