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. During the long months of the pandemic, we raised the bar for remote collaboration by exploiting dynamic virtual environments to the full. Such experiences are now just as engaging and fruitful as face-to-face sessions.

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

Wireless breakthrough for the Ocado Smart Platform

A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe

Innovation Catalyst Programme

Unlocking sustainability innovation for major Japanese brands

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.

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

News & insights

Press release

Capgemini Invent boosts its strategy, technology and design services to enable visionary leaders to shape the future of business

23rd Jun 2021

With the integration of frog and Cambridge Consultants, Capgemini Invent now comprises a global team of 10,000 strategists, data scientists, product and experience designers, brand experts and technologists.

Whitepaper

Net zero product discovery

12th Apr 2021

In this whitepaper we examine the potential rewards of sustainable yet multidimensional business growth and reveal why whole system mapping is a prerequisite for driving essential system-level – not just product-level – innovation.

  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

Ofcom: Use of AI in online content moderation

18th Jul 2019

In the last two decades, online platforms that permit users to interact and upload content for others to view have become integral to the lives of many people. However, there is growing awareness amongst the public...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Strategic advice
Press release

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

3rd Jul 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.

Events

High-Tech Agricultural Revolution towards a Net Positive Future
Panel discussion

Reuters Impact | Leadership Summit & Global Broadcast

3rd Oct 2022 - 4th Oct 2022
etc.venues: 155 Bishopsgate, London, UK

Join live CC's Niall Mottram, head of industrial and energy in a conversation discussing the high-tech agricultural revolution towards a net positive future for new food frontier at Reuters Impact Leadership Summit & Global Broadcast.

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Exhibitor

Innovation Roundtable Summit

15th Nov 2022 - 17th Nov 2022
Tivoli Hotel & Congress Center, Copenhagen

The Innovation Roundtable Summit provides a unique setting for in-depth dialogue and valuable networking. It brings together innovators from multinational companies across the globe to discuss topics from digital transformation to IoT, sustainability, design thinking and customer centricity.

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Exhibitor

REAP Conference 2022: Making Sense of Agriculture

8th Nov 2022
Hinxton Hall Conference Centre - Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge

From yield mapping and precision livestock through to robotics, simulation, digital twins and cloud computing, at REAP 2022 we will be exploring the technology and looking at the implications from a field to landscape level.

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Speaker

AI & Smart Automation Conference

29th Sep 2022
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Discover how AI is powering process optimisation, predictive maintenance, intelligent inspections, autonomy, generative design, and advances in robotics.

Join experts in AI & automation as they discuss the latest trends, business strategies, workforce requirements and how to build the right culture.