Increased competition, rapid commoditisation, environmental concerns and more demanding consumer expectations present significant challenges. But allied to the potency of market-ready deep tech, they also represent opportunities for ambitious organisations to create long-term protectable value many times greater than the required investment.

We can help consumer companies to unlock innovation breakthroughs that have the power to disrupt. Our diverse range of in-house subject matter expertise sparks engaging new products and services that delight consumers and redefine markets.

What we do

Food and beverages

Blending sector insights with advanced food and beverage technology, we collaborate with clients to deliver exciting, highly personalised physical, digital and connected consumer experiences. With wet and dry labs and a dedicated beverage lab, our technology consultants excel at rapid, food-safe prototype development. We are equally adept at adding value and quality to existing systems.

We have a full-stack approach to biotechnology – from fundamental biology and engineering support for production and development to the commercial environment. We meet exacting demands on ingredient and production reliability.

Consumer health and wellbeing

With long experience in medical devices as well as consumer products, we are ideally placed to bridge these converging markets. We work with pharmaceutical companies that want to help consumers monitor and improve their health and wellbeing. And we collaborate with brands seeking opportunity alongside regulated product development.

Either way, the objective is consumer-focused wellbeing technologies that meet the most challenging requirements.

Personal care and cosmetics

We develop revolutionary personal care products and services for our clients, drawing on extensive experience in diagnostics, sensing, dispense and connectivity. With constant pressure to innovate and stay ahead of the competition, this diverse expertise allows them to meet the demand for personalised cosmetics, fragrances, skincare and beauty products – and deliver salon-quality experiences at home.

Sports and fitness

Our innovation consultants are at the forefront of digital performance and technique-training device development. Many leading sports brands rely on our world-class sensing, algorithm and connectivity expertise. While the traditional activity monitor market has become commoditised, our teams are pioneering increasingly sophisticated techniques to capture athlete data and deliver actionable insights.

Connected systems and wearables

CC’s strategic consulting and engineering design helps brands identify how to use connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) to develop commercially viable connected systems. Our multidisciplinary technology consultants use their expertise to balance the many requirements of wearables and connected devices.

The result is rapid design, development and transfer to manufacture.

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Our expertise

We have the world’s largest independent wireless development team. It spans radio frequency, communications protocol, digital signal processing, power-optimised analogue and digital electronic design, embedded software, user experience and mechanical design.

Our consultancy expertise has led to the creation and development of several major wireless technologies and delivered a steady stream of disruptive breakthroughs. They include RF and satellite telecommunications to the world’s first wireless pacemaker and the ground-to-air radio system that controls more than 50% of the world’s air traffic.

We design and develop dispense technologies for a huge variety of applications, from medical and cosmetic devices to oil and gas, agriculture and beverage systems. We exploit the potential of physics and chemistry to deliver the desired fluid characteristics, no matter how challenging the specification.

Our multidisciplinary approach draws in our fluidics and microfluidics engineers, physicists, chemists, systems engineers and innovation facilitators. We excel at challenging convention, using a combination of analysis, modelling and practical testing to understand and optimise complex systems, leading to rapid development of novel technologies.

Our approach fuses traditional engineering analysis with emerging technologies and cutting-edge developments. We create market-changing innovations that deliver ambitious sustainability impact in market sectors such as consumer, medical, telecoms, carbon-intensive industrial and energy.

We monitor, restore and leverage healthy natural systems within emerging regulations while building commercial success. Applications include soil health tech, biodiversity, nature-based solutions. We cover areas such as new green energy, carbon capture and hydrogen, conceiving, developing, and scaling novel systems that radically reduce greenhouse gases to deliver meaningful, real-world climate impact.

We can use existing sustainability frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, or tailor our service to your business requirements. Either way, we’ll deliver business strategy, breakthrough technologies and novel processes that drive radical progress on the path to net zero emissions.

Brilliant designs deserve the best manufacturing solutions. CC helps propel everything from new product introduction (NPI) to transfer to manufacture. From the outset of each project, we live and breathe design for manufacture (DFM), test (DFT), cost (DFC) and disassembly (DFD) to minimise environmental impact.

We are completely independent of any manufacturer, technology or design house and free to find and deliver the optimum manufacturing solution.

Our innovation teams scale to meet even the most aggressive time-to-market and product cost objectives. By expertly managing risk, cost, time and quality, we ensure maximum ROI.

Our facilities

Food and beverages lab

Specifically set up to meet the unique requirements of developing safe food and beverage systems, our dedicated lab means we have the necessary procedures and equipment to design and test new products in-house.

Quantitative and scientific testing is fundamental to CC’s science-led technology innovation approach, but ultimately taste tests are always needed. This is our only lab where the consumption of food and drink is not just allowed but essential!

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.

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.

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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