The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Nanophotonics
Opinion

Collaborating with Cambridge University on a breakthrough in advanced optical sensing

7th Apr 2022

The ability to count and track individual units of light can have an exciting range of applications across medtech and beyond, as a recent collaboration with Cambridge University has proved. Principal electronics engineer Oliver Hicks explains more…

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
 regenerative agriculture and carbon capture
Opinion

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit gets down to business on regenerative agriculture and carbon capture

30th Mar 2022

The tangible sense of joy in being able to interact with people face-to-face at last week’s World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit soon switched to a business-like determination to confront the big issues of the day.  I had plenty of lively discussions about forward strategies as the industry comes to grips with the challenges – and vast opportunities – of doing the right thing for both business and the planet.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Ophthalmology Technology Innovation
Opinion

Ophthalmology - forging a bold vision for 2035

29th Mar 2022

We have arrived at the most significant crossroads in ophthalmology that any of us can ever remember. It’s time for a bold vision of 2035 that all of us can share...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Report

UK gender pay gap 2021

28th Mar 2022

UK gender pay gap reporting calculates the difference between the hourly pay of men and the hourly pay of women in an organisation.

Medical Device Design
Opinion

Why the world needs digitally-connected medicine, starting right now

28th Mar 2022

Dr Ashwini Sharan and Cambridge Consultants recently provoked debate with the release of a visionary film, ‘A day in the life of a Parkinson’s patient in 2030’, which imagined seamless therapy enabled by smart implants, surgical robotics, digital connectivity and AI. Here, Ash explains why his ambitions for the future of medicine are not just blue-sky thinking but a rallying cry for the healthcare world… 

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
empathetic squadron
Opinion

How an ‘empathetic squadron’ can accelerate adoption of uncrewed aircraft systems for commercial applications

23rd Mar 2022

Introducing the ‘empathetic squadron’ – a collaborative force of UAVs with a dynamic hierarchy of command and control, proven as a very effective method across all types of highly complex operations. We believe this model has the capacity to form an operational fleet of UAVs that is far greater than the sum of its individual parts...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital security
  • Radio systems
autonomous system development
Opinion

Is highly equivalent simulation the answer to faster autonomous system development?

21st Mar 2022

Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms. We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Autonomous mobile robots
Vlog

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments

18th Mar 2022

The world is about to experience significant progress in AI-enabled autonomous mobile systems. Could autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments open up new automation opportunities for industry?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Robots Surgical
Opinion

Should robots control accuracy and precision in surgery?

11th Mar 2022

Philosophically speaking, should we be designing systems that autonomously control both accuracy and precision for the best outcome of the patient? Andy Savarese explores some of the deeper questions that are starting to be asked by clients – and looks ahead as the role of robotics continues to evolve.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
  • Robotics
Life Sciences Photonics
Opinion

Revolutionising health monitoring could just be the start for photonics

2nd Mar 2022

Photonics promises to revolutionise health monitoring. As Rockley Photonics expands its digital capabilities with a new class of optical sensor, Tom Watson explores the wider potential in areas such as personalised medicine – and provides insight into overcoming the key challenges that lie ahead.

  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Commercial UAV News panel webinar - autonomous drone
Webinar

Have we (finally) achieved autonomous operations for drones?

2nd Mar 2022

Watch our panel session where we joined industry experts to explore how businesses are utilising autonomous drones today to deliver value, and what the future of autonomy looks like.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
CPG innovation
Opinion

The insiders’ view of what’s working in CPG innovation right now

2nd Mar 2022

It’s human nature, right? The urge to share the latest news with our peers is ingrained in all of us. It’s certainly true across the inquisitive and ever competitive consumer packaged goods industry. How did company A achieve this? How did company B make that work? What exactly is company C up to? So, when we asked for insights from a bunch of very senior innovators from some of the world’s leading CPGs – or FMCGs if you prefer – almost all were partially motivated by our promise to share the findings of our research.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)