The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

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Whitepaper

The future of vertical farming: the intelligent ecosystem

12th March 2019

Vertical farming promises a step change in production density, providing significant efficiency savings with the additional benefit of improved product quality. Vertical farming also presents the only viable option for growing crops within urban environments...

  • Innovation management
  • AI & Analytics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Extracting value from e-waste

24th July 2018

Year on year we’re producing more and more waste electronics – e-waste. Recovering the valuable materials embedded in e-waste will become significantly more important. At present this is a highly manual process...

  • Innovation management
  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

The drug-free approach for managing menopausal hot flushes

27th June 2018

This new whitepaper provides insights gained from a series of workshops into women's experiences of menopausal hot flushes, and how these insights can inform the design of (drug-free)...

  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

8th May 2018

Our whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of sustainable, biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Tomorrow’s consumer proposition and the new dominant metric

25th September 2019

How engaged is someone with a product they are using, what are they doing, how are they behaving, how are they interacting with the brand?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Sensing
Infographic

What might we see at this year's IFA?

3rd September 2019

The consumer product space is dynamic, and there is a lot of potential for new value creation, what might we see at this week's IFA in Berlin?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
Opinion

From mass production to mass personalization

13th August 2019

Personalization is a huge trend. By 2030, you'll have precise, on-demand, solution-oriented products made for you.

  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Costing the Earth

20th June 2019

Imagine if the price attached to every item offered for sale displayed two prices. One price is currency, the other a new currency of embedded CO2e.

  • Innovation management
Opinion

The low alcohol beer revolution - MY Beer MY Way at point of serve

12th June 2019

Low and no alcohol beer has been around since the 1980s, but recently there’s been a revolution in the non-alcoholic drinks sector including beer

  • Digital services
  • Dispense
  • Innovation management
Opinion

Stories that inspire – beauty is more than skin deep

1st May 2019

What stood out at the Beauty & Money Summit wan't necessarily the beauty brands themselves or any technology per se, but the stories behind these young companies and the personal passion that fuels their success.

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Is coffee cups as a service the answer to eliminating the disposable cup?

4th April 2019

What if there was a simple way to resolve two of the key issues that drives consumers to continue to demand disposable coffee cups?

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
Vlog

Designing the consumer experience

10th December 2018

Selling to consumers today is all about the whole consumer experience. AI systems are already at work behind the scenes creating personalised shopping experiences for us

  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice