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The COVID questions – shaping our response for an innovative post-pandemic world

23rd April 2020

The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Digital twin, digital skin: is it time to take personalization to the next level?

7th February 2020

There’s nothing more personal than skin. Equally, there’s nothing currently more appealing to consumers than personalized products and services that truly reflect their own uniqueness. The question is, what’s stopping ...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
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
Opinion

COVID – retail disruption and a global preview of the service model future

19th May 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Work after COVID – can Virtual Learning Environments speed automation developments to ease labour disruption?

18th May 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Post-pandemic wellness and productivity: does tech have the answers?

13th May 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

A brainstorming success – my top 10 practical tips for getting the most out of remote idea generation

5th May 2020

If you're taking the plunge into the world of remote brainstorming and driving its use in your organisation, then here are ten practical tips to help you get the most from running, planning and facilitating your online sessions... 

 

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Project management
  • Service design
Vlog

Multi-modal R&D as an agent of change

30th April 2020

Multi-modal R&D, encompasses everything from venture funding and academic collaboration, to open innovation. Is your company ready to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing markets? 

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
eBook

8 trends impacting the beauty industry

19th February 2020

It is becoming ever more challenging for brands to gain and retain loyalty in a competitive market. From the methods they use to communicate with their customers to the products they are offering, here we go into detail on 8 of the current key trends which are impacting the beauty industry...

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Synthetic biology: plotting a route from start-up to commercial value

14th February 2020

One of the advantages of my role here at Cambridge Consultants is getting to swap thoughts and opinions with some of the brightest minds in the bioeconomy. Collaborating with members of the SynBioBeta network...

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
eBook

An innovator's guide to personalization

7th February 2020

Until recently, beauty and tech weren’t considered complementary. But now, technology is rapidly changing the relationship between consumers and brands and is driving a massive digital transformation in the beauty and... 

  • Innovation management
  • Sensing
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)