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Whitepaper

The future of vertical farming: the intelligent ecosystem

12th Mar 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...

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

Extracting value from e-waste

24th Jul 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...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

The drug-free approach for managing menopausal hot flushes

27th Jun 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

Building the business of biodesign

27th Mar 2018

Synthetic biology remains nascent, yet full of promise. The idea of using rational engineering approaches to design biology has the potential to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges, such as securing food supplies...

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Medtech Innovator Asia Pacific 2022 finalists
Opinion

Six innovative Asia medtech start-ups to watch

20th Oct 2022

Asia’s medical technology market is predicted to account for a third of global medical technology sales by 2025. As such, it's a hotbed for start-ups, so here are our six innovative start-ups to watch that are part of this year’s MedTech Innovator cohort. 

  • Bioinnovation
  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
  • User Experience (UX)
Sustainable drug delivery device design
Opinion

It’s time to put a sustainability vision at the heart of drug delivery product design

5th Oct 2022

Lizzie Thomas presents her case for designing improved, sustainable drug delivery devices. Currently, the approach is dominated at the outset by patient-centricity. This focus means that wider, more long-term implications simply aren’t considered early enough.

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
Child undergoing examination for an ear infection
Opinion

The inspiring personal story behind a game-changing solution to glue ear in children

12th Sep 2022

Singapore company NousQ has created a robotic, automated, sensor-controlled, handheld applicator called CLiXX® that promises to revolutionize ventilation ear tube surgery for children.

  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
start-up risk assessment
Opinion

Start-up technology can be risky business if threats aren’t tackled hard and early

19th Aug 2022

Founders of early-stage start-ups are characteristically passionate, driven and optimistic. Understandably so. Very often they are nurturing a breakthrough idea with the capacity to disrupt business and change the world for the better. So, as they embark on the mission to sell their vision, they should accentuate the positive and keep negative thoughts of risk to the back of their mind, right? Wrong. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Bioinnovation
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Innovation management
  • Project management
  • Robotics
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
  • Synthetic biology
Biofuels
Opinion

HBx, the tiny green dot that could spur the air industry towards net zero

6th Jul 2022

Decarbonising aviation is a herculean task. Even an aircraft as fuel efficient as Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner uses 30 tonnes of kerosene to fly across the Atlantic. Batteries can’t be expected to achieve the power to weight ratio needed to replace this fuel. For all the interest in green hydrogen and related synthetic fuels it will be decades before a truly zero-carbon airliner can be expected to be carrying passengers.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon
Opinion

Our team was up for the challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon

10th Dec 2021

CC put forward a team to take part in the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon. The aim was to find new solutions to completely decarbonise the Rothera research base in Antarctica, beyond those that British Antarctic Survey (BAS) had determined could account for the first 70% of their energy demand.

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
Opinion

Building firm foundations for effective AI-powered innovation

22nd Nov 2021

The buzz around potential applications for AI continues to grow. The trouble is that the excitement is often not tempered with a solid understanding of the practical requirements for innovating with AI. So let me cut through the noise with a simple but heartfelt message.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming
Opinion

Data analytics is the key to unlocking new revenue streams from carbon farming

16th Nov 2021

With the Cop26 summit in Glasgow providing a noisy, politically charged backdrop via the mainstream media, there was a real sense of relevance and urgency in the air as I contributed to last week’s virtual REAP Conference, organised by Agri-TechE.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Sustainability