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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
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Report

Identifying breakthrough innovations that will transform the supply chain

22nd February 2019

Products are incorporating increasingly complex technology, putting greater pressure on the supply chain. As a result, gaps are forming and the risk to reputations and revenues is growing through issues such as...

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
Whitepaper

Real-time nitrate sensing: enabling precision fertilizer application

15th August 2018

Real-time nitrate sensing holds the potential for significant yield increases, cost savings, and environmental impact reduction. 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • 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
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Infographic

How to make a non-smart system smart

16th January 2019

Thanks to AI and smart algorithms combined with low cost sensors, giving legacy system 'smarts' is an effective way in delivering a multitude of benefits.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Dispense
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

What to expect at CES - tech for insights and trials, not just for products

4th January 2019

It’s that CES time of year again and alongside the latest technology and product launches, I think 2019 will be the year we see much greater use of tech for insights and trials.

  • Industrial design
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

My first home ECG measurement - thanks, Apple!

12th December 2018

Apple just released the software to enable taking a home ECG on the Watch 4. I tried it out! Will this impact our health?

  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
Vlog

An analytical model for skin/light interaction

4th December 2018

From cosmetics to melanin detection, an analytical model of how light interacts with skin opens a pathway to simplifying the design of low cost sensors.

  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Revolutionising clinical trials: creating a reliable and non-invasive stress monitoring system

28th November 2018

The rising cost of clinical trials (CTs), coupled with the commercial risks of failure, mean it’s increasingly important to harness the power of real-world data to inform effective trial designs, better understand outcomes and maximise the likelihood of clinical success...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Machine learning & AI
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

2018 Giant Health Event - The Future is FemTech

22nd November 2018

Menopause is in the spotlight helped by coverage from the BBC and other websites. Nicola Millar presented how technology can provide drug-free alternatives to help women going through menopause.

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Imagine what your skin would say if it could talk...

13th November 2018

How you look is a complex interaction between the light that falls on your skin and how in interacts with different skin constituents. Our new whitepaper outlines an analytical model for light-tissue interaction that allows...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital health
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Knowledge (+ sensors + data + innovation) = Power

29th October 2018

A new IIOT system provides generators detailed information on brush wear allowing remote monitoring and reducing the need for time consuming visual inspections.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Data science & analytics
  • Sensing