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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

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
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

Low cost nano-climate control for vertical farming

15th March 2019

Vertical farming pushes the boundaries of a microclimate. But while lighting and sensors have evolved, cooling systems are almost identical to those first introduced in the 1900s. Vertical farming pushes the boundaries...

 

  • Dispense
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
Opinion

Technology trends in food and beverage

19th December 2018

The application of technology in the food and beverage industry is growing in four areas – Automation, Sustainability, Personalisation and Experience design.

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Service design
Opinion

Climate, energy and electricity – by numbers

14th November 2018

Everyone wants to reduce the CO2 concentration in our atmosphere. In 2018 it is 410 ppm, leading to temperature rises worldwide. So what can we do to counter this effect?

  • Strategic advice
Vlog

Vlog: Automating complex industrial processes

30th October 2018

Automating complex industrial tasks is becoming increasingly challenging, there are often no simple answers. Bruce Ackman discusses the challenge...

  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
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
Opinion

Delivering sustainable growth that doesn’t cost the Earth

22nd October 2018

When a client comes to us with a project that will transform a business to engage with entirely new opportunities in a sustainable way we are more than ready to take up that challenge.

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Introducing SomeSQL

25th September 2018

NoSQL databases (such as MongoDB) give developers much more freedom in how to store their data. But this freedom means that there is much more risk that the data gets into a state which can’t be read by the interfacing...

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Data science & analytics
Opinion

Visioning for Society 5.0

21st September 2018

Having worked closely with many leading Japanese companies, I have always been impressed with their long-term mindset and the strong sense of social responsibility. Nothing illustrates this better that the leading role Japan...

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Moving towards fully robotic fulfilment

17th September 2018

Order fulfilment in the retail space is generally partially automated, transport is automated, bin picking is not, can the human be removed from the loop?

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
  • Sensing