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Whitepaper

Net zero product discovery

12th Apr 2021

In this whitepaper we examine the potential rewards of sustainable yet multidimensional business growth and reveal why whole system mapping is a prerequisite for driving essential system-level – not just product-level – innovation.

  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

The future of AI is at the edge

17th Sep 2020

Driven by advances in silicon and machine learning algorithms, Edge AI is presenting vast opportunities for businesses across diverse markets. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Audio & Video
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Signal processing
Opinion

Digital security: your safest bet for a competitive edge?

19th Jun 2020

Security is a problem, right? Well there's a radically different way to view it – as a positive force capable of putting clear water between you and your competitors. 

  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
Whitepaper

The AI renaissance: why it has taken off and where it is going

15th May 2020

The technological enablers for widespread use of artificial intelligence (AI) have fallen into place. Early movers in technology industries have driven initial applications, but the scene is now set for widespread and accelerated adoption...

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

From emissions to sequestration, how does your product’s carbon modelling shape up?

16th Jun 2021

Over a series of discussions with clients on sustainability we’ve been building a quick and accessible modelling tool to model the carbon cost implications of typical high-volume products across a variety of markets.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability
Opinion

Our sustainable materials database is enabling innovation in the drive to net zero

10th Jun 2021

The ambition to reduce or eliminate single-use plastics from the world’s supply chains is of course as laudable as it is essential. I’m proud to be part of a team of colleagues dedicated to doing something about it – by creating a guide that is helping innovators switch to alternatives.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Sustainability
Opinion

Rethinking Materials – it’s time to deliver some wins in packaging sustainability

27th May 2021

With the world becoming increasingly impatient for a great sustainability reset, last week’s inaugural Rethinking Materials Virtual Summit did a pretty decent job at starting to shape the agenda for innovation in plastics and packaging over the next five or so years.

  • Bioinnovation
Opinion

The new digital services contract: you control your data, we’ll deliver your experience

20th May 2021

Time is running down on the tacit agreement that we will happily trade our personal data for digital services. In this article I examine the distributed ledger technologies which will power breakthrough smart digital platforms.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Embedding post-quantum cryptography into today’s devices

28th Apr 2021

The hugely exciting – not to say revolutionary – promise of quantum computing comes with a significant challenge. The seismic technology shift that is already underway will render a chunk of our current cryptographic standards moot. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

Quantum computing – we must confront the threat to digital security

5th Mar 2021

Quantum computing is a hotbed of innovation. The extraordinary potential of this weird yet wonderful intersection of physics, maths and computer science is attracting heavy investment from companies around the world.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

Making sense of personalization for your business

3rd Feb 2021

What are the best examples around personalization? Which brands are defining best practice and how do we continue to overcome the challenges that beset multinationals and start-ups alike?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Product realisation
  • Sensing
Opinion

Virtual Vegas round up - 2021 CES trends

25th Jan 2021

What happens in Vegas famously stays in Vegas – except for this year of course as we stayed home and kicked off 2021 with the very first digital-only CES show. Personally, I missed the fountains and cocktails, if not the sore feet and endless lines. Take a look at what we found out and what we think will stick! 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing