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Digital transformation for physical product companies

26th Aug 2021

The movement is irresistible. Companies traditionally focused on physical products, from beauty to laundry, are embracing the opportunities of digital. The time to make things happen is now, before it’s too late and competitors steal a march. If you are part of a consumer business intent on transforming digitally and growing in entirely new ways, this eBook is essential reading. 

  • Digital service innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
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

Turning trash to cash: microalgae cultivation to mitigate environmental waste impact

21st Oct 2021

This paper explains how ‘turning trash into cash’ provides opportunity for companies to gain first-mover advantage in several fields. With a clear, problem/solution approach, it outlines a method that be considered simply as a way to capture carbon – but is more likely to yield benefits in the creation of valuable bio-derived compounds.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Sustainability
Opinion

AI safety might be a worry, but innovators of autonomous systems have no need to panic

24th Sep 2021

Now don’t be alarmed, but I want to pose a potentially unnerving question: just how safe is artificial intelligence? Those of you of a sensitive disposition might already be recalling images of James Cameron’s self-aware Terminators hunting down humankind in a post-nuclear wasteland.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Industrial design
  • Strategic advice
Webinar

Rethinking AI investments, redefining success

22nd Sep 2021

Tim Ensor, Director of AI, opened the headline stage at the AI Summit London 2021 with a review of the most notable AI breakthroughs that have been accomplished in the past year and a recognition of just how hard achieving this level of innovation can be.

Understanding these challenges provides an opportunity to rethink our AI investments and significantly increase the impact they can have on our businesses. By applying design thinking, Tim shows, with concrete examples, what this means and how we can help each other achieve success with AI.  

  • AI & Analytics
Opinion

Resolving the crucial conundrum of cybersecurity in digital transformation

22nd Sep 2021

Digital transformation surges on, with market sectors as diverse as automotive, consumer packaged goods and healthcare unlocking new revenue streams, greater customer insights and deeper connections with consumers.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Domestic appliance brands must adopt a radical, digital-first mindset to get ahead

15th Sep 2021

Product owners in appliance brands across the world are sitting on the threshold of extraordinary digital opportunities – but a radical change of mindsets is vital if they are to take advantage of them.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

The insider’s view

2nd Aug 2021

What is it really like to work at Cambridge Consultants? Here, three senior colleagues look back on their time at the company and the experience of working here.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Embedded software
  • Human factors
  • Project management
  • Radio systems
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