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Inside CPGs
Opinion

Inside CPGs – experts share their views of how CPGs can turn profit from digitally enabled products

4th May 2022

Digital transformation is a huge topic, sweeping across many aspects of our lives, from ecommerce to the digitalization of internal systems.  When we partnered with news publisher CGT (Consumer Goods Technology) for its latest webinar, we were keen to focus on a specific part of this topic - digitally enabled products. It was energizing to be joined by a world-class panel of industry experts as we swapped insights into how CPG brands can rise to this challenge. 

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • User Experience (UX)
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
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
the future of AI
Webinar

AI Summit London 2022 - Chair's opening address

24th Jun 2022

Tim Ensor, Commercial Director, opened the AI Summit London with an overview of the breakthroughs and commercial successes in the world of AI in 2022

  • AI & Analytics
the future of AI
Webinar

The next wave of AI Innovation: rethinking business

22nd Jun 2022

During her keynote, Dr Maya explored the new landscape shaped by creative AI solutions and put forward her manifesto for sustainable business growth that delivers the triple bottom line of people, profit and planet.

  • AI & Analytics
autonomous system development
Opinion

Is highly equivalent simulation the answer to faster autonomous system development?

21st Mar 2022

Simulation is only as good as its approximation to the real world… its ‘equivalence’ in technical terms. We’ve been looking at how using intelligent simulation with a modular framework can deliver results faster to drive autonomous system development forward. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
Autonomous mobile robots
Vlog

Autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments

18th Mar 2022

The world is about to experience significant progress in AI-enabled autonomous mobile systems. Could autonomous mobile robots navigating dynamic environments open up new automation opportunities for industry?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Tracking & location
CPG innovation
Opinion

The insiders’ view of what’s working in CPG innovation right now

2nd Mar 2022

It’s human nature, right? The urge to share the latest news with our peers is ingrained in all of us. It’s certainly true across the inquisitive and ever competitive consumer packaged goods industry. How did company A achieve this? How did company B make that work? What exactly is company C up to? So, when we asked for insights from a bunch of very senior innovators from some of the world’s leading CPGs – or FMCGs if you prefer – almost all were partially motivated by our promise to share the findings of our research.

  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?
Opinion

CES 2022: What consumer innovations are we predicting?

4th Jan 2022

CES 2022 should be a fascinating event this year, and the team at Cambridge Consultants can’t wait to see what’s new in the consumer product space. As we know, COVID-19 has upended all our earlier forecasts and how we think about the world. In this blog, Ruth Thomson, SVP of our Global Consumer Business, shares her predictions on technology trends that will be showcased at this year’s show.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
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
warehouse and logistics automation
Opinion

Facing up the scalability challenge in warehouse and logistics automation

8th Dec 2021

The rate of innovation and adoption of automation & autonomous systems in non-manufacturing segments is growing faster and investments are pouring in. AMR’s (Automated Mobile Robots) are working alongside people in warehouses and helping in improving productivity. But, is this enough?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Product realisation
  • Robotics
  • Sensing