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Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

18th August 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Why it’s time to start turning quantum sensing theory into real-world commercial advantage

6th August 2020

Quantum theory is about probability. Erwin Schrödinger illustrated this with his famous thought experiment: trap a cat in a box with a randomly fatal device and you would not know whether it is dead or alive. 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Whitepaper

Building the business of biodesign

27th March 2018

Synthetic biology remains nascent, yet full of promise. The idea of using rational engineering approaches to design biology has the potential to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges, such as securing food supplies...

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Building the digital freak to reshape the energy economy

24th November 2020

The figures are stark. To limit the climate to 1.5°C warming, yet still enable living standards in the developing world to continue to rise, the world must remove carbon emissions at a rate of around 10% every year.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Optics
  • Robotics
Vlog

Quantum control for enhanced sensing

14th October 2020

Current gas detection techniques are incredibly advanced – can we really do anything better?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Investing in quantum: don’t play dice

26th August 2020

Investing in quantum technology isn't easy. Distinguishing the hype from the real potential is just as complicated as the technology itself – and that can be incredibly complex.

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID – a preview of the retail service model future?

19th May 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID – can automation rise to supply chain and labour challenges?

18th May 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

COVID - tools to maintain both productivity and sanity!

13th May 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

The COVID questions – shaping our response for an innovative post-pandemic world

23rd April 2020

The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

A biodesigned world: what are we waiting for?

26th April 2018

The emerging field of biodesign has famously led to apples that do not go brown, meat burgers that don’t require livestock and spider-less silk. Biodesign is also widely harnessed to develop life-changing drugs, create...

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice