The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

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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
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

Reducing risk with cross-sector thinking: an aeroponics example

16th April 2020

Leveraging a broad range of technical experiences, from seemingly unrelated fields can help solve critical problems. This example looks at aeroponics in terms of challenges within the vertical farming sector, showing how insight in the right place can transform work across industries...

  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences
Carbon Sequestration
Opinion

The other way to fix climate change – and gain competitive advantage

3rd December 2019

As part of our sustainability work, we’ve been delving into the significance of evolving global arrangements for carbon pricing and taxation, and the implications for our clients. It has led us to a new perspective. Sooner than you might think, policy changes will give product and service companies access to a new revenue stream from carbon sequestration. Global CO2 goals are long-term, but the business opportunities are unfolding now.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
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
Opinion

How will AI affect the way we use energy?

6th November 2018

The ability of AI to make accurate predictions about the behaviour of complex systems, like demand and supply of energy, will be incredibly important in the transition to a zero-carbon economy.

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • AI & 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

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
Vlog

Translating synbio’s technical progress into business growth

11th April 2018

Earlier this year, we hosted a thought-leadership workshop for leaders and influencers in synthetic biology, to discuss the challenges facing the industry, and what new tools...

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

Wireless power transfer with metamaterials

27th October 2017

Metamaterials are artificially engineered materials that possess properties not found in nature

  • Physical sciences
Opinion

Energy versus electricity

3rd October 2017

Several European countries are pledging to ban the sale of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles 

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Sensing
Opinion

Carrying energy for the next generation

26th September 2017

Electricity is the energy of choice for the 21st Century, it can be generated cleanly and transported to our homes and work places easily with the current infrastructure – but how about our transportation options...

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physical sciences