The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

It’s still early days for beauty tech

27th March 2018

Beauty tech is slowly emerging from its chrysalis, but the butterfly has yet to discover how to fly...

  • Digital services
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

The connected kitchen

22nd March 2018

When our kitchen is connected to the world, what will our life be like? How will the supply chain be affected?

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Sensing
Opinion

Vlog: smart to intelligent - making AI work for industry

21st March 2018

Artificial Intelligence is about to appear in many more places than face recognition on social media and conversations with Alexa or Siri. The perfect convergence of AI, machine vision and automation means...

  • Data science & analytics
  • Digital services
  • Machine learning & AI
Whitepaper

The drug-free approach for managing menopausal hot flushes

20th March 2018

Our new whitepaper will provide insights gained from a series of workshops into women's experiences of menopausal hot flushes, and how these insights can inform the design of (drug-free)...

  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
Opinion

The menopause: I don't have time for this

20th March 2018

Can a non-drug based solution help women manage and alleviate hot flush symptoms? A joint programme between NICA and Cambridge Consultants aims to find out.

  • Digital health
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

20th March 2018

Our new whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Video: AI and the future of agriculture

16th March 2018

Simon Jordan, Robotics & Control Lead, explains how agriculture will benefit from advances in machine vision and AI. New technologies are making huge steps forward, enabling machines to be adaptable...

  • Machine learning & AI
  • Robotics
Opinion

Is bottled water really that bad?

15th March 2018

Is bottle water really as 'contaminated' as the media has reported today? Steve Thomas adds some perspective to the report.

  • Physical sciences
Trolley in a supermarket
Opinion

Cashier-less retail - system design considerations

13th March 2018

A growing trend in cashier-less retailing needs a careful balance of the user experience, malicious intent, operator considerations and sensor intelligence. Amazon’s “GO” cashier-less retail store is now open...

  • Human factors
  • Sensing
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Vive la révolution - de la cuisine

12th March 2018

The kitchen is clearly a place ripe for technology innovation, but when was the last real revolution? The kitchen is clearly a place ripe for technology innovation – just do any internet search for kitchen gadgets...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
Elon Musk's Tesla in space
Opinion

Innovation - lessons from history from Brunel to Musk

6th March 2018

Important lessons from history. What can we learn from Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Elon Musk? The world is going through an industrial revolution. Everything we know and take for granted is under threat...

  • Innovation management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Product realisation
Opinion

Informed consent and data protection

2nd March 2018

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will become law in May requires users to give consent for the collection of their sensitive personal data through a formal agreement rather than an assumption of...

  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)