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Multi-modal R&D as an agent of change

30th April 2020

Multi-modal R&D, encompasses everything from venture funding and academic collaboration, to open innovation. Is your company ready to meet the demands of today's rapidly changing markets? 

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

My ‘secret sauce’ for digital services

17th April 2020

It seems like a lifetime ago now, but it was actually only a few months. I was at a seminar, mixing freely alongside some of the brightest minds on the Cambridge tech scene. Just before the second session, I was asked a profound question. “We’re a start-up, we’ve got some great technology, but to grow we feel we need to get some digital services – how do we do it?”...

  • Digital services
  • Service design
  • 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
Vlog

The challenges of human/robot interaction in the real world 

7th April 2020

Robotics can enable humans to work better, faster and more precisely. We specialise in developing robotics in areas not traditionally automated, and sometimes in areas where automation was not even thought possible...

 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Embedded software
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Bioinnovation - joining cool science to global issues via business reality

24th March 2020

Richard Hammond presents a seminar on Bioinnovation from Innovation Day UK 2019.

  • Synthetic biology
Vlog

HaptX - bringing touch to the virtual world

11th March 2020

Interviewed at Innovation day Joe Marino from HaptX talks about introducing users to a sense of touch in VR environments.

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
Vlog

Three top takeaways from the Personalized Beauty Summit

10th March 2020

The beauty industry is blazing a trail in terms of personalization that includes technology, Duncan Smith shares his top three takeaways from the Personalized Beauty Summit.

  • Digital services
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Vlog

Creating hyper-personalized experiences

5th March 2020

Technology can be used as an enabler to bring personalization to a mass scale. An integrated approach throughout development, considering both the user journey and technical requirements, will deliver a successful product.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital health
  • Digital services
  • Fluids & thermodynamics
  • Industrial design
  • Service design
Opinion

Reward beyond the award: our acclaimed smart device could improve quality of life for IVF patients

4th March 2020

It was fantastic to win one of the coveted iF DESIGN AWARDS for Alma, our smart cooling case for injectable fertility drugs. International recognition was a nice boost to the team responsible for a concept with potential to improve quality of life for women facing the challenges of IVF treatment...

  • Dispense
  • Product realisation
  • Project management
  • Service design
Opinion

The ‘last foot’: five technologies set to drive the future of personalization

24th February 2020

Think of a product you really feel attached to – food, makeup, an electronic device, anything. What makes it feel so special? The chances are it will be the mixture of convenience, efficacy and history that creates an emotional reaction. Making you feel special. In my case...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital services
  • Industrial design
  • Sensing
  • Service design
Opinion

We think Human Machine Understanding will transform our relationship with technology – who’s with us?

19th February 2020

The next generation of human/machine interaction demands as much imagination as it does innovation. As the business world searches for competitive advantage, the desire to imbue digital products and services with...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital services
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
eBook

8 trends impacting the beauty industry

19th February 2020

It is becoming ever more challenging for brands to gain and retain loyalty in a competitive market. From the methods they use to communicate with their customers to the products they are offering, here we go into detail on 8 of the current key trends which are impacting the beauty industry...

  • Digital services
  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)