The latest thought leadership from our expert teams

Opinion

Optimising planting with closed loop control

7th August 2020

Agriculture is the sturdy backbone of modern civilisation. Over centuries it has evolved to serve one of humanity’s most basic necessities: to eat.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • 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

No more walking on eggshells: is the way we make vaccines changing forever?

12th August 2020

With a constant stream of good news about potential COVID-19 vaccines, we reflect on traditional viral vaccine manufacturing processes and how we apply what we’re learning during this pandemic to legacy techniques.

  • Bioinnovation
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Under the hood of AI-enhanced vehicle perception

11th August 2020

Behind the scenes of the development of the EnfuseNet system, which fuses data from extremely low-cost sensors and cameras to generate high-resolution depth data – the ideal reference point for autonomous systems.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Sensing
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
Vlog

Faster-to-market innovation with multi-modal R&D

6th August 2020

The world’s most innovative companies do not have the largest R&D teams, they combine their in-house capabilities with a wide range of external resources.

  • Innovation management
  • Service design
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Simulating the workplace for a safe and efficient return

5th August 2020

How can we get our staff back to work safely and what measures do we need to put in place to make it happen? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital health
  • Digital services
Opinion

Supporting next generation Explosive Ordnance Disposal for the British Army

29th July 2020

Working alongside a team from the UK Ministry of Defence to deliver a next-generation system to support Explosive Ordnance Disposal for the British Army. 

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Product realisation
  • Radio systems
  • Signal processing
Opinion

Security as a business asset: what happens when competitors catch up?

23rd July 2020

Security in digital products and services is no longer just about protecting you from risk. 

  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
Opinion

Closing the loop for true ploughing automation

21st July 2020

If your business is making agricultural equipment, you’d be forgiven a wry smile at the ongoing frustrations of automotive OEMs as they strive to develop autonomous vehicles

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Infographic

The road to AI-enhanced ADAS

17th July 2020

This infographic sets out our roadmap to deliver semi-autonomous features into the mid-range vehicle segment...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Radio systems
  • Sensing
Opinion

Bioinnovation: from research to commercialisation

16th July 2020

The UK biotechnology scene is buzzing with debate right now, with critical themes like green growth and sustainability really coming to the fore. The pandemic has thrust science and scientists into the spotlight like never before – and each of us has a responsibility to contribute to the sort of response that will help create a more resilient world.  

  • Bioinnovation
  • Project management
  • Strategic advice