Direction setting


Improving our clients’ business performance by foreseeing change and taking advantage of technology

Understanding the future

Markets and technologies evolve rapidly and unpredictably. We help our clients identify opportunities to ‘build, borrow or buy’ new technologies in anticipation of future customer needs and market requirements, by creating visions of what the future might hold.

Technology strategy

Very few companies can afford to develop all relevant technologies, so tough choices need to be made. Our experienced consultants work at board level to identify the golden opportunities and find a route forward by developing an innovation portfolio or technology roadmap.

By helping our clients understand complex technical situations, we ensure their technologies deliver commercial success in rapidly evolving markets.

Opportunity identification

Business plans often fail to capture the versatility needed to manage uncertainty. Our approach enables rapid, practical decision-making by covering not only the ‘what?’ but the ‘why?’, ‘how?’, ‘when?’, ‘where?’ and ‘for whom?’.

We draw on internal and external expertise to understand markets, opportunity spaces and the competitive intensity in those spaces, complementing our clients’ in-house capabilities.

Business transformation

Business transformation is typically driven by a combination of internal, industry-related and external factors, often rooted in technology. And whilst technology-based disruption is nothing new, the speed at which new offerings have built scale has been unprecedented.

We work with our clients to ensure not only that the technology is understood but that the business model, market offerings and operations are all set up for success.

Commercial validation

Strategic technology investment decisions can be challenging, particularly when exploring unfamiliar territory. We evaluate strategies, opportunities and risks, quantify the commercial benefits and quickly iterate to assess the business case for investment.

We take a pragmatic approach to due diligence, built upon a deep understanding of market drivers and the technology landscape, developing clear action plans that cover licensing, development or acquisition.

Experience


Actionable advice

Our consultants are engineers and scientists with deep technical insight and a passion for making innovation happen. We deliver solutions, plans and approaches that are grounded in reality and appropriate to regulatory and market drivers.

Through workshops, business and market analysis, modelling and process optimisation, we provide achievable strategic advice for the entire project lifecycle or as targeted support. Most importantly, we inspire success.

Seamless integration

Having long ago recognised the importance of partnering with clients throughout their entire innovation journey, the expertise we employ as technology strategy consultants has been in existence at Cambridge Consultants for decades.

Our consulting experts are distributed throughout our organisation. This ensures that our clients’ ambition and commercial strategy are seamlessly integrated into all areas, while maximising speed to market, innovation and the likelihood of success.

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Tech, tools & facilities


Co-creation & co-working space
 

Co-creation & co-working space

We are highly collaborative in our approach and provide dedicated co-creation facilities where we can join forces with our client teams to address the task in hand. Creative spaces throughout our offices provide a blank canvas for ad-hoc brainstorming sessions and planned workshops, inspiring our designers in their quest to develop impactful, unique and meaningful user experiences. During the long months of the pandemic, we raised the bar for remote collaboration by exploiting dynamic virtual environments to the full. Such experiences are now just as engaging and fruitful as face-to-face sessions.

Innovation Lab
 

Innovation lab

Dedicated to client workshops and collaborative working, it’s an inspiring and flexible space that adapts to facilitate ideation sessions, problem-solving workshops and design strategy meetings. This is where our project teams and our clients generate concepts, identify new markets for existing technology and develop new business models.

We can help you achieve the seemingly impossible

Case studies


Case study

Wireless breakthrough for the Ocado Smart Platform

A world-first in radio design helps transform online grocery across the globe

 

Technology road mapping

Developing a realistic and achievable technology roadmap to deliver real end user value, for a market-leading supplier of photovoltaic panel mounting solutions.

 

Ofcom: review of developments in IoT

Independent analysis to inform future regulatory priorities and forecasts

News & insights


Whitepaper

Automation to autonomy: navigating the path to success

17th Sep 2021

Extraordinary advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, wireless connectivity and edge compute are opening up transformative commercial opportunities for all sorts of businesses. Now is the time to seize them. This whitepaper could act as your window on the future – offering as it does a practical guide to navigating the road from automation to autonomy.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Press release

Cambridge Consultants and Iridium continue world-changing partnership as $3 billion space upgrade is completed

3rd Jul 2019

Cambridge Consultants has been Iridium’s partner developing core technology for ground-based devices and infrastructure, part of the largest technology upgrade ever to take place in space.

Opinion

How do you know which distributed data architecture is right for you?

31st Dec 2021

To decentralize, or not to decentralize, that is the question. As well as echoing Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, this dilemma reflects the likely thoughts of current digital leaders who want to make the best use of their digital assets while maintaining trust in their data systems.

  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Digital security
  • Digital service innovation
  • Strategic advice
Challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon
Opinion

Our team was up for the challenge of the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon

10th Dec 2021

CC put forward a team to take part in the British Antarctic Survey’s Decarbonisation Hackathon. The aim was to find new solutions to completely decarbonise the Rothera research base in Antarctica, beyond those that British Antarctic Survey (BAS) had determined could account for the first 70% of their energy demand.

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Sustainability

Events


Webinar

Medtech Connect | Beyond COVID - investigating and innovating for the next generation

28th Oct 2021
Virtual

Medtech Connect | Beyond COVID-19 - investigating and innovating for the next generation 

Speaker

Annual Precision Farming and Agriculture 4.0 Summit

14th Oct 2021 - 15th Oct 2021
Virtual Event

Join us on October 14-15 as Simon Jordan, Head of Industrial Sensing at Cambridge Consultants presents a combination of remote sensing, modelling and new in-field sensor technologies.

Exhibitor

DPRTE - Defence procurement and supply chain event

5th Oct 2021
Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre
Stand: 171

Connecting buyers and suppliers across the defence acquisition supply chain, DPRTE will provide a wealth of skills development, networking, collaboration and product showcase opportunities. Come and visit us at Farnborough International Exhibition Centre.  

Panel discussion

Rethinking materials - Innovation in plastics and packages

19th May 2021 - 20th May 2021

Join us online on May 19-20 for critical intelligence and targeted networking focused on scaling bio-based and circular solutions in plastics & packaging.