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

Investing in automation
Report

Investing in Automation

Oct 7, 2022

Resisting automation is no longer an option – so the attention of the world’s C-Suite is turning from the question of ROI to three fundamentals… what kind of robotics and automation should I pursue, how can automation make my business more resilient, and how do I make my business ready for automation, autonomy and their successful scaling?

  • Robotics
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Whitepaper

Net zero product discovery

Apr 12, 2021

In this whitepaper we examine the potential rewards of sustainable yet multidimensional business growth and reveal why whole system mapping is a prerequisite for driving essential system-level – not just product-level – innovation.

  • Industrial design
  • Physical sciences
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
Press release

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

Jul 3, 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.

quantum sensing for life sciences
Opinion

Quantum sensing technology for the life sciences – exploring the potential

Jan 24, 2023

Swiss company Qnami, a leader in quantum sensing technology, tasked us with identifying potential applications in the biomedical area where NV magnetometry could provide clinical value and open new commercial avenues.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Physical sciences
  • Strategic advice

Events

AI Summit Seoul 2022
SpeakerSponsor

AI Summit Seoul 2022

Dec 7, 2022 - Dec 8, 2022
Coex, Grand Ballroom, Seoul, Korea

AI Summit Seoul focuses on the business impact of AI, covering strategy, implementation and use cases.

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Speaker

AI & Smart Automation Conference

Sep 29, 2022
Hyatt Regency Columbus, Columbus, Ohio

Discover how AI is powering process optimization, predictive maintenance, intelligent inspections, autonomy, generative design, and advances in robotics.

Join experts in AI & automation as they discuss the latest trends, business strategies, workforce requirements and how to build the right culture.

 

 

Rethinking Materials 2022 Summary
Panel discussion

Rethinking Materials - Enhancing performance: material innovation disrupting product design

May 5, 2022
Hilton London Tower Bridge

Join us live in London on May 4-5, 2022 for two days of intelligent debate and targeted networking with business leaders from across the value chain.

Webinar

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

Oct 28, 2021
Virtual

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