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Driving Net Zero – Is agritech ready to capture carbon?

Mar 10, 2021

The changing regulatory and subsidy systems underpinning farming are undergoing radical change. Furthermore, issues such as soil health, net zero and farm nature value are increasingly in the public eye.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
Whitepaper

Real-time nitrate sensing: enabling precision fertilizer application

Aug 15, 2018

Real-time nitrate sensing holds the potential for significant yield increases, cost savings, and environmental impact reduction. 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Nanophotonics
Opinion

Collaborating with Cambridge University on a breakthrough in advanced optical sensing

Apr 7, 2022

The ability to count and track individual units of light can have an exciting range of applications across medtech and beyond, as a recent collaboration with Cambridge University has proved. Principal electronics engineer Oliver Hicks explains more…

  • Electronics & ASICs
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Signal processing
Opinion

At the cutting edge of innovation in Asia-Pacific medtech

Jul 14, 2021

There is no doubt that I’ve had a busy few months as head of our medtech division for the Asia Pacific region. As judge for the new MedTech Innovator APAC scheme, I’ve been on the hunt for the best and brightest medical technology start-ups in the region. This process has given me a remarkable insight into the challenges facing the region’s growing healthcare field...
 

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Optics
  • Strategic advice
  • User Experience (UX)
Opinion

Business survival in an age of net zero targets

Dec 14, 2020

Only two companies at the top of the Fortune 500 have survived from 20 years ago. The newcomers have risen by being fleet of foot or riding a financial or technological wave.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
Opinion

Building the digital freak to reshape the energy economy

Nov 24, 2020

The figures are stark. To limit the climate to 1.5°C warming, yet still enable living standards in the developing world to continue to rise, the world must remove carbon emissions at a rate of around 10% every year.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Cloud/scalable systems
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital service innovation
  • Optics
  • Robotics
Vlog

Quantum control for enhanced sensing

Oct 14, 2020

Current gas detection techniques are incredibly advanced – can we really do anything better?

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Investing in quantum: don’t play dice

Aug 26, 2020

Investing in quantum technology isn't easy. Distinguishing the hype from the real potential is just as complicated as the technology itself – and that can be incredibly complex.

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Vlog

Unpacking the potential of quantum sensing

Aug 18, 2020

We are reaching a thrilling watershed. Breakthrough quantum technology is leaving academia and gaining commercial traction.

 

  • Optics
  • Physical sciences
  • Sensing
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

Why it’s time to start turning quantum sensing theory into real-world commercial advantage

Aug 6, 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
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  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Vlog

Has the quantum revolution started yet?

Jan 24, 2020

Monty Barlow, Head of Strategic Technology, describes how the quantum tech toolbox is improving all the time and lays out the specific areas in which the quantum revolution will first take hold.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
Opinion

Diary of a developer (part 3) – Foosbot strategy

Jul 24, 2019

How do you teach a robot to play foosball? In part 2 of this blog series, we introduced Foosbot: an internal development project that runs in parallel with our research to discover and develop new machine learning approaches.

  • AI & Analytics
  • Optics
  • Robotics
  • Tracking & location