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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
  • Connectivity & IoT
  • Digital security
  • Optics
  • Sensing
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COVID – a preview of the retail service model future?

May 19, 2020

Consumer choice has been a guiding retail principle for decades, but recently much of the world has had no choice but to buy online for everything except supermarket essentials...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
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COVID – can automation rise to supply chain and labour challenges?

May 18, 2020

The focus on automation has sharpened in recent months, following global disruption of supply chains and labour. But what can be done now to speed the delivery of such vital solutions to help in the aftershock of the pandemic? 

  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
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COVID - tools to maintain both productivity and sanity!

May 13, 2020

‘WFH’ is an acronym now universally recognised. But even before the pandemic, remote working had been slowly increasing, with around 5% of UK employees primarily working from home in 2019 and 30% having experience of it. The benefits can include more productive working time, fewer office distractions and more flexibility, to name a few...

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
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The COVID questions – shaping our response for an innovative post-pandemic world

Apr 23, 2020

The world is in crisis. Simple, short-term survival is everyone’s top priority, whether that’s as a nation, a government, a business, a family or a lonely and forgotten self-isolating individual. But the overwhelming necessity to endure has always been the mother of invention. Where will the crisis lead us? 

  • AI & Analytics
  • Digital service innovation
  • Human factors
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
Opinion

A biodesigned world: what are we waiting for?

Apr 26, 2018

The emerging field of biodesign has famously led to apples that do not go brown, meat burgers that don’t require livestock and spider-less silk. Biodesign is also widely harnessed to develop life-changing drugs, create...

  • Bioinnovation
  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice