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By Cassandra Padbury: Thursday 23rd February, 2017

A Dhalicious Beer: the pulse to pint innovation

I was intrigued to follow the latest new product development in beer. Looking for new innovative uses for its King Red Split Lentils AGT Foods first approached Saskatchewan based Rebellion Brewing Co. to challenge the VP and Brewmaster to make a craft beer from its lentils. And so Lentil Cream Ale was born. AGT have […]

By Chris Roberts: Thursday 25th August, 2016

Just like us…

Recently, I went to the west coast of the US – always an inspiring place to be if you’re into technology. The second half of my trip was the final meeting on our voting machine project with IDEO and LA County – more on that here – but the first half was to visit our […]

By Simon Naylor: Tuesday 18th August, 2015

Debunking the myth of regulatory burden

After 17 years of designing and launching product developments into a wide range of market sectors including consumer, industrial and medical, I’ve had first hand experience of numerous regulations and associated standards. Seen by many as a burden, I would like to challenge this view. If we take Europe as an example, then from a […]

By Nathan Wrench: Friday 16th January, 2015

Shopping simplicity and logistics sophistication – is this the route to better profits in retail?

Anyone old enough to have lived through the 1980s will remember with affection the ‘mullet’ hairstyle.  Beloved by footballers and pop stars and elevated to near art-form by the likes of Pat Sharp and Chris Waddle, this haircut famously featured elegant simplicity at the front, perfectly blended to intense sophistication at the rear. In this, […]

By admin: Friday 7th December, 2012

Demonstrating the value of Innovative Product Development

“if you’re not growing by more than your industry benchmark, then you are not innovating enough”

By Alan Richardson: Sunday 14th October, 2012

Decision Making in Innovative Product Development

There are many chllenges in Innovative Product Development. To be successful involves a multidisciplinary collaboration involving marketing, engineering, sales, manufacturing and quality. For a product to be successful, it has to be the right product at the right price that fits with the brand positioning of the organisation.  The discussions that define what product is […]

By admin: Tuesday 21st February, 2012

When is a consumer not a consumer? When they’re a patient.

One of the advantages of working for a leading product development company, is that we operate across a range of markets. And this breadth leads to some very interesting observations. Two of the big markets in which we operate are medical technology and consumer products.  And yet the language used by both markets couldn’t be […]


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