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It often seems this quote from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is the mantra of inventors and patent attorneys alike when they write their patents. It’s understandable. People want to get the widest possible protection for their inventions and hope to cover things that are outside of their original field. But, it runs […]
Over the past few months I’ve seen an interesting trend of hobbyists having a go at “hacking” Internet Of Things (IoT) devices. The list of devices that have been hacked is pretty long already – Thermostats, TVs, Printers, Light Bulbs, Webcams – and the technology is still in its infancy. It strikes me it is […]
Cambridge Consultants work with many leading brands to develop products that change the game. World leading products are taken from concept, through proof of concept, followed by prototyping and on to full manufactured products in our innovative product development cycle. Our engineering, life sciences, electronics and wireless labs provide a rich working environment to support […]
A number of recent reports have highlighted the potential vulnerability of medical implants to hacker attack. It is undoubtedly possible to produce radio linked devices for many applications that are vulnerable to attack and vulnerability tends to increase for battery powered devices because some cryptographic and authentication functions use significant energy.
A growing theme in innovative product developments of the last decade is exploiting the benefits of connection. The public has shown time and again that it values the convenience of connection very highly. But there is a sometimes implicit trade-off. For instance, the rise of internet banking has been a gold mine for organised crime. The […]
New innovative product development has many engineering challenges, but most projects that fail won’t fail for engineering reasons, they’ll fail for business or organizational reasons. So how do you reduce these risks?
So you are planning to conduct a new product development. You’ve quite a number of choices:
You could in source – i.e.do it yourself if you have the capability
You could in source the design but augment your team
Project risk management in complex or innovative product developments facilitates resource prioritisation and benchmarking between projects, leading to a better return on R&D investments.