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By Steve Thomas: Thursday 16th February, 2017

“To define is to limit”

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 […]

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By Gary Ewer: Thursday 27th November, 2014

The Internet of Things is gathering pace, but shortcuts can be costly

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 […]

By Alan Richardson: Thursday 31st January, 2013

Platform for your Ambition in Innovative Product development

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 […]

By Alan Richardson: Friday 11th May, 2012

Medical implant vulnerability is not fundamental

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.

By Alan Richardson: Friday 4th November, 2011

Convenience, vulnerabilty and upgradeability in innovative product development

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 […]

By Alan Richardson: Wednesday 13th April, 2011

Innovative Product Development – where do I look for the opportunity?

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?

By Alan Richardson: Monday 11th October, 2010

Choices in sourcing product development

So you are planning to conduct a new product development. You’ve quite a number of choices:

You could in source – it yourself if you have the capability
You could in source the design but augment your team

By admin: Monday 24th May, 2010

Multidisciplinary Product Development: Managing for Success

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.


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