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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 ...

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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 ...

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By Patrick Pordage: Friday 15th June, 2012

Technology is for geeks; innovation for dreamers

I used to love my old Nokia 6300. And let’s face it so did many of us; it was a product that sold in serious volume. So I couldn’t help feel a little sad when I read the BBC headline that the company was about to shed another 10,000 jobs. Not for the first time, …

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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 ...

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By Patrick Pordage: Wednesday 14th September, 2011

Innovation… On the Edge

As an innovative product development company we get involved – not surprisingly – with all sorts of new product development; from coffee machines through to cardiac monitors. But once in a while, we have to develop products that can work truly on the edge…. in some of the most inhospitable places in the world, and ...

By Alan Richardson: Wednesday 29th June, 2011

Cambridge White Space Trial – first tweet over White Space by Cambridge Consultants?

One of the progenitors of innovative wireless product development is the adoption of new standards …The first radio concept along these lines is the use of the white space in the TV spectrum on allocation and time dependent basis to provide services such as rural broadband and yesterday we sent the first tweet over a white space link from our building at Cambridge Consultants to a subscriber terminal in Cottenham.

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 Patrick Pordage: Friday 28th January, 2011

Are all the best technologies hidden or just intuitive?

When you work in an innovative product development culture, you get immersed in a whole range of cool, exciting, and sometimes funky new products and technology. However, it struck me last night that there is an unsung hero in nearly every office. One that we take for granted and never offer a moments thought to. And yet without its development as a product, our working lives would be very different.

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