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I recently took part in the FMCG Open Innovation Forum which was hosted by Fresca Group at Thanet Earth site. The meeting’s topic was “Roadmap for Food, Drink & FMCG“. In addition to exploring what makes an effective innovation team, it was great to meet some of the participants and have some inspiring conversations. Open […]
Having introduced the circular economy in my first blog on this topic and considered the adoption of its thinking by some big names and start-ups, I now consider the why and how of adopting this thinking. Perhaps the question is not why are businesses showing an interest in these schools of thought, but why now? […]
Circular economy is the latest buzzword catching the imagination of big businesses such as Google, Unilever, Philips and Nike. A systems thinking approach, circular economy aspires to use resources to their maximum value, keeping them within the economy indefinitely, preferably as whole products rather than materials, and aiming to ‘design out’ waste from the system. […]
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 […]
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.
With the Season’s festivities now over, many people turn their thoughts to creating – and trying to stick to – a whole series of New Year resolutions… many of which are normally based around creating a happier and healthier year ahead. Drink less, stop smoking, eat better and exercise regularly must be amongst the most […]
Strangely enough, running an innovative product development company isn’t all about developing innovative products. But if you employ the kind of people we do….the type capable of really making a difference to the way next generation products are developed, then a by-product is that they rarely stop thinking about alternative ways of taking technology and […]
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.
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
I have always prided myself on how a career at Cambridge Consultants is a great grounding to be a technology entrepreneur as has been demonstrated with our numerous successful spin off companies and ventures (Domino http://www.domino-printing.com, Xaar www.xaar.com, CSR www.csr.com, ,….). Its that mixture of exposure to technology, product development and business issues that is such […]