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Andrew Stron on fibre optic sensing
By Andrew Strong: Wednesday 27th September, 2017

Optical fibre sensors – what’s next?

Optical fibre sensing has been around for some time, but only a small proportion of the sensing capabilities of fibre have been commercially exploited. Andrew Strong reflects on the current world of optical sensors and where the next commercial success may be found.

Attila the Hun
By Mehmet Kaya: Tuesday 23rd May, 2017

What do Attila the Hun and robotics have in common?

“Industrial automation and robots are coming to get your job.” Well, history seems to be repeating itself. When I was reading the reports recently from Oxford Martin School’s program, The Guardian and many other respected sources about automation and robotics related job losses, I couldn’t help remembering Attila the Hun. These reports conclude that around […]

An elephant in the room
By Max Middleton: Monday 29th February, 2016

Elephant repellent

“Do you like my elephant repellent?” “But there are no elephants around here…!” “Good, isn’t it?”   Except there are… When the Challenger blew up in 1986 (30 years ago) I was a 13 yr old, fascinated about everything to do with space exploration (and New Romantic music…and Ferris Bueller, but that’s a different blog). […]

By Tim Wooller: Tuesday 11th March, 2014

The [retro] future of wearables has arrived

Two very newsworthy events in the design world happened this week – It was announced Marc Newson has joined the Apple design team, and the Apple Watch has finally been unveiled, with what looks to be obvious input from the Australian Industrial Designer and his unique style. Marc Newson is one of the world’s most […]

By Tim Wooller: Sunday 2nd March, 2014

An Industrial Designer’s take on Product Design & Innovation 2014

Welcome to the first of many dedicated Cambridge Consultants Design blogs!  We thought it high time that design related matters were given space on the website, given how we’ve seen such steady growth in demand for design from our existing and new clients. In the coming months we will showcase some thoughts from the front-line […]

By Alan Richardson: Thursday 28th March, 2013

Another great reason for a career in product development

In one of our previous blogs, we wrote about 8 reasons for a career in product development. And last week, we added another when Cambridge Consultants was awarded the prestigious title of Employer of the Year by Cambridge News. The feedback we get from staff is that Cambridge Consultants is an outstanding place to work. […]

India drug delivery report 2013
By admin: Wednesday 13th March, 2013

Will India drive the pharma industry’s next generation product development?

A team of us have just got back from a whistle stop trip to Mumbai where we held a fascinating workshop with the country’s top pharma companies to identify the challenges ahead for this booming business sector within India. Many think of India’s pharmaceutical industry as synonymous with low cost generic drugs – the type […]

bbc interview at CC
By admin: Monday 5th November, 2012

An innovative career in product development

The last couple of weeks have seen a flurry of activity around engineering jobs and the need for companies to be able to recruit more top flight engineers.  If you read my last blog on this subject a career in engineering, you’ll already know there are lots of great reasons to have a career in […]

Photographic focus
By Alan Richardson: Friday 2nd March, 2012

Where should we be drawing the line on privacy and security?

Where should be drawing the line in innovation between valuable services and data privacy? Google has created a stir by changing its privacy rules and there are allegations that the new rules breach EU privacy rules.

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 […]