Consumer Products

Connected Bar
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Tuesday 13th December, 2016

Is Amazon Go the future of retail…

This is dream come true for me. I have been thinking of the day where I can just walk into a supermarket, pickup my shopping and just walk out without queuing at the checkouts (but not in a shoplifting way obviously). Finally, Amazon has revealed plans for Amazon Go. Amazon Go is a Just Walk […]

Widget cans
By Edd Brunner: Tuesday 29th November, 2016

From Beer to Coffee – I love technology transfer!

One of the things that Cambridge Consultants does best is transferring technology from one sector to the other – most commonly between the many sectors we work in such as medical, oil & gas and beverage. So that’s why it was great to see a good example of that at BrauBeviale this year. Nitro coffee has […]

VR sports experience
By Dan Hulme: Thursday 24th November, 2016

Sports and Virtual Reality

Campus London hosted a one-day event Putting Sports Fans in the Game with Virtual Reality, bringing together rights-holders, brand managers, broadcasters, and producers to discuss how they’re already using 360° stereographic video and virtual reality (VR) content to offer more content to fans, and the industry trends for the next couple of years. The buzzwords […]

BrauBeviale Cambridge Consultants stand
By Andrew Stratton: Thursday 17th November, 2016

Dreaming of Plug and Play Pipes!

Last week, I was manning my first trade stand here at BrauBeviale. Having worked on the technical development of Vinfusion, our wine blending system, it has been exciting to use this demonstrator to broadcast our capabilities and broad skillset to industry leaders in the beverage sector.  There are many experiences that I will take away from […]

By Mark Harrison: Wednesday 16th November, 2016

BIY at Brau (Brew It Yourself)

It seems that only yesterday crowdsourcing sites were crammed with 3D printer projects – well now it’s the turn of automated home brew equipment There’s a bewildering choice of home brewing systems to choose from – Beerdroid, Brewboss, Grainfather, Igulu, Pico, Brewbot to name but a few They range from all grain, fully automated to […]

Intelligent fonts
By Sajith Wimalaratne: Monday 14th November, 2016

Wine, beer and data – How smart is your dispensing system?

My colleagues and I were at the BrauBeviale 2016 in Nuremburg last week. We have been serving personalised wines through our Vinfusion technology and demonstrating our reverse cyclone system to produce emulsions at the point of dispense. BrauBeviale is one of the biggest exhibitions for the whole process chain of beverage production, from ingredients to […]

By Steve Thomas: Thursday 10th November, 2016

Cool, Cooler, Coolest – recycling your heat

I’m currently at the Brau Beviale drinks industry exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. It’s a pretty big show that covers pretty much everything in the drinks industry supply chain – from custom bottle tops and beer pumps right down to floor tiles and grout that don’t become slippery when you spill beer on them. As technology developers […]

UV photo
By Isobel Ashbey: Friday 14th October, 2016

A world of hidden colour

Think of a situation where you want to ‘see more’ than your eyes can reveal; to spot the early signs of mildew or aphid damage in crops, or to discover the health and condition of your skin. The human eye has three types of colour receptors, cones, centred roughly around 430, 540 and 570 nm […]

personalised fragrances
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Getting Personal in the Fragrance Segment

Fragrances are perhaps the most de-personalised personal care item known to mankind. Why? Well – think about it: For the last 20 years almost half of the turnover of many fragrance houses has been generated during pre-season December time. Now let’s be frank, we all get these special promotions or bizarre smelling after-shaves that end […]

burnt toast
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Thursday 22nd September, 2016

Make it fresh: personalised sun cream

Each year my summer vacation to Greece shows the same behavioural pattern: I hide my sensitive white skin below an umbrella and cover all over in SPF 50 hoping to avoid the lobster look once again. At the same time my Greek friend lies toasting in the burning hot sun, applying tanning accelerator to her […]