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By Peter Luebcke: Friday 20th February, 2015

Collaboration is the name of the game … especially if the sun is shining!

The venue for the recent CoDev 2015 event in Scottsdale Arizona couldn’t have been better selected for this time of the year.  Cloudless skies and temperatures in the high 20’s set the scene for a highly interactive and positive event which also benefits from being a relatively small group size.  Many events become unwieldy due […]

The Punkt ES01 extension socket
By Edd Brunner: Thursday 20th September, 2012

Is there no such thing as designer tech?

Last week, I went to Maison & Objet, a trade show for designer household items. One of our clients – Punkt. – were launching a new product, the ES01. This is a really interesting and quite unique product. Extension sockets are very necessary in the modern world electronics but they are always something you want to hide. […]

By Edd Brunner: Monday 2nd July, 2012

Bathtub to Warehouse – our how-to guide for start-ups

Last week we launched our Bathtub to Warehouse guide – a document that describes how our phased approached to innovative product development maps really well onto the different funding stages of a start-up, and how using a product development agency can represent great value.

By Ruth Thomson: Thursday 17th February, 2011

Bathtub to Warehouse Tour continues to Cambridge University – Innovative Product Development Discussion Group

After taking the ‘Bathtub to Warehouse’ event to London twice in 2010 and to MIT in January we were delighted to make a ‘home’ appearance and bring ‘Bathtub to Warehouse’ to Cambridge, UK earlier this week. The event was part of the Enterprise Tuesday Programme organised by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge University, […]

By Ruth Thomson: Tuesday 8th February, 2011

Bathtub to Warehouse – innovative product development experts – on tour at MIT!

Braving the snow and the threat of freezing rain Duncan Smith and Ruth Thomson from the Consumer Team at Cambridge Consultants headed to MIT in Cambridge, MA to take our ‘Bathtub to Warehouse’ seminar on the next stage of its tour! ‘Bathtub to Warehouse’ is our name for an event where we explore how the product development […]

By Rachel Harker: Thursday 16th December, 2010

Our innovative consumer product developments hit the market – Christmas present anyone?

We are delighted that two of our product innovation projects have made it to market in recent months.  The Q2 Cube radio is based on our Iona internet radio platform implemented in a really novel way; it’s got no dial, no buttons and no display.  Instead you tip it, tilt it or roll it to […]

By Rachel Harker: Friday 26th November, 2010

Kick-starting open innovation with formulation

Yesterday was the ‘Formulated Product Design: Kick-Starting Open Innovation’ event in snowy Harrogate.  This was a networking and matchmaking event aimed at connecting Open Innovation staff at large firms like P&G, Reckitt Benckiser and Kraft Cadbury with small companies delivering innovations in formulation.  This was interesting to us, because we often get called on by […]

By Rachel Harker: Thursday 16th September, 2010

Seedcamp 2010 – Startup product development

Seedcamp hit London this week, and on Tuesday I went along to be one of the mentors helping the seeds and startups on Going to Market day.  23 startups from across EMEA had been selected for this bootcamp with access to over 100 different mentors each day (wow!).  Mentors included venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs, interaction […]

By Rachel Harker: Thursday 29th April, 2010

Young startups and innovative product developments

On Saturday, I had the great privilege of being part of the judging panel for the Cambridge Young Enterprise awards.

By Ruth Thomson: Sunday 25th April, 2010

How do you implement Open Innovation?

The concept of Open Innovation has been around for a while now.  Many companies have jumped up and down and declared themselves to be ‘open’ for business, but how does this actually work?  how are they implementing OI in practice?  what issues have they faced? and how are they overcoming these? The work of Letizia […]