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