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A recycling bin very contaminated with non-recyclables and food waste despite clear signage.
By Adam Geernaert: Tuesday 12th September, 2017

Dumb humans, rubbish jokes and smart systems

Clever materials vs dumb humans In recent years there has been a surge of new materials that offer different end of life options for food and beverage packaging. For example UK based VegWare have a huge range of compostable coffee cups and lids using variants of the plant based plastic PLA, they are great quality […]

By Edd Brunner: Monday 27th February, 2017

The power of the vacuum – insight from the Japan Food Service Equipment Show 2017

Last week I visited the Japan Food Service Equipment Show in Tokyo which is Japan’s largest exhibition for the hospitality, food service and catering industries. Whilst there was a lot of globally familiar appliances and beverage dispensing systems there, much of what was on show had a very Japanese feel to it. And that was namely […]

By Jeremy Gordon: Monday 13th February, 2017

Why is Cambridge Consultants STILL such a great place to work?

A few months ago I attended the Boston Startup Expo & Tech Job Fair on behalf of CC aiming not only to become more involved in the community, but also to discover intriguing and talented individuals who would thrive at CC.  I had one conversation in particular with a woman two-years-removed from MIT, about what […]

CES 2017
By Morgan Denno: Sunday 29th January, 2017

Taming the Beast – A first timer’s view of CES

As a first time CES-goer and a major introvert, I decided to do some research leading up to the event. “Monstrous”, “complete chaos”, “madness”, and “Vegas on steroids” were some of the descriptions that I received from CES veterans. Needless to say, I remained nervous and mentally steeled myself for the event that lay ahead. […]

Sun care
By Dr Felix Hellwig: Tuesday 30th August, 2016

Tan Taming Technology – Beating the Lobster Look

Are you, like me, one of those pale Caucasians getting fried alive in the smouldering Mediterranean sun each year? For me the answer is – yes, countless times! Clearly there must be a better way than just applying sun screen and hoping for the best. In fact, the sun care sector has a massive potential […]

Happy young couple having date and riding segway in park
By Jeremy Gordon: Monday 11th July, 2016

What makes a product clever?

While traveling a couple of months back I had the frightening and life-altering experience pleasure of staying in a hotel equipped with heated/self-cleaning toilet seats.  The self-cleaning feature automatically (on some predetermined schedule evidently meant to frighten those attempting to sleep) deployed from the rear of the seat a telescoping wand reminiscent of an alien […]

Fresh Thinking for the FMCG Sector
By Amy King: Thursday 7th July, 2016

IoT and FMCG – it’s not just about the Pork Pies

In June, delegates from the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry and some very excited CC’ers ventured to Melton Mowbray (the rural capital of the Pork Pie) to enjoy a two day workshop centred on the Internet of Things (IoT). The workshop focused on examining the role that the IoT will play in creating opportunities […]

Does one size fit all?
By Ruth Thomson: Monday 20th June, 2016

Wearable technology goes soft…

A few weeks ago WEAR came to Seaport in Boston, right on my doorstep!  It was a pleasant novelty to be able to walk out of our office at 745 Atlantic Ave into the sunshine and shortly afterwards walk into the packed conference venue with many familiar faces from across the international wearable technology world. […]

Against the flow
By Jeremy Gordon: Wednesday 15th June, 2016

Nature and Technology: Give and Take or Symbiosis

While in Hawaii on vacation a couple of weeks back a local told me about a unique snorkeling spot rated to be in the top three in all of Hawaii by some.  Wow, they are most definitely not wrong!  Electric Beach, or Kahe Point Beach Park as it’s officially known, is located on the west […]

By Jeremy Gordon: Wednesday 6th April, 2016

Why is Cambridge Consultants such a great place to work?

As I close in on my six-month anniversary here at Cambridge Consultants I wanted to express some of the thoughts that I’ve conveyed to both friends asking how the new job is as well as potential recruits wondering what makes CC a great place to work.  Well, before I give a one-sided sermon about why […]