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innovation risk and reward
By AJ Van Bochoven: Friday 15th December, 2017

Can a culture for breakthrough and incremental innovation co-exist within the same organisation?

This was a question I posed when I hosted a round table discussion at a recent event, with industries ranging from FMCG, agritech, pharma, industrial and oil & gas all represented around the table. The innovation leaders participating in the discussion had described quite different approaches and experiences to breakthrough innovation. Some follow the example […]

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By AJ Van Bochoven: Monday 26th June, 2017

Vlog: Innovation process – yin and yang?

Three factors guide successful innovation: feasibility, desirability and viability. Fail to consider all three and you may be likely to fail. On the face of it, it may seem that innovation and process do not sit well together. However, a well-managed process will actually improve innovation. AJ van Bochoven, Head of Strategic Innovation, discusses how […]

Chemistry and Innovation
By Stuart Gilby: Thursday 22nd June, 2017

Innovation sans frontières

Innovation is not restricted by normal boundaries; this was demonstrated by the breadth of work presented at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s (RSC) “Chemistry Means Business” in Manchester last week. The emerging technologies were focussed on four themes: Health, Food & Drink, Energy& Environment and Materials & Enabling Technologies. However, the first presentation I attended […]

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By Cassandra Padbury: Thursday 23rd February, 2017

A Dhalicious Beer: the pulse to pint innovation

I was intrigued to follow the latest new product development in beer. Looking for new innovative uses for its King Red Split Lentils AGT Foods first approached Saskatchewan based Rebellion Brewing Co. to challenge the VP and Brewmaster to make a craft beer from its lentils. And so Lentil Cream Ale was born. AGT have […]

revolutionary-idea
By Dave Gladwin: Monday 5th December, 2016

The Invention Game

The first thing I can remember ‘inventing’ was an equation to describe a four dimensional cube (a tesseract), I was 14 years old on an outward-bound course and I was bored one evening. At the age of 17 I ‘invented’ a security system for my first car, a switch that cut the current to the […]

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By Andrew Lintott: Monday 28th November, 2016

Serendipitous Sam and the good ideas factory

My daughter’s interest started in the springtime, in an orchard, stemming from a seemingly inconsequential conversation about four leaf clovers. As I recall it was my wife who explained that sometimes, if you look, you can find a four leaf clover – and if you do then you are very lucky because very few people […]

Cycling
By Antonno Versteeg: Monday 27th July, 2015

Innovation is like cycling: it is all about balance

Learning to cycle is something that is hard, needs perseverance and might include a few painful crashes along the way. But after a while things will become easier and when the brain has learnt how to balance and push the pedals, this skill is almost impossible to ‘unlearn’. In a sense, successful innovation is similar. […]

Launch
By Cassandra Padbury: Thursday 16th July, 2015

Technology Roadmapping through space: Deciding when to launch innovations

Roadmapping is a tool we often use in our Technology Management Consulting team. We help our clients bring together commercial and strategic perspectives with those of technology and R&D to examine what products or experiences could be launched to achieve business objectives. For us this often means working at the 3-5 year timescale asking what […]

product development
By admin: Friday 15th March, 2013

Product development: luxury or necessity?

In a recent interview with the Cambridge News, our CEO Alan Richardson commented on the fact that Cambridge Consultants is set to double the size of the business over the next few years and outlined his strategy for growth.  Naturally, central to this is our ability to offer exciting careers to top-flight engineers; with 30 […]

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By admin: Friday 7th December, 2012

Demonstrating the value of Innovative Product Development

“if you’re not growing by more than your industry benchmark, then you are not innovating enough”

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