Archives by Tag 'product development':

Smart Home
By Tom Fry: Monday 17th April, 2017

How much energy is your home consuming? And where is it going?

How much energy is your home consuming? And where is it going? Home energy monitoring is an industry that has experienced rapid growth over last 5 years but this is a question that many home owners still find themselves asking. Traditionally, home energy management systems can very easily measure the total power consumption of the […]

Engineering students working in the lab
By Max Middleton: Friday 6th May, 2016

Rapid mechanical prototyping and its effect on the development process

A long time ago (in this galaxy, I’m afraid) rapid prototyping technology used to be something only development engineers and industrial designers got excited about. In recent years it has been fascinating to see it explode into general use, including archaeologists keen to recreate tragically destroyed relics. The growth of rapid prototyping has led to […]

By Simon Naylor: Tuesday 18th August, 2015

Debunking the myth of regulatory burden

After 17 years of designing and launching product developments into a wide range of market sectors including consumer, industrial and medical, I’ve had first hand experience of numerous regulations and associated standards. Seen by many as a burden, I would like to challenge this view. If we take Europe as an example, then from a […]

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 […]

By Nathan Wrench: Friday 16th January, 2015

Shopping simplicity and logistics sophistication – is this the route to better profits in retail?

Anyone old enough to have lived through the 1980s will remember with affection the ‘mullet’ hairstyle.  Beloved by footballers and pop stars and elevated to near art-form by the likes of Pat Sharp and Chris Waddle, this haircut famously featured elegant simplicity at the front, perfectly blended to intense sophistication at the rear. In this, […]

By Tim Wooller: Sunday 2nd March, 2014

An Industrial Designer’s take on Product Design & Innovation 2014

Welcome to the first of many dedicated Cambridge Consultants Design blogs!  We thought it high time that design related matters were given space on the website, given how we’ve seen such steady growth in demand for design from our existing and new clients. In the coming months we will showcase some thoughts from the front-line […]

By Alan Richardson: Thursday 28th March, 2013

Another great reason for a career in product development

In one of our previous blogs, we wrote about 8 reasons for a career in product development. And last week, we added another when Cambridge Consultants was awarded the prestigious title of Employer of the Year by Cambridge News. The feedback we get from staff is that Cambridge Consultants is an outstanding place to work. […]

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 […]

India drug delivery report 2013
By admin: Wednesday 13th March, 2013

Will India drive the pharma industry’s next generation product development?

A team of us have just got back from a whistle stop trip to Mumbai where we held a fascinating workshop with the country’s top pharma companies to identify the challenges ahead for this booming business sector within India. Many think of India’s pharmaceutical industry as synonymous with low cost generic drugs – the type […]

when not to drop product development
By admin: Tuesday 26th February, 2013

When not to drop your product development… or the free canteen

Every so often, Cambridge Consultants comes up with a development of its own.   In the main, it’s a way of showing that innovative product development and the clever use of technology flows through our veins, and in part it’s a great way to get people talking about the art of the possible. Our latest concept, […]