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  • International Mother Language Day

    🌍 Today marks International Mother Language Day, a significant occasion championed by UNESCO to celebrate linguistic diversity, cultural richness, and the promotion of multilingualism across the globe.

    added by One Stop Language Solutions 1 min Read
  • Artificially Intelligent Cities?

    How can AI help local authorities to create better, more sustainable places for their residents?

    2 min Read
  • When in Doubt, Go With the Flow - Proper Resin Flow

    Designing excellent injection-moulded parts is dependent on many factors. Proper flow of the resin into the mould is one of them.

    added by Protolabs 2 min Read
  • Cambridge firms kick off commercial negotiations at SEMICON Korea

    Government programme opens doors to Korean interest in innovative chip technologies

    added by Intralink 2 min Read
  • Why the time is now for UK tech scaleups to enter Korea

    Narai Kim from Intralink's Seoul office deep-dives into why South Korea is currently a key market to target for UK tech companies, following the Korean President's trip to London.

    added by Intralink 5 min Read
  • Manufacturing Considerations for Plastic Prototyping

    Discover if CNC machining, 3D printing or injection moulding is best for your plastic prototype.

    added by Protolabs 6 min Read
  • AI and women's health: the curious case of the missing data

    Is AI health data inclusive enough? Team Consulting explores why AI is missing crucial women’s health data and what needs to be done to remedy this.

    added by Team Consulting 4 min Read
  • Preparing for the power of 6G

    Enhanced connectivity is driving global innovation and improving efficiency, communication, and sustainability in almost every industry. As it expands its reach around the world, 5G is accelerating these developments and constantly generating new and exciting use cases. But with the path to 6G already in motion, what is the future of connectivity?

    added by CGI 3 min Read
  • Data and AI: the key to improving network reliability and managing customer satisfaction

    We all rely on broadband connectivity in our everyday lives, yet we so easily take it for granted. Whether it’s using social media to keep up with family and friends, or online shopping, banking, booking a table at our favourite restaurant, or even travelling by plane, Uber or train - we often don’t realise that this connectivity underpins so much of what we do. For businesses, it’s even more critical.

    added by CGI 3 min Read
  • Combining Rigid and Flexible Materials with PolyJet Overmoulding

    Create unique, complex geometries with overmoulds by leveraging PolyJet 3D printing

    added by Protolabs 4 min Read
  • The third edition of Appleyard Lees’ Inside Green Innovation: Progress Report is now live

    Our annual report provides a comprehensive review of global growth in green innovation, using patent data as a barometer of activity.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 1 min Read
  • Glossary of patent terms – part 1

    In this two-part glossary, Appleyard Lees partner and patent attorney Parminder Lally, and trainee patent attorneys Debora Dorn and Ryan Newcombe, take you through some of the key terminology you may come across when you’re going through the patent process.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 8 min Read
  • 5G NTN (Non Terrestrial Networks)

    5G NTN (Non Terrestrial Networks) As the CW's International Conference (CWIC) draws closer it is interesting to see the great line up of topics; it is truly “From the Moon to the Deep Blue Sea”. As such, I thought I’d provide a little background for NTN, particularly in the context of 5G.

    added by Mpirical 3 min Read
  • Protolabs x IMarEST Survey 2023: Turning Down the Heat

    Decarbonisation is the main challenge facing the maritime industry, according to a new survey by the IMarEST and Protolabs - but new technologies offer reasons to be optimistic.

    added by Protolabs 4 min Read
  • How DMLS Can Be Used to Produce Reliable Metal Parts

    Learn how metal additive creates complex, durable, lightweight metal parts

    added by Protolabs 9 min Read
  • Wearable therapeutics that are changing the face of healthcare

    There have been many exciting technological developments recently, often aimed at relieving pain points for patients and giving them the freedom to live better lives.   The following are some of the latest innovations in wearable therapeutics that are impacting healthcare.

    added by Team Consulting 2 min Read
  • Unveiling 360Work’s Hire Smart: The Future of Tech Recruitment is Here

    360Work introduces "Hire Smart," a cutting-edge AI-driven SaaS platform tailored for Talent Acquisition in the Deep Tech and Software domains. Think of it as a "Digital Headhunter" for tech enterprises. It adapts to your business needs, offering precise talent recommendations from a global pool, all without the high costs of traditional specialised services. Dive into the details below.

    added by 360Work 3 min Read
  • China’s new materials industry & UK-China collaboration

    The development of materials and chemical products in China has been one of the most remarkable industrial and scientific transformations in recent history. Over the past few decades, China has rapidly evolved from being a consumer of materials and chemicals to becoming a major player in their production, research, and innovation. In recent years, the materials and chemical products industry in China is characterised by rapid growth, innovation, and a shift towards new materials under the circumstances of global economic and green development. This article focuses on China’s policies regarding new materials, describes the developments in the sector, and explores potential business opportunities between Chinese and UK enterprises.

    added by 6 min Read
  • China AI Development and Business Opportunities

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) has and is transforming every corner of human society. Its huge implications are obvious in China, like the rest of the world. This country with 1.4 billion population and an ambitious national strategy has rapidly become a frontrunner in the global AI race. In this article we try to provide an overview of China's AI policy initiatives, summarise China’s AI development and the challenges it faces, explore the investment trends, and provide valuable insights into the country's AI market and the opportunities for collaboration between China and UK AI business.

    added by 6 min Read
  • China’s EV Market and Opportunities for UK-China Collaboration

    China has emerged as a dominant player in the electric vehicle (EV) market, particularly in terms of supply chains, technology, and cost advantage, all of which have contributed to China’s rise in the industry.

    added by 8 min Read
  • Hybrid Networks – The Challenges of Combining Public and Private Cellular Networks

    Read Julie Bradford's blog all about the upcoming Virtual Networks SIG event!

    added by Cambridge Wireless 2 min Read
  • Should European patent applications be opted-out of the Unified Patent Court?

    The EU patent package establishing a Unitary Patent (UP) providing EU-wide patent coverage and a Unified Patent Court (UPC) to enforce such patents entered into force on 1 June 2023, and our clients are deciding whether or not to opt out their existing European patents from the jurisdiction of the UPC. To date most of the discussion has centred around opting out existing granted European patents. However, some of our clients have also been considering whether they should opt out their pending European patent applications. We therefore consider below some of the issues that should be considered in this regard.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 3 min Read
  • GNSS Security Attack Vectors in Critical National Infrastructure

    The four main Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellations (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BEIDOU) provide more than just navigation or positioning. They provide stable & accurate frequency, phase & time references for all manner of systems that underpin modern life. These include telecom networks, power & utility networks, financial services institutions, and radio/TV broadcast to name but a few. Many of these applications form part of a nation’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI).

    added by Chronos Technology 3 min Read
  • Seven Cities, Ten Days: My Whirlwind Tour of Post-Covid China - PART TWO

    Part Two blog about her recent China trip findings by our Founder and CEO Ting Zhang, focusing on the Greater Bay Area and featuring four cities: 👇 Shenzhen: the Tech Capital of China Guangzhou: Home to China’s Oldest Trading Port Zhuhai & Hengqin: A New Model for Diversification HongKong: Where East Meets West

    added by 8 min Read
  • Seven Cities, Ten Days: My Whirlwind Tour of Post-Covid China (PART ONE)

    Fantastic insight on what's happening with business in China packed with personal anecdotes, all in a latest blog about her recent trip, by Ting Zhang, our Founder & CEO.

    added by 7 min Read
  • Calculating Error: What do a brain and a ship have in common?

    Humans have always sought to make life easier for ourselves – it’s almost what defines us as a species. Part of this is to alleviate ourselves from the mundane tasks of life, from making a pot-stand so it does not have to be held over a fire, to having an automatic out of office reply on your email. As systems became more complex during the industrial revolution there was increased interest in the automatic control of such systems, one of which being the automatic steering of ships.

    added by Plextek 4 min Read
  • The Superhero SIM by Nick Hunn

    added by Cambridge Wireless 8 min Read
  • What will Quantum Computers ever do for us?

    By: Peter Debenham Senior Consultant, Plextek Quantum Computing is buzz phrase found across technical journals, websites and blogs. The phrase even escapes outside the scientific and technical domain into general newspapers and television. It is a recent concept; physicist Paul Benioff proposed a quantum mechanical model of the Turing machine only in 1980[1]

    added by Plextek 4 min Read
  • Waking up from the Maternity Leave dreamland

    Written and illustrated by: Polly Britton Project Engineer, Plextek People sometimes want to know what it’s like being a female engineer, but it’s really just like being a male engineer who goes into a different bathroom. Becoming a mother and primary care giver adds a completely new dimension to the question, though. I just got back from six months of maternity leave, for the second time in my career, and it’s slightly surreal. As more women are encouraged to go into engineering as a field of study and a career, we may soon see more and more women going through this transformation of engineer into mother, and then into an engineer-mother hybrid.

    added by Plextek 3 min Read
  • T 0702/20: patentability of a sparsely connected neural network

    In T 0702/20, the Board of Appeal considered the patentability of a sparsely connected neural network in EP 14882049.1 to Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. This is one of the first cases to consider the patentability of core AI at the EPO.

    added by Appleyard Lees IP LLP 3 min Read
  • Developing Software Defined Radio applications with OpenCPI

    By: Robert Littlejohns Consultant, Plextek Wireless technologies are always evolving and becoming more complex to meet the ever-increasing capacity, reliability and security demands of customers. The most prominent example of this is the ongoing rollout of the 5G mobile phone network. Over time, the 5G standard will improve and gain new features. With the cost of deploying such a network nationwide in the billions of pounds, the ability for a network operator to modify the functionality of their base stations with a software update is very attractive. This can be achieved using Software Defined Radios (SDRs).

    added by Plextek 8 min Read
  • Can Radar Detect Tennis Balls?

    By: Dr Damien Clarke Lead Consultant, Plextek Large and expensive military radar systems, such as the Artisan Radar, are capable of detecting objects as small as tennis balls at great distances even while moving at high speeds:

    added by Plextek 2 min Read
  • Running engineering projects sustainably

    By: Bede O’Neill Business Development, Defence, Plextek In this blog, I aim to show how we run projects in a sustainable way. This covers all ESG angles, from tackling economic inequality, equal opportunities, to fighting climate change.

    added by Plextek 2 min Read
  • AI: Diffusion models in art and beyond?

    By: Josip Rozman Consultant, Plextek Science fiction has long played with the idea of a creative, and mostly benevolent AI which would be able to produce innovative works of literature and art of the highest quality. The hype is partially to blame for our extremely high expectations of said models, and to a degree of disappointment when our expectations are not completely met. There are currently two big areas of research for generative models: natural language and image (video).

    added by Plextek 2 min Read
  • Management Liability - Protect your people

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re the director of a start-up, non-profit or FTSE100 listed firm, the day-to-day decisions you make, could leave you vulnerable to legal action. Not only that, your employees and even the business itself, are also subject to scrutiny and claims can also be made against them. However, you can protect your actions and those of your staff and organisation with management liability insurance, here’s what it covers and how it can help your business.

    added by Alan Boswell Group 3 min Read
  • IP and AI – UK Government publishes response to second consultation

    On 28 June 2022, the UKIPO published its response (here) addressing the second consultation on the interplay between artificial intelligence and intellectual property, which ran from October 2021 to January 2022.

    added by AA Thornton IP LLP 2 min Read
  • Can medical devices become discriminatory?

    The UK government has made recent calls for evidence on discrimination in medical devices, aiming to determine how devices and technologies could be biased against different genders, ethnicities and other socio-demographic groups. This raises a question – can medical devices be designed to discriminate against certain users? The brief answer is yes – but unintentionally. While it is, of course, never the intention of a medical device manufacturer to introduce bias or discrimination into the design of their product, there is a risk of this occurring without the correct design considerations.

    added by Team Consulting 2 min Read
  • Can you do too much system engineering?

    These days, a medical device needs to be considered as one element of a connected whole. Systems engineering has become a crucial part of medical device development, but can you do too much of it? Our Head of Electronics Engineering, Peter Matthewson, discusses in a new blog post:

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read
  • Human factors is not a ‘tick box’ exercise

    Jonathan Bainbridge was recently interviewed as part of a podcast series by the University of Derby on his experience of working in human factors.

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read
  • Why we need user insights in digital product design

    Digital devices are fast becoming an integral part of people’s everyday lives, not only changing how we communicate, but also offering innovative ways to monitor our health and well-being. In a new article for International Pharmaceutical Industry (IPI), Charlotte Harris, Head of Front End Innovation, explores several research techniques to gather rich user insights for your digital product design.

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read
  • Diversity – the human factor

    In June 2022, UK’s Sheffield Hallam University announced it was closing its English Literature degree course. A debate followed in the press over the value of humanities degrees. I was glad to see many people echoing the thoughts I’ve had about the value of an English degree. It made me, in turn, reflect on the value of diversity in a consultancy like Team Consulting.

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read
  • 5 things every electrical medical device start-up should know

    You’ve got a great idea for an electrical medical device, whether that’s a connected injector, point of care diagnostics device, a wearable device, or another innovative, life-changing device concept. You’ve identified a market for it, gained access to sector insights, you’ve tested the principles and are getting good results. All you need now is to engineer it into a real medical device product to be able to get it on the market – that’s easy, right? However, there are many other activities that need to be addressed throughout your development to avoid time-consuming pitfalls or delays in product launches. Here are five ways for medical device start-ups to ensure a smooth, cost-effective and successful developments:

    added by Team Consulting 4 min Read
  • 6 methods for delivering drugs to the eye

    When developing ocular delivery devices, designers and manufacturers must address several challenges: • maintaining device sterility to prevent infections• controlling dosing accuracy (especially when delivering small/concentrated volumes)• managing the opportunities for use errors during the delivery process, such as poor needle and plunger control with injection devices

    added by Team Consulting 3 min Read
  • Four steps to selecting the right device to deliver therapies

    When it comes to creating a brand new approach to drug delivery, making sure that you choose the correct device technology is paramount. As medical device developers, you will have a number of factors in mind such as patient experience and patient behaviours, but you’ll also have to consider the commercial landscape. All these factors apply whether you are choosing to design a product from scratch or license an existing technology. No matter which path you go through, understanding how your medical device stands up against competitors, regulators and overall demand, is integral to the process.

    added by Team Consulting 6 min Read
  • How digital UX in clinical trials can improve measures

    Digital health technologies offer a number of improvements to clinical trials, but implementing them effectively can be challenging. In a new article for ONdrugDelivery, Ben Cox, Head of Digital Design, discusses how adopting a UX approach when designing digital tools can lead to more meaningful measures.

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read
  • Tackling the challenges of cloud connectivity

    In a new article Gabrielle Whitworth-Smith and Thomas Watts consider the various challenges of building cloud connectivity into your medical device platform, from how to decide which connection route best suits your device requirements, to cybersecurity risk management.

    added by Team Consulting 1 min Read

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