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As digital innovation evolves at an unprecedented pace, this series explores the technological shifts transforming industry, business and society.
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Taking on challengers: how established consumer goods companies need to rethink their strategy in an evolving market
For big, established consumer-products manufacturers, growing - or even just maintaining - market share has become a bigger task than ever as the rise of so-called challenger brands make inroads into mature markets.Read more
The race for delivery drones is gathering speed. Walmart, Amazon, Uber and DHL are among the companies aiming to get items to people more quickly and cheaply, especially in traffic-congested cities.Watch video
Computer vision is a hugely promising technology. It covers applications across dozens of industries ranging from medicine to self-driving cars and even shopping. There’s one small nation at this industry’s forefront: Israel.Watch video
When China emerged as a trading force in the early 2000s, the distances that had always limited international trade suddenly seemed to melt away.Read more
Aeolus, the first satellite to measure wind speeds across the entire planet, was launched by the European Space Agency last year. Using advanced laser technology, it’s now providing the planet’s first global patterns of wind behaviour at different heightsWatch video
Almost every day in London's Square Mile, brokers clutching bulky folders stuffed with paper documents and files criss-cross the busy streets en route to one of the city's insurance markets to discuss policies for their commercial clients.Read more
High performance tyres are still made predominantly from natural rubber, but some experts predict shortages as soon as the 2030s. Now, tyre companies and researchers are looking for alternatives, which include Russian dandelions and the Guayule shrub, asWatch video
Imagine a world in which there is a fridge-sized energy storage battery in the basement of your home, solar panels on your roof and an electric vehicle smart charger installed on your drivewayRead more
Scarcely a week goes by without another major announcement in the world of autonomous vehicles (AVs).Read more
Precision medicine has the potential to transform the entire healthcare industry with personalised and bespoke treatments, but at what cost?Watch video
It may seem hard to believe but for every person who benefits from taking one of the top 10 selling medical drugs in the US, far more people - between one in four and one in 25, depending on the drug - see no benefit whatsoever.Read more
As Artificial Intelligence accelerates more deeply into the business mainstream, David Lancefield, Partner, Strategy& outlines the benefits AI can bring to an organisationWatch video
Exploring the future of industry and the technologies transforming the way we make things.
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The ability to control the physical world with your mind using a brain-computer interface or a mind machine has traditionally been focused on health care, and more recently the gaming industry.Watch video
Driverless cars will remain a niche proposition until the expensive sensor tech that enables them, Lidar, can be produced quickly and cheaply.Watch video
Astronauts on a space station have started to 3D-print tools, creating a new frontier and new techniques for industry.Watch video
Sweeping advances in manufacturing, transport and broadband capacity are creating waves of change across the globe. Soon these industries will meet, in a confluence of technologies that is set to trigger a tipping point.Watch video
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