innovation

Quantum Computing: Revolutionising Medicine, Science and Engineering

Quantum Computing: Revolutionising Medicine, Science and Engineering

In the next decade, we could see computers uncovering some of life’s most prominent puzzles, from world hunger to global warming.

Quantum computing is a mind-boggling topic. However, we have software developer and quantum enthusiast, Steve Bowman, on hand to explain some of the basic principles and how these machines are set to transform the world…

Changing the Way We Live, Work and Play With Microcontrollers

Changing the Way We Live, Work and Play With Microcontrollers

C4DI member Hayden Barton has hit the papers this week after his success building the world's smallest Arduino - a piece of hardware that has the ability to interact and control all sorts of everyday electronic objects.

We spoke with the inspiring and gifted 22-year-old to find out more about his work and how these tiny microcontrollers are changing the way we live, work and play.

Moodbeam: A Tool For Life 

Moodbeam: A Tool For Life 

Moodbeam is a digital tool that allows you to effortlessly track how you are feeling throughout the day. 

The concept for this dual-coloured wearable came about two years ago when co-founder Christina Colmer McHugh discovered that her daughter was experiencing bullying at school. 

She found that, although the issue was swiftly dealt with by the school, she still wanted to check how her daughter was getting on throughout the day… 

What is the future of your industry?

What is the future of your industry?

Currently, digital disruption is one of the most significant global forces that is having a huge impact on all sorts of different industries.

It’s easy to see that technologies, such as mobile, cloud, Wi-Fi, big data, the blockchain, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and artificial and virtual reality are all fuelling this incredible transformation of a number of diverse sectors.

Have you heard about Edenic innovation?

Have you heard about Edenic innovation?

C4DI Member Rob Lewis has 30 years of experience in corporate innovation. A year ago Rob founded 54DegreesNorth to leverage his experience to create a digital health innovation pipeline. Building on this foundation Rob has launched a brand new, co-developed process called Edenic Innovation with partners yesyesBD.

The process helps companies address 3 key challenges facing all businesses today - how to prevent themselves being disrupted; how to use digital technology; and how to think differently.  The process comes in various tailored packages to meet companies needs, it leverages digital talent and a framework of innovation scopes that forces a company to think differently and digitally...

Summit is Revolutionising the Way that People Purchase Cars

Summit is Revolutionising the Way that People Purchase Cars

The UK automotive industry is having a bit of a moment. With sales, jobs, and turnover at an unprecedented high, there doesn’t seem to be much that can keep it down. However, in an increasingly technological world, where customers can order their lunch from their phones, send a virtual card from their desktop and check in to a flight before they even get to the airport, customers are expecting more and more from their online buying journeys, particularly when it comes to a lifestyle purchase, such as a car...

Digitull Wins Best Use of Technology within Education at Hull Digital Awards

Digitull Wins Best Use of Technology within Education at Hull Digital Awards

Digitull is just one of those well-deserving winners. The exciting project is a collaboration between Hull Children’s University, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and C4DI member, Forward Thinker. The online platform allows pupils from schools across the city to upload their creative work so it can be viewed by their fellow classmates and the general public...

Label Worx - Interview with Snatch Records

Label Worx - Interview with Snatch Records

Label Worx recently had an exclusive interview with renowned Underground House Music label Snatch! Records this month as they reach number 1 on online music store Beatport. They question the label about their history and how they adapt to the ever-changing music industry, as well as expanding on the recent partnership between Snatch and Label Worx themselves...

Adding a Splash of {sauce} to the Source

Adding a Splash of {sauce} to the Source

Sauce is a development team born out of the C4DI that comprises Matt Gibson, John Polling and Jim Wardlaw (pictured left to right). Together they work on web and app projects across a wide range of client sectors, bringing solutions to problems of all sizes. We met up with Matt to find out more about a current piece of work, which will help members of Hull University Union to make the most of their student journey.
 
“Hull University Union (HUU) want to improve  student engagement using a phone application,” explains Matt at their offices in C4DI. “We’ve been tasked with creating an app for WelcomeFest, which will allow the student population to access info on services available to them, view and plan events, and learn about the campus and city.”