For the third year in succession, Innovation Observatory have delivered a high-quality market analysis, helping to guide the strategic direction of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

Innovation Observatory analysed the state of the compound semiconductor market in 24 key segments, identifying where the Catapult’s interventions would deliver most benefit for UK companies. For each segment, they determined the market growth rates and the UK’s capability to exploit the emerging technology.

It has been a pleasure working with the Innovation Observatory team, and I have no hesitation in recommending this professional organisation.

Dr Andy G Sellars

Strategic Development Director, CSA Catapult

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Impact of VR on Healthcare

No universal therapeutic tool is possible because no two medical conditions are the same. For instance, simple 3D images are required for dementia sufferers whose fading memory struggles with the complexity of the real world, while advanced and engaging virtual worlds must be created to distract cancer patients from the painful procedures they have to endure. VR for young children is a whole different story where a fairy-tale, cartoon-like approach is vital.

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“We asked Innovation Observatory to write a series of insight papers for us on R&D, investment and commercialisation of the Internet of Things in the UK. The papers are easy to read and add a great deal to the debate – both for technical and non-technical audiences. Their work involved a lot of detailed research, an aspect of the project they managed very well. They were also able to work with a team of data visualisation experts to present their database for maximum impact.”

David Dowe, Interim Head of IoTUK, Digital Catapult

“Over the years Innovation Observatory has produced some very well-received reports for KCOM, designed to demonstrate the benefits of our Lightstream fibre network for customers, to show how the network has encouraged the growth of the local digital economy, and to highlight the economic benefits the network has delivered to local businesses. Their reports have been underpinned by workshops, programmes of market research and market modelling, all managed by the team at Innovation Observatory. They are professional to work with, and we have been really pleased with the insight and content they have delivered.”

KCOM

“Innovation Observatory has proven an invaluable partner for GSA over a number of years, producing a wide variety and large number of pieces of content, all underpinned by an extensive programme of research. Their work has included provision of database content for our interactive web service, white papers, presentations, graphics, charts, statistics, and market analysis reports assessing the development of, and designed to promote the mobile technology ecosystem. They have a flexible approach, continually evolving the content to reflect the needs of our Executive Members, and to ensure maximum impact with our audience.”

Joe Barrett, President, GSA

For China Mobile’s corporate social and environmental development team, we worked alongside Cambridge University to produce a major report on mHealth applications and the role for mobile operators and service providers. This included characterising opportunities, modelling business cases, describing mHealth services from developed and developing economies, and recommending actions for different players in the value chain. We also arranged and delivered two webinars for the mHealth community worldwide to share the key findings of the report. Mobile Communications for Medical Care is available here.

“The team at Innovation Observatory has been working with Idenk for over a decade. In that time they have supported us on many dozens of projects for clients in the healthcare, education, conservation, technology, fashion, food and drink sectors. They have produced training materials; reports, presentations, graphics and images capturing the essence of important strategy, public and stakeholder engagement events; business plan content; strategy documents; as well as slide packs feeding back survey results. They find creative ways of analysing and presenting data and have proven skills at writing for public, team and board-level audiences.”

Phil Hadridge, Idenk

“For the third year in succession, Innovation Observatory have delivered a high-quality market analysis, helping to guide the strategic direction of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

In 2017, the Catapult’s core team, Andy Sellars and Liz Flint, approached Innovation Observatory to commission a detailed analysis of the compound semiconductor market as part of the Delivery Plan submission to Innovate UK.

Innovation Observatory analysed the state of the compound semiconductor market in 24 key segments, identifying where the Catapult’s interventions would deliver most benefit for UK companies. For each segment, they determined the market growth rates and the UK’s capability to exploit the emerging technology.

This work synthesised market forecasts, technology trends and in-depth interviews with business leaders, technology experts and leading academics. The resultant analysis informed the Catapult’s Delivery Plan, and its strategy to deliver growth for the UK economy.

Following a successful analysis in 2017, Innovation Observatory were asked to refresh this work in 2018 and again in 2019. On each occasion, they delivered a high-quality report with forensic detail and real insight – within a tight time frame. These reports have helped to direct the Catapult’s strategy, influencing where the Catapult deploys its resources.

It has been a pleasure working with the Innovation Observatory team, and I have no hesitation in recommending this professional organisation.”

Dr Andy G Sellars
Strategic Development Director
CSA Catapult

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