Smart product development

Sagentia Innovation help clients develop smart connected products to increase market share, brand loyalty and deliver a more valuable consumer experience.

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Consumer smart product development

The ubiquity of apps, wearables, smart tech, sensors, embedded software and voice interfaces creates an expectation of enriched experiences, driven by data insight, that reduces not increase the complexity of consumers’ busy lives.

Some of our clients come to us because they are looking to develop a completely new digital ecosystem around their products, while others want to add intelligence and connectivity to an existing product without a radical redesign. Others want to understand how to use data to generate insights that will enrich their touchpoints with consumers and their differentiation. Some want to enhance the user experience for smart wearable products and develop wearable technology. In all cases, we help our clients both to create and to capture the value of digital transformation.

We take a unique approach to connected consumer product development– using the science of human experience, combined with our breadth of design and engineering skills – to help our clients identify their customers' unrealised needs, define the intelligence required to solve them, and the R&D strategy to realise the solution. We can track our sleep, for example, but will it help us sleep better? We can be alerted to the fact we’re dehydrated, but this doesn’t tell us what we should drink to replenish the body. We may also ask whether the information we get from tracking, monitoring, and measuring tells us not only what to change but to change it.

Underpinning this we have a deep understanding of the technology building blocks that enable robust, scalable digital ecosystems – for example, our own Nuvola IoT development platform, which supports millions of consumers worldwide and can enable rapid pilot deployment of new connected services.

Technology for today and tomorrow

Technology for today and tomorrow

We provide both breadth and depth in technology and scientific expertise to our clients and their projects. By pulling together the best experts we’re best placed to drive cross-sector learning.


From physical, chemistry, and life sciences, to digital skills, and from electrical and mechanical engineering, to sensory science, we can drive more efficient project understanding, innovation, and development.

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What’s special about us?

Why do we do it?

Where we add value

What’s special about us?

  1. Innovation. We mix technical depth with a broad range of scientific, commercial, and user-focused skillsets to tackle our clients’ toughest problems. We deliver strategies and solutions that disrupt the status quo
  2. Insight. We bring intellectual rigour and experience to our clients’ work; we challenge and drive return on investment
  3. Speed. We work fast, with teams focused on end-goals, quality and time-to-market, operating in markets we know and understand
  4. IP. We put our clients first. If we work on a patentable piece of technology on behalf of a client, our clients always get the IP
  5. Regulatory. As part of Science Group PLC we have access to >100 regulatory and compliance specialists

Why do we do it?

  1. Because it matters. We seek to help our clients make a difference to real lives
  2. To raise the bar. By sharing our breadth of expertise and experience across the markets we know we can facilitate and accelerate successful innovative growth and business strategies
  3. For our clients. When we work with our clients they see us as their partners. Their success is vital to us and we are genuinely excited and delighted when they select us to be part of their journey to research and develop
  4. We love it. We’re fascinated by science and technology, the world in which we live and the macro trends and issues which are changing our lives. We want to help shape transformation

Where we add value

  1. If something seems an impossible task, we can deconstruct it and come up with a plan
  2. We will take on – and deliver against - moonshots
  3. We believe we have one of the widest skills bases anywhere and can take on some of the more unusual or challenging projects. If it’s a weird one, give us a shout
  4. We’ll always tell our clients if we can’t help, or if we think there’s someone better for the job
  5. If you are responsible for looking at macro trends in your businesses that might pose a threat or create an opportunity and you need to do more digging – we can dig for you. And more than that we’ll make sense of what we find and give you next steps
  6. We enjoy our work. And we think you’d enjoy working with us too

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