Welcome to our Products Campaign website.

The Horizon Products Campaign is the third in the series, developed in collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Smart Products Beacon, and fusing Horizon’s personal data agenda with the design manufacture and use of products. We have developed three projects to communicate clear everyday stories and to provoke deeper thinking and discussion about the future of smart products.

Food Design for Future Dining (FD)2


Industrial Co-bots Understanding Behaviour (I-CUBE)


Human Robot Collaboration for Allergen-Aware Factory Cleaning

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Welcome to our Products Campaign website.


Horizons Product Campaign supports growth of new research to enable a fundamental transformation of the nature of products and how they are made, enabling industry to make smarter products in smarter ways.   

Targeting business sectors that traditionally revolve around different kinds of physical products, key sectors will include the world of FastMoving Consumer Goods (FMCG) – the packaged commodities including food, that pass through our lives in great volumes, and their relations to digital appliances as well as the emerging area of global food security.



RoboClean update 11/6/2019

The RoboClean project is investigating the work of cleaning factory floors, and the potential for robotic cleaners to work alongside—and with—human operators to ensure factories meet the strict industry hygiene guidance. These robots will use the latest sensors to also detect the presence of food allergens, allowing factory managers to avoid cross-contamination of products, especially …

Halfway to the Future – A symposium in Nottingham, UK from 19th-20th November 2019

The Halfway to the Future symposium is a two-day event in the city of Nottingham, UK exploring the past, present, and future of HCI and design-based research. The symposium will take place on the 19th and 20th November 2019 at the Albert Hall Conference Centre. The symposium will address a range of key themes with dedicated single-track panels, …


Please contact us at:

Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham (Jubilee Campus), Nottingham Geospatial Building, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU.

Telephone: 0115 8232554

Email: Horizon@nottingham.ac.uk