Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Inclusive Design Consortium at the NEC March 1 & 2

The Inclusive Design Consortium has a stand at the 'Innovative Packaging Expo' March 1 & 2 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham this Year.

Come and meet us (P & G; GSK; Astra Zeneca, Reckitt Benkiser, Smith and Nephew, Transport for London, Stora Enso) and learn about the shared project we have delivered to create a way to measure how well UX of everyday items is matched to the needs of an increasingly aging population

Details from rob.morland@cfbi.com

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Social Media for Business Consortium meets in Cambridge

The Social Media for Business Consortium is meeting on Friday Feb 2 at Downing College Cambridge (with Dinner at Christ's College the night before). We will be working together with David Stilwell and team from University of Cambridge. They have developed ground breaking profiling and precision marketing tools. Areas of focus include: Implications of GDPR, Social Media for Healthcare and Building better teams. 

Details from Peter Hewkin at ceo@cfbi.com

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

New Year Briefing 2017 from Centre for Business Innovation

Another record breaking year at the Centre for Business Innovation! Read our New Year Briefing now available at https://lnkd.in/d7-TRcj … with member logos at https://lnkd.in/dMZ7QZb

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Microfluidics Consortium in Cookham (UK) Dec 8 & 9

The Microfluidics Consortium is entering its eighth year!

We meet next on December 8th and 9th at Moor Hall, Cookham near Heathrow.

On this occasion we will be working with:

  •  EIPC (the European Electronics Trade Association) to find synergies between electronics and microfluidics in areas like manufacturing technology and embedding functionality.
  • Big Pharma to find common ground supporting the need for fluidic infrastructure for the new generation of cell, tissue, organ on a chip assays which will be needed for the upcoming revolution in precision medicine.
For details contact Peter Hewkin on ceo@cfbi.com

The next meeting of the consortium will be in San Francisco on Jan 26/27 hosted by Stanford University.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Demonstration of Social Media Profiling Tool

The Social Media for Business Consortium is arranging a demonstration on December 13th of the Social Profiling tools which the University of Cambridge Psychology Department have developed. 

The consortium is co-funding further development of these tools in exchange for proprietary access enabling its members to test out strategies for improved dialogue/influence with their stakeholders.

The public domain version of these tools can be viewed here http://applymagicsauce.com/

A new cycle of the Social Media for Business Consortium starts 1/1/2017. For details, please contact Peter Hewkin on ceo@cfbi.com

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Rescuing #BREXIT with Robots?



“Migration causes wage pressure in low skilled jobs 'Taking back control' of immigration [so the logic goes] will reduce supply of labour and increase local wages.” - a (disputed) claim of the Brexiteers in the UK referendum.

My recent projects looking at the disruptive impact of of automation and AI in various client markets show different trends. It is automation such as: robot clothing manufacturing and autonomous farming and picking that are the long term drivers impacting these low-skill industries.

As migration curbs bite, is the solution for the UK’s innovative businesses to use large-scale automation to fill any shortage of workers. Is #Brexit actually an opportunity to lead the world in advances in automation or will the UK’s new industrial policy prioritise employment over GVA?

Whatever the outcome, one thing is for sure: any global or pan-european companies looking at cross-border R&D and innovation are going to need to quickly plan for a variety of #Brexit scenarios. The Centre for Business Innovation is holding a facilitated symposium to map out the most likely scenarios and potential responses to keep corporate innovation flowing.

A few places are still available - contact adam.swash@cfbi.com or ceo@cfbi.com for more details.

Monday, 26 September 2016

MF7 Microfluidics Consortium visits Dublin Oct 7 & 8

The Microfluidics Consortium is now in its 7th year and will be visiting Dublin just ahead of the uTAS conference.

Dr Peter Hewkin who leads the microfluidics consortium says "Each year we have an Open Day in Europe when non-members can get to know the members of the Microfluidics consortium and share in their vision. This year we have placed the Open Day on Oct 8th ..just ahead of the global uTAS conference"

Delegates who wish to participate can also join our recruitment event the evening before on Oct 7th. For full agenda and early bird delegate list please click here http://www.cfbi.com/mf75landingpage.htm

The Microfluidics consortium is a global venture with the mission to grow the market for microfluidics enabled products and services. It meets across the USA and Europe .. and visits the Far East each year.