Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Microfluidics Consortium is entering its eighth year and goes from strength to strength!

We meet next on April 4 & 5 hosed by IBM Research (Emanuelle delaMarche  and by ETH Zurich (deMello Lab)

On this occasion we will be working with:

  • Roche, Qiagen, Trinean on industrial applications for microfluidics  in screening / single cell applications
  • Uni Milan, ETH on latest research
  • well as hearing from exciting ventures in our 'Microfluidics Hotseat'
For details contact Peter Hewkin on

Following this the next meeting of the consortium will be in Cambridge MA on June 22/23  hosted by Murat Cirit of MIT. On June 23 we have an open day where non-members can attend .. details here

Thursday, 2 March 2017

CfBI Cambridge Summer Summit July 11 Save the Date

Building on the success of last years' event we have now committed to a full day on July 11th for the Cambridge Innovation Summer Summit.

This will take place at Emmanuel College Cambridge - with dinner in the Great Hall at Queens College afterwards

Enabled by generous sponsorship from : Hewitsons; Astra Zeneca and InnovateUK we have an expanded agenda covering:

- Global Innovation Best Practise : with keynotes from Viv Goldstein (Founder GE Fastworks)  and Ali Tinazli (HP Lifesciences Director)
- Innovation Made in Cambridge :  with keynote from Amazon and  exhibit/demo areas for :
            - Internet of (Locatable) Things
            - Health and Wellness
            - New Materials
- Show and Tells from current CfBI consortia - and discussion leading to new consortia. 

If your logo is here (ie your company is in a CfBI consortium already!) you have free access. Otherwise you will need to apply for an invitation. Details from 

For uptodate information click here

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

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

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 … with member logos at

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

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

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