Thursday, 24 March 2022

Microfluidics Consortium Open Day in Boston USA on June 2 and June 3



The Microfluidics Consortium is returning to Boston on June 2 and 3  2022! We will be physically at the Boston Museum of Science (convenient for the Cambridge MA cluster - and with a skyline view over the Back Bay) and also virtually on Hopin.

Come and join us on Jun 2 (COVID compliant, of course! Numbers are limited to guarantee distancing! Vaccination Proof Required!) for a world class line up of: Networking, Research talks, Applications talks, Table top demos, Start-up pitches, Jobs promotion, and a 'jobs mixer' with our good friends - all with eats and drinks on us!

Speakers include:  Simon DoddSebastian Stöckeler ,Ming X. TanSamin AkbariDavid HertzogGirija Goya, and Ricard Gray

On June 3 we have a series of small site visits in the Boston Area 

Details and registration here: Microfluidics Consortium Open Day Meeting Boston (hopin.com) If you are interested in a table top demo, sponsorship or 3+ delegate seats please contact me

See you there?

Friday, 14 January 2022

Microfluidics Consortium meeting in San Francisco Jan 27/28

 

The Microfluidics Consortium is returning to San Francisco on Jan 27/28th 2022! We will be physically at the INSEAD Business Innovation Hub down-town (convenient for Photonics West) and also virtually on Hopin.

Speakers include: Sindy Tang, Polly Fordyce, Amy E. Herr, Ph.D., Bryan Crane, Simon Dodd, Darwin Reyes, Sebastian Stöckeler ,Ming X. Tan, Monika Weber, David Franta.

Come and join us on Jan 27 (COVID compliant, of course! Numbers are limited to guarantee distancing! Vaccination Proof Required!) for a world class line up of: Mask-to-Mask Networking, Research talks, Applications talks, Table top demos, Start-up pitches, Jobs promotion, and a 'mixer' with our good friends from Bay Area Microfluidics Network - all with eats and drinks on us!

On Jan 28 we have a series of small site visits in the Bay Area including Beckman Coulter Diagnostics. and TRUMPF North America

Details and registration here: https://hopin.com/events/microfluidics-consortium-open-day-meeting-san-francisco/registration

 

Thursday, 19 August 2021

 

The Microfluidics Consortium is delighted to announce Microfluidics Global Expo - our flagship event - on Sept 29th.

This year we will be linking our familiar global virtual event to live physical meetings hosted by our members in Sydney, Beijing, Zurich, Paris, Boston and San Diego. Each physical meeting will control part of the virtual agenda - with the added delegate benefit of 'being in the room'

Join us from anywhere in the world to:
- Hear research and applications talks from global thought leaders
- Get to know top vendors and their products at their virtual booths
- Participate in themed discussion groups (members only!)
- Meet the hottest start-ups in our Microfluidics Hotseat (members only!)
- Network with other delegates ahead of the event and set up 1-2-1 video meetings with them using our 'Hopin' app on your mobile phone or laptop.
- Look for jobs in the Microfluidics jobs booth and set up 1-2-1 video meetings with representatives of the hiring companies.

This years headline themes include: Nanofluidics (University of Sydney), In-Vitro Diagnostics (Tsinghua University), Designer Emulsions (MicroCAPs), Organ on a Chip (Fluigent/IPGG), Flexible devices (3m/WebIndustries), Spatial Genomics/Sample Prep (Illumina)

Earlybird virtual delegate pricing ($150 for academics, $250 for professionals) applies until Sept 15. Follow this link for agenda, exhibitor details and registration.

Special Conditions apply to delegates wishing to attend the physical meetings or wanting to host virtual booths.  Contact me.

Tell your (microfluidics enabled) friends

Regards,

Peter

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Microfluidics Global Expo Sept 8th 2020

 Responding to Covid19 lockdown CfBI is 100% virtual these days! We have kept our consortium dates but are delivering these over Zoom. This has had some exciting side effects and we are delighted to welcome @Zeon from Japan and @BMF3D  into the MF11 consortium.

 

.. Now we are raising our game further by organizing  Microfluidics Global Expo  on Sept 8th. This is a virtual roadshow of demos and talks from the Microfluidics Consortium. We start in Singapore/Australia - move on to Europe / Africa and then hop over to the US finishing up in Seattle!

With speakers from all 5 continents this is truly an exhibition on which the sun never sets!

Delegate rates  start at $75 for academics and $150 for professionals so this is also affordable all over the world. There are also deals for exhibitors.  Follow this link for information and to sign up.  

 Tell your friends!


Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Silicon Valley Bank Sponsors 2019 Cambridge Innovation Summit



Silicon Valley Bank is delighted to have sponsored the third annual Cambridge Innovation Summit which took place on 9th July.

The Cambridge Innovation Summit brought together over 90 leading thinkers about innovation processes from businesses and other organisations across Europe and the USA. Delegates from all of the consortia run by the Cambridge-based Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) and invited guests worked together on challenges and opportunities which they are experiencing in the innovation landscape.

The summit included a ‘Curated Startup Matching’ pre-event to Introduce inbound corporates to Cambridge startups and  scaleups organized with the St Johns’ Innovation Centre. There were sessions on ‘Global Innovation Processes’ (Chaired by Philip Guilford of the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering with discussion leaders from Amazon, Brightstar, DSTL and Jaguar Landrover), ‘Innovation with data’ (Chaired by James Boyles of Taylor Vinters with discussion leaders from  Amadeus Partners, Miotify, and HP Labs) and ‘Innovation Made in Cambridge’ (Chaired by Haroon Ahmed retired master of Corpus Christi College with cameo presentations from Astra Zeneca, ARM and Amazon), as well as  table-top demonstrations from a number of Cambridge-based innovators introduced by Alex McCracken of Silicon Valley Bank.

The world-class networking opportunity culminated with dinner in Trinity Hall addressed by Peter Cowley of Cambridge Angels  on the theme of ‘Why Cambridge for Innovation?’

On adjacent days CfBI consortia for ‘Open Innovation Meets Big Data’, ‘Medical Adherence/Digital Health’, ‘Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials’ and ‘Corporate Venturing Leadership’ met in private sessions in the Cambridge region.

Alex McCracken from Silicon Valley Bank commented “it is pleasing to see large Corporates collectively discussing their innovation processes and engaging with technology startups in Cambridge. Corporates are increasingly partnering with startups, which helps to stimulate the UK ecosystem. From our research in 2018 Corporates participated in 42% of equity rounds of £10m-£200m roundsize in UK tech businesses” (data from Pitchbook).

Peter Hewkin CEO of the Centre for Business Innovation says “We are delighted to bring together the members of CfBI’s eight international consortia in Cambridge (UK) each year to inspire, inform and engage them in one of the world’s best innovation clusters”.

Planning has already started for the next Cambridge Innovation Summit which will take place on 1st July 2020

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Cambridge Innovation Summit July 9th

We are delighted to announce that the Cambridge Innovation Summit will take place on July 9th 2019

Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank and Taylor Vinters, this is CfBI's flagship event when members of all of our consortia come together to shape the innovation landscape and seed new consortia.

The summit takes place at the Granta Suite on the banks of the River Cam - followed by dinner in the Old Hall at Queens College nearby.

There will be sessions on

- Innovation Landscape
- Innovation with data
- Innovation made in Cambridge

together with a pitching event the night before. Delegates will be linked by Slack to facilitate dealmaking and Q&A

Access is free for delegates from Companies who are members of one or more CfBI consortium. Non-members by invitation / payment only.

For next level details go to: https://www.cfbi.com/cambridgeinnovationsummit2019.htm

Sunday, 30 December 2018

The 2019 programme for CfBI's consortia is coming together nicely. 

It includes: 

- MF10 Microfluidics Consortium hosted by UC Stanford and UC Riverside Feb 11/12
 - MA3 Medical Adherence Consortium hosted by Swiss Re Zurich March 4/5
 - CVLF2: Corporate Venturing Forum hosted by LLoyds Bank and Geovation in London in January 
- DLT1: Distributed Ledger Technologies Consortium launching in London in February 
- OIBD05 Open Innovation meets Big Data Consortium meeting in London in January 


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