Wednesday 18 May 2011

Open Innovation Consortium Hosted by Airbus

One June 29/30 the 2nd Open Innovation Practitioners Consortium is to be hosted by Airbus in Toulouse.

Our theme is 'Internal Processes for Open Innovation' and inspired by case studies from DSM, Philips and Airbus itself  the group will be working on identifying internal barriers to Open Innovation and dealing with them. The Consortium will also be reviewing its experience with the OI Maturity model which we have developed with the help of Professor Ellen Enkel of Zeppelin University.

We are also trying to arrange a tour of the A380 manufacturing facility afterwards - which rumour has it  is pretty spectacular!

Saturday 7 May 2011

Third Microfluidics Consortium to launch in Cambridge June 9

CfBI is delighted to announce that its highly successful Microfluidics Consortium will enter its 3rd year on June 9th with a launch meeting in Cambridge.

Following the Japan Study Tour in MF2 we have decided to drop the word 'European' from the title and open our doors to members from around the world. MF3 has committed to holding one of its meetings in the upcoming annual cycle in the USA.

Alongside our work on standards for interconnects and chip holders MF3 will also get more involved in single cell assays and tissue engineeering as well as new formats for diagnostics and high throughput screening.

We are delighted to have engaged NICE (National Institute for Healthcare and Clinical Excellence) and the Medical Research Council in our meeting on June 9th. These are important stakeholders who can help MF3 with its mission 'to grow the market from Microfluidics enabled solutions to the worlds 'Grand Challenges'