Monday 30 December 2013

CfBI New Year Briefing 2014 - now live

Visit for the latest briefing from the Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) with new initiatives coming up during January and February  in Social Media for Business as well as Inclusive Design .. and global expansion plans for Microfluidics and Nano Carbon Enhanced Materials.

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Saturday 14 December 2013

MF5 Microfluidics Consortium to visit San Diego Feb 6 & 7

The second meeting of the MF5 Microfluidics Consortium will take place in San Diego on Feb 6 & 7.

The MF5 consortium is a group of 20 companies including: Philips, Janssen, Sony, Dolomite, Micronit, JSR Micro and IMT  from across Europe and USA with a shared mission to grow the market for microfluidics enabled products and services.

In San Diego the consortium will be hosted by UCSD and by Illumina. There will be a special "meet MF5" session on Feb 7 for organisations which are interested in joining the consortium

For further information please contact Peter Hewkin on

Monday 9 December 2013

Social Media for Business Consortium launches January 23rd

CfBI's much awaited 'Social Media for Business' consortium launches on January 23rd in Cambridge. With members from three countries covering retail, aerospace, big pharma, finance, media, chemicals, charities, government and transportation sectors this is an ambitious venture intended to allow organisations who are applying social media beyond 'just selling' to compare notes in a trusting confidential environment about what work and what not when trying to influence corporate Key Performance Indicators.

Rob Morland who leads the consortium, says "Members of the SMfB-1 consortium are working on areas as diverse as: 'innovation management' 'recruitment' 'improving service outcomes' 'reputation management' and 'shareholder engagement' - we are excited by the prospect of helping them learn from and with each other about best practise .. also beyond B2C".

The consortium runs for a 12 month period and will subsequently meet in Germany, Holland, Scotland and London. Its agenda is set by the needs of its members. For details visit: