Monday 22 May 2017

CfBI Summer Innovation Summit July 11 Emmanuel College 
On July 11th we are inviting members of all our consortia and selected guests to join us in the spectacular surroundings of Emmanuel College Cambridge to help shape and participate in the Global Innovation Agenda.

With speakers and  delegates from six countries this is an opportunity to leverage the insight of some of the worlds leading thinkers on innovation - both from Cambridge and elsewhere.

Come and join: Amadeus Capital Partners, Amazon, BASF, Blacktrace, Danaher, GE, IBM, HP, Nissan, Owlstone,  Valeo, Walgreens and the Judge Business School in this professionally facilitated day of talks, workshops, demonstrations and networking - kindly sponsored by Astra Zeneca, Department of International Trade and Hewitsons.

The day concludes with a gala dinner in the Old Hall at Queens College
See agenda and earlybird delegate list here

To apply for a voucher code to participate please write to

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Open Innovation meets Big Data  Consortium hosted by Swiss Re in 'The Gherkin'

The Open Innovation meets Big Data  Consortium is a group of blue chips with the shared belief that data/analytics can be traded B2B in the spirit of Open Innovation to create net new value.

Now in its fifth year the consortium will be meeting in London on June 6th (dinner June 5th) to work on applying this paradigm to future mobility and connected car scenarios.

Members of the consortium include: Lloyds Bank, LV Insurance, Nissan, Ordnance Survey, Scottish Enterprise, and Swiss RE.

for details contact Peter Hewkin on

Friday 5 May 2017

Social Media for Business Consortium hosted by Swiss Re in 'The Gherkin'

The Social Media for Business Consortium is a group of blue chips working together to find new ways to leverage social (and adjacent) technologies. It works on applications across HR, Recruitment, Performance Enhancement, Risk Management - as well traditional Marketing and Selling.

Now in its third year the consortium funds cutting edge research and seeks out best practises where every they might be found.

On May 9/10 we will be hosted by Swiss Re taking a 'deep dive' into the future of Social 5-10 years out and the strategies which might be appropriate to thrive in these enviroments. Members include: Boots, GSK, Siemens, Swiss Re, Guardian, NESTA, NHS and University of Cambridge / Aberdeen.

for details contact Peter Hewkin on

Microfluidics Consortium hosted by MIT in Cambridge MA June 22/23

The MF8 consortium is returning to Boston for the fourth time. We are delighted on this occasion to be hosted by MIT's Tissue Chip Technology Center (working on Organ on a Chip) and have a packed programme of working sessions, presentations, table top demos and netoworking.

June 22 is in our usual format (Closed Day, Members Only) but June 23 is an Open Day where non-members can sign up for the day and get to know consortium members, their products and services and hear about our plans and how we are going to realize them

Details here

We look forward to meeting you in Boston