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This group of European and US companies are working out how to commercialize new ooportunites arising from recent advances in carbon based nanotechnology such as graphene and carbon nano-tubes.


  • 1. Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) Consortium

2. About CfBI.. In the 1990s our team used to run a UK Government Think-Tank where we developed the consortium formula to deliver collaborative advantage for the benefit of the UK Since 2000, as a private enterprise and without subsidy, we deliver the same service across Europe and (increasingly) the USA for the exclusive benefit of consortium members We do not hold IP or sell consultancy! All we do is manage blue-chip consortia around fast moving areas of technology or business process on an annual subscription basis 3. CfBI Live Consortia (2013) Open Innovation meets Big Data Microfluidics Inclusive Design Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Social Media for Business Cyber-Security (We are currently scoping new consortia around Industrializing Carbon Capture, Flow Chemistry, Smart Grids and Raising Finance) 4. Consortium Members (2013 extract) 5. What do CfBI consortia feel like? Cambridge Zurich Berlin Salzburg Eindhoven Milan Boston Brussels San Francisco Barcelona Toulouse. 6. Consortium Membership Benefits Include.. Accelerated Learning / Horizon Scanning Know Who Engagement with Regulators / Policymakers Assembling groups to bid for projects Finding and getting to know Customers / Suppliers Benchmarking / Site Visits Setting Standards / Advocacy Influencing the agenda of the Consortium Sharing the programme costs with 7-10 other organisations.. Doing some deals on the side with leads you have found in the Consortium Doing more with Less (You get more hands on influence and privacy than going to conferences, you pay less than you would to consultants / outsourced service) 7. Recent Successes.. The NCEM-1 consortium won a Euro3million FP7 project to develop Ultrawire .. With improved properties compared to pure copper The OI-3 consortium developed a benchmarking system (which was later published in a peer reviewed academic journal) The MF-4 consortium proposed standards for interconnecting microfluidic devices to promote plug and play The ID-1 consortium developed improved interfaces for member products (opening up new market of older consumers) 8. Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) The 1st Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM-1) consortium started in April 2012 by the Centre for Business Innovation Ltd ( in order to provide the consortium members a unique insight into carbon nanotechnologies and an opportunity to address commercialisation challenges. The consortium leader Dr Bojan Boskovic, from Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd (, is an expert in nano-carbon commercialisation. The 2nd Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM-2) consortium started in July 2013 and it is open for new members. 9. 1st Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials Consortium Participating Organisations 10. NCEM Members University of Cambridge (UK) Nokia Research Centre (UK) ST Microelectronics (Italy) International Copper Association (USA) Nexans (France) Bosch (Germany) Codelco (Chile) National Grid (UK), Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) Arup (UK) Statnett (Norway) 11. NCEM Activities EC FP7 UltraWire Project The NCEM consortium is very much in the centre of the ultra-conductive copper (UCC) development, especially in Europe. Last year we used the NCEM consortium as vehicle to prepare and win funding from the European Commission for the FP7 UltraWire project. EC FP7 Project Proposal Title: Ultra Conductive CopperCarbon Nanotube Wire Total EC contribution 3.3M 14 partners Start - 1st October 2013 12. About NCEM Malcolm Burwell from International Copper Association commented after the 1st NCEM consortium meeting: We all felt that the value obtained from the single meeting that we just had justified the yearly fees on its own. Dr Kyle Kissell, Technology Director from NanoRidge in Houston, Texas commented after the 2nd NCEM meeting: I believe that consortia like this are a critical step towards bridging the gap between extraordinary science and product commercialization. We feel privileged to be invited to speak to a group that is interested in DOING something as opposed to just TALKING about something. The connections we created during the two days of interactions will be crucial for the success of our products and our company.

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