Centre for Business Innovation
(CfBI)
Open Innovation meets Big Data Consortium
Dr. Peter Hewkin
ceo@cfbi.com
www.cfbi.com
About CfBI..
• In the 1990’s our team used to run a UK Government ‘ThinkTank’ where we developed the consortium formula to...
CfBI Consortia

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Are commercially led and confidential (Chatham House rules apply and outside expert
witnesses are by in...
Consortium Members
(2013 extract)
What do CfBI consortia ‘feel’ like?
…Cambridge
Zurich
Berlin
Salzburg
Eindhoven
Milan
Boston
Brussels
San Francisco
Barcel...
Consortium Membership Benefits Include..
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Accelerated Learning / Horizon Scanning for new Opportunitie...
Recent Successes..
• The NCEM-1 consortium won a Euro3million FP7 project to
develop “Ultrawire” .. A nano-carbon material...
Open Innovation meets Big Data
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Open Innovation is the paradigm put forward by Henry Chesbrough that companies should
‘b...
Current Members of OI4 include:
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Sealed Air (Packaging - Holland)
Deutsche Telekom / T-Systems (Commun...
Areas of OI4 Current Interest..
• Where are the fundamental opportunities to extract value from Big Data? And
how can thes...
Upcoming Programme Autumn 2013
• November 18th “Implications of Data Policy” hosted by the
European Commission in Brussels...
What’s the Deal?
• Corporate Participation in the OI4 consortium costs £10k (=Euro
12k)
• This allows up to 3 (un-named) e...
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Open Innovation meets Big Data (and CfBI introduction)

  1. 1. Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) Open Innovation meets Big Data Consortium Dr. Peter Hewkin ceo@cfbi.com www.cfbi.com
  2. 2. About CfBI.. • In the 1990’s our team used to run a UK Government ‘ThinkTank’ where we developed the consortium formula to deliver ‘collaborative advantage’ for the benefit of the UK • Today 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. 3. CfBI Consortia • Are commercially led and confidential (Chatham House rules apply and outside expert witnesses are by invitation only) to address needs and interests of member organisations. • Are made up of groups of 8-12 companies from 2-4 countries who sign up for an initial period of 12 months and have the option of renewing membership • Meet 5-6 times per year at member sites or at locations of special relevance, with agendas and set by member consensus. Meetings last a day and are preceded by a member networking dinner and (sometimes) site visits / other activities. • Current ‘live’ consortium themes are: – 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 ‘Assisted Living’)
  4. 4. Consortium Members (2013 extract)
  5. 5. What do CfBI consortia ‘feel’ like? …Cambridge Zurich Berlin Salzburg Eindhoven Milan Boston Brussels San Francisco Barcelona Toulouse….
  6. 6. Consortium Membership Benefits Include.. • • • • • • • • • • Accelerated Learning / Horizon Scanning for new Opportunities “Know Who” Engagement with Regulators / Policymakers Assembling groups to bid for National or International Projects Finding and getting to know new 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” (Members get more hands on influence and privacy than going to conferences, members pay less than they would to consultants / outsourced service)
  7. 7. Recent Successes.. • The NCEM-1 consortium won a Euro3million FP7 project to develop “Ultrawire” .. A nano-carbon material with improved conduction properties compared to pure copper • The OI-3 consortium developed a benchmarking system for companies applying Open Innovation (this 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. 8. Open Innovation meets Big Data • Open Innovation is the paradigm put forward by Henry Chesbrough that companies should ‘buy and sell innovation’ from partners alongside their closed innovation (inhouse R&D). It is widely applied by leading companies around the globe. • Our OI consortium has followed and extended this thinking over many years. During OI3 working on ‘Open Innovation for Health and Wellness’ the consortium identified a special class of situation where data (rather than IP) could be traded between (often unfamiliar) partners to add value • Members recognised this to be a “big trend” because of the quantity of data collected as a side effect of business as usual, the increased value-add from software in many business processes and the new opportunities to extract information from unstructured/unprepared data. We also sensed support from some government agencies wanting to free up data. • The Consortium decided to make this the focus of its most recent cycle OI4 .. Expanding from health to manufacturing, operations, finance, communications and beyond • OI-4 focuses on commercial / trading opportunities .. Not on technology, data standards and architectures. We are not necessarily supporters of Open Data or Free Data!
  9. 9. Current Members of OI4 include: • • • • • • • • • • Sealed Air (Packaging - Holland) Deutsche Telekom / T-Systems (Communications - Germany) SonyDADC (Media – Germany/UK) WorldPay (Financial Transactions – UK/US) Scottish Enterprise (Smart Cities - UK) The Met Office (Weather Data - UK) The Ordnance Survey (Location Data– UK) Uni Cambridge (UK) Uni Bristol (UK) Zeppelin Uni (CH) (..and growing! Where members request it, we avoid competitor involvement in the same consortium)
  10. 10. Areas of OI4 Current Interest.. • Where are the fundamental opportunities to extract value from Big Data? And how can these be grasped/protected? • Are different regulatory environments emerging (eg UK, Germany, USA?) and how will emerging policy influence commercial uptake? • What lessons can we learn from / with each other? • In particular with regard to: – – – – – Smart Cities Smart Supply Chains Personal Data Health and Wellness Environmental / Spatial Data • Can we find novel deals / opportunities together which would not be available on an individual basis?
  11. 11. Upcoming Programme Autumn 2013 • November 18th “Implications of Data Policy” hosted by the European Commission in Brussels. Briefing on the opportunities / challenges we see and Looking at different policy/regulatory environments emerging in UK, D, USA • “Towards Even Smarter Supply Chains” hosted by (tbc ?Germany?) . Looking at opportunities for 3rd party ‘horizontal’ data to add value to ‘vertical’ supply chains • Adding value with weather / geospatial / location data ..
  12. 12. What’s the Deal? • Corporate Participation in the OI4 consortium costs £10k (=Euro 12k) • This allows up to 3 (un-named) employees to participate in all consortium activities for a 12 month period (typically 5 meetings) • Typical resource input is 6-20 person days per year (might be business development, training, or R&D budget) – depending on “lean forward” or “lean back” attitude! • Members can influence / host the consortium to fit with their interests • There is no IP agreement (if members see IP or business opportunities they can grasp these on an individual basis). There is not requirement to put findings into the public domain. • CfBI do not sell consultancy or software!

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