The Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) consortium has been run successfully for the last six years. This initiative was launched in April 2012 by the Centre for Business Innovation Ltd (www.cfbi.com), in order to provide the consortium members a unique insight into nano-carbon materials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes, facilitate the commercial uptake and bring together potential users with a shared interest to address commercialisation challenges. The consortium leader is Dr Bojan Boskovic, CEO of the Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd. The NCEM consortium is now in the 7th year (NCEM-7). Current and past Consortium members coming from the following organisations: Airbus Group (UK), Prysmian Group (Italy), RTE (France), Rolls Royce (UK), Whirlpool Corporation (USA), ArcelorMittal (Spain), NISSAN (UK-Russia), Tecnalia (Spain), and Johnson Matthey (UK).
The NCEM consortium provides an opportunity to engage with leading companies in the supply chain and also with leading world class experts in a commercialisation pathfinder programme for a small fraction of time and total costs of alternatives such as consultancy, meetings, workshops and conferences. It could be used to develop nano-carbon commercialisation strategy through an active technology watch programme with a unique insight into state-of-the art of carbon nanotechnologies and key player strategies and also to secure IP and develop nano-carbon technologies through participations in collaborative R&D programmes and direct commercialisation partnerships with the NCEM members and presenting organisations.