Archive for October, 2013

‘Your passport to the future’ is now available

October 14, 2013 Leave a comment

your-passport-to-the-futureDiscover our Suite of Systems for Research and Innovation (R&I).

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  • R&I Bank – to gather and codify strategic intelligence.
  • R&I Scanner – to navigate through your strategic intelligence.
  • R&I Tracker – to improve high-level management of key agendas.
  • R&I Community – to support networking and stakeholder engagement.
  • R&I Library – to collect and map codified knowledge and documents.
  • R&I Mapper – to systematically monitor, analyse and position R&I.
  • R&I Delphi – to assess and prioritise your strategic intelligence.

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New Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and Community launched!

October 10, 2013 Leave a comment
CfWI Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App

Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App.
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At the 2013 CfWI’s Annual Conference, we have proudly announced the launch of the Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App and the Hub Community.

This is the first (and so far only!) Horizon Scanning Hub iPad App in the world. The Hub is a unique source of future-thinking information about the healthcare, social care and public health workforce in the United Kingdom. It aims to inform better long-term decisions to improve workforce planning and people’s life. It gives users easy access to the ideas bank and projects area of the Hub offline and on-the-go.  The App has been developed by the CfWI in partnership with the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) at the University of Manchester and Futures Diamond. We are now working on adding further features to the App, including the ability to read articles and check out the latest news.

The H­ub Community allows users to interact with the site and with other registered users.  It provides a forum for sharing of ideas and information, allowing users to work collaboratively with the CfWI and with colleagues from across the sector, to improve workforce planning at national and local levels.  In the community area, you can hold discussions with colleagues, read and respond to thought-pieces, or post your own articles.  You can also update your profile and review your contributed items.

For further information about the CfWI Horizon Scanning Hub, please visit: