The Origo Steering Wheel concept has received recognition from the German Design Awards council for outstanding design quality. The project was chosen as a winner in the category of Excellent Product Design – Human-Machine Interface. German Design Awards is one of the world’s most highly renowned design competitions. High standards are assured by an international jury recognising only projects that truly represent pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape. The Origo Steering Wheel was developed within the Finnish automotive ecosystem, in collaboration between Canatu, Siili Auto, TactoTek, Rightware, and Northern Works as a part of the Multimodal In-Vehicle Interaction and Intelligent Information Presentation (MIVI) project.



CPI has announced the appointment of Steve Bagshaw as a non-executive director. Bagshaw brings a wealth of experience from leadership roles in pharmaceutical manufacturing and industrial biotechnology His drive to advance the UK innovation ecosystem will support CPI’s work to enable innovations that create a healthier society, cleaner environment and a vibrant UK economy.


Exhibitions / Events

Due to the ongoing uncertainty due to Covid-19, the innoLAE 2021 Conference and supporting events will be held online, on the same dates as previously announced: 23-25 February 2021. The conference will be delivered live online and attendees will be able to engage with the presenters, sponsors, exhibitors, poster presenters and other attendees during the event.



After more than 10 years at the head of CSEM (Neuchâtel, Switzerland), Mario El-Khoury will retire from his position as CEO. The search for his successor is ongoing.



PragmatIC (Cambridge, UK), a leader in flexible electronics, has appointed Erik Langaker as independent chair to complement its existing board of directors. This appointment comes alongside additional funding of over £13M to support ongoing production ramp-up, accelerate manufacturing optimisation and drive continued product innovation.