THE CDI BLOG

Streaming services like Netflix, Disney or YouTube have received some attention in the media recently when they voluntarily cut bandwidth use in Europe as Covid-19-related lockdowns across many countries significantly boosted the number of streaming users. These measur...

The widely recognised definition of a digital twin was provided by Glaessegen and Stargel in 2012 as ‘an integrated multi-physics, multi-scale, probabilistic simulation of a complex product and uses the best available physical models, sensor updates, etc., to mirror th...

Strategic collaboration between banks and startups in the blockchain and cryptocurrency is in the booming phase. Incumbent banks, challenger banks, regulators, and innovators are expressing sudden curiosity to explore the potential of these emerging technologies and th...

In today’s fast-moving digital era, corporates can keep up with emerging and rapidly growing startups through partnership, collaboration or competition. Corporates are adapting their strategies to groom and accelerate innovation according to market and technology trend...

There are both positive and negative outlooks regarding partnership prospect between incumbent banks and fintech startups. There is a huge potential for banks to partner up with fintechs since fintechs can help banks offer specialized services and improve customer expe...

Cambridge has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading high-tech business clusters. It is currently home to over 1,500 high-tech ventures, employing around 45,000 people (Kudina, et al., 2008). The city itself is based around the historic centre surrounding the...

In recent years, a phenomenon has shown that members of coworking space not only co-work but co-innovate products and services. By working in an open and creative environment, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large enterprises co-create new opport...

In the latest decade, a new working form—co-working, has become popular in startup communities as well as Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The number of co-working spaces increases rapidly and it has been forecast by  digital media company, deskmag, that abou...

Human capital has long been recognised to be a key driver of modern economic growth (Florida, 2002). This is based on the idea that the diversity of economic actors within cities, and their high levels of interaction, promote the creation and development of new product...

Blockchains – frequently associated with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies – can provide valuable incentive schemes to share knowledge across organisations and to additionally stop free-riding. The appendix of this article lists various materials to better understand...