Developing successful people, capabilities and businesses

Tuesday 22 December 2015

Judith Shawcross, Head of Professional and Executive Development at the IfM, explains why manufacturing and technology companies need scientists, engineers and technologists who can operate at a strategic business level, work across functional divides and integrate their technical knowledge into business planning.

PrISMS programme publishes preliminary results of its work with UK SMEs

Thursday 3 December 2015

The preliminary results of IfM Education and Consultancy Services’ (IfM ECS) three-year work helping SMEs through the PrISMS programme have just been released. 

Open Innovation Food and FMCG Pitching Event winners announced

Wednesday 25 November 2015

On Tuesday 17 November, 18 innovators pitched their new ideas for food-related products and services to members of the Open Innovation Forum – a group of senior executives from major food and FMCG firms, such as Mars, Unilever, General Mills, Tate & Lyle, Tesco and Crown Packaging.

IfM ECS helps create roadmap to boost European manufacturing through ICT research

Wednesday 25 November 2015

IfM Education and Consultancy Services has helped EU-funded project Road4FAME to create a roadmap to align future information and communication technology research with the needs of European manufacturing businesses.

IfM ECS helps to unlock huge opportunities for specialist metals fabricator Stainless Metalcraft

Monday 9 November 2015

Stainless Metalcraft is a high specification fabrication and machining company planning to triple its turnover helped by expert facilitation from IfM ECS through the Civil Nuclear Sharing in Growth programme.

50 years of manufacturing at Cambridge

Monday 26 October 2015

2015 is an important year for the IfM. This October sees the 50th annual intake of students on its MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management. This was a pioneering course when it was first conceived and its twenty-first century graduates are more sought after than ever. October 2015 is also when Professor Sir Mike Gregory retires after 20 years leading manufacturing research, education and practice at the University of Cambridge and we welcome his successor, Professor Andy Neely.

Supporting sustainable growth in the East of England

Monday 19 October 2015

A three-year project has significantly enhanced the growth prospects of 120 manufacturing SMEs across the Eastern Region, leading to the creation of approximately 140 new jobs and safeguarding many more.

Technology roadmap for the UK marine industries

Wednesday 14 October 2015

IfM ECS has delivered a roadmapping project for the UK’s marine industries on behalf of Innovate UK. 

Polish scientists learn about innovation and technology management at the IfM

Friday 18 September 2015

75 Polish scientists have spent their summer in Cambridge, learning how to manage collaborative research projects and bring high-technology products to market. 

Happy Academy: children's greetings cards that nurture positive emotions

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Happy Academy is one of more than 100 smaller manufacturers that IfM ECS is working with as part of the PrISMS programme – and this case study highlights the difference it has made.

News and updates for the SME community

Wednesday 24 June 2015

The latest edition of the SMe-bulletin contains information on a 'Make it Here' event, two new case studies, and reports on recent events.

IfM ECS helps identify priorities for manufacturing research in Europe

Friday 12 June 2015

IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) is taking part in a project to advise the European Commission on priorities for research to help boost manufacturing productivity and competitiveness across Europe. 

Ecotile: boosting growth through innovation and efficiency

Monday 1 June 2015

Ecotile is one of more than 100 smaller manufacturers that IfM ECS is working with as part of the PrISMS programme – and this case study highlights the difference it has made.

Good things come in smart packaging: an IfM ECS/Lloyds Bank thought leadership event

Thursday 21 May 2015

Industry experts and researchers shared their insights on smart packaging and its applications in the food and drink industry in a thought leadership event held at the IfM.

IfM Briefing Day 2015

Friday 15 May 2015

On 14 May, the IfM held its annual Briefing Day – attended by more than 150 senior industrialists and policymakers who heard about the IfM’s latest research and the work it is doing with industry and government.

News for the SME community

Thursday 14 May 2015

The latest edition of the SMe-bulletin contains a new case study, information on recent events and an upcoming thought leadership event on smart packaging.

Newton Commercial: in the driving seat in the classic car market

Tuesday 5 May 2015

Newton Commercial is one of more than 100 smaller manufacturers that IfM ECS is working with as part of the PrISMS programme – and this case study highlights the difference it has made.

Milbank Concrete Products: cementing its growth through innovation

Monday 9 March 2015

Milbank Concrete Products is one of more than 100 smaller manufacturers that IfM ECS is working with as part of the PrISMS programme – and this case study highlights the difference it has made.

Quantum technologies roadmap

Sunday 1 March 2015

Quantum technology has been identified by the UK Government as having the potential to deliver significant benefits to the UK economy.

News and views for the SME community

Monday 23 February 2015

The latest edition of the SMe-bulletin has just been published and it contains a new case study, information on recent events and upcoming courses  and opportunities for companies to engage with the IfM.

Harlow Group: sustainability at the heart of expansion for precision metal manufacturer

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Harlow Group is one of more than 100 smaller manufacturers that IfM ECS is working with as part of the PrISMS programme – and this case study highlights the difference it has made.

IfM ECS launches Manufacturing Growth Series for SMEs and mid-sized firms

Thursday 22 January 2015

IfM ECS has held the inaugural event in its Manufacturing Growth Series aimed at senior leaders in SMEs and mid-sized manufacturing companies.

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