IfM held a successful webinar outlining a new approach to quantifying the business value of high quality data and the risk to businesses of poor quality data.
Capturing value from global networks, published on April 14 by the IfM, describes a set of approaches developed by IfM researchers and put into practice with a range of leading manufacturers to help them effectively design and manage their global networks.
What does it mean to be an engineer, and how might we all draw on our inner-engineer to change the world we live in?
Research partners from the UK and India came together in Delhi today (April 9) to launch a programme aimed at developing sustainable global supply networks.
Using moss to power fairy lights and allowing pigs to reach their food through a catflap were some of the bright ideas for scientific inventions in the What would you use THAT for? competition.
The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) hosted a two-day workshop exploring ways of building long-term strategic university-industry partnerships.
The IfM will lead research into a £23m collaborative project on reconfiguring UK pharmaceutical supply chains.
John Ginger, a recent Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) graduate, is one half of a team developing a small robot to help children learn programming and robotics while they play.
Researchers at the Cambridge Service Alliance have suggested new ways of increasing the uptake of electric car usage.
Researchers from the IfM have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time.
IfM ECS will play a key role in Road4FAME, a project that aims to unlock the innovation potential of IT architectures and services for the manufacturing industry across Europe.
The future for manufacturing in the Liverpool area has been examined in a study by IfM Education and Consultancy Services for the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and its partners.
New industrial policy forum series launched by the Centre for Science, Technology & Industrial Policy (CSTI).
Eighteen innovators presented their ideas when the Open Innovation Forum held its second pitching event.
Sharing in Growth – an ambitious programme that will raise the capability of UK aerospace suppliers to share in the growth of this global market – has been launched.
Two stunning images from the IfM secured top prizes in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's annual photographic competition.
Mars, Incorporated and the University of Cambridge today announced an agreement to build on their existing collaboration in order to further scientific research in the field of food security.
What businesses can learn from how major cities operate
Twenty-five MET students will travel to Malaysia to examine the area’s potential as an outsourcing destination – and they are inviting technology start-ups, manufacturing firms and academics to get involved in their project.
Two funded PhD studentships are on offer - but you need to apply quickly as the closing dates for applications are fast approaching.
Programme for growth and sustainability in the East of England helps 47 local firms improve their business25 July 2013
A year after its launch, the PrISMS programme has already helped 47 companies in the East of England develop their business.
The knowledge transfer arm of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing has launched a campaign to help small and medium-sized manufacturers based in Wales reach their innovation, growth and business improvement goals.
Businesses are increasingly looking to sell services rather than products. But as Andy Neely, director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, explains to Della Bradshaw, business education editor of the Financial Times, the transition poses problems.
Following the success of the first Open Innovation Forum pitching event, a new pitching event has been announced for Monday 14 October at Colworth Science Park in Bedfordshire.
Senior academics, policymakers and industrialists discuss the future of manufacturing at 10th UK Manufacturing Professors Forum04 July 2013
The IfM was well represented at the 10th UK Manufacturing Professors’ Forum, held on 24 June at the National Liberal Club in London.
The IfM hosted a talk by Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, on ‘Linking science, engineering and economics – a progressive capitalism approach’.
On Wednesday 5 June, the annual Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design Show was held at the IfM, where third-year students displayed innovative products designed by them.
On Friday 7 June, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) hosted a workshop as part of the Tripartite meeting, a platform to discuss standardisation and innovation-related issues.
Senior academics and researchers from the IfM were invited to participate in two workshops on the topic of servitization, held in China.
A new IfM research unit funded by the Gatsby Foundation has been launched - the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI).
CTM, in collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, was commissioned by the United Nations to research how technology roadmapping could help tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
IfM Invited to Indian Government Seminar - International Workshop on Industry-Academia Collaboration30 April 2013
The IfM was recently invited to contribute to a high-level seminar in Delhi on industry-academia links, hosted by the Indian Government.
CIM has recently been awarded two major grants in the area of sustainable supply networks. This month it has also had an article published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
i-Teams' annual "What would you use THAT for?" competition, held at the IfM as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, saw children come up with some fantastic ideas for using new technology.
The Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM) has won a major new grant from EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of India for the project 'Engineering Driven Sustainable Supply Networks - A UK/India Collaborative Study'.
Stewart McTavish, who heads ideaSpace, was a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category of the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2013.
Come to the IfM for some laser rocket racing, laser-bunny hopping and FantasTech as part of the Cambridge Science Festival19 March 2013
On Saturday, 23 March, the IfM will open its doors to the public for an afternoon full of exciting activities and talks aimed at children of all ages.
The Open Innovation Forum held its first Pitching Event this week at the Hauser Forum in Cambridge, where 18 innovators presented their ideas to an audience of senior leaders and decision-makers from major companies.
A new briefing on how innovative sustainable technologies can be spread to make an impact on global warming and resource scarcity has been released.
Four students studying with the IfM recently spent a fortnight at the Leeds factory of Siemens Mechanical Drives as part of their Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) course.
The IfM's Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM) has delivered a week of training to the first cohort of students from the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC).
Dr Tim Minshall was contacted by producers of Nina and the Neurons, a BBC programme aired on children’s channel CBeebies, to help them explain some engineering concepts to young children.
IfM's relationship with India strengthened with invitation to Society of Operations Management conference17 January 2013
The Society of Operations Management (SOM), based in India, held their Annual International Conference on 21-23 December 2012 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, to which the Head of IfM and one of our researchers were invited.
The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision is currently recruiting Postgraduate students interested in developing the next generation of ultra precision manufacturing systems and products, for an October start. Deadline to apply for the fully-funded MRes is 31st March.
As the deadline to apply for the Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event draws near, four new major food and FMCG companies have joined the judging panel: Mars, Bacardi, Moy Park and Imerys.
A new collaborative industry-university programme, the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) Consortium, has been launched with the aim to build a sustainable collaborative research-practice partnership delivering benefits to both industrial and research communities.
Major food and FMCG companies such as Unilever, General Mills, Tate & Lyle and Crown Packaging are seeking small commercial or university-based organisations which could provide innovative solutions to business challenges.
Innovative business models for modern transport are explored in a new case study-based research.
Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important for the engineers of the future and this is reflected in being successfully awarded funding through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
The future of the UK pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries mapped using techniques developed at the University of Cambridge28 November 2012
A new study aimed at identifying needs, opportunities and challenges in the UK pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing sectors was published today.
Researchers Clive Kerr and Simon Ford from the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management have developed a software tool to help the Royal Navy manage its fleet of Type 23 frigates.
A £2.25m business support programme for start-ups and small and medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturing companies is launched in Cambridge today.
Aircraft that work together to solve complicated mathematical problems and airports with more flexibly used runways could be the future of flying, according to studies by University of Cambridge engineers and their industrial and academic partners.
A new programme of support for small, medium-sized (SME) and start-up manufacturing companies based in Essex.
ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator awards grant to Wysing Arts Centre for its work on encouraging innovation in the East of England.
David Hopkinson wins best poster presentation award
The IfM's Inkjet Research Centre is a partner in the KACST-Cambridge Research Centre, studying the application of inkjet technology in additive manufacturing.
Jim Platts lecturer at the Institute for Manufacturing, has overseen a new study that suggests offshore wind farms could be 100 per cent more efficient in terms of energy payback if manufacturers embraced new methods for making the structures that support the turbines.
Two former IfM students, Phil Deakin and Harry Bullivant have cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats on fold-up Brompton bikes to raise money for three charities.
The IfM played host to 29 GCSE students from Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford as part of an outreach project.
Leading experts discussed the latest thinking in the field of performance management at an international conference in Cambridge this week that attracted 170 delegates from 40 countries
New medical devices take a long time to reach the market - and many never make it. Jon Johnson, a researcher at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, is looking at ways of making the process of commercialisation more efficient.
New initiative to investigate the potential for businesses to cut energy consumption and reduce waste cut costs in ways that improve margins and create jobs.
Dr Tim Minshall has been awarded one of Cambridge University's Pilkington Prizes.
Opportunities and priorities for the next 30 years of the Australian rail sector have been identified in a new report.
Congratulations to Dr Bill O’Neill who has been appointed Professor of Laser Engineering.
KT-Box is a unique collaboration of some of the UK’s academic and industrial leaders in the new field of complex service provision.
The IfM has hosted the first Global Health Commercialization and Funding Roundtable.
IfM Education and Consultancy Services has launched a UK-wide programme of support for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses.
IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) Limited is pleased to announce the availability in the North West of a powerful approach to help smaller manufacturing businesses.
European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM), visited IfM for the Business Case Study semi-final in March.
Scientists at the IfM have developed a method for predicting whether a filament of fluid will condense along its length into a single droplet, or collapse into multiple droplets.
Hundreds of families flocked to the IfM on Saturday 24 March to enjoy a host of demos, hands on activities and talks - all part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival.
Misplaced fears about job security and low pay could thwart efforts to strengthen British manufacturing and rebalance the economy, a new analysis of the sector’s image among the general public has revealed.
Future trends, challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing have been identified in a new study by Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.
Using an electron microscope it’s possible for the human eye to see in minute detail the foot of the fruit fly – an appendage that is just about the same width as a human hair.
Former IfM student Philip Deakin was recently named Undergraduate Visionary of 2011 by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
IfM Education and Consultancy Services is helping to map out the next 30 years of the Australian rail industry following the great success of the Automotive Australia 2020 Roadmap undertaken in 2009.
New sound-recognition technology developed by a Cambridge company is to be used in intercom systems to protect prison, hospital and commercial staff from violence, break-ins and vandalism.
Cambridge Carbon Capture (CCC) has entered into a research collaboration with Polarcus Limited to develop its carbon mineralization technology.
The IfM is to be a major partner in a multi-million pound project to establish a new national research centre in the field of industrial sustainability.
Mr Liu Xiaoming, Chinese Ambassador to the UK, visited the Institute for Manufacturing to discuss the Institute’s connections with China and explore opportunities for future collaboration.
Seven projects designed to support innovators and entrepreneurs across the Eastern Region have been announced by the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator (iEA).
Professor Mike Gregory, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and of the Manufacturing and Management Division of the Department of Engineering, has received a knighthood in the New Years Honours for services to technology.