The UK-India Manufacturing Policy Roundtable, organised by the IfM and UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), was held in April in New Delhi, India.
IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) is helping the government of the state of Yucatan, Mexico develop their industrial development strategy.
A group of students from Chelmer Valley High School have visited the IfM to learn more about what engineers do.
More than 30 innovation leaders from major companies were hosted by Mars in Veghel, Netherlands for the June 2014 meeting of the Open Innovation Forum in the Food and FMCG Value Chain.
The Institute for Manufacturing’s research skills will be a key component of a new specialist centre dedicated to finding ways to help businesses improve efficiency in manufacturing.
Students showcased their project work at the annual Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design Show at the IfM.
John Saiz, a NASA executive and formerly Chief Technology Officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has joined IfM Education and Consultancy Services.
More than 80 people from 50 companies and Cambridge University met to discuss lessons and insights on how best to manage collaborative research between academia and industry.
Building Long Term Strategic University-Industry Partnerships: Lessons and Effective Practices from UK and US Experiences13 June 2014
The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) has released a summary of the key findings from a recent workshop on building strategic university-industry partnerships.
The importance of advanced materials as one of the UK's “eight great technologies” for future growth is discussed by Professor Bill O’Neill in a series which focuses on research into advanced materials across the University of Cambridge.
The 1st year PhD Students’ Conference, organised and run by the students at the IfM, showcased the work of 19 researchers.
An article by IfM authors on manufacturing start-ups in emerging industries has been chosen as the 2014 Outstanding Paper winner by the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.
Barack Obama’s former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Thomas R Kurfess, delivered the Babbage Lecture on 13 May: The Digital Future of Manufacturing, Policy and Technology Opportunities for American Innovation.
More than 150 senior representatives from industry and government as well as UK and multinational companies attended the annual IfM Briefing Day.
Two highly commended papers by IfM authors have been made freely available for a month by the publishers of the journals in which they feature.
A Government Minister visited the IfM today (Tuesday 29 April) to meet some of the 100 firms currently benefitting from a programme to create and safeguard jobs across the East of England.
A workshop around the theme of Infrastructure Futureproofing was held at the IfM as part of a collaboration with Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC).
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 on 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).
The UK Office for National Statistics measured manufacturing from industrial production as having increased in the first three quarters of 2013. It is hoped the manufacturing revival – dubbed the ‘march of the makers’ by the Chancellor of the Exchequer – will help to rebuild the UK economy.
In a sector characterised by the need to reduce time to market and find new ideas to generate new products, firms are constantly searching for ideas and innovations that will give them a competitive edge. Open innovation can facilitate this process.
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.