New IfM guide warns that 'offshoring' and 'lean thinking' are not sufficient to guarantee futures of major manufacturers03 December 2007
Many of the world's biggest manufacturing firms could be missing out on "breathtaking" benefits because their production networks are not designed to suit 21st century demands.
The industrial sector emits almost 43 percent of the world's man-made carbon dioxide emissions through the production of materials and products. Further energy is used to transport materials and products and to process the waste.
Turning the clocks back each autumn has generated millions of tonnes of carbon emissions as well as increasing electricity costs during GMT months.
Companies who embrace sustainable practices are gaining huge economic rewards and represent real 'drivers for change', a US champion of sustainable development argued in a lecture given at the Institute for Manufacturing.
This Department of Engineering seminar series aims to share ideas between engineering disciplines about potential technological responses to climate change.
This symposium brought together a small group of leading academics and senior industrialists in an open and interactive forum to recognise practical challenges, identify theoretical underpinnings, and explore promising avenues for development.
Sixteen Cambridge University groups involved in the support of enterprise and innovation are working together to improve support for would-be entrepreneurs.
The Centre for Technology Management's (CTM) annual two day Symposium will explore the theme of “Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunities”.
IfM lecturer Dr Tim Minshall presented the findings of a report he co-authored examining the impact of government policy on technology commercialisation since the 1960s at the 8th annual Cambridge Enterprise Conference.
Two IfM students, Aiesha Maxwell and Guangjie Ren, received the Best Student Paper Award for their paper “New Technology Adoption in Field Service Operations: An Exploratory Study”.
IfM researcher Cecilia Malvido de Rodríguez was invited to present the findings of the IfM’s “Well Dressed?” report at the Techno Textile Conference in Barcelona on 6th July.
Professor Ian Hutchings, GKN Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the IfM, gave the Staudinger-Durrer lecture at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich) where he was awarded the Staudinger-Durrer Prize and Medal.
Manufacturing Engineering Tripos students recently took part in the final round of the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) Business Creation Competition ‘Where Angels Dare 2007’ with their business idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.
Manufacturing Engineering students at Cambridge University held their 2007 Design Show on Wednesday 6th June, displaying a range of new products that they have developed as part of their course, including a pocket Braille reading tool and a system that holds up speeding motorists.
Companies need to keep abreast of the latest technical developments in their field if they are to seize new business opportunities and avoid being overtaken by competitors.
The Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) has announced it is to begin a new two-year research project to develop asset information management strategies for complex engineering systems that deploys key emerging technologies.
The IfM's newly formed Innovation and Design Management (IDM) club was successfully launched in March. There are around 25 members, representing a range of local businesses from heavy machinery to consumer goods.
Dr Jim Platts, Lecturer in the Production Processes Group, has been assisting China to develop wind turbine blades made out of bamboo to exploit its wind energy capacity.
April's IfM briefing explores the importance of Technology Intelligence systems in keeping track of the latest technological developments03 April 2007
April's IfM briefing explores the importance of Technology Intelligence (TI) systems in keeping ahead of competitors. Companies need to be aware of the latest technological innovations if they are to exploit new business opportunities and avoid potential threats.
The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) held its second executive training course in March on Technology and Innovation Management.
MET students have won an international competition for young entrepreneurs with their business idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.
MET students from the IfM have beaten off Oxford rivals to win the 'Varsity Pitch' competition.
MET students from the IfM have won the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Idea Competition with their idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.
Unilever and the IfM today announced the launch of a new research project to explore how companies can successfully implement a radical approach to collaboration in the research and development process, known as 'open innovation'.
The East of England Development Agency and European Social Fund are funding an afternoon dedicated to cutting-edge engineering and manufacturing in the East of England, on the 15th February in Cambridge.
Centre for Technology Management paper investigates environmental effects of abandoning Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)03 January 2007
Centre for Technology Management researcher, Dr Garnsey, has lead a position paper investigating the environmental effects of discarding GMT and bringing the UK inline with central Europe.