New IfM guide warns that 'offshoring' and 'lean thinking' are not sufficient to guarantee futures of major manufacturers

Monday 3 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.

Material, Energy and Climate Change

Friday 2 November 2007

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.

Venture Navigator goes live

Thursday 1 November 2007

The IfM is part of a UK consortium behind a new online service to help start-ups and small businesses improve their chance of success.

Daylight Saving in GB; Is there evidence in favour of clock time on GMT?

Thursday 4 October 2007

Turning the clocks back each autumn has generated millions of tonnes of carbon emissions as well as increasing electricity costs during GMT months.

Sustainability pays - the business case for going green

Wednesday 3 October 2007

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.

Engineering for a low carbon future: a cross-divisional seminar series

Tuesday 2 October 2007

This Department of Engineering seminar series aims to share ideas between engineering disciplines about potential technological responses to climate change.

Cambridge Service Science, Management and Engineering Symposium

Monday 1 October 2007

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.

Cambridge University groups join forces to help budding entrepreneurs

Wednesday 5 September 2007

Sixteen Cambridge University groups involved in the support of enterprise and innovation are working together to improve support for would-be entrepreneurs.



Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunities

Tuesday 4 September 2007

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 presents report findings at the 8th Cambridge Enterprise Conference

Monday 3 September 2007

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.

IfM students win Best Student Paper Award at POMS Conference

Wednesday 1 August 2007

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 presents findings on Well Dressed report at Barcelona conference

Wednesday 4 July 2007

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.

Ian Hutchings awarded the Staudinger-Durrer Prize and Medal

Tuesday 3 July 2007

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.

IfM students win £5,000 in Cambridge University Entrepreneurs competition - Where Angels Dare 2007

Monday 2 July 2007

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'.

The car that diagnoses its own servicing needs

Tuesday 5 June 2007

An intelligent system that could before long enable cars to tell mechanics which of their parts need servicing is being unveiled by engineers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge engineering students display their design skills

Monday 4 June 2007

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.

Helping companies keep track of the latest technological developments

Friday 1 June 2007

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.

Aerospace ID Forum

Friday 4 May 2007

A one day Forum focused on automated identification technologies in the aerospace industry will take place in Cambridge on Wednesday 20 June.

Announcement of new project - Asset Information Management Strategies

Wednesday 2 May 2007

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.

Launch of Innovation and Design Management Club a success

Tuesday 1 May 2007

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.

IfM lecturer helps China to develop bamboo wind turbine blades

Wednesday 4 April 2007

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 developments

Tuesday 3 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.

IfM course investigates technology & innovation management

Monday 2 April 2007

The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) held its second executive training course in March on Technology and Innovation Management.

IfM students triumph at international entrepreneur competition

Thursday 1 March 2007

MET students have won an international competition for young entrepreneurs with their business idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.

IfM students win Oxbridge "Varsity Pitch" competition

Monday 5 February 2007

MET students from the IfM have beaten off Oxford rivals to win the 'Varsity Pitch' competition.

IfM students win Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Idea Competition

Friday 2 February 2007

MET students from the IfM have won the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Business Idea Competition with their idea the 'TouchSight Vision Mitt'.

Unilever and IfM announce new research project

Thursday 1 February 2007

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'.

Professor Mike Gregory to give lecture at ee-net event

Friday 5 January 2007

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.

Funding technology: Britain forty years on

Thursday 4 January 2007

With increasing competition from emerging economies, such as India and China, the UK is being urged to address the issue of commercialising new technologies to support sustainable economic growth.

Centre for Technology Management paper investigates environmental effects of abandoning Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

Wednesday 3 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.

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