Former IfM student becomes a visionary for the next generationThursday 15 December 2011
Former IfM student Philip Deakin was recently named Undergraduate Visionary of 2011 by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).
Sound recognition technology to be used to detect crimesTuesday 15 November 2011
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.
ideaSpace company to open new R&D centre in the North EastThursday 3 November 2011
Award-winning ideaSpace company Polysolar is opening a new research and development office in County Durham.
ideaSpace company enters research collaboration with marine survey company to reduce CO2 emissionsThursday 20 October 2011
Cambridge Carbon Capture (CCC) has entered into a research collaboration with Polarcus Limited to develop its carbon mineralization technology.
How Cambridge high tech cluster stands up to recessionThursday 13 October 2011
The Cambridge high tech cluster proved relatively resilient amidst what many consider the worst economic crisis since the early 1930s, according to new research from the Institute for Manufacturing.
Award for product which could slash industry energy billsTuesday 20 September 2011
An ideaSpace-based company has been shortlisted for its third major product award in a year. Alquist has been nominated for its product Celsius, a high-tech temperature monitoring device which could help UK firms cut millions of pounds off their energy bills.
Head of IfM made Fellow of Royal Academy of EngineeringFriday 26 August 2011
IfM Head, Professor Sir Mike Gregory, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of his distinguished career teaching and researching at the forefront of Engineering.
EPSRC funded report into Japanese interests in Industrial SustainabilityThursday 28 July 2011
Over thirty delegates came together at the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining in London to join the launch of an EPSRC funded report into Japanese interests in Industrial Sustainability.
Award for research paper into true costs of outsourcing to ChinaTuesday 26 July 2011
Companies who outsource to China significantly underestimate the costs involved. Although cost savings are cited as a major reason for sourcing from China, the actual savings may not be as great as expected. This is the finding of a research paper by Dr Ken Platts of the IfM.
School children get a taste of manufacturing engineeringThursday 21 July 2011
Twenty-three children from a Chelmsford secondary school spent a day at the IfM, having fun and learning about manufacturing engineering.
IfM to host student precision engineering challengeTuesday 28 June 2011
The cream of European engineering talent will be converging on Cambridge next month to take part in an annual international competition.
Science Minister opens new innovation hubWednesday 25 May 2011
A new multi-million pound science and enterprise hub designed to encourage collaboration and foster the commercialisation of scientific research and innovation, has been officially opened by Science Minister David Willetts at Colworth Science Park, Bedfordshire.
Doctoral student leads Rwanda enterprise initiativeTuesday 17 May 2011
An IfM doctoral student is playing a leading role in trying to find budding Bransons in poverty-stricken Rwanda.
IfM to partner in two major manufacturing research initiativesMonday 16 May 2011
The IfM is to be a major partner in two new research centres designed to help boost UK manufacturing. The Institute is a partner in both the new EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing for Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation.
Dr Bill O'Neill elected as Fellow of Institute of PhysicsThursday 12 May 2011
Dr Bill O’Neill was recently elected by the Council of the Institute of Physics to a Fellowship of the Institute in recognition of his personal contribution to the advancement of physics.
Fast-tracking Open Innovation researchThursday 5 May 2011
The Open Innovation Research Forum (OIRF) launched with a two-day ‘fast start’ research proposal development workshop. The OIRF workshop – sponsored by the UK Innovation Research Centre and Japan’s Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness – brought together 40 representatives of multinationals, open innovation intermediaries, and academics from around the world to discuss the links between geographic location and the successful implementation of open innovation.
Budding Branson's have winning ideas for top tech!Tuesday 5 April 2011
A robot door opener, an interactive recipe book and an automatic school register were just some of the imaginative ideas submitted in a great gadget competition.
IfM forms part of new Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial sustainabilityWednesday 30 March 2011
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.
Manufacturing on the agenda as trade mission visits CambridgeThursday 17 March 2011
A high-profile US trade mission visited the IfM as part of an international 10-day trade tour of Israel and the UK.
Chinese Ambassador explores opportunites for collaboration with IfMTuesday 1 March 2011
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.
Japan trip throws light on industrial sustainabilityMonday 21 February 2011
A group of UK academics have visited Japan to find out more about the country's approach to industrial sustainability.
ideaSpace announces seven programmes to support innovation and enterpriseThursday 20 January 2011
Seven projects designed to support innovators and entrepreneurs across the Eastern Region have been announced by the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator (iEA).
Professor Mike Gregory knighted in New Year HonoursTuesday 4 January 2011
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.