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Food and FMCG giants call for innovators to pitch their ideas

11 December 2012

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. 

Car-leasing models for the technological era - a new study on mobility-as-a-service

05 December 2012

Innovative business models for modern transport are explored in a new case study-based research.

Ultra Precision Engineering- the key to a finer future

30 November 2012

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 Cambridge

28 November 2012

A new study aimed at identifying needs, opportunities and challenges in the UK pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing sectors was published today.

Getting ship shape: IfM develops a fleet management tool for the Royal Navy

15 November 2012

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.

Dr Tim Minshall's TEDx talk 'Building the Future'

13 November 2012

Dr Tim Minshall, Senior Lecturer in Technology Management recently gave a TEDx talk based around the perception of what primary school children think engineers do.

Two award-winning students get a taste of the IfM

08 November 2012

Two sixth form students who won the British Sugar Academy Excellence Awards competition were given a tour of the IfM as part of a one-week 'money can't buy' internship at British Sugar.

New programme to create jobs in the East of England and help the environment

23 October 2012

A £2.25m business support programme for start-ups and small and medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturing companies is launched in Cambridge today.

The future of flying

23 October 2012

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.

Help for Essex manufacturing firms to boost performance and create new jobs

16 October 2012

A new programme of support for small, medium-sized (SME) and start-up manufacturing companies based in Essex.

Picture perfect

15 October 2012

Ronan Daly and Alfonso Castrejon-Pita from the Inkjet Research Centre have won the Engineering Department’s 2012 photography competition.

The art of business, ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator awards grant to Wysing Arts Centre

09 October 2012

ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator awards grant to Wysing Arts Centre for its work on encouraging innovation in the East of England.

Ashok Thakur visits Cambridge

08 October 2012

Mr Ashok Thakur, Special Secretary of the Department of Higher Education in India’s Ministry of Human Resource Development, visited Cambridge recently.

Vince Cable visits the IfM

03 October 2012

Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, visited the IfM today.

Hi-Wi project awarded poster prize at REPM'12 conference

01 October 2012

David Hopkinson wins best poster presentation award

Researchers develop printable lasers

20 September 2012

A way of printing lasers using everyday inkjet technology has been created by scientists. The development has a wide range of possible applications, ranging from biomedical testing to laser arrays for displays.

Inkjet Research Centre is part of a new collaborative research centre

31 August 2012

The IfM's Inkjet Research Centre is a partner in the KACST-Cambridge Research Centre, studying the application of inkjet technology in additive manufacturing.

Two years on and the arrival of the 100th member

30 August 2012

Just a couple of months ago, ideaSpace celebrated its second birthday and now welcomes its 100th member, Tom White of Skin Analytics.

How offshore wind turbines could be more efficient

17 August 2012

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.

1,000 mile trip on fold-up bikes raises at least £30,000

19 July 2012

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.

IfM plays host to the next generation of engineers

17 July 2012

The IfM played host to 29 GCSE students from Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford as part of an outreach project.

Premiere conference on performance management attracts delegates from all over the globe

13 July 2012

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

Commercialising medical device innovation

13 July 2012

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 partnership aims to unlock a manufacturing revolution

03 July 2012

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.

IfM lecturer named as one of university's top teachers

28 June 2012

Dr Tim Minshall has been awarded one of Cambridge University's Pilkington Prizes.

Defining the future of Australian rail travel - On Track to 2040

26 June 2012

Opportunities and priorities for the next 30 years of the Australian rail sector have been identified in a new report.

Student product designs unveiled at Design Show

07 June 2012

Eleven innovative design projects were on display at the Institute for Manufacturing on June 6th to mark the end of a year-long project.

Bill O'Neill appointed Professor of Laser Engineering

06 June 2012

Congratulations to Dr Bill O’Neill who has been appointed Professor of Laser Engineering.

KT Box event to introduce tools for complex engineering services

31 May 2012

KT-Box is a unique collaboration of some of the UK’s academic and industrial leaders in the new field of complex service provision. 

Global Health Commercialization and Funding Roundtable

17 May 2012

The IfM has hosted the first Global Health Commercialization and Funding Roundtable. 

IfM Briefing Day

15 May 2012

More than one hundred senior representatives from industry, government and UK and multi-national companies attended the IfM Briefing Day.

Sir Michael Marshall unveils new Gallery at IfM

14 May 2012

A new gallery of images featuring the Marshall Group of companies has been unveiled at the IfM.

New programme of support launched to help small and medium manufacturers

31 March 2012

IfM Education and Consultancy Services has launched a UK-wide programme of support for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses.

New agreement brings powerful approach to support smaller manufacturers in the North West

29 March 2012

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 go head to head in Business Case Study Tournament

29 March 2012

European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM), visited IfM for the Business Case Study semi-final in March.

Solved: one of the ink-jet printing industry's greatest challenges

28 March 2012

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.

Institute for 'Magical Factories' opens its doors!

27 March 2012

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.

Job security and pay fears at heart of manufacturing's "image problem"

08 March 2012

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.

New programme of support launched to help small and medium manufacturers

01 March 2012

IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) Limited, the IfM's dissemination arm, has launched a UK-wide programme of support for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses, following the success of recent projects in the Midlands and East of England.

Solved: one of the ink-jet printing industry's greatest challenges

28 February 2012

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. The research, published  in the journal Physical Review Letters, could aid in designing processes for paint-spraying, ink-jet printing and the dispersion of drugs for inhalation.

Progressive future for UK manufacturing says new report

23 February 2012

Future trends, challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing have been identified in a new study by Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

Design Icons event comes to the IfM

14 February 2012

Cambridge is home to some of the most iconic modern product design. Design Icons: Cambridge Innovation Festival is a celebration of Cambridge design talent taking place throughout February 2012.

Moss table wins people's choice

24 January 2012

Alex Driver and Carlos Peralta’s ‘Moss Table’ has won the People’s Choice poll to be included in the Design Icons: Cambridge Innovation Festival exhibition at Anglia Ruskin University.


Under the Microscope #1 & #2 - Small things, big thinking

19 January 2012

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.

Mapping the future of the Australian rail supply network

12 January 2012

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.

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