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.
Two stunning images from the IfM secured top prizes in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's annual photographic competition.
Mars, Incorporated and the University of Cambridge today announced an agreement to build on their existing collaboration in order to further scientific research in the field of food security.
What businesses can learn from how major cities operate
Twenty-five MET students will travel to Malaysia to examine the area’s potential as an outsourcing destination – and they are inviting technology start-ups, manufacturing firms and academics to get involved in their project.
Two funded PhD studentships are on offer - but you need to apply quickly as the closing dates for applications are fast approaching.
Programme for growth and sustainability in the East of England helps 47 local firms improve their business25 July 2013
A year after its launch, the PrISMS programme has already helped 47 companies in the East of England develop their business.
The knowledge transfer arm of the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing has launched a campaign to help small and medium-sized manufacturers based in Wales reach their innovation, growth and business improvement goals.
Businesses are increasingly looking to sell services rather than products. But as Andy Neely, director of the Cambridge Service Alliance, explains to Della Bradshaw, business education editor of the Financial Times, the transition poses problems.
Following the success of the first Open Innovation Forum pitching event, a new pitching event has been announced for Monday 14 October at Colworth Science Park in Bedfordshire.
Senior academics, policymakers and industrialists discuss the future of manufacturing at 10th UK Manufacturing Professors Forum04 July 2013
The IfM was well represented at the 10th UK Manufacturing Professors’ Forum, held on 24 June at the National Liberal Club in London.
The IfM hosted a talk by Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, on ‘Linking science, engineering and economics – a progressive capitalism approach’.
On Wednesday 5 June, the annual Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) Design Show was held at the IfM, where third-year students displayed innovative products designed by them.
On Friday 7 June, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) hosted a workshop as part of the Tripartite meeting, a platform to discuss standardisation and innovation-related issues.
Senior academics and researchers from the IfM were invited to participate in two workshops on the topic of servitization, held in China.
A new IfM research unit funded by the Gatsby Foundation has been launched - the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI).
CTM, in collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, was commissioned by the United Nations to research how technology roadmapping could help tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
IfM Invited to Indian Government Seminar - International Workshop on Industry-Academia Collaboration30 April 2013
The IfM was recently invited to contribute to a high-level seminar in Delhi on industry-academia links, hosted by the Indian Government.
CIM has recently been awarded two major grants in the area of sustainable supply networks. This month it has also had an article published in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
i-Teams' annual "What would you use THAT for?" competition, held at the IfM as part of the Cambridge Science Festival, saw children come up with some fantastic ideas for using new technology.
The Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM) has won a major new grant from EPSRC and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) of India for the project 'Engineering Driven Sustainable Supply Networks - A UK/India Collaborative Study'.
Stewart McTavish, who heads ideaSpace, was a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category of the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2013.
Come to the IfM for some laser rocket racing, laser-bunny hopping and FantasTech as part of the Cambridge Science Festival19 March 2013
On Saturday, 23 March, the IfM will open its doors to the public for an afternoon full of exciting activities and talks aimed at children of all ages.
The Open Innovation Forum held its first Pitching Event this week at the Hauser Forum in Cambridge, where 18 innovators presented their ideas to an audience of senior leaders and decision-makers from major companies.
A new briefing on how innovative sustainable technologies can be spread to make an impact on global warming and resource scarcity has been released.
Four students studying with the IfM recently spent a fortnight at the Leeds factory of Siemens Mechanical Drives as part of their Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET) course.
The IfM's Centre for International Manufacturing (CIM) has delivered a week of training to the first cohort of students from the Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC).
Dr Tim Minshall was contacted by producers of Nina and the Neurons, a BBC programme aired on children’s channel CBeebies, to help them explain some engineering concepts to young children.
IfM's relationship with India strengthened with invitation to Society of Operations Management conference17 January 2013
The Society of Operations Management (SOM), based in India, held their Annual International Conference on 21-23 December 2012 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, to which the Head of IfM and one of our researchers were invited.
The new EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Ultra Precision is currently recruiting Postgraduate students interested in developing the next generation of ultra precision manufacturing systems and products, for an October start. Deadline to apply for the fully-funded MRes is 31st March.
As the deadline to apply for the Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event draws near, four new major food and FMCG companies have joined the judging panel: Mars, Bacardi, Moy Park and Imerys.
A new collaborative industry-university programme, the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) Consortium, has been launched with the aim to build a sustainable collaborative research-practice partnership delivering benefits to both industrial and research communities.