Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles

Thursday 13 July 2017

Na Jiao won first runner-up and the best originality award for the international competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles held in Hong Kong.

WFSGI World Cycling Forum 2017

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Steve Evans was a keynote speaker and Q&A moderator at the first WFSGI World Cycling Forum 2017 on 7-8 June 2017 in Porto, Portugal.

Professor Steve Evans talks about how to love factories at Hay Festival

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Professor Steve Evans, Head of IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability, gives talk at Hay Festival.

Factories that forage

Friday 2 June 2017

Professor Steve Evans will talk about sustainable industrial initiatives such as factories that create new products from waste at this year's Hay Festival.

Maintenance matters

Friday 12 May 2017

Dr Maria Holgado from the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) has been researching maintenance and particularly how it can make a vital contribution to a company’s long-term sustainability – when measured economically, socially and environmentally.

High-value products from industrial waste

Tuesday 9 May 2017

The IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) has been working closely with leading Sri Lankan garment manufacturing companies to transform waste streams into high value products through innovative remanufacturing processes and new business models.

Industrial sustainability: paradox or paradigm?

Monday 8 May 2017

IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability is focused on increasing our understanding of how to transform industrial behaviour to develop more sustainable environments, economies and societies. In this article, Centre Director, Professor Steve Evans, explains that increasing sustainability should not cost more.

Prestigious grant to help low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil

Wednesday 26 April 2017

IfM Centre for Industrial Sustainability Director, Professor Steve Evans, and doctoral student Paulo Savaget Nascimento have teamed up with a Brazilian non-governmental organisation (NGO) to win a prestigious grant to help low-income entrepreneurs living in the slums of Belo Horizonte.

The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool

Monday 25 April 2016

The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool has been developed and refined over the last five years. It uses a structured and visual approach to identify ‘value uncaptured’ in the form of failed value exchanges: value missed, destroyed, surplus, and absence.

Circular Business Book: Collaborate and Circulate

Friday 18 March 2016

A new book Circular Business: Collaborate and Circulate has been published today.

Industrial Evolution - Making British Manufacturing Sustainable

Friday 20 November 2015

Report from the UK Manufacturing Commission Inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in which vital measures are outlined that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.

Industrial Sustainability Annual Review

Wednesday 28 October 2015

The EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability has published its fourth Annual Review.

50 years of manufacturing at Cambridge

Monday 26 October 2015

2015 is an important year for the IfM. This October sees the 50th annual intake of students on its MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management. This was a pioneering course when it was first conceived and its twenty-first century graduates are more sought after than ever. October 2015 is also when Professor Sir Mike Gregory retires after 20 years leading manufacturing research, education and practice at the University of Cambridge and we welcome his successor, Professor Andy Neely.

Cutting edge research presented at the 4th Annual Sustainability conference

Monday 20 July 2015

The EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) held its Fourth Annual Conference on 6-7 July at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. 

IfM Briefing Day 2015

Friday 15 May 2015

On 14 May, the IfM held its annual Briefing Day – attended by more than 150 senior industrialists and policymakers who heard about the IfM’s latest research and the work it is doing with industry and government.

Sustainable business models: what are they and why are they important?

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Dr Doroteya Vladimirova explains sustainable business models and why they are important to firms which want to remain competitive in the current environment.

Key IfM role in new research centre to help manufacturers improve efficiency

Thursday 3 July 2014

The Institute for Manufacturing’s research skills will be a key component of a new specialist centre dedicated to finding ways to help businesses improve efficiency in manufacturing.

Highly commended papers made freely available by journal publishers for a month

Thursday 1 May 2014

Two highly commended papers by IfM authors have been made freely available for a month by the publishers of the journals in which they feature.

Predicting the unpredictable: the future of manufacturing

Thursday 1 May 2014

Dr Dai Morgan from the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) reflects on the UK government’s recent Foresight report on the future of manufacturing.

Minister visits IfM to meet manufacturing firms benefitting from the PrISMS programme

Tuesday 29 April 2014

A Government Minister visited the IfM today (Tuesday 29 April) to meet some of the 100 firms currently benefitting from a programme to create and safeguard jobs across the East of England.

The future of manufacturing - an expert view

Friday 1 November 2013

The Future of Manufacturing: A new era of opportunity and challenge for the UK sets out a vision for the UK up to the year 2050 and one of the lead experts behind the report was Professor Steve Evans.

Programme for growth and sustainability in the East of England helps 47 local firms improve their business

Thursday 25 July 2013

A year after its launch, the PrISMS programme has already helped 47 companies in the East of England develop their business.

New partnership aims to unlock a manufacturing revolution

Tuesday 3 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.

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