How governments can work with IfM

IfM works with governments around the world to support the development of evidence-based manufacturing and innovation policies.


The IfM's Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) carries out applied research into programmes, processes and practices for translating publically-funded R&D (in particular science and engineering research) into new technologies, industries and economic wealth.


As well as CSTI's research into how to develop effective technology and innovation policy, IfM also contributes to policy making through its subject expertise. In particular, the Centres for Industrial Sustainability, International Manufacturing and Technology Management, provide regular research-based input into a wide range of government bodies and committees. 


Knowledge transfer

Policy Links

Policy Links is the (not-for-profit) knowledge transfer unit of the IfM's Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI). It is based within IfM ECS.


It works with UK and international policy practitioners to offer new evidence, insights and tools based on the latest academic thinking and international best practice. As well as providing policy advice and resources, it also offers training to policy officials and civil servants.


IfM ECS also has a team of consultants who work with national, regional and local governments to support industrial innovation using methods developed by IfM researchers to:

  • Understand how national or regional competences fit within the global manufacturing landscape and which areas need to be developed in order to be competitive
  • Roadmap key sectors, technologies or regions to create a shared vision and action plan

For more information about IfM ECS's work with governments, click here.








For further information please contact:

Dr Carlos Lopez Gomez

T: +44 (0) 1223 764657


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