Michaelmas 2013 Newsletter

Ambitious £110m programme to boost UK aerospace industry gets off the ground

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.


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Inspiring images win top prizes in photographic competition

Two stunning images from the IfM secured top prizes in the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's annual photographic competition. 


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Businesses must understand ecosystems or risk failure, warn researchers

What businesses can learn from how major cities operate.


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Three new lecturers for the new academic year

The IfM welcomes three new lecturers as the academic year starts – Dr Ronan Daly, Dr Michaël De Volder and and Dr Chander Velu.


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Innovators present bright ideas to world-leading firms at pitching event

Eighteen innovators presented their ideas when the Open Innovation Forum held its second pitching event.


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Senior academics, policymakers and industrialists discuss the future of manufacturing at 10th UK Manufacturing Professors Forum

The IfM was well represented at the 10th UK Manufacturing Professors’ Forum, held on 24 June at the National Liberal Club in London.


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Lord Sainsbury gives a talk as part of the Babbage Lecture Series

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’.


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Engineering the Future

The UK needs to recruit more bright, young engineers - but what do young people really think engineering involves? Tim Minshall decided to find out.


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Studentship opportunities

The IfM is currently advertising for the following funded studentships:

  • PhD studentship in 3D printing/additive manufacturing using inkjet (deadline 30 November 2013)
  • ERC PhD studentship in Nanotechnology (deadline 3 December 2013)
  • EPSRC Industrial case studentship in accountability for services through life (deadline 30 June 2014).

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Upcoming courses and events


Visual Approaches for Strategy and Innovation Management Seminar

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Explore and apply the fundamental principles of visual design for presenting management information.


Valuing and Selecting Technology Projects Workshop

Thursday 21 November 2013

This workshop will explore techniques applicable at different stages of the project life cycle, including both new approaches and established techniques.


Technology and Innovation Management Course

Tuesday 25 to Thursday 27 March 2014

Key tools and techniques needed to fully exploit technological investments and opportunities.