IfM Briefing hosts world-renowned expert David Teece

Wednesday 2 October 2019

The IfM Briefing on ‘Developing Industrial Capabilities’ on 23rd Sept drew a large audience to hear thought-provoking ideas from leading thinkers and practitioners.

Shoestring conference: Helping SME manufacturers access the benefits of digital technology

Tuesday 1 October 2019

The 'Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring' open workshop drew in a large audience of SME manufacturers, providers and industry associations to find out how to engage with this radical research project.

Policy Links seminar for government on UK’s value chain capabilities

Monday 30 September 2019

Carlos López-Gómez of the IfM's Policy Links Unit delivered a seminar at BEIS for UK government policy makers, on the recommendations of an IfM report into strengthening value chains for economic growth.

Podcast: Problem Solvers episode 2 - Augmented humans

Friday 13 September 2019

This episode explores 'augmented humans', the engineering and ethical challenges of how humans interact with technology, with Dr Thomas Bohné and Dr Karina Vold.

How can environmental policy motivate greener industries? Have your say

Thursday 29 August 2019

Researchers at the Institute for Manufacturing are working with the Environment Agency to explore the potential use of incentives within environmental regulation.

Restorative Pioneers Day, looking beyond sustainability

Thursday 25 July 2019

A recent event organised by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability brought together researchers and business leaders to explore how industrial activities could have a net-positive environmental impact.

Steve Evans elected to Academia Europaea

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Professor Steve Evans, Director of Research of the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability, has been elected to the prestigious Academia Europaea in its 2019 awards.  

Cambridge to host international summit for young leaders, with IfM researcher on organising committee

Monday 22 July 2019

Young leaders from across the UK and Latin America will gather in Cambridge in September to discuss science, policy and innovation for a changing world. IfM's Cristina Rodriguez-Rivero, on the organising committee, explains more.

IfM Review Issue 10: Capturing value

Monday 15 July 2019

Issue 10 of IfM Review features work across the IfM, including policy, sustainability, ecommerce, inkjet in advanced manufacturing, intellectual property, and more, with a connecting theme of 'capturing value'.

Policy Links delivers report on Industry 4.0 security at GMIS

Thursday 11 July 2019

David Leal-Ayala of IfM's Policy Links Unit delivered a keynote talk at the Global Manufacturing Summit (9-11 July, Yekaterinburg, Russia) on a new report on the Safety and Security Dimensions of Industry 4.0.

Insect protein steals the show – OI Forum pitching event won by Protifarm

Tuesday 9 July 2019

An entrepreneurial producer of alternative protein, Protifarm, has been voted as the winner of the IfM’s Open Innovation Forum Spring pitching event, held in London on 26th June.

Roadmapping in Milan

Tuesday 9 July 2019

The Institute for Manufacturing recently co-hosted an event 'A roadmap to create effective strategic and innovation plans' in Milan, Italy.

Podcast: Problem Solvers episode 1 - Sustainability in the food industry

Friday 5 July 2019

Problem Solvers: the IfM podcast. Episode 1: We explore sustainable innovation in the food industry, with Professor Steve Evans and Gary Punter.

Innovation for food security and sustainability explored at first IfM Briefing

Thursday 4 July 2019

The first in a new series of IfM Briefings provided a platform for leading research and industrial case studies on sustainability and security in the global food industry.

IfM convenes leading international organisations on future manufacturing skills

Monday 1 July 2019

The IfM convened a roundtable event for researchers and policy analysts from leading international organisations (the OECD, UNIDO, UNCTAD and World Economic Forum) at Madingley Hall to consider issues for the future manufacturing workforce.

Celebrating IfM females as part of International Women in Engineering Day

Thursday 20 June 2019

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June we asked some of IfM’s brilliant females to tell us about their work and what inspires them about engineering.

Low-cost automation ‘on a shoestring’ demos in action

Wednesday 19 June 2019

New solutions for low-cost automation for SME manufacturers were demonstrated to project partners at the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring meeting.

New report explains why UK manufacturing is underestimated in value

Wednesday 12 June 2019

The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, according to a new report by Jostein Hauge and Eoin O'Sullivan.

MET Design Show 2019: Undergraduate product innovations

Friday 7 June 2019

This year’s MET Design Show on 5th June once again saw an impressive array of creative student inventions on display. 

IfM opens its doors to welcome visitors at Showcase event

Friday 7 June 2019

On 6th June the IfM threw open its doors to over a hundred collaborators, friends and new connections, to showcase the diversity of work that takes place here.

The future of technology - feature by Great Northern rail

Wednesday 22 May 2019

IfM colleagues discuss how simple technologies are transforming millions of lives each day, how VR is being utilised to safely train staff in some of the most dangerous jobs, and how the latest lasers are being developed to build the cities of the future.

Advancing Communities towards low-Carbon Energy Smart Systems

Thursday 2 May 2019

IfM Education and Consultancy Services is part of 'ACCESS', a European project which is bringing together experts and governments around joint challenges to support larger uptake of low carbon grid-related technologies in communities and ‘Smart Cities’.


HCL joins the Cambridge Service Alliance with official signing ceremony

Wednesday 1 May 2019

HCL Technologies officially joined the Cambridge Service Alliance as a gold member during a recent signing ceremony held in Cambridge. 

Open Innovation Forum April meeting: Exploring collaborative R&D

Tuesday 30 April 2019

April's meeting focused on the theme of delivering health and well-being, and was hosted by Walgreens Boots Alliance in Nottingham, with over 60 participants from Forum members. We welcomed three new member companies to the consortium.

Low-cost digital solutions for large-scale manufacturers

Monday 29 April 2019

Building on the growing momentum around our Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring initiative for SMEs, a recent workshop explored the possibilities for low-cost digitalisation options for larger companies.

IfM students build UK’s largest nitrous hybrid rocket engine

Monday 15 April 2019

‘Pulsar’ engine was designed and constructed from scratch by Cambridge University Spaceflight (CUSF) students from the Engineering department.

John Reddaway – an appreciation

Tuesday 2 April 2019

John Reddaway, who has died aged 92, was a Cambridge engineer who introduced what became known as the “Reddaway plan”, a pioneering approach that brought engineering students face-to-face with the practical demands of manufacturing industry and which remains the inspiration for much teaching and training at the IfM today.

Future Technology for Sustainability and Roadmapping events held in Tokyo, Japan

Monday 1 April 2019

In March 2019, a series of IfM-related events were held in Tokyo, Japan to develop mutual learning opportunities between Japan and the UK.

Interview with Dr Jag Srai, newly appointed Co-Chair of Cambridge Global Food Security

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Dr Jag Srai has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of the Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, replacing Professor Chris Gilligan.

The Cambridge Science Festival at IfM

Tuesday 26 March 2019

We threw open our doors once again this year for an exciting afternoon for families, with robots, lasers, microscopes and virtual reality.

Helping to celebrate regional entrepreneurship

Thursday 21 March 2019

Tim Minshall provided an enthusiastic keynote at the Business Weekly Awards, celebrating Cambridge's 3Cs - creativity, collaboration and change.

Vice-Chancellor's visit to the IfM

Tuesday 19 March 2019

A tour of the IfM included a visit to our robot lab, photonics, and a chance to try out our virtual reality gear.

Kate Willsher wins Whitehall Industry Group leadership award

Tuesday 12 March 2019

This well-deserved award for Kate Willsher, IfM ECS's Chief Operations Officer, recognises positive impact in leadership practice and leading teams.


IfM hosts final Science2Society event

Monday 25 February 2019

The Future of Open Innovation Practices Day was hosted by the IfM in Cambridge on 13th February, as the culmination of the EC-funded project Science2Society.

Upcycled Toy Design received Best Creative Business Award at Bangkok Design Week 2019

Monday 25 February 2019

An exciting culmination to an innovation project in Thailand, using a creative approach to upcycling waste products, saw one of the local entrepreneurial teams win a design award.

Professor Steve Evans in Ciencia del Sur

Monday 18 February 2019

Scientists Should Spend Time in Industries, Learn Their Problems

HVMC's Sam Turner joins IfM's Distinguished Speakers series

Thursday 14 February 2019

Professor Sam Turner from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult joined us at the IfM on 11th February, in the fourth guest talk in our ‘Distinguished Speakers’ series.

IfM professional staff recognised with university award

Monday 14 January 2019

IfM and IfM ECS support teams were proud to receive a 2018 University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor’s Professional Services Award; well-earned recognition of the amazing work that goes into making the IfM such a friendly, collaborative and innovative place at which to work and study.

Understanding roadmapping from the customer's perspective

Friday 11 January 2019

Contribute to the latest research into the digitalisation of roadmapping by taking a survey on the customer perspectives. If you have used roadmapping in your organisation or taken part in roadmapping workshops, we would appreciate your feedback.

Professor Steve Evans contributes to Future of Engineering report

Wednesday 19 December 2018

The Future of Engineering special report, published in The Times, addresses the concerns occupying the sector's leaders, featuring an opinion piece by Prof Steve Evans.

Roadmapping for digital transformation - take part in IfM research

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Centre for Technology Management is offering the opportunity for an organisation to participate in their research programme – specifically helping to plan/enhance digital transformation initiatives through the use of roadmapping.

Chips with everything: Start-ups pitch their innovations to food and drink multinational 'dragons'

Tuesday 27 November 2018

The Open Innovation Forum’s annual pitching competition, organised by IfM for start-ups in the food, drink and FMCG sectors, has been won this year by an ingenious, portable DNA test which can rapidly identify contamination risks in food.

Leverhulme Trust Lecture: Technology, IP & Innovation in the Economy

Tuesday 27 November 2018

 Book now for the Leverhulme Trust Lecture by Professor Ove Granstrand on 6th December.

Thought-leadership at the UK's biggest manufacturing conference

Thursday 22 November 2018

IfM played a key role at the largest manufacturing event in the UK, Digital Manufacturing Week, with speakers, workshops, our exhibition stand, and plenty of engagement. Catch up with what you missed. 

IfM Review Issue 9: Collaborations that make a difference

Monday 5 November 2018

The latest issue of IfM Review features outstanding examples of recent collaborative projects across the IfM.

Boeing talk: Making it lighter, cheaper and faster

Monday 5 November 2018

We were lucky to be joined on 30 Oct by Dr Leo Christodoulou of The Boeing Company, who talked to an engaged IfM audience about the exciting engineering challenges of aerospace manufacturing.

Cambridge Service Alliance Industry Day 2018

Tuesday 30 October 2018

The Cambridge Service Alliance Industry Day considered the question 'Disruptor or Disrupted?' as its theme, looking at the next generation of digital technologies and the impact on service delivery. 

CIM Symposium 2018: The impact of advanced technologies on supply chains

Monday 15 October 2018

A packed programme at the 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium featured keynote talks from senior executives and thought leaders.

The Future of Manufacturing Futures

Monday 30 July 2018

IfM co-hosts roundtable for international experts on manufacturing foresight and policy analysis.

Advancing policymakers understanding of regional innovation funding

Friday 27 July 2018

CSTI brings together policymakers and researchers to explore ‘place-based’ funding programmes.

New Partnership Between IfM and EEF

Wednesday 20 June 2018

We are pleased to announce a new partnership between IfM Education and Consultancy Services and EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation.

IfM Design Show 2018: Inventive undergraduate product prototypes

Wednesday 6 June 2018

MET students displayed their original products, designed to have real business potential for an identified market. 2018 projects include Hexamill, Leaflogger, Soap for Life, the Hyperbot Pro, and several more creative inventions.

Manufacturing a Better World: IfM hosts vibrant 2018 Briefing Day

Friday 18 May 2018

Leaders and senior executives from industry, government and academia gathered together for a lively and thought-provoking annual Briefing Day at the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) on 17th May.


IfM wins 2018 EFMD Excellence in Practice Award

Wednesday 16 May 2018

The IfM's Executive and Professional Education programme has won the prestigious EFMD Silver Award for its learning partnership with Atos and Paderborn University.

'How Stuff Gets Made' - IfM and Faculty of Education deliver outreach days in primary schools

Tuesday 8 May 2018

Children in local primary schools around Cambridge have been learning more about ‘How Stuff Gets Made’ thanks to a programme being delivered by engineering students and researchers and the Faculty of Education.

Technology and innovation in the oil and gas sector

Monday 30 April 2018

Research from the Institute for Manufacturing will be discussed at the Future Oil & Gas conference in Aberdeen on 12 June 2018.

IfM joins collaborative project to strengthen the Internet of Things

Friday 20 April 2018

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), part of the Department of Engineering, has been selected to help enhance the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of a new collaborative project.

Policy links delivers report on international innovation policies to the Brazilian Industrial Board (CNI)

Monday 9 April 2018

Policy Links presented the results of a study on international approaches to innovation policy, commissioned by the Brazilian Industrial Board (CNI).

Science Festival at the IfM - Winners announced for i-Teams competition

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Budding young engineers and scientists were treated to a plethora of exhibits at the West Cambridge site on the last Saturday in March.

Transforming medicines manufacturing: REMEDIES partners meeting

Wednesday 14 March 2018

ReMediES partners meet at the IfM to report on progress as this phase of the project nears completion.

Sharing in Growth wins national skills innovation award

Wednesday 7 March 2018

IfM Education and Consultancy Services are a delivery partner for the Sharing in Growth programme which has just won the Semta Innovation Award.

IfM providing supply chain expertise for major research collaboration to transform Indian agriculture

Friday 23 February 2018

Dr Jag Srai, Head of IfM's Centre for International Manufacturing, is taking part in a three-day workshop in Delhi to launch the TIGR2ESS project.

Dr Jag Srai talks about digital supply chains for the World Economic Forum

Monday 15 January 2018

Dr Srai has written a blog, been interviewed for a podcast and guest edited the World Economic Forum's Agenda Weekly Expert Edition, sharing insights on digital supply chains with WEF's community of experts. 

IfM Review Issue 8: The next production revolution

Thursday 4 January 2018

Rapid advances in production technologies, particularly when allied with the digitalisation of manufacturing, promise a huge range of opportunities for national governments and individual firms.

The alumni interviews: Andrew Hawes

Wednesday 3 January 2018

Newton Director Andrew Hawes shares some of the secrets behind his life-business success and some fond memories from his time at Cambridge.

PhD Spotlight: Katjana Lange

Tuesday 2 January 2018

Katjana Lange is developing novel techniques for ultrafast machining of high temperature superconductor nanostructures at the Centre for Industrial Photonics. 

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