New report explains why UK manufacturing is underestimated in valueWednesday 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.
IfM Design Show 2019: Undergraduate product innovationsFriday 7 June 2019
This year’s MET Design Show on 5th June once again saw an impressive array of creative student inventions on display.
The future of technology - feature by Great Northern railWednesday 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 SystemsThursday 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 ceremonyWednesday 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&DTuesday 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 manufacturersMonday 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.
The Department launches its 16th Annual Photography CompetitionMonday 8 April 2019
John Reddaway – an appreciationTuesday 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, JapanMonday 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 SecurityWednesday 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.
Kate Willsher wins Whitehall Industry Group leadership awardTuesday 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.
Upcycled Toy Design received Best Creative Business Award at Bangkok Design Week 2019Monday 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.
HVMC's Sam Turner joins IfM's Distinguished Speakers seriesThursday 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 awardMonday 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 perspectiveFriday 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 reportWednesday 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 researchWednesday 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 EconomyTuesday 27 November 2018
Thought-leadership at the UK's biggest manufacturing conferenceThursday 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 differenceMonday 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 fasterMonday 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.
CIM Symposium 2018: The impact of advanced technologies on supply chainsMonday 15 October 2018
A packed programme at the 22nd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium featured keynote talks from senior executives and thought leaders.
Advancing policymakers understanding of regional innovation fundingFriday 27 July 2018
CSTI brings together policymakers and researchers to explore ‘place-based’ funding programmes.
IfM Design Show 2018: Inventive undergraduate product prototypesWednesday 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 DayFriday 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.
'How Stuff Gets Made' - IfM and Faculty of Education deliver outreach days in primary schoolsTuesday 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 sectorMonday 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 ThingsFriday 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 competitionWednesday 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 meetingWednesday 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 awardWednesday 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 agricultureFriday 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 ForumMonday 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 revolutionThursday 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.