IfM Briefing Day 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.

During the all-day event, delegates were able to meet and exchange ideas with IfM researchers from across the whole spectrum of manufacturing – from R&D and design to supply, production and service.


Our team of practitioners from IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) described some of our recent collaborations, where research-based tools and techniques have been applied in both industrial contexts and in the public sector.


Delegates also heard about IfM’s executive and professional development programmes and its industrially-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Presentations and resources from the day are shown below.

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IfM Briefing Day 2015


Presentations and resources

What's new at the IfM?

Mike Gregory


Business model innovation: research and practice across the IfM

Chander Velu


Sustainable business modelling

Steve Evans


Making the shift to service-based business models

Veronica Martinez


Bit-by-bit – the digital fabrication revolution

Tim Minshall


Developing manufacturing talent

Judith Shawcross


Effective technology and innovation management

Yuta Hirose, Clive Kerr, Michèle Routley, Letizia Mortara, David Probert and Binqing Zhao


Industrial strategies for national, regional and local policymakers

Andrew Gill and Carlos Lopez-Gomez


Capturing value from global networks - strategic approaches to configuring international production, supply and service operations

Jag Srai, Tomás Harrington, Mukesh Kumar and Eric Harris


Industrial information and automation

Duncan McFarlane, Liz Salter, Alan Thorne, Ajith Parlikad and Phil Woodall


Designing disruption

James Moultrie



Manufacturing footprint strategy

Paul Christodoulou and Don Fleet



Michael De Volder


Industrial inkjet technology

Ian Hutchings and Graham Martin


Advanced manufacturing research: A pathway from lab to commercial scale

Ronan Daly


For more information, please contact:


Nick Mann

T: +44 (0)1223 748263


Date published

15 May 2015

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