IfM wins prizes for sustainability posters

Friday 28 November 2008

A poster designed by Master's student Daniel Neal together with IfM's Dr Claire Barlow has won the £500 first prize in a competition aimed at showcasing new research ideas in sustainability.

MET student wins Rolls-Royce manufacturing engineering award

Friday 21 November 2008

Michael Ansbro, a second year Manufacturing Engineering student, has won a Manufacturing Engineering Award from Rolls Royce.

Creating the future in global trade & logistics

Friday 21 November 2008

Professor Duncan McFarlane recently presented at a Symposium at Rotterdam School of Management to celebrate the Honorary doctorate awarded to Professor Hau Lee from Stanford.

IfM celebrates its 10th anniversary

Tuesday 18 November 2008

A celebration to mark the 10th Anniversary of the IfM's foundation was held in London last night. Over 100 guests from industry, government and academia attended the evening reception held at the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dr Julian Allwood awarded EPSRC Leadership Fellowship

Monday 15 September 2008

Dr Julian Allwood has been awarded an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship for his work to reduce global carbon emissions that arises in the production of steel and aluminium parts.

Yak Yak - promise of a better future for people of the Pamirs

Tuesday 2 September 2008

Yak down (fine hair) is set to revitalise the economy of one of the world’s most remote regions thanks to efforts from a Cambridge University engineering graduate.

Manufacturing Strategy Review: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Monday 1 September 2008

The government has launched a new review for its strategy of manufacturing called "Manufacturing: New Challenges, New Opportunities".  According to the strategy review, it sets out an ambitious new vision for a globally competitive manufacturing sector that leads the world in capturing higher value components of the global value chain.

GreenPB wins first Armourers & Brasiers' Venture Prize

Friday 1 August 2008

The first Armourers & Brasiers' Venture Prize of £25,000 has been won by GreenPB, a team of scientists and engineers based at the University of Cambridge.

Design students win commercial manufacturing award

Tuesday 1 July 2008

Four students from Cambridge University have won a commercial manufacturing award as part of the Manufacturing Engineering Trips programme.

Planes ready for take-off in fraction of the time

Friday 6 June 2008

New Cambridge University project could reduce aircraft turnaround delays by a quarter, saving airline industry millions.

'Mosquito traps, cocktail makers and intelligent litter bins

Friday 6 June 2008

A high street litter bin that sorts waste and a device to help deaf musicians feel the beat are just two of the latest ideas by Cambridge University students hoping to bring new products to market.

'Dragon' talks at IfM

Tuesday 20 May 2008

Tips on how to get business angels to back new business ventures were given by successful entrepreneur and former BBC 'dragon' Doug Richard on 20th May at IfM.

Intellectual Property in Open Innovation: A dangerous mix?

Wednesday 14 May 2008

How can start-ups and large firms work together to bring ideas to market? What are the challenges of making this form of 'open innovation' work? The Cambridge Network's Special Interest Group on IP sought to address these issues at an event on 14th May organised in partnership with the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

Free help for small manufacturing businesses on offer from Cambridge University

Thursday 1 May 2008

Small manufacturing companies can get free help to improve their business from experts at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM). Up to 100-man days of impartial guidance is on offer between now and the end of September.

Global leaders in business and academia call for new focus on service innovation

Monday 28 April 2008

The University of Cambridge and IBM today release a report that challenges governments, businesses and universities to drive increased support and funding for service innovation.


Low cost suppliers from China and India are not necessarily the answer IfM expert tells conference

Tuesday 22 April 2008

Many firms are failing to establish effective global production networks and rely too heavily on short-term outsourcing and offshoring to countries such as India and China.

New university partnership set to revolutionise engineering Industry

Tuesday 4 March 2008

A major £2 million research programme has been launched to examine changes required by the engineering industry as it moves to provide more product-related services, rather than just the products themselves.

New home for IfM at West Cambridge

Tuesday 26 February 2008

Work has begun on a new, £15 million home for Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing.


Supporting development in South-Eastern Europe

Monday 4 February 2008

The Institute for Manufacturing is taking its expertise in industrial innovation to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia under a new partnership with one of the country's universities.

New Cambridge Technopole Report published

Friday 1 February 2008

The Spring 2008 issue of the Cambridge Technopole Report has just been published by St Johns Innovation Centre with support from the Cambridge Network and the Institute for Manufacturing.

Reconfigurable production systems needed for 21st Century manufacturing

Thursday 3 January 2008

Traditional manufacturing systems are poorly suited to the highly competitive, globalised markets of today according to a new book co-authored by Duncan McFarlane, Professor of Service and Support Engineering at the IfM.

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