i-Teams praised by former Dragons' Den star

Monday 14 December 2009

A new way of repelling insects, a device aimed at finding the next generation of sporting superstars and a novel plant extract have all been unveiled at a special business event.

Overseas Research Project is full of eastern promise...

Friday 11 December 2009

The burgeoning technological powerhouses of Malaysia and Singapore are the focus of a new research project by IfM students.

MET student Gareth is a real world beater

Monday 7 December 2009

An IfM student has beaten hundreds of fellow scholars across the world in a prestigious examination.

Royal opening for IfM's Alan Reece Building

Thursday 19 November 2009

The Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, today officially opened the IfM’s new home, The Alan Reece Building.

Multi-million pound grant boosts Ink-jet research

Tuesday 10 November 2009

It may sound like science fiction, but industry could soon be producing complex electronics and hi-tech gadgetry simply by pressing the print button.  A consortium, led by the University of Cambridge, has been awarded a multi-million pound grant to investigate how ink-jet print technology could revolutionise manufacturing processes.

New website links enterprise activities across Cambridge

Monday 9 November 2009

A new website designed to improve the flow of information to staff and students on the wide range of enterprise activities at the University of Cambridge has been launched.

IfM academics to speak at major European conference

Friday 6 November 2009

Laure Brévignon-Dodin and Dr Letizia Mortara will be attending the Connect Research event run by Cranfield University in collaboration with the Organsiation for Economic Co-Operation and Development and the UK’s Science and Innovation Network, a project run by BIS.

Cambridge helps Australian motor makers set sights on future

Monday 26 October 2009

The IfM is playing a role in helping the Australian automotive industry define its long-term future. The Australian Government and Victorian State Government asked the IfM to help create a strategic plan for the country’s car industry.

i-Teams receives Hauser Forum IdeaSpace funding

Monday 19 October 2009

I-Teams, a scheme designed to help inventors realise the commercial potential of innovative designs, has been given a financial boost.

IfM plays host to Eastern region’s export heroes

Friday 16 October 2009

Lord Davies of Abersoch, Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Business, was in Cambridge to reward some of the Eastern region’s export heroes.

Brazil's BRIC foundations provides strong base for growth

Thursday 15 October 2009

Think of Brazil and your thoughts probably turn to World Cup winning football, Sugarloaf Mountain or its recent successful bid to host the 2016 Olympics. You may not immediately associate Brazil with innovation and industrial success.


Could Cambridge be a blueprint for UK industry?

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Could Cambridge's Silicon Fen provide an industrial blueprint for Britain as a whole? Are there important lessons to be learned from the Cambridge hi-tech cluster of companies that could benefit the country's economy? These issues will be discussed at a seminar this week organised by the IfM.

Engineering firm rewards manufacturing talent

Thursday 1 October 2009

A design for a solar fridge by three manufacturing engineering students has won this year’s Shearline Manufacturability Award.

New guide highlights ways to introduce open innovation

Tuesday 29 September 2009

What have the British-based multinational Unilever, oil firm BP, pharmaceutical giant GSK, and electronics manufacturer Philips got in common? The answer is they have all embraced Open Innovation (OI) as way of developing new products or accessing new technologies.

Practical steps announced at launch of new report

Monday 28 September 2009

A raft of practical steps to help create a greener industrial system were unveiled at the IfM.

IfM welcomes back alumni to new building

Sunday 27 September 2009

More than 50 former students of the IfM had a first look at the Alan Reece building - the IfM's new home on the West Cambridge site - at an open day on Saturday, September 26th.

Call to drive the next industrial revolution

Wednesday 23 September 2009

Industrialists, academics and government should join forces to drive a new industrial revolution which would help tackle climate change.

Technology strategy text gets China launch

Monday 14 September 2009

David Probert and Dr Rob Phaal, from the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Centre for Technology Management, have flown out to Beijing for the launch of their best-selling text book.

IfM has hi-tech cure for Spanish Ham producers

Thursday 10 September 2009

Spanish firm COVAP, a major producer of the luxury foodstuff, has turned to researchers at the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) for hi-tech help in making the process more efficient.

IfM to lead major knowledge transfer project

Monday 7 September 2009

The University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) is leading a consortium of universities awarded more than £2 million to help academics exploit their research.

New platform provokes debate on future of high-tech cluster

Thursday 27 August 2009

A new blog has been set up to prompt debate on the future of Cambridge's Silicon Fen as it reaches a critical point in its evolution.

Project aims to safeguard technology IP

Sunday 9 August 2009

A new research project has been launched by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) to investigate how firms can acquire new technology while protecting intellectual property.

Industrial Jewels in India's Crown

Wednesday 15 July 2009

Students from the Institute for Manufacturing have just returned from a fact-finding tour of India.

Houston, we have some visitors - NASA lands at IfM

Tuesday 14 July 2009

John Vickers, Manager from the space agency's National Center for Advanced Manufacturing (NCAM), is in Britain as part of a nationwide tour of UK manufacturers and research centres.

IfM members benefit from cut-price offer

Monday 13 July 2009

Members of the Institute for Manufacturing can benefit from money off registration for a major business event.

Companies to get free taste of IfM

Friday 10 July 2009

The Institute for Manufacturing is to stage a free event designed to showcase some of its innovative programmes for small businesses.

IfM plays host to Chancellor of Exchequer

Thursday 9 July 2009

The Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, paid a visit to the Institute for Manufacturing today.

IfM welcomes Arab League Ambassadors

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Ambassadors from the League of Arab States paid a visit to the Institute for Manufacturing on Monday 6th July.

IfM new home a hit with Alumni

Tuesday 7 July 2009

More than 70 former students of the IfM had a first look at the Alan Reece building - the IfM's new home on the West Cambridge site - at a special summer event on July 4th.

Students give boost to Jordanian green scheme

Monday 6 July 2009

Recycling in a Middle Eastern country could be boosted thanks to two students at the  University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing.

I-Teams focus on commercial potential for KidzEyez device

Wednesday 1 July 2009

A technique for testing the peripheral vision of young children could be given a boost – thanks to the inventors putting it in the hands of Cambridge students.

Cambridge students embark on passage to India

Tuesday 23 June 2009

A group of around 40 Manufacturing Engineering students are jetting off to the sub-continent as part of their summer study tour.

Car parts firm bucks auto trend thanks to IfM

Monday 22 June 2009

While car giants Ford and Chrysler battle global economic recession, and GM, the world’s biggest motor maker is saved from extinction, a Suffolk firm is bucking the trend.

A chair that calms autistic children, a solar-powered fridge and a solution to global water problems…

Friday 5 June 2009

A chair that creates a safe haven for autistic children, a fridge powered by the sun and an economical way to provide clean water in developing countries are just some of the latest ideas by Cambridge University students hoping to bring new products to market.

Help on offer for trouble-hit manufacturers in the Eastern region

Tuesday 2 June 2009

Manufacturers in the Eastern region are being offered free help to overhaul their business and improve their chance of success in today’s challenging economic times.

IfM building handover

Tuesday 21 April 2009

The Institute for Manufacturing formally took possession of the keys to the building from developer Marriott Construction this week at a special event to celebrate the completion of the £15 million building.

East Asian countries emerging as new design "powerhouses"

Wednesday 15 April 2009

East Asian countries such as Korea and Singapore are beginning to shift their economic emphasis away from low-cost production and into design, new research suggests.

Could the recession be the best time to start a new business?

Thursday 26 March 2009

Cambridge high-tech businesses founded in the recession of the 1990s enjoyed consistently better survival rates than companies started in the boom years. This is one of the findings of a University of Cambridge study examining the fortunes of the Cambridge hi tech cluster over the past two decades.

China offers major opportunities for UK companies across the manufacturing value chain according to new University of Cambridge study

Tuesday 17 March 2009

China is rapidly developing new capabilities across the manufacturing value chain, beyond its established role in mass production, according to a new University of Cambridge report.

Encouraging good ideas means taking some risks - intrapreneurship survey

Friday 20 February 2009

Companies need to create an environment that encourages greater risk taking and does not stigmatise failure, if they want to encourage their staff to have innovative ideas. These are some of the preliminary findings emerging from a survey of technology managers.

150 Essex companies are first to receive economic downturn help

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Manufacturing companies in Essex are be offered extra support from this month as the first of the 10 proposals launched by Essex County Council in December to help the county through the economic downturn gets underway.

Running the world's leading drinks company: Behind the Scenes at Diageo

Monday 2 February 2009

A seminar on Monday 16 February at the Institute for Manufacturing, Mill Lane, is an opportunity to hear from a senior executive of the company about the business. The event will be an interactive session with plenty of time allowed for questions.

The Fundamentals of Food Manufacturing Management

Friday 23 January 2009

How can the food industry become more sustainable? Can manufacturers reduce current levels of waste? These are some of the issues looked at by a recent Institute for Manufacturing study and a forthcoming workshop.

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