Entrepreneur full of praise for i-Teams

Tuesday 21 December 2010

One of the UK’s most successful digital entrepreneurs has praised a programme which aims to help turn scientific breakthroughs into business success stories.

Expanded support programme will boost growth in Eastern region

Monday 20 December 2010

A new enterprise and innovation programme will enable businesses and jobs to be created across the Eastern region, it has been announced.

Dr Bill O'Neill elected as Fellow of the Laser Institute of America

Wednesday 8 December 2010

The Laser Institute of America has elected the IfM's Dr Bill O'Neill as Fellow. The grade of Fellow is the highest level of membership in the LIA.

IfM visiting researcher awarded Stafford Beer Medal

Wednesday 1 December 2010

IfM visiting researcher Jasser Al-Kassab has won a prestigious award for the best paper published in a leading scientific journal.

Report helps businesses select perfect innovation aide

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Companies hoping to collaborate with other firms to create new innovative business opportunities will benefit from a new report by the IfM.

IfM stages international workshop on asset management

Wednesday 24 November 2010

The latest developments in asset management research have been showcased at a major international event at the IfM.

Caterpillar's global production network: case study

Friday 19 November 2010

The IfM's Centre for International Manufacturing has just published its latest briefing, based on a long-term project with Caterpillar.

DIAL quarterly newsletter published

Thursday 21 October 2010

The IfM's Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory has just published its first quarterly electronic newsletter.

Enabling economic growth: new report

Wednesday 20 October 2010

With the Government today unveiling the details of its comprehensive spending review, a new report has been published highlighting how small and medium sized manufacturing companies (SMEs) can help the UK's economic revival.

Royal visit to the IfM

Tuesday 19 October 2010

His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain recently paid a visit to the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM).

£17m Innovation and Knowledge Centre announced

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Funding has been announced for a major new research centre  based at the Department of Engineering.

IfM publishes first comprehensive roadmapping textbook

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Looking into the future may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but a Cambridge academic has produced a new textbook which could help organisations to take on this challenge.

Open Innovation Forum gets Paris launch

Tuesday 5 October 2010

The IfM has launched a new Open Innovation initiative aimed at firms involved in the Food & Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Value Streams.

New global alliance to research challenges of complex service systems

Thursday 23 September 2010

BAE Systems and IBM have joined forces with the University of Cambridge to launch a new research initiative designed to equip business with the skills needed to deal with complex service systems.

IfM takes part in Open Cambridge for first time

Wednesday 22 September 2010

On Friday 10th September, the IfM threw open its doors to members of the public, providing tours of the building and giving them an insight into some of the research activities in the Alan Reece Building.

Report outlines future scenarios for food industry

Friday 10 September 2010

A new report by the IfM's Centre for Industry and Government on possible future scenarios for the food and drink sector is due to be debated in Westminster.

Top prize means Camilla completes unusual record

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Camilla, who graduated this summer with a first, was awarded the best engineering student prize by her college Trinity Hall.

Report outlines new approach for business support

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Small and medium size manufacturing companies could hold one of the keys to the UK’s economic revival, says a new report.

Children from Chernobyl and Chelmsford at IfM

Monday 9 August 2010

A group of children from the charity Friends of Chernobyl's Children came to the IfM to learn all about lasers as part of a visit to Cambridge. The IfM also welcomed children from Chelmer Valley High School in Chelmsford.

IfM Industrial Fellow publishes book

Tuesday 20 July 2010

A Principal Industrial Fellow with the IfM has published a book designed to help companies across the world achieve strategic goals.

New report on value of food & drink sector

Monday 5 July 2010

An ongoing demonstrable commitment to innovation and high-value production are key reasons why the UK’s food and drink industry has emerged from recession in better shape than many other manufacturing sectors, according to a new report from the IfM.

Doctoral researcher commended for servicisation work

Tuesday 29 June 2010

Guang-Jie Ren received the coveted accolade from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Leading business figure visits IfM

Tuesday 22 June 2010

One of the world’s leading business figures has paid a visit to the IfM as part of a short tour of the University’s Engineering Department. Ratan Tata, head of the Tata conglomerate, was in Cambridge to receive an honorary degree from the University.

Students aim to patent life-saving design

Tuesday 15 June 2010

Three students have come up with a new design for a syringe which may have the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives in the developing world.

IfM wins top awards at EurOMA Conference

Friday 11 June 2010

Researchers at the IfM won both major paper awards on offer at the 17th Annual EurOMA (European Operations and Management Association) Conference in Porto, Portugal.

Research into organisational creativity wins award

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Dr James Moultrie's paper 'Exploratory Study of Organisational Creativity in Creative Organisations', published in Creativity and Innovation Management Journal last year, has been awarded the Tudor Rickards Award for the best paper published in the journal during 2009, as voted for by the editorial panel.

i-Teams scores university hat-trick as scheme expands

Wednesday 9 June 2010

A scheme which provides budding entrepreneurs with a real-life experience of turning ideas into business opportunities is expanding to other universities.

Entrepreneurship is the focus for Indiana University visitors

Tuesday 1 June 2010

A delegation from Indiana University heard how enterprise and entrepreneurship is supported across Cambridge University on a visit to the IfM.

Pakistani Vice-Chancellor visits IfM

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Professor Syed Imtiaz Gilani, Vice-Chancellor of Pakistan's University of Engineering and Technology (UET) visited the IfM.

IfM researchers hope to drum up interest in engineering

Thursday 13 May 2010

Mention steel drums and you might think of the Notting Hill Carnival or the Caribbean – rather than a powerful new way of getting youngsters interested in engineering. However, two researchers from the IfM reckon the popular musical instrument could be just the way to get children from ethnic minorities interested in science and technology.

IfM welcomes Mexican delegation

Wednesday 28 April 2010

The IfM welcomed a delegation from the Mexican Embassy to the UK as part of a visit designed to strengthen ties between Cambridge and the Central American country.

Midlands manufacturers to get help from IfM

Tuesday 13 April 2010

The IfM is joining forces with Business Link West Midlands and the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) to help support small businesses in the region.

Open Innovation experts set to share insights

Wednesday 31 March 2010

The IfM has confirmed the programme for its two Open Innovation workshops next month.

Doctoral researchers head to IfM

Thursday 25 March 2010

More than 50 doctoral students from around 20 of the UK's leading universities were at the IfM for the 17th annual Research Methodology Workshop.

Forensic science spin out a first for i-Teams

Tuesday 23 March 2010

A new forensic science technique which could revolutionise the way police forces detect illegal drugs has been given a business boost.

Laser Fest - relive the photonic fun

Tuesday 23 March 2010

Photographs from the IfM's first ever Laser Fest event are now available online.

Set phasers for fun - IfM hosts laser fest

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Racing rockets, a close look at microscopic marvels and a chance to see how engineers are changing the world are just some of the activities on offer at the first ever Laser Fest.

IfM laser lab to feature in BBC documentary

Friday 12 March 2010

A BBC film crew filmed a series of laser demonstrations today for a new documentary featuring Professor Robert Winston.

RFID award for IfM visiting researcher

Tuesday 9 March 2010

An IfM visiting researcher has been awarded the prestigious EHI Science Award as part of a team looking at the business value of RFID technology in the retail sector.

Groundbreaking ceremony at new Open Innovation centre

Monday 8 March 2010

A special ceremony has been held to mark the start of construction work on The Exchange - a new open innovation centre at Colworth Science Park.

Talented trio scoops entrepreneurial prize

Thursday 4 March 2010

Three IfM students are celebrating after winning £1,000 in a prestigious business competition organised by Pembroke College.

Enhanced manufacturing website for the East of England

Wednesday 3 March 2010

To reflect the importance of the manufacturing sector to the East of England's economy, the East of England Development Agency (EEDA) has expanded the manufacturing station on its Business Map.

Industrialists get close-up look at the IfM during Open Evening

Monday 22 February 2010

More than 100 invited guests attended the IfM's annual Open Evening held last Thursday.

R&D Society hears from head of the IfM

Monday 22 February 2010

Professor Mike Gregory has called for a new generation of industrial researchers to meet the needs of 21st century manufacturing.

Companies told going green is key to business success

Thursday 18 February 2010

Manufacturers contemplating ‘going green' have been told that sustainability is the greatest business opportunity they will ever have.

IfM signs MoU to Develop a Programme in Management, Policy and Innovation focused on the Middle East

Friday 12 February 2010

The University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), part of the Department of Engineering, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a programme in support of economic, industrial and social development in the Middle East through research into management, policy and innovation.

IfM aims to help companies 'go green'

Wednesday 10 February 2010

The IfM is looking at ways in which industry can become more sustainable by taking immediate steps using existing expertise and technologies to reduce waste and energy use

IfM lecturer delivers keynote address at cluster conference

Thursday 4 February 2010

The IfM's Dr Tim Minshall, was the only non-Japanese speaker at the recent 2010 Japan Cluster Conference in Tokyo.

Links forged with India in drive towards green industrial revolution

Tuesday 2 February 2010

A seminar examining ways in which industry could go green could lead to high profile collaborations between Cambridge and India.

Helping Product Design, Development and Introduction in the North East

Monday 18 January 2010

The IfM is providing tools and advice to help firms in the North East of England design and bring new products to market.

IfM to stage Manufacturing Transformation Workshops

Thursday 14 January 2010

A series of workshops to help small and medium sized manufacturing businesses are to be held throughout the Eastern Region.

Hi-tech firm praises business support programme

Monday 11 January 2010

A firm which makes hi-tech monitoring equipment has saved thousands of pounds and seen a long-running business problem solved – thanks to a free business support scheme developed by the IfM.

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