Entrepreneur full of praise for i-TeamsTuesday 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 regionMonday 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 AmericaWednesday 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 MedalWednesday 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 aideWednesday 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 managementWednesday 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 studyFriday 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 publishedThursday 21 October 2010
The IfM's Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory has just published its first quarterly electronic newsletter.
Enabling economic growth: new reportWednesday 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 IfMTuesday 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 announcedTuesday 19 October 2010
Funding has been announced for a major new research centre based at the Department of Engineering.
IfM publishes first comprehensive roadmapping textbookTuesday 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 launchTuesday 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 systemsThursday 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 timeWednesday 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 industryFriday 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 recordWednesday 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 supportWednesday 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 IfMMonday 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 bookTuesday 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 sectorMonday 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 workTuesday 29 June 2010
Guang-Jie Ren received the coveted accolade from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).
Leading business figure visits IfMTuesday 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 designTuesday 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 ConferenceFriday 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 awardWednesday 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 expandsWednesday 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 visitorsTuesday 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 IfMWednesday 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 engineeringThursday 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 delegationWednesday 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 IfMTuesday 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 insightsWednesday 31 March 2010
The IfM has confirmed the programme for its two Open Innovation workshops next month.
Doctoral researchers head to IfMThursday 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-TeamsTuesday 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 funTuesday 23 March 2010
Photographs from the IfM's first ever Laser Fest event are now available online.
Set phasers for fun - IfM hosts laser festWednesday 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 documentaryFriday 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 researcherTuesday 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 centreMonday 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 prizeThursday 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 EnglandWednesday 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 EveningMonday 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 IfMMonday 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 successThursday 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 EastFriday 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 conferenceThursday 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 revolutionTuesday 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 EastMonday 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 WorkshopsThursday 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 programmeMonday 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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