IfM researchers create miniature winter landscape with lasers and inkjet printingThursday 12 December 2019
Researchers from IfM Fluids in Advanced Manufacturing Group have created a miniature winter scene for this year's IfM Christmas Card. The scene has been created using lasers and inkjet printing and the trees are no bigger than 10mm high.
IfM graduate Ying Wan Loh wins IET Young Woman Engineer of the YearWednesday 11 December 2019
Huge congratulations to Ying Wan Loh, a former IfM student, who has been recognised with this prestigious award by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
IfM Knowledge Partner at UK’s biggest manufacturing eventTuesday 3 December 2019
Sharing our content and perspectives from the largest manufacturing event in the UK calendar: an opening keynote from Tim Minshall, a series of IfM workshops, and engagement across the manufacturing community. Catch up with what you missed.
How to change the world: Steve Evans keynoteMonday 2 December 2019
Professor Steve Evans, Head of the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability, gave a keynote talk at the prestigious ‘How to change the world’ conference in London on 28th November, as part of a stellar line up of speakers including Malcolm Gladwell, Noam Chomsky and Robert Winston.
Sustainable Value Innovation course held in NorwayFriday 29 November 2019
Dr Doroteya Vladimirova and Ian Bamford from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability led a two-day course on Sustainable Value Innovation at the Norwegian Centre of Expertise iKuben in Molde, Norway.
QEII Create the Future podcast features Tim MinshallMonday 18 November 2019
Professor Tim Minshall, Head of the IfM, features in the latest episode of ‘Create the Future’ podcast from The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, alongside materials scientist Dr Anna Ploszajski.
IfM Review Issue 11: Strategic approaches to digitalisationMonday 11 November 2019
Issue 11 of IfM Review considers how digitalisation is changing manufacturing and how organisations can best develop strategies to respond.
H2020 TRUST - Twinning for Industrial SustainabilityFriday 18 October 2019
The Centre for Industrial Sustainability has joined a partnership with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and ISQ in Portugal under the umbrella of TRUST aiming to boost research excellence in the area of INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY.
IfM announce winners of University's first Postdoctoral AwardsFriday 18 October 2019
The IfM were proud to run a pilot scheme for Postdoctoral Awards - the first place in the University to take forward such a scheme. Awards were presented in three categories; Excellence in Teaching, Excellence in Research and Excellence in Academic Citizenship.
IfM Briefing hosts world-renowned expert David TeeceWednesday 2 October 2019
The IfM Briefing on ‘Developing Industrial Capabilities’ on 23rd Sept drew a large audience to hear thought-provoking ideas from leading thinkers and practitioners.
Shoestring conference: Helping SME manufacturers access the benefits of digital technologyTuesday 1 October 2019
The 'Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring' open workshop drew in a large audience of SME manufacturers, providers and industry associations to find out how to engage with this radical research project.
Policy Links seminar for government on UK’s value chain capabilitiesMonday 30 September 2019
Carlos López-Gómez of the IfM's Policy Links Unit delivered a seminar at BEIS for UK government policy makers, on the recommendations of an IfM report into strengthening value chains for economic growth.
Podcast: Problem Solvers episode 2 - Augmented humansFriday 13 September 2019
This episode explores 'augmented humans', the engineering and ethical challenges of how humans interact with technology, with Dr Thomas Bohné and Dr Karina Vold.
How can environmental policy motivate greener industries? Have your sayThursday 29 August 2019
Researchers at the Institute for Manufacturing are working with the Environment Agency to explore the potential use of incentives within environmental regulation.
Restorative Pioneers Day, looking beyond sustainabilityThursday 25 July 2019
A recent event organised by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability brought together researchers and business leaders to explore how industrial activities could have a net-positive environmental impact.
Cambridge to host international summit for young leaders, with IfM researcher on organising committeeMonday 22 July 2019
Young leaders from across the UK and Latin America will gather in Cambridge in September to discuss science, policy and innovation for a changing world. IfM's Cristina Rodriguez-Rivero, on the organising committee, explains more.
Policy Links delivers report on Industry 4.0 security at GMISThursday 11 July 2019
David Leal-Ayala of IfM's Policy Links Unit delivered a keynote talk at the Global Manufacturing Summit (9-11 July, Yekaterinburg, Russia) on a new report on the Safety and Security Dimensions of Industry 4.0.
Insect protein steals the show – OI Forum pitching event won by ProtifarmTuesday 9 July 2019
An entrepreneurial producer of alternative protein, Protifarm, has been voted as the winner of the IfM’s Open Innovation Forum Spring pitching event, held in London on 26th June.
Podcast: Problem Solvers episode 1 - Sustainability in the food industryFriday 5 July 2019
Problem Solvers: the IfM podcast. Episode 1: We explore sustainable innovation in the food industry, with Professor Steve Evans and Gary Punter.
Innovation for food security and sustainability explored at first IfM BriefingThursday 4 July 2019
The first in a new series of IfM Briefings provided a platform for leading research and industrial case studies on sustainability and security in the global food industry.
IfM convenes leading international organisations on future manufacturing skillsMonday 1 July 2019
The IfM convened a roundtable event for researchers and policy analysts from leading international organisations (the OECD, UNIDO, UNCTAD and World Economic Forum) at Madingley Hall to consider issues for the future manufacturing workforce.
Celebrating IfM females as part of International Women in Engineering DayThursday 20 June 2019
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day on 23rd June we asked some of IfM’s brilliant females to tell us about their work and what inspires them about engineering.
Low-cost automation ‘on a shoestring’ demos in actionWednesday 19 June 2019
New solutions for low-cost automation for SME manufacturers were demonstrated to project partners at the Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring meeting.
New report explains why UK manufacturing is underestimated in valueWednesday 12 June 2019
The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, according to a new report by Jostein Hauge and Eoin O'Sullivan.
MET Design Show 2019: Undergraduate product innovationsFriday 7 June 2019
This year’s MET Design Show on 5th June once again saw an impressive array of creative student inventions on display.
IfM opens its doors to welcome visitors at Showcase eventFriday 7 June 2019
On 6th June the IfM threw open its doors to over a hundred collaborators, friends and new connections, to showcase the diversity of work that takes place here.
The future of technology - feature by Great Northern railWednesday 22 May 2019
IfM colleagues discuss how simple technologies are transforming millions of lives each day, how VR is being utilised to safely train staff in some of the most dangerous jobs, and how the latest lasers are being developed to build the cities of the future.
Advancing Communities towards low-Carbon Energy Smart SystemsThursday 2 May 2019
IfM Education and Consultancy Services is part of 'ACCESS', a European project which is bringing together experts and governments around joint challenges to support larger uptake of low carbon grid-related technologies in communities and ‘Smart Cities’.
HCL joins the Cambridge Service Alliance with official signing ceremonyWednesday 1 May 2019
HCL Technologies officially joined the Cambridge Service Alliance as a gold member during a recent signing ceremony held in Cambridge.
Open Innovation Forum April meeting: Exploring collaborative R&DTuesday 30 April 2019
April's meeting focused on the theme of delivering health and well-being, and was hosted by Walgreens Boots Alliance in Nottingham, with over 60 participants from Forum members. We welcomed three new member companies to the consortium.
Low-cost digital solutions for large-scale manufacturersMonday 29 April 2019
Building on the growing momentum around our Digital Manufacturing on a Shoestring initiative for SMEs, a recent workshop explored the possibilities for low-cost digitalisation options for larger companies.
IfM students build UK’s largest nitrous hybrid rocket engineMonday 15 April 2019
‘Pulsar’ engine was designed and constructed from scratch by Cambridge University Spaceflight (CUSF) students from the Engineering department.
The Department launches its 16th Annual Photography CompetitionMonday 8 April 2019
John Reddaway – an appreciationTuesday 2 April 2019
John Reddaway, who has died aged 92, was a Cambridge engineer who introduced what became known as the “Reddaway plan”, a pioneering approach that brought engineering students face-to-face with the practical demands of manufacturing industry and which remains the inspiration for much teaching and training at the IfM today.
Future Technology for Sustainability and Roadmapping events held in Tokyo, JapanMonday 1 April 2019
In March 2019, a series of IfM-related events were held in Tokyo, Japan to develop mutual learning opportunities between Japan and the UK.
Interview with Dr Jag Srai, newly appointed Co-Chair of Cambridge Global Food SecurityWednesday 27 March 2019
Dr Jag Srai has been appointed as the new Co-Chair of the Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, replacing Professor Chris Gilligan.
Kate Willsher wins Whitehall Industry Group leadership awardTuesday 12 March 2019
This well-deserved award for Kate Willsher, IfM ECS's Chief Operations Officer, recognises positive impact in leadership practice and leading teams.
Upcycled Toy Design received Best Creative Business Award at Bangkok Design Week 2019Monday 25 February 2019
An exciting culmination to an innovation project in Thailand, using a creative approach to upcycling waste products, saw one of the local entrepreneurial teams win a design award.
HVMC's Sam Turner joins IfM's Distinguished Speakers seriesThursday 14 February 2019
Professor Sam Turner from the High Value Manufacturing Catapult joined us at the IfM on 11th February, in the fourth guest talk in our ‘Distinguished Speakers’ series.
IfM professional staff recognised with university awardMonday 14 January 2019
IfM and IfM ECS support teams were proud to receive a 2018 University of Cambridge Vice Chancellor’s Professional Services Award; well-earned recognition of the amazing work that goes into making the IfM such a friendly, collaborative and innovative place at which to work and study.
Understanding roadmapping from the customer's perspectiveFriday 11 January 2019
Contribute to the latest research into the digitalisation of roadmapping by taking a survey on the customer perspectives. If you have used roadmapping in your organisation or taken part in roadmapping workshops, we would appreciate your feedback.