Record number of pitches at OI Forum’s annual competition for food sector innovation

Thursday 3 December 2020

An innovative new technology to make bioplastics and other sustainable plant-based materials and a method to industrialise photosynthesis to expand the world’s food supply were the winning ideas at the Open Innovation (OI) Forum’s annual Food, Drink and FMCG pitching competition.

IfM team set up logistics for Cambridge student COVID-19 testing

Wednesday 18 November 2020

This term, the University has embarked on the weekly COVID-19 testing of all Cambridge students living in college accommodation. A group of IfM staff, students and alumni are handling the job.

IfM launches project to accelerate healthcare innovation

Tuesday 22 September 2020

The initial case study will explore an integrated approach to innovation for the identification, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression in young people.

IfM adds expertise to new initiative to improve UK productivity

Wednesday 2 September 2020

The institute will contribute to the University of Cambridge’s role in the Productivity Institute, the largest economic and social research investment ever in the UK.

IfM receives prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering award for COVID-19 work

Monday 17 August 2020

We are proud to announce that the IfM has received a President’s Special Award for Pandemic Service for our work in combating the coronavirus.

IfM researchers make strides in local manufacturing of PPE in Malawi

Sunday 16 August 2020

The team has been developing digital fabrication capabilities to support the production of face masks and face shields needed to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

Resilience and Sustainable Development Programme (RSDP) leads bootcamp for youth leaders for Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020

Thursday 13 August 2020

The event focused on how to apply socio-economic systems thinking to address the systematic geopolitical challenges related to safely repatriating Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

IfM awarded Green Impact Platinum Award

Tuesday 4 August 2020

We are proud to announce that the IfM has been awarded a Green Impact Platinum Award from the University’s environmental accreditation scheme.

New ventilator sharing device being tested by Institute for Manufacturing engineers and Royal Papworth anaesthetists

Wednesday 22 July 2020

The new device, which is being developed in collaboration with Cambridge Design Partnership, improves upon and addresses concerns about previous ‘ventilator splitter’ designs, allowing one ventilator to be used by two patients more safely.

£1.2 million awarded to establish Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation

Thursday 16 July 2020

The new unit will help to drive a step change in universities’ contributions to delivering increased R&D and innovation in the UK.

Innovate UK commissions advanced manufacturing study from CIIP

Tuesday 14 July 2020

Innovate UK has commissioned the Policy Links Unit to conduct a study to better understand challenges and opportunities for international research and innovation (R&I) collaboration in the advanced manufacturing and materials sector.

Funding awarded for nanomanufacturing research to support a faster transition to electric vehicles

Thursday 25 June 2020

Dr Michael De Volder, who leads the IfM's Nanomanufacturing group, has been awarded funding of two million euros from the European Research Council to manufacture Li-Ion batteries with enhanced energy and power density for use in electric vehicles.

IfM's business diagnostic workshop and mentoring helps digital start-up in Jordan

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Abjjad, an Arabic social network for readers, authors, and bloggers in the Middle East, completed an intensive business diagnostic workshop with the IfM to analyse their priorities and strategies and be mentored to automate their core operations.

IfM students receive Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for COVID-19 work

Friday 29 May 2020

Jack Levy, Fathima Nisha Begum Samad and David Cordova, MPhil students in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management, received a Vice- Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for their efforts in supporting Addenbrooke’s Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IfM’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Management Lab challenges 2019 Trinity Bradfield Prize winners to think strategically about their IP

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Using the IfM’s IP Strategy Roadmapping tool, Pratheeba Vimalnath and Graham Bell helped the winning organisations to think through their approach to their burgeoning intellectual property.

Students from IfM help to speed up vital COVID-19 testing

Friday 1 May 2020

Two Wolfson College students from the Institute for Manufacturing are working with experts at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Baker Lab to help streamline testing for COVID-19.

IfM researchers to help develop digital fabrication in Malawi in rapid response to COVID-19

Wednesday 29 April 2020

A new project including IfM researchers Lucia Corsini and Dr James Moultrie will develop digital fabrication capabilities in Malawi to support the production of urgently needed face masks and face shields.

Applications open for WE Lead Food Programme 2020

Wednesday 22 April 2020

WE Lead Food, a programme for women driving change and sustainability in the food sector, is looking for participants for the 2020 programme, beginning in October in Cambridge.

Dr Sebastian Pattison receives funding to develop bespoke 3D printed support braces

Tuesday 14 April 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard grant is awarded to early career researchers to help launch their research careers, providing up to £100,000 over two years.

Industrial modelling techniques help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage COVID-19 care

Tuesday 7 April 2020

IfM researchers are working to help the hospital model patient flow, examine the hospital's oxygen supply, and better understand staffing challenges.

Object-tracking technology used to coordinate PPE equipment

Thursday 2 April 2020

IfM spin-out Redbite Solutions have provided their object-tracking technology, itemit, to co-ordinate donations of PPE equipment in fight against COVID-19. The technology is ensuring that only NHS-approved items are forwarded on to the NHS. 

Open Innovation Forum moves online with focus on virtual innovation

Thursday 2 April 2020

After its scheduled meeting was curtailed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the forum brought together over 50 participants from 20 member companies using virtual collaborative tools.

Manufacturing and COVID-19: ways your company could help

Tuesday 17 March 2020

If you are an engineering or manufacturing company, read the ways you can get involved with tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.

TIGR2ESS programme shaping policy for agri-business in Punjab

Friday 13 March 2020

Dr Jag Srai attended a meeting at Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, looking at state-level policy interventions to encourage the development of agri-tech and digital platform technologies for agri-business in Punjab.

Project advancing the use of low-carbon technologies updates discussed in Cambridge

Monday 9 March 2020

IfM ECS recently hosted the ‘Advancing Communities towards low-Carbon Energy Smart Systems’, or ACCESS, project partners in Cambridge to discuss the latest developments of the pilot studies taking place in communities across Europe.

How Made Smarter is empowering women in manufacturing

Friday 6 March 2020

Industry trailblazers Andrea Thompson (BAE Systems), Andrea Hough (ATEC Engineering Solutions) and Donna Edwards (Made Smarter) say manufacturing SMEs can inspire a generation and close the gender gap.

Digital transformation in the energy sector

Monday 17 February 2020

Dr Diana Khripko recently spoke at E-World Energy and Water in Essen on digital transformation in the energy industry, highlighting IfM tools and approaches which can support organisation at different steps of the digital journey.

KOKUYO apply roadmapping to support technology venture concept design and strategy visualisation

Thursday 9 January 2020

A recent pilot study, led by Dr Yuta Hirose in Japan as part of the IfM's STIM Consortium, saw a new application of roadmapping to support technology venture concept design and strategy visualisation. 

How to hack food challenges

Thursday 9 January 2020

IfM researchers are leading a pioneering project to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the food sector. A series of 'MAKEathon' events is drawing on the hackathon model to address food industry challenges.

Exploring AI and Big Data for the food sector

Tuesday 7 January 2020

A recent meeting of the Open Innovation Forum brought together companies from across the food sector to consider the potential impact of AI and Big Data. Watch the highlights in this short video.

Covid-19 and CTM

Friday 21 August 2020

Covid-19 and CTM

Friday 21 August 2020

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