OI Forum’s annual competition for food sector showcases innovative solutions to support SDGs

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Entrepreneurs from around the world took part in the 10th Open Innovation (OI) Forum’s annual Food, Drink and FMCG competition to pitch solutions to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

IfM makes an impact at Digital Manufacturing Week

Tuesday 16 November 2021

As official knowledge partner for Digital Manufacturing Week 2021, the IfM delivered a packed schedule of masterclasses, keynotes and live demonstrations – all designed to help delegates unpick the key business challenges of today.

IfM report highlights need for stronger IP strategy capabilities for SMEs

Monday 15 November 2021

A report prepared by the IfM and published by the European Commission looks at the extent to which Intellectual Property (IP) facilitates or hinders Open Innovation, particularly in relation to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


IfM researchers recognised in 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Research Impact and Engagement Awards

Friday 8 October 2021

The IfM’s Jag Srai and Duncan McFarlane have been recognised in the 2021 Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Research Impact and Engagement.


IfM innovation methods enable new approaches to address depression in young people

Tuesday 28 September 2021

A new report forms part of a wider project by the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management to explore how innovation methods used by industry can be applied to complex healthcare applications.

IfM works with Domino Printing to improve performance in continuous inkjet printers

Friday 24 September 2021

The IfM has worked with global printing company Domino to help optimise ink designs for different production environments.


IfM plugs into new Made Smarter investments in smart manufacturing

Tuesday 27 July 2021

The institute is working across projects in connected factories and healthcare innovation, partnering with government, industry, catapults and academia.

‘Exemplary educator’ Alan Thorne wins Pilkington Prize

Wednesday 30 June 2021

The prize recognises Alan’s outstanding contribution to the IfM’s flagship educational ‘Robot Lab’, which has become one of the defining features of the Manufacturing Engineering Tripos (MET).

IfM partners on new hub to drive healthcare innovation across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Wednesday 23 June 2021

The institute is part of a winning bid led by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust to host one of four new UK hubs supporting the adoption of innovations in healthcare.

IfM students Tse Uweja and Charlie Barty-King among 2021 Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award winners

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Their achievements and commitment to positive social change impressed a panel of judges consisting of four stakeholders representing the community, the University of Cambridge and organisations dedicated to supporting student social action.

25 Years of DIAL

Friday 30 April 2021

DIAL started out as the Manufacturing Automation & Control Systems Group (MACSG) in late 1995 with three people...

IfM awarded for COVID-19 response at Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards

Friday 16 April 2021

The institute’s work on hospital logistics, PPE delivery and the development of a ventilator sharing device was recognised.

New study to help inform the development of innovation hubs

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Innovate UK have commissioned a study, conducted by the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy and the Policy Links Unit, to inform the development of innovation hubs, a new support mechanism within the Manufacturing Made Smarter initiative.

IfM joins innovative 5G trial at Port of Felixstowe

Tuesday 19 January 2021

The project is supported by the UK government and will test how 5G and the Industrial Internet of Things can enhance productivity, efficiency and safety at the port.

IfM Postdoctoral Awards 2020

Monday 11 January 2021

The IfM Postdoctoral Awards recognise the excellent contributions of postdocs to research, teaching and academic citizenship.

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