What's new at the IfM - October

Today is my first day as the Head of the IfM. My predecessor, Mike Gregory, leaves us in great shape to carry on doing what we do best - developing new insights into manufacturing and sharing them as widely as possible to help build successful businesses and industries.

We want to make sure that the research we carry out translates into innovative technologies or ways of working which can make a real difference to what you do. And we can’t do that alone – we work with lots of different organisations to understand and address their challenges and opportunities. 

I thought you might be interested to see some of the things we have been up to recently and some of the ways in which we can share our work with you. If you would like to find out more about them – or about how we could work together - please do get in touch. We want to hear from you. 

Best wishes,
Andy Neely


#Report - Building strategic university-industry partnerships: lessons from the UK and US


A new report discussing key lessons and effective practices from UK and US experiences for building and nurturing effective and mutually beneficial strategic university-industry partnerships.

#Video - Self-Healing and smart coatings: The future of materials

#Video - Self-Healing and smart coatings: The future of materials
Dr Ronan Daly describes new research into sensors and smart surfaces can be designed and deployed to extend the operating life of machinery and manufactured products.

STIM Programme

#Consortium - STIM programme 2016
Join us for the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management consortium programme 2016 launch - providing interested companies with an opportunity to shape the programme for next year.


#News - EPSRC Manufacturing the Future conference hosted by the IfM
Nearly 300 of the UK’s top academics, industrialists and government representatives were in Cambridge in September discussing how to support innovation and world-class manufacturing in the UK.

Upcoming workshops and courses 
Across the IfM, a range of exciting courses, events and conferences are being organised aimed at a wide range of audiences across industry, academia and government.


Growth through effective technology and innovation management

#Feature - Growth through effective innovation & technology
Innovation is key to growth – but how do you manage it efficiently and how do you go about deciding what new product or process to invest in?


#Podcast - Making the Shift to Services in the Animal Health Industry
The Cambridge Service Alliance researchers emphasise how important two way communication is in manufacturing firms that make a shift to services.

New Website

#Web - Cambridge Service Alliance
The Cambridge Service Alliance have launched their new website this month, to view the new site please click here.



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Date published

1 October 2015

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