Work with us

The research we do at the Centre for International Manufacturing is designed to help manufacturers thrive. We can only do that by working closely with industry to put our research into practice.

Collaborative research projects

We are always looking to develop our network of industrial collaborators. Through developing these relationships, we can progress research into hot topic and emerging themes, to co-development and pilot tools that will shape the manufacturing solutions of tomorrow.


For further information about research and collaboration opportunities with the Centre for International Manufacturing, please contact: Dr Jag Srai (


Peer group forums

CIM Symposium – the annual symposium provides the chance to hear from world-leading business figures and thinkers on the challenges facing modern manufacturing. See the event page to find out when the next Symposium is.


Become a member of the Digital Supply Chains Consortium, a unique collaboration between industrial member companies and the Institute for Manufacturing. It brings together some of the world’s leading firms and academics, all of whom are focused on delivering the tools, education and insights needed for the supply chains of the future.


Executive and professional development

Open short courses – the Centre for International Manufacturing runs regular courses at the IfM in Cambridge. To find out when the next course is, please see our open courses page.

Bespoke short courses – all of our courses can be run as in house training programmes if you have a large number of employees you would like to train.



We can work with you to directly apply the tools and techniques that have been developed at the IfM to your business. These techniques have delivered extensive impact of businesses across the world.

Read more about how we have worked with a wide range of organisations to transform their production and supply networks.


To discuss opportunities to embed Centre for International Manufacturing knowledge and expertise within your organisation, please contact: Dr Paul Christodoulou (




For further information please contact:

Dr Paul Christodolou

T: +44 (0) 1938 811103


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