Policy Links, CSTI and CTM offer joint training in South Africa to international delegation

Wednesday 16 August 2017

This workshop was aimed at providing key concepts about innovation management, discussing international experiences in manufacturing policy, and sharing experiences with colleagues with a common interest in RTOs.

UK's post-Brexit economy hinges on SME innovation

Tuesday 18 July 2017

The decisions that the UK Government makes in response to Brexit could either add billions to the nation’s economy or risk decimating the country’s more than 264,000 manufacturing SMEs.

Developing effective strategies for emerging technologies

Wednesday 7 June 2017

Strategies for specific emerging technologies are being developed in the UK, USA, and Japan. A workshop exploring the ‘Lessons Learned and Emerging Practices’ from UK activities was hosted to inform future strategy development and the implications for policy makers.

Technology-based economic growth strategies

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Advanced economies no longer have comfortably long 'windows of opportunity' to translate new knowledge from research into manufacturing.

A vision for multidisciplinary engineering research

Tuesday 30 May 2017

A new study, commissioned by the US National Academy of Engineering and written by the IfM will help inform the future of engineering research.

The Next Production Revolution

Tuesday 30 May 2017

The IfM has contributed to a recently published OECD book Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business. 

IfM Briefing Day 2017 The next production revolution

Friday 19 May 2017

On Thursday 11th May, over 100 delegates from across industry, government and academia gathered at the IfM in Cambridge to consider the implications of the next production revolution.

Policy Links report launched at global United Nations conference on manufacturing

Wednesday 29 March 2017

Governments need to take into account the increasing complexity of modern industries when developing new policies to support innovation, according to a new report on global advanced manufacturing.

The importance of standards in a digital world

Thursday 8 December 2016

IfM has just published a report, commissioned by BSI (British Standards Institute), which looks at the challenges for UK manufacturers of ‘going digital’ – and how standards and good practice can help the UK benefit from the digital revolution.

CSTI and Policy Links host 'smart specialisation' workshop for the region's agri-tech community

Friday 11 March 2016

The IfM’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) and its knowledge exchange unit, Policy Links, held a ‘smart specialisation’ workshop this week bringing together the agri-tech community in the East of England. The workshop was designed to identify the distinctive strengths of the region as one of Europe’s leading agri-tech clusters. 

IfM convenes manufacturing and innovation policy workshop with senior UK and German policymakers

Friday 12 February 2016

In January 2016 the IfM’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) brought together a high profile group of policymakers and practitioners from UK and German institutions to share experiences and identify best practices in implementing innovation policies.

New handbook to help with grant applications

Friday 6 November 2015

Offering basic tips for researchers preparing grant applications including advice on how to communicate the novelty, strengths and importance of your research ideas, as well as how to convey your abilities to plan, manage and deliver on your project.

Given in evidence

Tuesday 20 October 2015

The IfM’s Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy aims to give policymakers the information they need to provide effective support for emerging technologies and industries.

Polish scientists learn about innovation and technology management at the IfM

Friday 18 September 2015

75 Polish scientists have spent their summer in Cambridge, learning how to manage collaborative research projects and bring high-technology products to market. 

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

Wednesday 12 August 2015

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.

IfM Briefing Day 2015

Friday 15 May 2015

On 14 May, the IfM held its annual Briefing Day – attended by more than 150 senior industrialists and policymakers who heard about the IfM’s latest research and the work it is doing with industry and government.

The Manufacturability Challenges of Emerging Technologies

Friday 1 May 2015

This CSTI project 'Pathways to Manufacturing' aims to advance understanding of the manufacturability challenges faced when deploying a new technology at scale.

Manufacturing Policy Portal launched

Friday 10 April 2015

The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) at the Institute for Manufacturing has launched a portal focused on manufacturing policies.

IfM leads UK-US workshop on manufacturing and innovation policy

Monday 23 March 2015

On 18 March, the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) held a workshop at the White House, Washington D.C., where UK and US government agency representatives and academics compared their approaches to developing advanced manufacturing institutes.

Insights shared to make collaborative research work better

Monday 23 June 2014

More than 80 people from 50 companies and Cambridge University met to discuss lessons and insights on how best to manage collaborative research between academia and industry. 

Building Long Term Strategic University-Industry Partnerships: Lessons and Effective Practices from UK and US Experiences

Friday 13 June 2014

The Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) has released a summary of the key findings from a recent workshop on building strategic university-industry partnerships.

Barack Obama's former manufacturing advisor delivers Babbage Lecture

Friday 16 May 2014

Barack Obama’s former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, Thomas R Kurfess, delivered the Babbage Lecture on 13 May: The Digital Future of Manufacturing, Policy and Technology Opportunities for American Innovation.

Insights from the UK and USA on building strategic university-industry partnerships

Monday 24 March 2014

The Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI) hosted a two-day workshop exploring ways of building long-term strategic university-industry partnerships.

New industrial policy forum series is launched by CSTI with the first focus on Japan

Thursday 5 December 2013

New industrial policy forum series launched by the Centre for Science, Technology & Industrial Policy (CSTI).

Lord Sainsbury gives a talk as part of the Babbage Lecture Series

Monday 1 July 2013

The IfM hosted a talk by Lord Sainsbury of Turville, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, on ‘Linking science, engineering and economics – a progressive capitalism approach’.

CSTI chosen to host international meeting on standardisation and innovation

Monday 17 June 2013

On Friday 7 June, the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) hosted a workshop as part of the Tripartite meeting, a platform to discuss standardisation and innovation-related issues.

New Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy launched

Wednesday 15 May 2013

A new IfM research unit funded by the Gatsby Foundation has been launched - the Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI).

New strategic technology and innovation management consortium launched

Tuesday 8 January 2013

A new collaborative industry-university programme, the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) Consortium, has been launched with the aim to build a sustainable collaborative research-practice partnership delivering benefits to both industrial and research communities.

Progressive future for UK manufacturing says new report

Thursday 23 February 2012

Future trends, challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing have been identified in a new study by Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

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