Professor Tim Minshall appointed Head of the Institute for ManufacturingTuesday 10 October 2017
Professor Tim Minshall, the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation, has become the new Head of the IfM, taking over from Professor Andy Neely.
Policy Links, CSTI and CTM offer joint training in South Africa to international delegationWednesday 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.
Strategic Intellectual Property Forum continues engagementTuesday 23 May 2017
Industry experts at the forefront of software IP management presented at the latest Strategic Intellectual Property Forum.
Guiding industrial diversification in Trinidad and TobagoWednesday 22 March 2017
IfM ECS's Policy Links team has been working with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a strategic roadmap for productive development policy in Trinidad and Tobago.
Strategic roadmapping - take control in times of uncertaintyTuesday 21 March 2017
Dr Imoh Ilevbare, Product Manager (Innovation and Technology Management) at IfM Education and Consultancy Services, provides some insights into staying on the front-foot in a complex and rapidly-shifting political and technological landscape.
Cambridge Service Alliance deputy director appointmentWednesday 15 March 2017
Dr Mohamed Zaki has been appointed as Deputy Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance (CSA).
Integrating roadmapping into whole of company strategy planningTuesday 21 February 2017
Global heavy industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is benefitting from better goal alignment and increased dialogue across departments within the company as a result of integrating roadmapping into its business planning strategy.
Innovative food technology start-up wins Open Innovation Food and FMCG Pitching EventWednesday 30 November 2016
Start-up Nuritas, which uses artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to create health-benefiting ingredients has won the 5th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event held in London on 23 November at Food Matters Live.
Food & FMCG giants are looking for innovators to pitch them new ideasThursday 22 September 2016
Senior leaders from major food and FMCG firms, part of the Open Innovation (OI) Forum, are holding a pitching event on 23 November at Food Matters Live, ExCel, London.
Autumn courses, conferences and events - What's new at the IfM - JulyThursday 14 July 2016
September is just around the corner – and at the IfM this marks the start of a busy season packed with courses, conferences and events for our industrial and academic delegates.
Bridging the gap - How to create business tools and processes that really workTuesday 17 May 2016
Dr Imoh Ilevbare, Product Manager for IfM Education and Consultancy Services, describes the IfM’s approach to developing business tools and processes from cutting-edge research.
Make the most of your IP - register for the next Strategic Intellectual Property ForumFriday 13 May 2016
The third Strategic Intellectual Property Forum, a half-day seminar designed to help companies better understand innovation and IP management, will take place on 24 May at the IfM.
The Newsletter of the Centre for Technology Management - March 2016Wednesday 23 March 2016
Read the March issue of the Centre for Technology Management Newsletter.
Record attendance expected for the R&D Management Conference and PhD ColloquiumThursday 3 March 2016
Preparations are in full swing for a record attendance at this year’s R&D Management Conference, hosted by the Centre for Technology Management at Churchill College.
Reducing the risk of failure in new product developmentTuesday 1 March 2016
New Practice Guide examines the front end of innovation and considers how this can be organised using formal processes to avoid such failures in innovation processes, and to improve the success of the innovation pipeline.
Opportunities and Challenges in Additive ManufacturingMonday 8 February 2016
Dr Tim Minshall who leads the bit-by-bit project at the IfM explains why Additive Manufacturing (or 3D Printing) could have huge application in sectors from cars to space stations.
Lean and agile strategies key to outsmart the competitionWednesday 27 January 2016
Dr Rob Phaal from the Centre for Technology Management at the IfM in this short video makes the case for lean and agile strategy as a source of competitive advantage.
Additive manufacturing: understanding the bigger pictureMonday 21 December 2015
Governments around the world have high hopes for Additive Manufacturing (AM) – also widely referred to as ‘3D printing’. But if it is to have the economic impact they are looking for, there needs to be a better understanding of both the huge opportunities AM presents as well as the barriers that may prevent it realising its potential.
Make the most of your intellectual property - register for the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum at the IfM on December 8thMonday 30 November 2015
The IfM has joined forces with Cambridge-based intellectual property firm Avidity IP to start the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum.
Open Innovation Food and FMCG Pitching Event winners announcedWednesday 25 November 2015
On Tuesday 17 November, 18 innovators pitched their new ideas for food-related products and services to members of the Open Innovation Forum – a group of senior executives from major food and FMCG firms, such as Mars, Unilever, General Mills, Tate & Lyle, Tesco and Crown Packaging.
The Newsletter of the Centre for Technology Management - November 2015Sunday 1 November 2015
Read the November issue of the Centre for Technology Management Newsletter.
50 years of manufacturing at CambridgeMonday 26 October 2015
2015 is an important year for the IfM. This October sees the 50th annual intake of students on its MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management. This was a pioneering course when it was first conceived and its twenty-first century graduates are more sought after than ever. October 2015 is also when Professor Sir Mike Gregory retires after 20 years leading manufacturing research, education and practice at the University of Cambridge and we welcome his successor, Professor Andy Neely.
Strategic technology and innovation management consortium programme 2016Tuesday 29 September 2015
The 2016 programme launch meeting will be hosted in Cambridge on Wednesday 18 November, providing interested companies with an opportunity to shape the programme for next year.
Polish scientists learn about innovation and technology management at the IfMFriday 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.
Understanding strategic decisions in technology development projectsMonday 27 July 2015
The Centre for Technology Management have launched a research study to better understand strategic decisions that need to be taken in the different stages of technology development projects.
Can you help Mars, PepsiCo and Heineken find innovative solutions to their business challenges?Wednesday 1 July 2015
Pitch your ideas and products to senior leaders from major food and FMCG firms at the 4th Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event on 17 November at Food Matters Live, ExCel, London.
IfM to hold first Strategic Intellectual Property ForumMonday 29 June 2015
The Institute for Manufacturing is launching the Strategic Intellectual Property Forum (SIPF) to support companies in using their IP when making strategic decisions. The Forum's first event will be held on Tuesday 7 July.
Call for Evidence: development of UK National Strategy for Additive Manufacturing/3D printingFriday 12 June 2015
Researchers from the Institute for Manufacturing are helping to run a nationwide Call for Evidence to support the development of a UK national strategy for additive manufacturing/3D printing (AM-3DP).
IfM project will define research agenda for 3D printing-enabled re-distributed manufacturingFriday 17 April 2015
The Bit by Bit research team has launched a new project to explore the interrelationships between 3D printing/additive manufacturing and re-distributed manufacturing.
Management tools and toolkits: the good, the bad and the uglyThursday 2 April 2015
Dr Clive Kerr and Dr Rob Phaal from the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM) are looking at better ways to design and use management tools and toolkits.
Manufacturing Zone at the 2015 Cambridge Science FestivalMonday 23 March 2015
We had a great day yesterday at the Manufacturing Zone at the Institute for Manufacturing organised as part of the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.
Podcast - What is 3D printing? Dr Tim MinshallThursday 25 September 2014
With news of 3D printed cars, houses and even food, is this the future of manufacturing? The Naked Scientists take a closer look at the workings of 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, and what this might mean for our collective futures. Tim Minshall took Kat Arney through the basics.
Open Innovation Forum hosted by Mars at 'The Biggest Chocolate Factory in the World'Tuesday 8 July 2014
More than 30 innovation leaders from major companies were hosted by Mars in Veghel, Netherlands for the June 2014 meeting of the Open Innovation Forum in the Food and FMCG Value Chain.
NASA executive with US energy and aerospace sector expertise joins ECSMonday 30 June 2014
John Saiz, a NASA executive and formerly Chief Technology Officer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, has joined IfM Education and Consultancy Services.
Outstanding Paper award for IfM article on start-ups in emerging industriesFriday 16 May 2014
An article by IfM authors on manufacturing start-ups in emerging industries has been chosen as the 2014 Outstanding Paper winner by the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management.
Engineering in a connected world: Tim Minshall at TEDxCambridgeThursday 10 April 2014
What does it mean to be an engineer, and how might we all draw on our inner-engineer to change the world we live in?
The importance of open innovation in the FMCG sectorFriday 1 November 2013
In a sector characterised by the need to reduce time to market and find new ideas to generate new products, firms are constantly searching for ideas and innovations that will give them a competitive edge. Open innovation can facilitate this process.
Technology roadmap research project helps United Nations tackle climate changeThursday 9 May 2013
CTM, in collaboration with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, was commissioned by the United Nations to research how technology roadmapping could help tackle greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
New briefing on business models to help adoption of sustainable technologiesThursday 7 March 2013
A new briefing on how innovative sustainable technologies can be spread to make an impact on global warming and resource scarcity has been released.
Getting ship shape: IfM develops a fleet management tool for the Royal NavyThursday 15 November 2012
Researchers Clive Kerr and Simon Ford from the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management have developed a software tool to help the Royal Navy manage its fleet of Type 23 frigates.
Daylight Saving in GB; Is there evidence in favour of clock time on GMT?Thursday 4 October 2007
Turning the clocks back each autumn has generated millions of tonnes of carbon emissions as well as increasing electricity costs during GMT months.
Cambridge University groups join forces to help budding entrepreneursWednesday 5 September 2007
Sixteen Cambridge University groups involved in the support of enterprise and innovation are working together to improve support for would-be entrepreneurs.
Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunitiesTuesday 4 September 2007
The Centre for Technology Management's (CTM) annual two day Symposium will explore the theme of “Successful innovation in an uncertain world: Recognising and exploiting opportunities”.
IfM lecturer presents report findings at the 8th Cambridge Enterprise ConferenceMonday 3 September 2007
IfM lecturer Dr Tim Minshall presented the findings of a report he co-authored examining the impact of government policy on technology commercialisation since the 1960s at the 8th annual Cambridge Enterprise Conference.
Helping companies keep track of the latest technological developmentsFriday 1 June 2007
Companies need to keep abreast of the latest technical developments in their field if they are to seize new business opportunities and avoid being overtaken by competitors.
April's IfM briefing explores the importance of Technology Intelligence systems in keeping track of the latest technological developmentsTuesday 3 April 2007
April's IfM briefing explores the importance of Technology Intelligence (TI) systems in keeping ahead of competitors. Companies need to be aware of the latest technological innovations if they are to exploit new business opportunities and avoid potential threats.
IfM course investigates technology & innovation managementMonday 2 April 2007
The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) held its second executive training course in March on Technology and Innovation Management.
Unilever and IfM announce new research projectThursday 1 February 2007
Unilever and the IfM today announced the launch of a new research project to explore how companies can successfully implement a radical approach to collaboration in the research and development process, known as 'open innovation'.
Centre for Technology Management paper investigates environmental effects of abandoning Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)Wednesday 3 January 2007
Centre for Technology Management researcher, Dr Garnsey, has lead a position paper investigating the environmental effects of discarding GMT and bringing the UK inline with central Europe.
Centre for Technology Management support Shell "opportunities for innovations" study 2006Tuesday 3 October 2006
"The business opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME's) in tackling the causes of climate change" is a study for Shell Springboard by consultants at Vivid Economics.
12th Cambridge Technology Management Symposium announcedTuesday 1 August 2006
This year's Cambridge Technology Management Symposium will focus on creativity, design and innovation.
First Technology and Innovation Management Course is a successTuesday 4 April 2006
CTM ran its first executive education course on technology and innovation management in March.
Faraday Packaging Partnership 'Associate of the Year' award joint winnerFriday 28 October 2005
David Beeton of the Centre for Technology Management was recently named joint winner of the Faraday Packaging Partnership 'Associate of the Year' award.
Software Sourcing Problems? - Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing Trials Tools for Embedded Software Sourcing DecisionsTuesday 27 January 2004
Cambridge University's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) is ready to trial its tools for supporting embedded software sourcing decisions.
DTI Director-General of Innovation to Speak at Cambridge Technology Management SymposiumTuesday 16 September 2003
The DTI Director-General of Innovation to give the keynote speech at the Cambridge Technology Management Symposium.