Food and FMCG giants call for innovators to pitch their ideasTuesday 11 December 2012
Major food and FMCG companies such as Unilever, General Mills, Tate & Lyle and Crown Packaging are seeking small commercial or university-based organisations which could provide innovative solutions to business challenges.
Car-leasing models for the technological era - a new study on mobility-as-a-serviceWednesday 5 December 2012
Innovative business models for modern transport are explored in a new case study-based research.
Ultra Precision Engineering- the key to a finer futureFriday 30 November 2012
Interdisciplinarity is becoming increasingly important for the engineers of the future and this is reflected in being successfully awarded funding through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training.
The future of the UK pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries mapped using techniques developed at the University of CambridgeWednesday 28 November 2012
A new study aimed at identifying needs, opportunities and challenges in the UK pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturing sectors was published today.
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.
New programme to create jobs in the East of England and help the environmentTuesday 23 October 2012
A £2.25m business support programme for start-ups and small and medium-sized (SMEs) manufacturing companies is launched in Cambridge today.
The future of flyingTuesday 23 October 2012
Aircraft that work together to solve complicated mathematical problems and airports with more flexibly used runways could be the future of flying, according to studies by University of Cambridge engineers and their industrial and academic partners.
Help for Essex manufacturing firms to boost performance and create new jobsTuesday 16 October 2012
A new programme of support for small, medium-sized (SME) and start-up manufacturing companies based in Essex.
The art of business, ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator awards grant to Wysing Arts CentreTuesday 9 October 2012
ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator awards grant to Wysing Arts Centre for its work on encouraging innovation in the East of England.
Hi-Wi project awarded poster prize at REPM'12 conferenceMonday 1 October 2012
David Hopkinson wins best poster presentation award
Inkjet Research Centre is part of a new collaborative research centreFriday 31 August 2012
The IfM's Inkjet Research Centre is a partner in the KACST-Cambridge Research Centre, studying the application of inkjet technology in additive manufacturing.
How offshore wind turbines could be more efficientFriday 17 August 2012
Jim Platts lecturer at the Institute for Manufacturing, has overseen a new study that suggests offshore wind farms could be 100 per cent more efficient in terms of energy payback if manufacturers embraced new methods for making the structures that support the turbines.
1,000 mile trip on fold-up bikes raises at least £30,000Thursday 19 July 2012
Two former IfM students, Phil Deakin and Harry Bullivant have cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats on fold-up Brompton bikes to raise money for three charities.
IfM plays host to the next generation of engineersTuesday 17 July 2012
The IfM played host to 29 GCSE students from Chelmer Valley High School, Chelmsford as part of an outreach project.
Premiere conference on performance management attracts delegates from all over the globeFriday 13 July 2012
Leading experts discussed the latest thinking in the field of performance management at an international conference in Cambridge this week that attracted 170 delegates from 40 countries
Commercialising medical device innovationFriday 13 July 2012
New medical devices take a long time to reach the market - and many never make it. Jon Johnson, a researcher at Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing, is looking at ways of making the process of commercialisation more efficient.
New partnership aims to unlock a manufacturing revolutionTuesday 3 July 2012
New initiative to investigate the potential for businesses to cut energy consumption and reduce waste cut costs in ways that improve margins and create jobs.
IfM lecturer named as one of university's top teachersThursday 28 June 2012
Dr Tim Minshall has been awarded one of Cambridge University's Pilkington Prizes.
Defining the future of Australian rail travel - On Track to 2040Tuesday 26 June 2012
Opportunities and priorities for the next 30 years of the Australian rail sector have been identified in a new report.
Bill O'Neill appointed Professor of Laser EngineeringWednesday 6 June 2012
Congratulations to Dr Bill O’Neill who has been appointed Professor of Laser Engineering.
KT Box event to introduce tools for complex engineering servicesThursday 31 May 2012
KT-Box is a unique collaboration of some of the UK’s academic and industrial leaders in the new field of complex service provision.
Global Health Commercialization and Funding RoundtableThursday 17 May 2012
The IfM has hosted the first Global Health Commercialization and Funding Roundtable.
New programme of support launched to help small and medium manufacturersSaturday 31 March 2012
IfM Education and Consultancy Services has launched a UK-wide programme of support for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses.
New agreement brings powerful approach to support smaller manufacturers in the North WestThursday 29 March 2012
IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) Limited is pleased to announce the availability in the North West of a powerful approach to help smaller manufacturing businesses.
European Students go head to head in Business Case Study TournamentThursday 29 March 2012
European Students of Industrial Engineering and Management (ESTIEM), visited IfM for the Business Case Study semi-final in March.
Solved: one of the ink-jet printing industry's greatest challengesWednesday 28 March 2012
Scientists at the IfM have developed a method for predicting whether a filament of fluid will condense along its length into a single droplet, or collapse into multiple droplets.
Institute for 'Magical Factories' opens its doors!Tuesday 27 March 2012
Hundreds of families flocked to the IfM on Saturday 24 March to enjoy a host of demos, hands on activities and talks - all part of this year’s Cambridge Science Festival.
Job security and pay fears at heart of manufacturing's "image problem"Thursday 8 March 2012
Misplaced fears about job security and low pay could thwart efforts to strengthen British manufacturing and rebalance the economy, a new analysis of the sector’s image among the general public has revealed.
New programme of support launched to help small and medium manufacturersThursday 1 March 2012
IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS) Limited, the IfM's dissemination arm, has launched a UK-wide programme of support for small and medium sized manufacturing businesses, following the success of recent projects in the Midlands and East of England.
Solved: one of the ink-jet printing industry's greatest challengesTuesday 28 February 2012
Scientists at the IfM have developed a method for predicting whether a filament of fluid will condense along its length into a single droplet, or collapse into multiple droplets. The research, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, could aid in designing processes for paint-spraying, ink-jet printing and the dispersion of drugs for inhalation.
Progressive future for UK manufacturing says new reportThursday 23 February 2012
Future trends, challenges and opportunities for UK manufacturing have been identified in a new study by Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.
Under the Microscope #1 & #2 - Small things, big thinkingThursday 19 January 2012
Using an electron microscope it’s possible for the human eye to see in minute detail the foot of the fruit fly – an appendage that is just about the same width as a human hair.
Mapping the future of the Australian rail supply networkThursday 12 January 2012
IfM Education and Consultancy Services is helping to map out the next 30 years of the Australian rail industry following the great success of the Automotive Australia 2020 Roadmap undertaken in 2009.