Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric VehiclesThursday 13 July 2017
Na Jiao won first runner-up and the best originality award for the international competition on Second Life for Retired Batteries from Electric Vehicles held in Hong Kong.
Professor Steve Evans talks about how to love factories at Hay FestivalWednesday 14 June 2017
Professor Steve Evans, Head of IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability, gives talk at Hay Festival.
Maintenance mattersFriday 12 May 2017
Dr Maria Holgado from the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) has been researching maintenance and particularly how it can make a vital contribution to a company’s long-term sustainability – when measured economically, socially and environmentally.
High-value products from industrial wasteTuesday 9 May 2017
The IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) has been working closely with leading Sri Lankan garment manufacturing companies to transform waste streams into high value products through innovative remanufacturing processes and new business models.
Industrial sustainability: paradox or paradigm?Monday 8 May 2017
IfM's Centre for Industrial Sustainability is focused on increasing our understanding of how to transform industrial behaviour to develop more sustainable environments, economies and societies. In this article, Centre Director, Professor Steve Evans, explains that increasing sustainability should not cost more.
Prestigious grant to help low-income entrepreneurs in BrazilWednesday 26 April 2017
IfM Centre for Industrial Sustainability Director, Professor Steve Evans, and doctoral student Paulo Savaget Nascimento have teamed up with a Brazilian non-governmental organisation (NGO) to win a prestigious grant to help low-income entrepreneurs living in the slums of Belo Horizonte.
The Cambridge Value Mapping ToolMonday 25 April 2016
The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool has been developed and refined over the last five years. It uses a structured and visual approach to identify ‘value uncaptured’ in the form of failed value exchanges: value missed, destroyed, surplus, and absence.
Industrial Evolution - Making British Manufacturing SustainableFriday 20 November 2015
Report from the UK Manufacturing Commission Inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in which vital measures are outlined that government and industry should take to ensure that British manufacturing is here to stay.
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.
Cutting edge research presented at the 4th Annual Sustainability conferenceMonday 20 July 2015
The EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) held its Fourth Annual Conference on 6-7 July at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.
Sustainable business models: what are they and why are they important?Tuesday 24 February 2015
Dr Doroteya Vladimirova explains sustainable business models and why they are important to firms which want to remain competitive in the current environment.
Key IfM role in new research centre to help manufacturers improve efficiencyThursday 3 July 2014
The Institute for Manufacturing’s research skills will be a key component of a new specialist centre dedicated to finding ways to help businesses improve efficiency in manufacturing.
Highly commended papers made freely available by journal publishers for a monthThursday 1 May 2014
Two highly commended papers by IfM authors have been made freely available for a month by the publishers of the journals in which they feature.
Predicting the unpredictable: the future of manufacturingThursday 1 May 2014
Dr Dai Morgan from the IfM’s Centre for Industrial Sustainability (CIS) reflects on the UK government’s recent Foresight report on the future of manufacturing.
Minister visits IfM to meet manufacturing firms benefitting from the PrISMS programmeTuesday 29 April 2014
A Government Minister visited the IfM today (Tuesday 29 April) to meet some of the 100 firms currently benefitting from a programme to create and safeguard jobs across the East of England.
Programme for growth and sustainability in the East of England helps 47 local firms improve their businessThursday 25 July 2013
A year after its launch, the PrISMS programme has already helped 47 companies in the East of England develop their business.
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.