Call for interest: Exploring the impact of supply chain disruptions on food digital platforms

Monday 1 June 2020

This research seeks to explore and evaluate the contributions digital platform organisations offer evolving food supply chains during extreme disruption with relevance given to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IfM students receive Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for COVID-19 work

Friday 29 May 2020

Jack Levy, Fathima Nisha Begum Samad and David Cordova, MPhil students in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management, received a Vice- Chancellor’s Social Impact Award for their efforts in supporting Addenbrooke’s Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

IfM’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Management Lab challenges 2019 Trinity Bradfield Prize winners to think strategically about their IP

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Using the IfM’s IP Strategy Roadmapping tool, Pratheeba Vimalnath and Graham Bell helped the winning organisations to think through their approach to their burgeoning intellectual property.

Students from IfM help to speed up vital COVID-19 testing

Friday 1 May 2020

Two Wolfson College students from the Institute for Manufacturing are working with experts at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Baker Lab to help streamline testing for COVID-19.

IfM researchers to help develop digital fabrication in Malawi in rapid response to COVID-19

Wednesday 29 April 2020

A new project including IfM researchers Lucia Corsini and Dr James Moultrie will develop digital fabrication capabilities in Malawi to support the production of urgently needed face masks and face shields.

Applications open for WE Lead Food Programme 2020

Wednesday 22 April 2020

WE Lead Food, a programme for women driving change and sustainability in the food sector, is looking for participants for the 2020 programme, beginning in October in Cambridge.

Dr Sebastian Pattison receives funding to develop bespoke 3D printed support braces

Tuesday 14 April 2020

The Academy of Medical Sciences Springboard grant is awarded to early career researchers to help launch their research careers, providing up to £100,000 over two years.

Industrial modelling techniques help Addenbrooke’s Hospital manage COVID-19 care

Tuesday 7 April 2020

IfM researchers are working to help the hospital model patient flow, examine the hospital's oxygen supply, and better understand staffing challenges.

Object-tracking technology used to coordinate PPE equipment

Thursday 2 April 2020

IfM spin-out Redbite Solutions have provided their object-tracking technology, itemit, to co-ordinate donations of PPE equipment in fight against COVID-19. The technology is ensuring that only NHS-approved items are forwarded on to the NHS. 

Open Innovation Forum moves online with focus on virtual innovation

Thursday 2 April 2020

After its scheduled meeting was curtailed due to the coronavirus outbreak, the forum brought together over 50 participants from 20 member companies using virtual collaborative tools.

Manufacturing and COVID-19: ways your company could help

Tuesday 17 March 2020

If you are an engineering or manufacturing company, read the ways you can get involved with tackling the COVID-19 outbreak.

TIGR2ESS programme shaping policy for agri-business in Punjab

Friday 13 March 2020

Dr Jag Srai attended a meeting at Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, looking at state-level policy interventions to encourage the development of agri-tech and digital platform technologies for agri-business in Punjab.

Project advancing the use of low-carbon technologies updates discussed in Cambridge

Monday 9 March 2020

IfM ECS recently hosted the ‘Advancing Communities towards low-Carbon Energy Smart Systems’, or ACCESS, project partners in Cambridge to discuss the latest developments of the pilot studies taking place in communities across Europe.

How Made Smarter is empowering women in manufacturing

Friday 6 March 2020

Industry trailblazers Andrea Thompson (BAE Systems), Andrea Hough (ATEC Engineering Solutions) and Donna Edwards (Made Smarter) say manufacturing SMEs can inspire a generation and close the gender gap.

Digital transformation in the energy sector

Monday 17 February 2020

Dr Diana Khripko recently spoke at E-World Energy and Water in Essen on digital transformation in the energy industry, highlighting IfM tools and approaches which can support organisation at different steps of the digital journey.

KOKUYO apply roadmapping to support technology venture concept design and strategy visualisation

Thursday 9 January 2020

A recent pilot study, led by Dr Yuta Hirose in Japan as part of the IfM's STIM Consortium, saw a new application of roadmapping to support technology venture concept design and strategy visualisation. 

How to hack food challenges

Thursday 9 January 2020

IfM researchers are leading a pioneering project to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship in the food sector. A series of 'MAKEathon' events is drawing on the hackathon model to address food industry challenges.

Exploring AI and Big Data for the food sector

Tuesday 7 January 2020

A recent meeting of the Open Innovation Forum brought together companies from across the food sector to consider the potential impact of AI and Big Data. Watch the highlights in this short video.

Dynamic and Adaptable Supply cHain Logistics (DASHLog) - DIAL Newsletter Winter 2020

Tuesday 28 January 2020

DASHLog project started on June 2017 and ended recently on December 2019, and it was funded by YH Global Supply Chain Co., Ltd. DASHLog focused on improving warehousing and logistics operations, being the main objective to develop a system capable of detecting and understanding the operating environments and to switch on the most suitable mode to work with under the identified situation.

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