The IfM is part of the University of Cambridge’s Department of Engineering. With a focus on manufacturing industries it creates, develops and deploys new insights into management, technology and policy.
Its mission is scholarship, world-leading research and education that:
- Creates knowledge, insights and technologies of value to established and emerging manufacturing industries and the associated policy community.
- Develops the skills and capabilities of researchers, students and people working in industry and government.
- Has an impact on industry and government through knowledge transfer and application, as well as by influencing the direction of future research.
It aims to be the partner of choice for businesses and policymakers, as they enhance manufacturing processes, systems and supply chains to deliver sustainable economic growth through productivity and innovation.