Institute for Manufacturing Masterclasses

What is an IfM masterclass?

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) Theatre showcases research and knowledge transfer activities from the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

Find inspiration for solving complex challenges like sustainability, technological innovation and digitalisation using approaches and knowledge developed at the IfM that are grounded in exceptional research and combined with industrial expertise.

Join our sessions for the opportunity to explore and work through challenges in a supportive and open environment. 

Our masterclasses for 2024 include:

  • Sustainability improvement – how to get everyone involved and bought-in to the sustainability improvements
  • Automation planning – how to get the most out of automation investment decisions
  • Creating alignment and strategy – how you can effectively align technology investments with business plans

Places at IfM Masterclasses are limited and pre-booking is advised. To apply for an IfM Masterclass you must be registered for Smart Factory Expo.


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Why Attend?

Through discussions with your peers, and guided by an IfM Industrial Practitioner, you will have the opportunity to explore and work through challenges in a supportive and open environment.

Our Industrial Practitioners have extensive expertise in supporting organisations across many sectors, and so are ideally placed to answer any questions you have and unpick the problems you are facing.

Once the session details are confirmed, we will allow registrants of Smart Factory Expo to secure your place.