EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

By 2050 the global industrial system is committed by international agreements and governments to double its output while only using 50% of current resources and generating no more than 20% of current CO2. Achieving this represents an exciting new industrial revolution, requiring new approaches and new thinking which we term collectively Industrial Sustainability .The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability will work closely with leading companies of all sizes and from all sectors who are already actively preparing for this challenge. The Centre will work on two fronts: rapidly reducing the resource & energy-intensity in the production of existing goods while simultaneously investigating options for a radical redesign of the industrial system. We will build a foundation of projects in 'eco-efficiency' (creating more value using less resource by focussing on reducing use of energy, water and materials), in 'eco-factory' (for example using waste from one process as inputs to another wherever possible), and in 'sustainable industrial system' (conserving resources by for example using solar income, re-distributing what gets made where and re-assessing what and how value is delivered). As we better understand what works and what doesn't, we will develop and deliver tools and techniques, which will be used, by our collaborators to achieve their sustainability goals. Some of these tools will be commercialised and some will be made more freely available. Manufacturers of all types will use these tools to reduce the amount of energy, water and material they use to produce each product. We will work with producers of cars, food, furniture, detergents and many other products to make sure our tools are useful to as many manufacturers and sectors as possible.When we know that the tools do help to improve performance we will broadcast their existence to multiple manufacturers through our network and partners; we will measure how useful the tools are and publish that information on-line.During the 5-year initial life of the Centre we will train over 80 people to the highest standard, preparing them to be academics and practitioners with the leadership skills capable of helping industry rise to the challenge of sustainability

Planned Impact

The primary beneficiaries are the 100's of UK manufacturers currently seeking to improve their sustainability performance, and the 1000's who will do so in the future. They will benefit from a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't and from the many tools that the Centre will be building. Our immediate collaborators will benefit first, quickly followed by the official members of our network and then the wider set of UK manufacturers. We expect our collaborators, many of whom are international companies, to take the knowledge and tools across their own companies and own supply chains, therefore reaching out globally. The tools and techniques we develop are intended to be developed in such a way that they are effective across multiple business sectors and business sizes. We have the Carbon Trust, the EEF and the TUC as collaborators to help increase the speed with which the wider group learn of our outputs and to increase the take up of the tools. We will also work with commercial partners who will increase tool use by developing professional versions and taking them to market. The benefits will be felt by practitioners as reduced environmental impact per unit produced (such as energy, water, waste impacts), reduced cost, improved reputation (both with peers and potentially with customers) and improved staff motivation. Reduced environmental impacts directly translates into a healthier, safer and greener environment for all citizens. Customers will also have an increasing ability to purchase goods made with a lighter footprint. It is hoped that companies with superior industrial sustainability performance will win more customers, and benefit economically from that, as well as contribute to high added value manufacturing employment. There is also some potential for re-locating manufacturing jobs into the UK as business's seek to reduce their impacts (by reducing transportation, by local sourcing, by using local company's wastes). The reduction of levels of energy and resources will also contribute to the resilience and future security of the UKs economy. The insights provided by the research base should also inform industrial and business policy makers in the identification of areas for focus

Publications

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Title Electron microscopy image of the reflective coating and fibrous cloth of a man-made fabric 
Description Centre PhD researcher Ionnis Mastoris and Cambridge lecturer, Dr Ronan Daly, were joint winners of the second prize in the annual Zeiss Photographic Competition in the Department of Engineering at Cambridge University with their electron microscopy image of the reflective coating and fibrous cloth of a man-made fabric (above). The photograph was taken as part of a research project focusing on the life cycle of these fabrics, from which the findings could be utilised to help decrease the environmental impact of the fibre-dyeing process. 
Type Of Art Image 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact This striking image has been used in Engineering Department publications. 
URL http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/news/photography-competition-department-engineering
 
Title The Family 1000 KWh - A card game to teach and trains people how to reduce energy use/waste 
Description A card game that is played by 2-8 people from families. The game encourages them to identify actions and behaviour that can reduce energy or water consumption and producing less waste it also identifies the barriers to making the relevant changes and how to overcome them. The first individual or team to achieve 1000KWh reduction is the winner. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The game is attracting interest from Veolia and BP as a way to help thier customers change behaviour 
 
Title Woodpeckers, After All 
Description Dr Curie Park published an essay book 'Woodpeckers, after all' for Korean readers on 1st Aug. Having been inspired by woodpecker spotting in the last three places she called home i.e. Gangneung, her first marital home; Cambridge, her current UK home; and Seoul, her latest marital home in Korea, the woodpecker symbolises a thriving lifestyle that benefits neighbours with wit and style. In this tiny book she introduces her daily stride towards sustainable life beyond her bread and butter, sustainability research. The 24 hilarious, touching or outrageous stories include; refusing single-use plastics, going flexiterian, planting a tree at a secret location near IfM, second-hand clothes hunting and having a child in the 21st Century and beyond. Although the Korean text would be inexplicable for most of the IfMers, it didn't stop many of them appearing in the book. The dark night quest for hedgehogs to Steve's garden with Steve and Ian, the lunchtime hyenas after the leftover sandwiches in the common room, the communal recycling shelf at Martin and Paulo's rented house, the teatime birding club with Aloisius, to Florian's secondhand sewing machine and the Kimchi making session with Paulo and Kirsten are only to name a few! Fingers crossed the English version may one day see the light of day. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact Dr Park hopes this book would approach the Korean readers in a friendly manner, and encourage them to engage with easy and enjoyable sustainable actions in their everyday life. 
 
Description At the Centre for Industrial Sustainability we do research firstly into how manufacturers can improve the resource efficiency of their operations now (and with limited budget), we also build the tools and technologies that industry will need over the next 10 years, and finally we study the future shape of sustainable manufacturing. This 3 part research agenda is based on our view that all our research should be both practical and systemic - having a route to practice while understanding that all manufacturing occurs within a complex system. The Centre's research and the tools we build are already helping leading edge manufacturers and those who are new to the subject.

Through our research into resource efficiency we have discovered the extreme levels of resource efficiency variance that can occur across factories and calculated that halving the gap between worst and best would deliver £10Bn more profit to UK manufacturers and save 27MTCO2e (4.5% of UK emissions) and provide 300,000 new jobs. Our research into the rapidly evolving industrial experiments with new business models that are occurring in practice has revealed a new way to analyse business models using a construct that we term 'failed value exchange'. We have also mapped as many novel sustainable business models as possible and found a series of archetypical structures that can be used by industry to build their own future business model designs. Our research into system level innovation has revealed a series of principles and patterns of those principles which help to explain fundamental differences between approaches to industrial sustainability that have external similarities (such as eco-industrial parks and industrial symbiosis). Research into the key competences needed for systemic industrial sustainability change has revealed four competences as being critical - efficiency, internalisation, co-ordination and whole system design. All this research has been transformed into tools for use by members and other organisations, the usage of these tools and others is discussed in a later section.

We have 21 sustainable manufacturing tools that are complete or near completion and several others in earlier stages of development. We also have developed a series of 16 industry focused Quick Guides aimed at taking the ideas, concepts and tools generated by Centre researchers and presenting them in engaging 2 page documents that allow manufacturers to easily establish if and how an idea could work in their situation. In addition we have produced over 200 academic publications from our research.

We aim to improve industrial practice but also to create future leaders and to inform policy. The Centre has an active and engaged Cohort (over 70 people from 21 research institutions attended the 2016 cohort week) who share ideas and collaborate through online meetings, specialised training sessions, dedicated newsletters, and an annual Cohort retreat. Our Cohort events are open to researchers from Universities and organisations beyond the 4 Centre partners and includes researchers from both UK and international universities. Currently 78 Centre researchers have recently completed PhDs and several of our 28 active PhD researchers are near completion. We have a very active visitor programme with faculty from around the UK and the world to improve industrial sustainability research competence.

The Centre is actively engaged in research to inform policy. Centre researchers had key roles to play in the UK Governments Foresight exercise setting out the 'Future of Manufacturing', including membership of the Lead expert Group and lead authors on contributing research reports. Sustainability, and many associated topics such as resilience, on-shoring and resource efficiency, are prominent in the report which is now informing the detail policy process.

The Centre for Industrial Sustainability has been instrumental in working with politicians to set up and run the Manufacturing Commission in 2015. The commission is a cross party and cross sector Parliamentarian and industry-led body which drives new thinking around industrial policy in the UK. It conducts high-level research inquiries and makes recommendations to government and industry in order to instigate positive change in the UK manufacturing sector. Centre Director, Prof Steve Evans, Deputy Director, Prof Shahin Rahimifard and High Level Group Members Barry Sheerman MP and Prof Adisa Azapagic are all members of the Commission. The Manufacturing Commission launched an inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in February 2015. Co-chaired by Centre Director Prof Steve Evans, the inquiry sought to understand how UK manufacturing could help achieve long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability and to understand government's role in this. In the inquiry's final report 'Industrial Evolution, Making British Manufacturing Sustainable', published in October 2016, the inquiry made practical policy recommendations addressing key issues and themes currently affecting UK manufacturing and which threaten the UK's potential industrial growth.
Exploitation Route Our research findings are being taken forward in several ways, mainly based on our standard research process which takes our new knowledge and transform that into tools that make the knowledge available to industry. Some tools will be hardware (e.g. shoe recycling equipment, some software (e.g. energy modelling for factories), and some are facilitation tools (e.g. value mapping to design new business models). All research follows this process and develops tools that are used, tested then released to a wider audience. Many of our sustainable business tools have been and are being actively used and making a difference in industry now as evidenced in our industry Case Studies.

Our academic publications have been downloaded and cited by other publications numerous times. Our Quick Guides, Case Studies, conference presentations, annual reports, are all available for viewing and download from our website. Our international reports are being used by governments to develop their green growth strategies (Mongolia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Botswana, Bangladesh, Kosovo).


Our next challenge is to embrace the evolving subject and the increasing attention it is receiving from industry and academia, and to increase the depth and speed of progress in helping the UK move to a sustainable industrial system.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Retail,Transport

URL https://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/industrial-sustainability/
 
Description We are actively disseminating our research outputs through workshops, training courses, participation at conferences, symposiums, and other events, our own annual conference, website, through the trade press and media, and open events. Our research has developed new value constructs that are helping companies like Stora Enso, Nike, Riversimple and M&S explore new business models. Tools to improve engineers knowledge of sustainable manufacturing practices are being used inside Airbus, while our tools to support system level change are being used by Saitex, Brandix, MAS Holdings and Nike, helping to create long term plans that move these companies toward industrial sustainability. Toyota have used our findings to modify their CSR reporting, investigating how the vehicle end of life process will change in a more circular environment (e.g. investigating the return logistics and supply chains partnerships; experimenting with the access to high value materials). IfM ECS are utilising our tools to enable their consultants to carry out interventions in SMEs and large organisations. To reduce energy, waste and water use and costs. ECS are also converting some tools into open educations and training programmes to educate the managers and engineers of companies across the UK and Europe. Our energy and waste flow modelling is being used by the specialist consultancy company Ecopare to carry out analysis of performance and promote improvement recommendations at Jaguar Land Rover and other companies. Third sector organisations such as WRAP and the Flemish network PlanC are using our research in their own organisations. We work closely with other industry organisations such as iema, EEF, 2degrees and others to make our tools and methods available to their members. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded the PrISMS project which has used our tools in their engagement with 120 SMEs in the Eastern Region of the UK to improve their sustainability performance. We have supported research that is taking the message concerning non-labour resource productivity into the policy process and had a successful debate and launch inside parliament. We have contributed to the current Industrial Strategy White Paper, leading the professional institutions response; we have also influenced the 2018 Made Smarter digital review from Jurgen Maier. We have supported all-party parliamentary group inquiries into re-manufacturing and resource management.We have used our research output tools in policy making with the Vice President of Botswana, with the Ambassador of Bangladesh and the Ambassador of Kosovo.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description All Parliamentary Inquiry and Report on Remanufacturing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Centre is part of the All-Party Parliamentary Manufacturing Group (APMG) which encourages the exchange of knowledge and understanding between Parliament and the UK's diverse manufacturing industries, helping to raise the profile of manufacturing both inside and outside of Parliament. Steve Evans was part of the steering group which collected evidence for the report, 'Triple Win - The Social, Economic and Environmental Case for remanufacturing', published by the APMG and the All Party Parliamentary Sustainable resource Group in December 2014. This report followed an eight-month inquiry chaired by Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP and Barry Sheerman MP.
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/home
 
Description Associate Parliamentary Manufacturing Group Inquiry into Competitiveness
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The Steering Group guides the inquiry through agreeng the purpose, identifying specific subjects to study and proposing potential witnesses. They also take full part in probing witnesses and in synthesising the evidence toward a final conclusion and public report. Target Audience: Government Department
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/research/report-making-good-study-culture-competitiveness-uk-ma...
 
Description High level action plan for glass sector Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation 2050 Roadmap - PD Ball
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Inquiry into Industrial Sustainability
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Manufacturing Commission launched an inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in February 2015. Co-chaired by Centre Director Prof Steve Evans the inquiry sought to understand how UK manufacturing could help achieve long-term economic, environmental and social sustainability and is looking at government's role in this. The inquiry made practical policy recommendations addressing key issues and themes currently affecting UK manufacturing and which threaten the UK's potential industrial growth, including questions over innovation, skills, finance and taxation, energy, SMEs, trade and investment. A number of organisations provided written evidence, and the final oral evidence session was held in late July 2015. The final report 'Industrial Evolution Making British manufacturing Sustainable' was released in October 2015.
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/manufacturing-commission/inquiry-industrial-sustainability
 
Description Made Smarter Review
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact This independent review of industrial digitalisation - Made Smarter - was led by Professor Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK. The Made Smarter (previously Industrial Digitalisation) Review sets out how UK manufacturing can be transformed through the adoption of industrial digital technology (IDT). Over 10 years industrial digitalisation could boost UK manufacturing by £455bn, increasing sector growth up to 3% per year, and creating a net gain of 175,000 jobs whilst reducing CO2 emissions by 4.5%. The Review focuses on three priority areas informed by understanding of the three main challenges business face. They are: Leadership: more ambitious, informed and focused leadership Adoption: more widespread adoption of IDTs across supply chains, especially within SMEs Innovation: faster innovation and creation of new IDTs, new IDT companies / value-streams and new capabilities to sustain UK competitive advantage. Professor Juergen Maier was commissioned by government to put forward proposals for an Industrial Digitalisation sector deal in the Industrial Strategy green paper.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/made-smarter-review
 
Description Manufacturing Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Manufacturing Commission is a cross party and cross sector Parliamentarian and industry-led body which drives new thinking around industrial policy in the UK. It conducts high-level research inquiries and makes recommendations to government and industry in order to instigate positive change in the UK manufacturing sector. Centre Director, Prof Steve Evans, Deputy Director, Prof Shahin Rahimifard and High Level Group Members Barry Sheerman MP and Prof Adisa Azapagic are all members of the Commission. The Commission launched an inquiry into Industrial Sustainability in 2015.
URL http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/manufacturing-commission
 
Description Member of The Research Excellence Framework (REF) Sub-Panel - Steve Evans
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://www.ref.ac.uk/
 
Description Mid Term Review Panel Member - CIM Composites
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
Impact Acted as a reviewer for the Mid Term Review of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites. The mid term review recommendations assist the Centre in planning future strategy and moving forward with their research agenda.
 
Description Next Manufacturing Revolution (NMR) Report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact The Next Manufacturing Revolution is a not-for-profit collaboration founded by Lavery Pennell, 2degrees, and the University of Cambridge's Institute for Manufacturing to accelerate the transition to a more resource efficient manufacturing sector, using the UK as a test case.This Next Manufacturing Revolution programme will help manufacturing companies realise greater profits, employment and sustainability. Wider benefits from the programme, such as indirect jobs, environmental improvements, greater tax revenues and reduced spending on energy, transport and waste infrastructure, will also accrue to communities. Eight major barriers to improving non-resource productivity were found in the NMR study. Four of these barriers apply to most opportunities: senior executive leadership, information, skills and resources. The other four barriers relate to specific types of opportunities and also warrant attention: design, infrastructure, legal constraints and collaboration. A programme to address these barriers has been developed in consultation with a range of multinational manufacturers, relevant government departments, NGOs and experts around the world.
URL http://www.nextmanufacturingrevolution.org/
 
Description Peter Ball - 2016 UK Glass Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation Action plan, steering group member
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Peter Ball - IET Design & Production Sector executive committee member - gave input as committee to Industry Strategy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Peter Ball - IET Sustainable Manufacturing Insight - Next steps. An action plan for government, industry, academia and membership organisations. Distributed to IET members and advertised in House magazine
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description Proposal for a Green Growth strategy for ASEAN countries
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Proposing and testing new mwthods for policy development for use across the 10 countries joining the ASEAN network in 2015. Target Audience: Government Department
 
Description ReMade in Britain Parliamentary Round Table - James Colwill
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Steering Group for SDM Conference 2014 and 2015
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description UK Foresight Future of Manufacturing - Evidence Paper - Sustainability - Dr Mike Tennant
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact This research by members of the Centre sets the scene for how sustainability concerns are currently impacting on industry and how that may develop over the next 40 years. Target Audience: Government Department
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/283909/ep35-sustainability...
 
Description UK Foresight on the Future of Manufacturing - Steve Evans on Lead Expert Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The Foresight Report is currently informing Government policy on manufacturing in the UK and will continue to do so in years to come.
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/future-of-manufacturing
 
Description UNIDO ASEAN Region Project
Geographic Reach Asia 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Centre researchers worked with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on a project to assess the economic, environmental and social dimenions of the industrial policies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with the aim to encourage sustainable economic growth within the region. The work was focused on providing an analysis of the sustainability aspect of the existing economic environment, which would then inform policymaking. Two working papers were published in 2014: 'Sustainable assessment of chemical industries for policy advice - the case of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Viet Nam' and 'A proposed methodology for the sustainable assessment of industrial subsectors for policy advice'.
 
Description Arts & Humanities Research Council
Amount £5,450,510 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/S002804/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2023
 
Description Aurora Project IUK
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Funding ID PO21524SVC-1 
Organisation Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description Ball, P. & Smallwood, M. Mapping food manufacturing waste in Yorkshire and the Humber for innovation opportunities
Amount £10 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Ball, P. and Jolly, M. 2015. Sustainable manufacturing: factory of the future
Amount £54,250 (GBP)
Organisation The Coca-Cola Company 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start  
 
Description Ball, P., MacBryde, J. Hendry, L., Stevenson, M., and Liu, L., 2017. Local Food Supply Chain Resilience: The Brexit Effect?
Amount £1,850 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description CSC International Scholarship - Wen Liu
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2018
 
Description Cambridge-Africa Scholarship
Amount £120,000 (GBP)
Organisation Cambridge Commonwealth Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 08/2018
 
Description Climate KIC - Fenna Blomsma
Amount £1 (GBP)
Organisation Climate-KIC 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description Curie Park (Doctoral Researcher) Hammond Trust Fund Grant
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Hammond Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description EIT Food Summer School
Amount £29,680 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 09/2019
 
Description EPSRC C4T Phase 2 Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore
Amount £96,429 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 10/2023
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing (CIM) in Industrial Sustainability
Amount £5,233,278 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I033351/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2011 
End 06/2016
 
Description EPSRC Cranfield Digital Re-distributed Manufacturing Studio
Amount £24,928 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2016 
End 02/2017
 
Description EPSRC Global Challenge Research Fund, Evaluating Causes of Food Waste in ODA Countries, Loughborough University (Elliot Woolley)
Amount £20,827 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description EPSRC IAA KTF
Amount £47,018 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2020
 
Description EPSRC IAA Post Doc Placement
Amount £9,914 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description EPSRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship
Amount £59,932 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description EPSRC and Innovate UK Flexible Manufacturing Call
Amount £100,356 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2017
 
Description ESRC GCRF GIAA
Amount £28,157 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description ESRC IAA FOF additional funds
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description ESRC IAA Follow On Funds
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description ESRC IAA RCUK Innovation Fellowship Cambridge
Amount £11,598 (GBP)
Organisation ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 03/2018
 
Description Energy Resilient Manufacturing 2: Small is Beautiful Phase 2 (SIB2)
Amount £755,750 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P012272/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 07/2020
 
Description Gates Cambridge Scholarship - Paulo Savaget-Nascimento
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for England 
Department Gates Cambridge Scholarship
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 08/2018
 
Description H2020-IND-CE-2016-17/H2020-SPIRE-2017
Amount € 1,049,481 (EUR)
Funding ID 768748 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 11/2017 
End 04/2020
 
Description H2020-WIDESPREAD-2016-2017/H2020-WIDESPREAD-05-2017- Twinning
Amount € 996,390 (EUR)
Funding ID 810764 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Hendry, L., Stevenson, M., Liu, L., MacBryde, J. and Ball, P. 2016. Local Food Supply Chain Resilience: The Brexit Effect?
Amount £9,989 (GBP)
Organisation N8 Research Partnership 
Start  
 
Description High Speed Energy Efficient Manufacturing of Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells
Amount £282,948 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M014088/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2016
 
Description Horizon 2020 Bid Seed Funding for bid - 2015 call on secure and resilient society - Loughborough
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description Horizon 2020 funding - MAESTRI Project
Amount € 341,907 (EUR)
Funding ID 680570 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2018
 
Description IUK December sector competition: Open
Amount £572,566 (GBP)
Funding ID 104387 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2018 
End 09/2020
 
Description Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy
Amount € 1,049,481 (EUR)
Funding ID 768748 - SCALER - H2020-IND-CE-2016-17/H2020-SPIRE-2017 
Organisation European Commission H2020 
Sector Public
Country Belgium
Start 11/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description Innovate UK Design Foundations
Amount £69,729 (GBP)
Funding ID 133007 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description Innovate UK Health and Lifesciences 2 (Elliot Woolley Loughbrough University)
Amount £454,819 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Manuf the Future: Business Models for Sust Indust Systems (BM4SIS)
Amount £352,523 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L019914/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description Maximising the Value of Wastes in the Food Manufacturing Supply Chain; Showcasing Commercial Opportunities - Ball, P. and Ross, J
Amount £4,986 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Newton Fund Institutional Links programme
Amount £49,939 (GBP)
Funding ID 352180367 
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2019
 
Description PhD Scholarship - Serhan Shaman M Alshammari
Amount £117,864 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Saudi Arabia 
Sector Public
Country Saudi Arabia
Start 10/2014 
End 10/2015
 
Description Pu Liu (Doctoral Student) China Scholarship Council (CSC) Cambridge Scholarship
Amount £34,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leeds 
Department China Scholarship Council
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 06/2015
 
Description REDRESS - Driving Garment Recovery and Retained Value
Amount £243,883 (GBP)
Funding ID 101902 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2016
 
Description RESENG GCRF QR
Amount £14,789 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2019 
End 07/2019
 
Description Resource Efficiency: New Designs for a Circular Economy - Automotive Manufacturer
Amount £9,900 (GBP)
Funding ID 131396 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 10/2013
 
Description Resource Efficiency: New Designs for a Circular Economy - Large Appliance Manufacturer
Amount £9,900 (GBP)
Funding ID TS/L001241 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2013 
End 10/2013
 
Description Sandpit for Food/Fuel Interface with a focus on Africa - James Colwill
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Department SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Description Small is beautiful
Amount £233,012 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M013863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 09/2016
 
Description Sudhir Rama Murthy - Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship
Amount £95,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Department Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Description SustainValue
Amount £345,111 (GBP)
Funding ID NMP2-SL-2011-262931 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description Sustainable Apparel Programme
Amount £12,967 (GBP)
Organisation ASICS 
Department ASICS Europe
Sector Private
Country Netherlands
Start 12/2012 
End 05/2013
 
Description Sustainable Manufacturing: factory of the future. Coca Cola Enterprises
Amount £55,000 (GBP)
Organisation The Coca-Cola Company 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 02/2015 
End 10/2015
 
Description TransTextile. Developing High Value Products from Industrial Waste in Sri Lanka
Amount £36,614 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description UK Industry Subscribers EPSRC CIS
Amount £305,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Department Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2011 
End 07/2016
 
Description UNIDO Green Energy Project
Amount £16,129 (GBP)
Funding ID XPGLO12024 
Organisation United Nations (UN) 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 08/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description University of Cambridge Impact Acceleration Account - Cambridge Method for Value Generation Tools Website
Amount £6,996 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description University of Cambridge Research Policy Committee Large Cross-School Research Funding
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Cambridge 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2017 
End 06/2018
 
Title A value mapping tool for sustainable business modelling 
Description Purpose - Although business models that deliver sustainability are increasingly popular in the literature, few tools that assist in sustainable business modelling have been identified. This paper investigates how businesses might create balanced social, environmental and economic value through integrating sustainability more fully into the core of their business. A value mapping tool is developed to help firms create value propositions better suited for sustainability. Design/methodology/approach - In addition to a literature review, six sustainable companies were interviewed to understand their approaches to business modelling, using a case study approach. Building on the literature and practice, a tool was developed which was pilot tested through use in a workshop. The resulting improved tool and process was subsequently refined through use in 13 workshops. Findings - A novel value mapping tool was developed to support sustainable business modelling, which introduces three forms of value (value captured, missed/destroyed or wasted, and opportunity) and four major stakeholder groups (environment, society, customer, and network actors). Originality/value - The tool adopts a multiple stakeholder view of value, a network rather than firm centric perspective, and introduces a novel way of conceptualising value that specifically introduces value destroyed or wasted/ missed, in addition to the current value proposition and new opportunities for value creation. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Practical implications - This tool intends to support business modelling for sustainability by assisting firms in better understanding their overall value proposition, both positive and negative, for all relevant stakeholders in the value network. 
URL https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/CG-06-2013-0078
 
Title Better Models in Business Models - BM² 
Description The BM² tool is being developed to help companies identify opportunities for disruption and innovation of their business models which will lead to more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable businesses. In a 3-year project funded by the EPSRC, we are developing a computer-based tool to help companies identify and visualise opportunities for business model innovations that result in creating and capturing more value in the wider system of the firm. The purpose of the tool is to identify key leverage points for intervention in the system, and reduce the uncertainty and risk of changing a firm's business model. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is anticipated this tool will be tested in industry during 2016 and impacts will be reported then. 
 
Title Business Transformation Tool 
Description The Business Transformation Tool has been developed to support a business in turning a new value opportunity into a new business model. It helps design change programmes to implement business model innovations and develop action plans. The tool provides a structured approach to understanding and managing complex multi-dimensional change and long-term sustainable business transformation. The tool has been used in workshops with 16 companies. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tool has been used with a global sports apparel company to synthesise and structure change management efforts in the organisation. 
 
Title Cambridge Value Mapping Tool 
Description The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool has been developed to elicit failed value exchanges among multiple stakeholders in the network of the firm and uncover new value opportunities through a structured and visual approach. The tool assists in systematically analysing various forms of value in a business and network and stimulate innovation in sustainable value creation. The tool adopts a multi-stakeholder perspective, through which the exchange of value can be analysed and potential stakeholder conflicts identified to create positive value in the network. It provides a new perspective for practitioners to understand and create new economic, social, and environmental value from their business. The Cambridge Value Mapping Tool has been used in industry through a multitude of group workshops or in-house bespoke workshops. The tool is also used as teaching material at the University of Cambridge other academic institutions. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The value mapping tool has been used in industry (practitioners at start-ups, SMEs, multinationals, PrISMS program) and with academic institutions (teaching material) through 30 workshops with participation ranging from 2 to 50 people. 
 
Title Cambridge method for value generation 
Description Cambridge method for value generation 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tools comprising the method have been used in over 200 organisations 
URL http://www.cambridgevaluegeneration.com
 
Title Circular Economy Toolkit 
Description The traditional linear take-make-dispose supply chain is placing pressure on our resources and material costs. In a more 'circular' economy, materials are continuously reused to minimise resource depletion. With a vast number of possibilities for creating value out of the Circular Economy, it can be challenging to assess all the options. Building on literature, industry surveys and case examples, a Circular Economy Toolkit was developed to assist companies in their move to a circular economy. The website includes benefits, guidelines, examples and key challenges. It includes a 5-minute opportunity assessment tool and the materials to run your own workshop. The website has been accessed by people in over 75 countries. The toolkit was developed on the ISMM course at IfM, University of Cambridge in 2013 by Jamie Evans and supervised by Dr Nancy Bocken. The toolkit will continue to run and develop going forward. At present a collaborative project has started with WRAP to develop the toolkit further, and expand its content and usage. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The website has been accessed by people in over 75 countries. The toolkit will continue to run and develop going forward. At present a collaborative project has started with WRAP to develop the toolkit further, and expand its content and usage. 
URL http://circulareconomytoolkit.org/
 
Title Circularity Thinking Toolbox 
Description A multitude of collections of principles have sprung up around the ideas of 'closing loops' and 'waste = food' over the last 15 years, such as Circular Economy (EMF, 2012), Blue Economy (Pauli, 2010) and Cradle to Cradle (McDonough and Braungart, 2002). However, these collections put forward different interpretations of 'circularity' and have distinct underlying assumptions and departure points, making it difficult to determine what 'going circular' means for your business. The Centre's Circularity Toolkit can help with this: tools unpack different forms of circularity, give an overview of the implications of various ways of organising it and finally zoom in on how to develop strategies for implementing circularity within your production processes, co- and by product generation and/ or on the level of components and products. Showcased at Resource 2015, the Circularity Toolkit is evolving based on insights from practice. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The intent is to make the tool widely available through the Centre's website and other channels. It is currently being tested in workshops for industry and academia. Feedback has been very positive with participants indicating that they have gained an understanding of 'circularity' in their sector and their own business. 
 
Title Designing Ubiquitous Sustainability into Product Design Processes 
Description A framework has been developed to help companies embed sustainability considerations within their established product development processes. This is achieved through a systematic investigative method that can be used to assess existing design practices and identify both the critical features of the business and products that need to be improved, as well as any available opportunities already used within the design processes that can be employed to readily, and efficiently include consideration of sustainability. By using this framework a company can therefore identify targeted and customised opportunities for improvement of sustainable design, expand understanding of their processes and products, and evolve towards a situation in the future where sustainability considerations are an embedded part of their design process - towards 'Ubiquitous Sustainability' in design. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Impact section to be completed. 
 
Title Energy Efficiency Card Game 
Description This tool uses a card game format to engage staff in varied roles in eco-efficiency activities and enable them learn about good practices for energy saving improvements in a factory environment. As well as highlighting how energy can be saved, it also highlights the potential barriers to change and how they can be overcome. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The game has been piloted with Aibus SAS at their factory in Broughton. It was played with 4 different groups of Airbus staff and the feedback provided positive support for the value of the game and some insight into how it might be adapted to suit specific manufacturing scenarios. The game has also been used at a workshop at Altro and is being trialled at AB Sugar. 
 
Title FMCG Sustainable Design Factors Relationship Framework 
Description The conceptual framework explains the iterative relationship of 11 factors that influence the successful implementation of sustainable design at the front-end of new product development process within the fast-moving-consumer-goods (FMCG) sector. This framework shows what factors precede others, how factors reinforce the others. It also presents two potential roadblocks that may fundamentally inhibit the entire practice. The roadblocks are particularly conspicuous within the FMCG industry, where its principal orientation is on consumers' needs. The framework guides FMCG practitioners with steps to follow in order to diagnose their sustainable design implementation practice and to develop more holistic sustainability strategy in a long-term view. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This tool is currently being tested in industry. 
 
Title Factory Eco-efficiency Modelling (FEEM) Framework 
Description The FREE toolkit guides manufacturers through their eco-efficiency journey with simple tools and games which are engaging and easy to use as they require little (if any) data to get started. This helps overcome the first barriers to implementation and gain momentum for more advanced activities. The toolkit helps identify improvements, strengths and weaknesses through examples of good practices and sustainable manufacturing models, assess current practice maturity (qualitative) and develop performance indicators (quantitative). The FREE toolkit also provides a strong framework on which companies can develop their own approach to eco-efficiency: as companies understand how eco-efficiency fits into their operations, they can customise their use of the FREE toolkit to match their specific needs. It can be used internally or across supply chains. The tools are mapped against five key elements for eco-efficiency: 1) See waste. What is your waste worth? Learn to identify waste in your factory. 2) Find solutions. How can you remedy it? Finding quick wins to more advanced tactics for resource efficiency. 3) Set targets. What's the size of the prize? Determine potential benefits and set targets. 4) Assess yourself. Where are you now? Establish current performance and benchmarking. 5) Create good habits. Where to from here? Identify improvements in a systematic way, and make it a routine activity. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact To date the FEEM framework has been successfully trialled with 7 companies from different industry sectors. 
 
Title Factory Resource and Energy Efficiency (FREE) toolkit 
Description This EPV Toolkit aims to guide manufacturing companies on the eco-efficiency journey with 5 questions: 1. Can you see waste? Decide to take the journey towards eco-efficiency (shift mindset) and learn to identify waste. 2. How can you remedy it? Find solutions, from quick wins to more advanced tactics for resource efficiency. 3. What's the size of the prize? Understand potential benefits and set targets. 4. Where are you now? Assess your current performance and benchmark yourself. 5. Where to from here? Identify improvements in a systematic way, take action and make it a routine activity. The toolkit is intended for manufacturers on the first steps of an industrial sustainability journey by seeing waste more clearly. It can be used internally or across supply chains. The toolkit contains a range of tools and methods to guide a manufacturer through this journey and integrate eco-efficiency in day-to-day activities in a practical manner. It will help you understand what eco-efficiency means for a company, give examples of best practices, and help manufacturers to implement them in their own factories. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact A part of the toolkit includes a resource efficiency card game which is used to find waste in factories. The game is simple engaging and effective. It is currently being trialed at Airbus and has been very well received. The intent is to make this game available to other companies. 
 
Title Library of Industrial Symbiosis case studies and linked exchanges [Dataset] 
Description The database containing the library of industrial symbiosis case studies and linked exchanges has been developed as part of the activities carried out by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge, in the project MAESTRI 'Energy and resource management systems for improved efficiency in the process industries'. This project has been funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 programme. The dataset is a collection of information related to existing industrial symbiosis cases. Data have been gathered from publicly available sources (scientific papers, presentations, white papers, etc.), which are referenced in the dataset, and organised into different categories in order to make information more readable and easily accessible. The dataset is composed of two different and connected sections: a library of case studies and an exchanges database. The library of case studies describes each case according to a precise structure: a brief narrative of the case description is followed by five sections presenting related tacit knowledge content, such as triggering factors, preconditions and barriers. Each case in the library is identified by a numerical ID. All sources used to create the library content (scientific publications, whitepapers, industrial presentation, etc.) are also identified with a numerical ID. A combination of these two numerical IDs plus an additional sequential number univocally identifies each exchange found in the case studies. This numerical identifier serves as link between the case studies and the exchanges sections of the dataset. The exchanges database describes all the exchanges of resources from the cases included in the library of case studies. The information is categorised in two main sections, one related to companies involved and the other to materials exchanged. For each exchange, the industrial sector of the companies involved is identified using the NACE code, while the exchanged material is identified using the European Waste Classification, the European Classification of Products by Activities, and a CAS Registry Number ® in case its chemical composition is given. A description of the waste treatment is given wherever applicable, as well as some additional details regarding the synergy (final use of the exchanged flow, availability of flows' quantities and payment details in the original source, level of completion of the exchange). A more detailed description of the library and the database can be found in MAESTRI Deliverable D4.2, accessible here: https://maestri-spire.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/D4.2_MAESTRI-Prototype-library-of-case-studies_v1.0.pdf. An online version of the library and database is accessible from MAESTRI website, the Symbiosis Space: https://maestri-spire.eu/symbiosis-space/. This Space contains descriptions of each case and a downloadable spreadsheet with the data regarding the exchanges. The spreadsheet has VBA® macros to enable facilitated data queries. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not known 
URL https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/267849
 
Title Material Flow Assessment in Manufacturing (MFAM) Framework 
Description The MFAM framework is used as a basis for investigation of the material efficiency in the manufacture of products. The assessment of material efficiency is based on the objectives of using less material processing to produce a unit product, to improve production yield, and to reduce the environmental impact of material processing. The framework uses a combined quantitative and qualitative approach to give structure to the investigation of complex systems, with the aim of uncovering innovative opportunities for improvement. The framework consists of five distinct phases: 1) production system scope, 2) material flow inventory, 3) material flow assessment, 4) improvement scenario modeling, and 5) interpretation. These phases are largely interdependent, with phases 1-4 following a largely sequential but potentially iterative progression. The fifth phase meanwhile runs in parallel with the other phases as an iterative and reflective mechanism, interpreting the results and applying suitable decision-making process. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact MFAM has been used to improve material flow and resource efficiency at a Unilver factory. 
 
Title Principles - Pattern - Practice 
Description Principle-Pattern-Practice is a design language for discussing a specific industrial system of a business with its partners, and for collectively envisioning future sustainable industrial systems. The purpose of this tool is to create a shared understanding among the diverse participants and decision makers involved in designing a sustainable industrial system. An industrial system can be collectively described and coherently understood in terms of its pattern, its set of principles, and the associated practice decisions. This tool helps identify the underlying principles of an industrial system based on manufacturing decisions. Through this tool, practitioners can discuss the manufacturing decisions (practice) and underlying principles of their current industrial system. They can then use this terminology to ideate about future sustainable industrial systems. The tool's ability to describe sustainable industrial systems is demonstrated for Industrial Symbiosis as an example in the accompanying figure. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is anticipated this tool will be tested in industry during 2016 and impacts will be reported then. 
 
Title Resource Aware Roadmapping 
Description Technology roadmapping is a strategic planning tool used widely in the manufacturing sector for aligning commercial and technology functions in firms. Developed in the 1970s by Motorola, technology roadmapping was developed when firms faced different challenges to the present resource constrained world. As such, this research has focused on identifying how the tool can be updated to help firms recognise and manage the impact of future resource constraints on their business. The revised tool guides participants through a series of simple activities to help them recognise how the availability of vital resources will impact their current product lines. The simple visual structure of the roadmap encourages participants to recognise how future resource shortages will place particular product lines at risk, encouraging them to reconsider their strategic vision. This could involve investing in alternative or low-resource technologies. In essence, the tool helps manufacturing firms devise more sustainable business strategy for a resource-constrained world. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tool has been used in workshops with industry over the past year and has helped businesses incorporate considerations of potential resource shortages while development of future business strategies. 
 
Title Sustainability-oriented innovation: The search for variety in hybrid organizational forms 
Description Sustainability-oriented innovation (SOI) involves a search for variety-creating opportunities in hybrid organizational forms which share potentially conflicting logics - that is, between public, non-profit and for-profit partners. SOI does this by identifying responses to tensions that arise in such engagements. This tool provides a systematic approach for appraising opportunities in searching for sustainability-oriented innovations. It adopts a behavioural and institutional perspective in which unusual partners can engage and collaboratively source information to learn about what types of partnerships and incorporated logics support a better search for sustainable opportunities. The tool, therefore, stimulates thinking about sustainability oriented search processes and the suitability of different hybrid organizational forms used to create a larger variety of sustainability-oriented products and processes. The tool does this by appraising tensions and their resultant variety-generating responses that - owing to different search principles - change the course of search or result in the discovery useful information and knowledge. Academics and practitioners can use this tool to understand how to effectively increase variety in organizations searching for sustainable opportunities. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact It is anticipated this tool will be tested in industry during 2016 and impacts will be reported then. 
 
Title Sustainable Business Model Archetypes 
Description Sustainable business model archetypes are groupings of mechanisms and solutions that contribute to building up the business model for sustainability. The aim is to develop a common language that can be used to accelerate the development of sustainable business models in research and practice. In collaboration with Plan C, a non-profit organisation in Belgium, the archetypes are being used as part of a future strategy focused on tackling resource scarcity. A blog was developed to introduce the BMIX - a business model innovation grid with a multitude of approaches and 100 real life business cases to inspire businesses to reconceive their businesses and make them future proof. There is an ongoing collaboration with Plan C to use the archetypes and BMIX as part of workshops and source more innovative cases to inspire businesses. The sustainable business model archetypes are: 1. Optimise material and energy efficiency 2. Closing resource loops 3. Substitute with renewables and natural processes 4. Deliver functionality rather than ownership 5. Adopt a stewardship role 6. Encourage sufficiency 7. Seek inclusive value creation 8. Re-purpose the business for society/environment 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact A blog was developed to introduce the BMIX - a business model innovation grid with a multitude of approaches and 100 real life business cases to inspire businesses to reconceive their businesses and make them future proof. There is an ongoing collaboration with Plan C to use the archetypes and BMIX as part of workshops and source more innovative cases to inspire businesses. 
URL http://www.plan-c.eu/bmix/
 
Title Sustainable Business Models Suite: Transforming businesses to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value 
Description Is your business getting the full benefit of the value you are creating for customers and other stakeholders? Could your current business model be actively destroying value for others, ultimately affecting the organisation's ability to capture value in the long run? Answers to these questions and more are explored using three powerful innovation tools which make up the Sustainable Business Models Suite: Cambridge Value Mapping Tool, Sustainable Value Analysis Tool, and Business Transformation Tool. Together these tools enable new perspectives on value forms - missed, destroyed, surplus and absence and provide a structured approach to discover failed value exchanges among stakeholders and an organised method for implementing sustainable change in a business. The Sustainable Business Model Suite is used through workshops to help practitioners who want to gain a more complete understanding of the economic, social, and environmental value created by a business, and to explore opportunities for transforming the current business model towards a more sustainable one. The tools can be adapted to the size and complexity of the business from new start-ups to established multinationals. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Sustainable Business Models Suite has been used extensively in workshops and in companies. 
 
Title Sustainable Business Models for process industry 
Description This research is studying Sustainable Business Models for the process industry. Flexible manufacturing is being introduced to replace continuous manufacturing, which is the standard in process industry. Flexible manufacturing has sustainability benefits but there are very few studies on the business models for flexible manufacturing in the process industry. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Impacts are expected to be on Sustainable Business Models for the process industry. There are very limited studies in this area. 
 
Title Sustainable Value Analysis Tool (SVAT) 
Description Sustainable Value Analysis Tool (SVAT) is designed to help manufacturing companies identify opportunities to create sustainable value by analysing the captured and uncaptured value throughout the entire life cycle of products. Uncaptured value exists in almost all companies. Some uncaptured value is visible, e.g. waste streams in production, co-products, under-utilised resources, and reusable components of broken products; some is invisible, e.g. over capacity of labour, insufficient use of expertise and knowledge. Reducing any kind of the uncaptured value would create sustainable value. However, identifying the uncaptured value and creating value from it is not always easy. The tool supports this process, providing companies with a scheme to systematically look for each form of value uncaptured (i.e. value surplus, value absence, value destroyed and value missed) at the beginning, middle and end of the product life cycle, and with a method to turn the identified value uncaptured into value opportunities. The SVAT has been well received in 25 manufacturing companies across various sectors and of various sizes. It helped them find opportunities to create value internally and to discover the potential of creating mutual value externally. The tool has also been used for other purposes such as research, consultancy, business education and university education. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact During its development, the SVAT has been used and well received in 15 manufacturing companies across various sectors and of various sizes. It has helped them find opportunities to create value and helped companies to discover the potential of a collaboration to create mutual value. 
 
Title Sustainable business model archetypes 
Description Abstract Eco-innovations, eco-efficiency and corporate social responsibility practices define much of the current industrial sustainability agenda. While important, they are insufficient in themselves to deliver the holistic changes necessary to achieve long-term social and environmental sustainability. How can we encourage corporate innovation that significantly changes the way companies operate to ensure greater sustainability? Sustainable business models (SBM) incorporate a triple bottom line approach and consider a wide range of stakeholder interests, including environment and society. They are important in driving and implementing corporate innovation for sustainability, can help embed sustainability into business purpose and processes, and serve as a key driver of competitive advantage. Many innovative approaches may contribute to delivering sustainability through business models, but have not been collated under a unifying theme of business model innovation. The literature and business practice review has identified a wide range of examples of mechanisms and solutions that can contribute to business model innovation for sustainability. The examples were collated and analysed to identify defining patterns and attributes that might facilitate categorisation. Sustainable business model archetypes are introduced to describe groupings of mechanisms and solutions that may contribute to building up the business model for sustainability. The aim of these archetypes is to develop a common language that can be used to accelerate the development of sustainable business models in research and practice. The archetypes are: Maximise material and energy efficiency; Create value from 'waste'; Substitute with renewables and natural processes; Deliver functionality rather than ownership; Adopt a stewardship role; Encourage sufficiency; Re-purpose the business for society/environment; and Develop scale-up solutions. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The literature and practice of innovations for sustainability is vast but fragmented, with various conceptual papers and many potential innovative approaches that may contribute to business model innovation for sustainability. This research proposes a categorisation of "sustainable business model archetypes" to unify these disparate contributions that deliver sustainability from the literature and practice under a common theme. The archetypes aim to: Categorise and explain business model innovations for sustainability; Provide mechanisms to assist the innovation process for embedding sustainability in business models (e.g. through case studies and workshops); Define a clearer research agenda for business models for sustainability; and Provide exemplars for businesses to de-risk the SBM innovation process. The eight archetypes developed are: 1. Maximise material and energy efficiency 2. Create value from 'waste' 3. Substitute with renewables and natural processes 4. Deliver functionality, rather than ownership 5. Adopt a stewardship role 6. Encourage sufficiency 7. Re-purpose the business for society/environment 8. Develop scale-up solutions The sustainable business model archetypes are viewed as a starting point to broaden and unify the research agenda for sustainable business models. 
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652613008032
 
Title Systems Mapping and Capability Assessment Toolkit 
Description The Industrial sustainability competency toolkit supports businesses and individuals in exploring possible future industrial systems and identifying priorities and actions that can be taken to move towards sustainable industrial systems. The toolkit can be used by organisations to diagnose current performance, identify potential areas of action which can deliver substantial performance improvements, and develop a collaborative plan for long-term competency development. The dimensions of performance proposed are: 1) Efficiency - how well are current operations operated? (Focus on energy, water, materials input and waste and water output) 2) Internalisation - what is the approach to business model innovation? (seek value from its waste) 3) Coordination and collaboration - how effective is the business at identifying and working with unusually valuable partners? 4) Whole system design - how effective is the firm in conceptualising and implementing radically improved new system designs? Competency assessment helps companies understand what they need to be good at in order to support the transition to a sustainable industrial system. Existing competency in efficiency, internalisation, collaboration & coordination, and whole system design are explored and compared with the performance of other organisations. Areas for improvement can then be identified and prioritised. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The is tool has been used in workshops in the UK and internationally with industry and academia including a workshops with a global apparel company . Additional workshops to refine the tools will continue through the first quarter of 2015. 
 
Title The Capability Assessment Grid for Eco-efficiency (CAGE) 
Description The capability assessment grid for eco-efficiency (CAGE) is a maturity-based framework that describes how manufacturing systems evolve towards achieving sustainability goals such as eco-efficiency. The grid develops visualisations about the maturity of manufacturing practices in factories and potentially generates recommendations for improvements at various organizational levels. As a tool it can be used in various industrial settings and help practitioners break down and convert complex sustainability challenges into manageable work-packages for wider workforce engagement. In more detail, as a management tool it can be used to reduce variability of perceptions about environmental performance and help practitioners develop a common language about eco-efficiency improvement projects. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2014 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The tool has been trialled with industry at many levels, either in peer-to-peer workshops with environmental managers from various companies or with practitioners from industries with multi-site manufacturing configuration (i.e. aerospace) or single-site process facilities (construction materials). The graph demonstrates how maturity of practice (vertical axis) guides improvements in eco-efficiency (curve turns green). The two aspects of eco-efficiency (i.e. economic performance and environmental performance) become equally important in decision making at high-maturity levels. 
 
Title Toolkit for Industrial Symbiosis (T4IS) 
Description The MAESTRI project aims to tackle improvements in the impact of manufacturing activities at both company level and system level in order to achieve significant results. A holistic approach will enable process monitoring and optimization, as well as focus on an integrated and cross-sectorial interaction that can have a greater impact within the process industry. MAESTRI project encompasses an Industrial Symbiosis (IS) approach, which, within the scope of sustainable manufacturing for process industries, fosters the sharing of resources (energy, water, residues and recycled materials) between different processes of a single company or between multiple companies. Findings from previous MAESTRI activities indicate that the appropriateness of the IS solutions is strongly influenced by contextual factors. Some specific characteristics will shape the scope and opportunities for IS in a specific context. These include but are not limited to: company size and production processes, geographical landscape and regional industrialization as well as country-specific trade regulations and policy. The high degree of characterization needed for the design of IS in different contexts means practitioners would benefit from support (e.g. tools and methods) developed specifically to address contextualization challenges for IS design and planning. There is a need to provide companies with structured and systematic ways to uncover the latent value in waste resources and to support the adaptation to each particular business context and the identification of opportunities at local / regional level. This document presents the Toolkit for Industrial Symbiosis (T4IS) built upon four guiding questions, the four HOW TOs: How to SEE waste, How to CHARACTERISE waste, How to VALUE waste and How to EXPLOIT waste. These guiding questions represent the main steps in a development process for IS exchanges. The focus of WP4 within MAESTRI project is to provide companies with methods and tools to develop self-organising IS to the extent that this is possible. The T4IS described in this document constitutes a complete first stage prototype tools and methods, capable of being fully used by industrial partners. This will be refined during MAESTRI demonstration phase and a final version of the T4IS will be created by the end of MAESTRI project. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not known 
URL https://maestri-spire.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/MAESTRI-D4_3_v1_rev.pdf
 
Description Cambridge Centre for Sustainable Leadership 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Presentations on Sustainable Manufacturing to senior leaders of major multinational businesses. Use of some of our output tools to assist delegates on the CISL program to understand the implications of sustainable business models Development of the curriculum for elements of they Masters Program
Collaborator Contribution Introductions to senior figures at global corporations and the facilitation of discussions on research opportunities. Marketing of the Centre to their delegates and alumni
Impact Project with Dyson on material sustainability
Start Year 2012
 
Description Centre for Resource Efficient Manufacturing Systems 
Organisation Teesside University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A collaboration between Centre for Process Innovation, Teesside University and Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The Centre will extend the work of the EPSRC Centre to cover process industries and allow us to access process industry knowledge.
Start Year 2013
 
Description EPSRC Global Sustainable Manufacturing Network 
Organisation Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country China 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution This is a network of Uk & Chinese academics sharing information about current and future research agendas in the area of sustainable manufacturing.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation European Commission
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Harbin Institute of Technology
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Technical University of Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Tsinghua University China
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Europe-China High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Zhejiang University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Collaborator Contribution Centre researchers along with other academic partners have identified manufacturing improvements in the areas of sustainable efficiency and sustainable value analysis.
Impact Furthered relationship with Chinese colleagues. Research for Sustainable Value Analysis Tool within Chinese manufacturers. Prof Evans has become a visiting professor at Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU). Preparation of bids into the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Start Year 2013
 
Description High Value Engineering Network 
Organisation Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are members of a China-EC network of academics exploring each country's progress and plans for supporting high value engineering and manufacturing. We are responsible for work package 7 focused on sustainable manufacturing and involving long visits (7 man-months in 1st year of the project), joint reports and workshops. This is a £2M project funded through EC Marie Curie.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Next Manufacturing Revolution 
Organisation 2degrees
Country New Zealand 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical Expertise
Collaborator Contribution Technical Expertise
Impact Next Manufacturing Revolution Report and website Food and Beverage Roadmapping workshop
Start Year 2012
 
Description Next Manufacturing Revolution 
Organisation Lavery Pennell
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical Expertise
Collaborator Contribution Technical Expertise
Impact Next Manufacturing Revolution Report and website Food and Beverage Roadmapping workshop
Start Year 2012
 
Description PrISMS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department IfM Education and Consultancy Services
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Centre has provided tools such as Value Mapping tool, Eco-Ideation tool, Sustainable Value Analysis tool, for the consultants at ECS to use in their engagements with 120 SME businesses. We have also been active in supporting the consultant s in running workshops for SME's
Collaborator Contribution ECS have taken the research tools and used their specialist Tool Development team to convert them into formats and materials that can be more readily understood and used by businesses. ECS have also identified, engaged and run workshops to validate our tools and provide valuable research data. They have also provided case studies to he;p promote the use of the tools to additional businesses
Impact Energy saving activities at 5 SME's in the East of England have been implemented Researchers in Cranfield have been able to build strong relationships with Sensors and Data analysis company Ecopare and subsequently carry to work at Jaguar Landcover and Luxotica. EU and local auditors have identified the program as successful.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sustainable Apparel Programme 
Organisation Northumbria University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing: Completed partial Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for three representative apparel products and provided insights into the underlying manufacturing and design system.
Collaborator Contribution In 2012, in an effort to improve product sustainability, ASICS Europe Performance Apparel began a project to integrate sustainability considerations into the design and development process. Product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a key tool in the project, as it can help provide insights as to where environmental impacts are highest and influence greatest. Northumbria University School of Design: Focuses on exploring the existing design and development processes leading to recommendations to support the embedding of sustainability practices, thinking and toolsets.
Impact Triggered ASICS actions to focus the sustainability direction and structural elements necessary to implement sustainable apparel design and development. Provided insight into the environmental impacts of three products from the ASICS Europe Trail Running Apparel Collection in the areas of high impact, high opportunity, and knowledge gaps. Integrated the relevant components of the SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition) Higg Index into the design and development process. Implementation is under way. Follow on project developed between University of Cambridge and ASICS in 2014.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Sustainable Manufacturing for the Future collaboration with Coca Cola 
Organisation The Coca-Cola Company
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Cranfield University has launched a new industry research partnership, Sustainable Manufacturing for the Future, with Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) .
Collaborator Contribution Repprt
Impact Report
Start Year 2015
 
Description Visit by the Bangladesh High Commission London, the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Bangladesh North South University to Cambridge 
Organisation Government of Bangladesh
Country Bangladesh 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CIS_RSDP Policy Innovation Lab meeting on 20-21 December has led to a further visit by the Bangladesh government to Cambridge on 16 March, where Prof Steve Evans and Dr Mintz-Habib will demonstrate the Creative Ideas Studion and Value Mapping tools.
Collaborator Contribution This will possibly lead to a formal relationship with the Government of Bangladesh and research funding
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Visit of HH the Vice President of Botswana and the Legatum Institute to Cambridge 17-18 Dec 2017 
Organisation Government in Botswana
PI Contribution CIS_RSDP presented the Creative Ideas Studio Tool to the Government of the Republic of Botswana representatives, with a view to future collaboration in helping the government foster innovation and enterprise to deliver social and economic benefits.
Collaborator Contribution The visit was sponsored by the Legatum Institute
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Vitsoe Factory Re-planning 
Organisation Vitsoe
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team has been involved in the selection of design partners and performance criteria for the building system and analyzing the existing production systems to help better understand possible future needs. As designs for the system emerged the team also looked to model the consequences of decisions and help develop the building system.
Collaborator Contribution Provision of access to all parts of the factory and all personnel. Ability to collect data on all aspects of performance and interview and observe the processes.
Impact Analytics and modelling of existing manufacturing systems and buildings and simulation of possible new options. This process has contributed to the development of advanced factory flow modelling integrated software.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Environmental performance variation at manufacturing sites - Blog for EEF 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Blog written by Dr Nancy Bocken as a guest blogger on EEF's Environmental Blog explored the question, 'Why can the environmental performance of different sites vary?'. Nancy explained that goal setting might help.

Increased the visibility of the Centre, the Environmental Performance Variation project, and the understanding of the potential gains from efficiency measures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Steering meeting on cement industry sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact IfM members met with representatives from Department of Business Energy Innovation & Skills (BEIS), Hanson UK and Lafarge Holcim to discuss opportunities to reduce the environmental impact of the cement industry. Daniel Summerbell (CIS) presented outcomes of current research, with various opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions from plants, while Mukesh Kumar (CIM) presented some successful examples of industrial-academic collaboration to serve as possible models for an ongoing project. The steering discussion concluded that combustion optimisation should remain the focus of research, and several possible ways of funding the project were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Webinar for Lloyd's Bank 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nancy Bocken delivered a webinar on "Sustainable Business Models for Positive Impact" on 24 April for Lloyds Bank's Sustainable Business Week. The webinar was intended to stimulate thinking about sustainable business model innovation in banking and also included new work from Angus Yip (Masters student at CISL Cambridge) on the banking sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Sustainable value creation in manufacturing: Understanding the contribution of maintenance function' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Sustainable value creation in manufacturing: Understanding the contribution of maintenance function', with Dr Maria Holgado, University of Cambridge

Abstract: Due to the increasing demands for integrating sustainability within business, manufacturing firms are paying more attention to improve their performance in terms of economic, environmental and social criteria. Several authors have hinted the importance of maintenance to achieve more sustainable performance but no comprehensive empirical study has been done yet. This research contributes to the understanding on how maintenance can support the achievement of more sustainable performance in manufacturing industry.

During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description 2015 All Stakehoders Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Over 70 people including Centre staff, members, and collaborators attended the Centre's annual All Stakeholders Day on 4 June in London. During the morning Centre researchers presented on the progress and outputs of ongoing projects to staff and members. This was followed by a PhD poster session which provided an opportunity for Centre members to discuss current research one-on-one with the students. In the afternoon Centre collaborators joined the group for a workshop on identifying key research challenges to 2015. Participants were separated into groups each of which was tasked with identifying and outlining a key research problem. Lively group discussions were followed by fascinating presentations by each of the groups. This exercise was expanded at the Centre's annual conference exhibition in the 'Identifying Key Research Challenges for Making industry sustainable to 2030' booth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3 Presentations at Casting Technology New Zealand 2017 Annual Conference and AGM, Dunedin New Zealand 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Professor Mark Jolly
Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing
Cranfield University

Mark is Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing and head of the Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Centre at Cranfield University. He has 35 years' experience in manufacturing. He has a degree in metallurgy from Sheffield University and PhD from Cambridge. Mark spent 13 years working in industry in automotive and tier 2 suppliers into manufacturing both in the UK and abroad before moving back into academia in 1995. In 2012 he took up his current position at Cranfield after 17 years at the University of Birmingham. Mark's main areas of current research are resource efficient manufacturing, process modelling and novel casting processes. Resource efficient manufacturing targets traditional processes and aims at reducing the materials usage and energy with the ultimate aim of lowering carbon and water footprints of final components. He has recently won over 5 years of funding from EPSRC for his concept of "Small is Beautiful" which is investigating Design for Energy Resilient Manufacturing. He has worked with many large names across a number of sectors including Rolls-Royce, Depuy-Synthes (Johnson & Johnson), GKN and Coca-Cola - but he has also championed working with many small companies especially SMEs who supply to large companies.
Mark has managed over £8 M of research projects since being in academia. He has over 330 lectures, publications, technical reports and articles including over 60 invited lectures and seminars. He has edited 8 books and has 3 patents. He has taught at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels.
Mark is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials (IOM3), Minerals and Mining, a Fellow of the Institute of Cast Metals Engineers (ICME) and a Member of TMS (TMS) and the American Foundry Society. Mark has sat on the EPSRC Peer Review College since 2003. Mark is currently chair of the Materials Science and Technology Division of IOM3, vice-Chair of the Sustainable Development Group of IOM3 and Chair of the Solidification Committee of TMS. He was the 2008 recipient of the Oliver Stubbs Gold Medal (ICME) and the University of Birmingham's 2010 Josiah Mason award for Business Achievement.

"Sustainable Manufacturing in Foundries"
The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has funded two research programmes entitled title Small is Beautiful 1 and 2 under the framework of Energy Resilient Manufacturing. The aim of the feasibility phase of Small is Beautiful was the development of a new philosophy/methodology and a software tool incorporating metrics for the handling of materials and energy throughout the process in foundries using computer numerical process simulation to support the decision making. For the next phase of Small is Beautiful we have the following objectives:
• To develop a plant wide measurement framework based on a set of specific metrics for energy and material usage in foundries
• To develop through-process integrated engineering design and operational models with those metrics at their core for enabling the concurrent product and process design of cast parts
• To implement those models into a software toolkit
• To validate the methodology, models and toolkit through a demonstrator using the CRIMSON process in Cranfield
• To conduct a series of industrial engagement activities to validate the SiB methodology and toolkit with collaborators and disseminate the findings to industrial end-user audiences
This paper present a study the energy efficiency of a number of UK foundries. In the context of this research 80 foundries were studied, 60 were contacted and 10 were visited. General energy data were collected using structured questionnaires, interviewing energy managers and process operators. A number of foundries are operating to a good standard, by employing energy managers and regularly auditing; they are in control of their process and working rigorously to improve their efficiency. Simultaneously though, smaller foundries have not adjusted to the new market demands and are not operating in the most energy efficient manner. Important barriers to energy efficiency in these foundries include lack of knowledge on auditing methods, poor knowledge in managing energy consumption, the inefficiency of individual process steps, production disruptions, aging equipment, personnel behaviour, inadequate maintenance and lack of in-vestment, automation and research.

"Disruptive Novel Technology"
Instead of using the traditional batch casting process, the CRIMSON (Constrained Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot Up-Casting)1 method employs a high-powered furnace to melt just enough metal to fill a single mould in a closed crucible. The crucible is transferred to a station for computer-controlled counter gravity filling of the mould for optimum filling and solidification. The CRIMSON method therefore holds the liquid aluminium for a minimum of time drastically reducing the energy losses attributed to holding the metal at temperature. With the rapid melting times achieved, of the order of minutes, there isn't a long time at temperature for hydrogen to be absorbed or for thick layers of oxide to form. The metal is never allowed to fall under gravity and therefore any oxide formed is not entrained within the liquid. Thus higher quality castings are produced leading to a reduction in scrap rate and reduced overall energy losses.
This paper will present will present some key features of the CRIMSON process and discuss how it fits in with sustainable manufacturing and energy saving for future sustainable foundries.

"Sustainable Factories of the Future"
Materials conversion processes from extraction through to the final product in the consumer's hands are the basis for manufacturing industries. Essentially these make up manufacturing systems with nested and linked loops of materials chains. Often, waste materials from one process (e.g. Pt group metals, Te, Se and Co from the primary production of Cu) become the primary materials in other chains. This is one aspect of Industrial Symbiosis but it can be difficult to take advantage of this in lower value streams such as low-grade heat and waste products for a variety of reasons such as geographical proximity or material contamination levels.
Since the industrial revolution, materials conversion processes have tended to increase in size to take advantage of what has been called "economies of scale". The philosophy being the bigger the "process" the more cost effective and thus the cheaper the product is to make. However, most economists have worked in a linear form of production without consideration for the non-market costs of using the planets resources or of the effect of waste products on society and natural eco systems, or the limitations that resource availability sets on economies. Most models have focussed solely on product cost. With the move towards a more sustainable systems approach to materials and the circular economy business model aimed at sustainable processes the argument for "economies of scale" is not so clear and the potential of an approach along the lines of "small is beautiful" and localised production becomes more attractive (i.e. economies of scope).
All sectors in manufacturing are investigating the possibilities of sustainable closed loop manufacturing with a circular economy, and revisiting the way it views its manufacturing strategy and footprint decisions. Historic off-shoring decisions were driven primarily by a desire to reduce manufacturing costs. There are three key drivers to re-shoring and localisation of manufacturing: first; where taking a total landed cost perspective, costs are comparable and supply chain risk is reduced, second; by increasing responsiveness for more unpredictable demand, particularly for customised products, third; the development of a localised supply chain to support the development and production of innovative new products. The recent review of German manufacturing strategy, Industrie 4.0, calls for the ICT enablers' convergence of business and technological processes to herald the next generation of manufacturing. This calls for industry and academia to work in close collaboration to identify the next generation of business models that can make this a reality.
Recent developments and sustainable thinking encouraged by increasing material/energy costs and security of supply are forcing companies to re-think their strategies for materials conversions. Disruptive technologies such as Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), Additive (Layer) Manufacturing (AM/ALM) and Constrained Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot Net Shape Up-Casting (CRIMSON) are maturing rapidly and becoming realistic alternative processes that challenge the larger scale processes by offering materials and design flexibility unachievable within large-scale processes.
The pharmaceuticals industry is facing a patent cliff and challenges from generic medicines to the tune of $150 B p.a. The methods being used to address this situation include reduction of inventory, improving right-first-time (from 3s to 5s) and reducing development costs. Pharma companies are increasingly being driven down the route of personalised medicines and thus have a requirement for highly flexible single patient batch sizes which cannot be retro fitted to existing plants. In the consumer goods manufacturing sector companies such as Amazon and Apple are using information on customers' spending patterns to "know what you want before you buy it". We are living in a time where more products are personalised in terms of features and functions such that the burden of personalised configurability has to be just-in-time. Some examples below will be presented.
Ownership of "stuff" is now not so aspirational for a younger generation in the developed world for those living in cities. This is changing business models with examples like AirBnB, Uber, Zip Car, River Simple and Buzzbikes showing how the old methods are impacted by the internet and sustainable thinking.
This paper will present a vision of massive changes to come for our traditional factories prompted by the sustainability agenda supported by the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.castingtechnologynz.org/files/CTNZ_Newsletter_Sept_2017.pdf
 
Description A New Industrial Revolution, Manufacturing Leadership Journal - Op Ed, p12 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article raised awareness of the issues surrounding industrial sustainability.

A subsequent article was commissioned by the editors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.mljournal-digital.com/meleadershipjournal/201107#pg12
 
Description Airbus visit to the Centre at the IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Airbus visited the Centre to run their 2-day Industrial Energy Efficiency Network Workshop which gave an opportunity for the Airbus team to interact with the Centre's researchers and for knowledge exchange on research projects relevant to Airbus activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description All Stakeholders Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The event was designed to promote discussion and develop ideas to meet the opportunities and challenges coming out of the Centre's mid term review process. Several working groups were formed to tackle identified issues. List of action items were created from each working group.

The event has been the catalyst for an update of the vision for the Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Annual Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre's Annual Review is published online and in print every Aug-Sept with a summary of research outputs and activities for the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Article in The Engineer Green automotive future lacks vital components 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in the Engineer regarding Light-weighting and Automotive Legsislation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.theengineer.co.uk/green-automotive-vital-components/?cmpid=tenews_3832335&adg=452380CD-0...
 
Description Article in UK Manufacturing Review 17/18 Tailpipe Emissions is Tip of Iceberg for True Automotive CO2 Footprint 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Annual review of Manufacturing in UK which reaches a large number of companies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.ukmanufacturingreview.com/2017/blog/technologies/tailpipe-emissions-is-tip-of-iceberg-for...
 
Description Bangladesh's open innovation in the agri-tech catalyst for SMEs workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A one-day workshop on Bangladesh's open innovation in the agri-tech catalyst for SMEs (SME Foundation) was hosted by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the IfM, Cambridge on 23 September as part of a BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account funded project. Workshop participants included the General Manager of the SME Foundation, a non-profit company established by the Government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Industries to promote growth of Bangladesh SMEs, as well as the managing director of a Bangladeshi SME, the Commercial Counsellor from the Bangladesh High Commission, and the acting High Commissioner. They joined project Principal Investigator, Steve Evans and Co-Investigator Nazia Mintz-Habib, Dr Curie Park and several other Centre researchers. Structured routes to engaging in more effective policy-making were identified to promote open innovation in the Bangladeshi agri-tech industry with 21 potential value opportunities being generated. Cambridge researchers benefited from the opportunity to assess the applicability of CIS tools in a policymaking context in a developing country. Anticipated future activities include a follow-on workshop in Bangladesh with an extended group of participants that fully represent the network of stakeholders to explore potential business model innovations using other Centre tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Blog on "Do you know how green your car is? Why measurement of low-emission vehicles is misleading" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A blog on the Automotive Legislation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://blogs.cranfield.ac.uk/manufacturing/cars-need-energy-rating-labels-to-reverse-damaging-legis...
 
Description Building Future Leaders - CIS Annual Cohort Retreat January 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Through the Cohort Development Programme the Centre is meeting its goal to increase the capacity for change, by developing researchers who not only have deep technical skills derived from their research, but a broader understanding of business and sustainability. This understanding cannot be built solely from textbooks, papers and laboratories, but is strengthened and deepened by engaging with practice, exchanging with peers and broadening horizons of experience.
In order to support these needs the Centre developed the cohort programme, bringing together students of manufacturing, design and industry with a common interest in sustainability. The cohort development programme is there to support research students from across Centre institutions and from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (DTC) in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, but we have welcomed members from across the UK and the international research community.
Over the last 5 years, the programme has provided a range of opportunities for researchers to gather and engage in activities to improve their research practice, build networks and expand personal horizons. Events have ranged from research practice - helping understand the tool building process - to communication skills, practicing how to communicate research ideas succinctly to industry. The community has also exploited social media such as Facebook to maintain contact between events and share the latest news and conferences. The cornerstone of the programme is an annual retreat which brings students, researchers, senior academics together to develop shared understanding, and personal vision for their role in the future of manufacturing. In 2016 62 attendees were drawn from 11 UK institutions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Business Modelling Workshop for FlexMan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Business Modelling Workshop was conducted at CPI, Sedgefield. The Centre's Value Mapping tool for Business Modelling was used in a workshop with CPI and NiTech. This helped identify the value opportunities for those participants in the larger project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description C Park: Member of the Green Impact Team, IfM, University of Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact We have now established a Green Impact team here at the IFM. Green Impact supports and encourages departments and colleges across the University in reducing their
environmental impacts. The first meeting was held on 19 November which was attended by Peter Lumb from the Environment and Energy team, who briefed us on the Universities accreditation scheme. The IfM Team is a mixture of staff and students willing to take on the challenge of making a difference. With the guidance of a workbook we will be working towards the Bronze award for the building. Please look out for posters and notices around the building explaining what we are hoping to achieve and contact any of the Team for help or to bring ideas forward. Plus look out for the Green Impact buns talk early in the New Year. The team is Becca Clarke, Anna Quincey, James Wood, Rebecca Fowler (DIAL),
Shane Strawson (Teaching office), Andy Nightingale(Facilities manager) and Curie Park (Sustainability).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CIS Annual Cohort 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Around 40 undergraduates and postgraduates from UK and international universities attended the Centre for Industrial Sustainability Cohort Peak Programme 2018, YHA Castleton, Losehill Hall, Derbyshire, 15-19 January 2018. This was the 7th Peak Programme, and included planned sessions and talks as well as open slots for exploring areas of common interest, group / individual work and self-reflection. The core theme of the week's programme featured several industry challenges from company sponsors Toyota Europe, AB Sugar, M&S, Altro, IEMA, and Altogame, to reflect on or propose solutions to during the week, with attendance by representatives of each organisation. The cohort was attended by around 40 undergraduates, postdocs and industry representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/industrial-sustainability/sustainability-cohort/the-peak-prog...
 
Description CIS Cambridge Value Mapping tool used in Ghana workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ethical Apparel Africa, one of the innovative social start-ups used as case studies at the High-Value Business Models Symposium hosted by the CIS at the IfM in July, ran a workshop in Ghana using CIS's Cambridge Value Mapping Tool. The participants, representing eight different nationalities and speaking 15 different languages, looked into two business goals:
working on achieving an international quality standard in African clothing factories; and developing their sales strategy and attracting and keeping the right clients for the business. Keren Pybus, Co-founder and CEO, ran the workshop and CIS were pleased to see a successful cross cultural trial of the Cambridge Value Mapping Tool.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CIS helps low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil find sustainable value 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Dr Steve Evans and Paulo Savaget (CIS) worked with FA.VELA, a non-profit organisation in Brazil which aims to develop skills and capabilities of residents of low-income communities, on their project RESILIENTE for accelerating existing and new sustainable businesses from low-income entrepreneurs in the Pampulha Lake Basin. Steve and Paulo helped the project by designing and defining its scope, strategies and next phases; providing feedback about materials and methodologies for the acceleration process; meeting with the sponsors (Newton Fund from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office); and, together with Professor José Esteban Castro from Newcastle University, and members of FA.VELA, they conducted the kickoff workshops to help entrepreneurs design their businesses and find new opportunities for sustainable value.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description CISL Sustainability Leadership Lab on Business Model Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact CISL Sustainability Leadership Lab on Business Model Innovation: Prof Steve Evans and Dr Doroteya Vladimirova of the Centre for Industrial Sustainabilityin collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership ran the third annual Lab on Business Model Innovation, featuring a keynote speech from Ryan Gellert, General Manager EMEA at Patagonia. Delegates could join the Lab as a standalone course or as credit towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Sustainable Business.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/graduate-study/sustainability-leadership-labs/business-model-innovation-s...
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact About 1000 people participated in the Cambridge Science Festival at the IfM on 22 March 2014 and again in March 2015. The EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability had a 'Sustainability Games' stand manned by 8 Centre staff . Over 200 children played our computer based 'Plastic Bottle Challenge Game' and hundreds of children, your people, and adults engaged with our sustainability challenge puzzles, posters and paper based games as well as our 'community space' for very young children with sustainability themed books and colouring activities. In 2015 we added a factory resource efficiency board game and in 2016 we are adding an energy efficiency card game for families.

Feedback from children was very positive with almost all participants indicating that they had learned something new and had also enjoyed the activity. We have been asked to expand the activity again for the 2015 Science Festival and will include more activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/science-festival
 
Description Case Study: Assessing and Reducing Economic and Environmental Impacts of Changeover Operations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre Research at Altro, a leading UK manufacturer of safety flooring and wall cladding systems. Driven by a continuous improvement spirit, the company already had notable achievements in waste recycling and process improvements. Altro provides a variety of flooring options to its customers and there is a significant burden to its manufacturing operations through changeover impacts. As the number of changeovers increases the environmental and economic impacts associated with the changeovers will lower Altro's sustainability performance. Therefore, it was a key objective to improve changeover performance by targeting these impacts.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.


Our findings suggest that Altro could improve their changeover performance drastically by following several short-term low cost solutions and a few medium-high cost long term solutions. In order to improve changeover performance, Altro will pursue the suggested changes, while building on this preliminary study. Changeover operations require embracing a continuous improvement approach and consideration of changeover processes within the product and process innovation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Beyond Material Flows: Exploring Adnams' business ecosystem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre Research with Adnams Plc., an East Anglian brewery with a turnover of c. £66 million (2014) and directly employs 400 people. Adnams wanted to better understand how to create environmental, social and financial value through the relationships outside their organizational boundary. The circular economy characterises organizational relationships in terms of their physical flows placing less emphasis on how value is created through relationships. Addressing this gap, this research explored the social dynamics of value creation within Adnams' business ecosystem in order to inform their search for value creation opportunities.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

These research findings infer that cultural resources matter when it comes to value creation, so approaches like the circular economy which focus only on the tangible elements such as the material, energy, information and financial flows reveal only part of the picture. Sensitizing managers to the link between sustainable value creation, resource configurations and power dynamics can help organizations to avoid falling into traps associated with under-emphasising the role of power and influence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Factory Eco-Efficient Modelling in the Apparel Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre research with Saitex International using the Factory Eco-Efficient Modelling Framework (FEEM) to assess the eco-efficiency of a state of the art laundry and wet-processing facility under several senarios. The goal of this work was to increase the eco-efficiency of energy and material flows across laundry assets as well helping Saitex to fulfil the environmental segment of their strategy (figure 1), and aid in their decision making process for new capital assets.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.


Saitex used the detailed modelling results in their decision making process to confirm the inclusion of an extended and new aerial drying system. This future state model showed improvements in the key areas of productivity and resource eco-efficiency. The FEEM modelling undertaken has helped Saitex in their decision making process, and is now being used as a guide for how the future aerial drying system will be implemented. The application of FEEM is appropriate across sectors, irrespective of
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Growing businesses sustainably with PrISMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre supported research with SMEs in the Eastern region through the PrISMS programme.
Support was offered to start-ups in such areas as identifying key areas of focus and evaluating promising.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

A group of BIAC staff will be brought up to the highest level of competence so that skills and knowledge are transferred and BIAC become capable of systematically innovating to deliver new levels of economic, environmental and social performance. By 2016 BIAC will have increased economic value from waste and by 2020 BIAC will have zero waste to landfill.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Improving Material Flow for Resource Efficiency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre research with Unilever, a multinational fast moving consumer goods company manufacturing a number of global brands across foods, refreshment, home care and personal care categories. The major challenge for this case study was to identify ways to improve material flow and resource efficiency in a Unilever factory.
The framework for Material Flow Assessment in Manufacturing Systems (MFAM) was implemented to model quantitative and qualitative material flow in a Unilever factory, to identify and model efficiency improvement options.


Key aspects of the manufacturing system were identified through material flow modelling. It was identified that resource consumption was variable during product changeovers and that there was potential for inefficiency and a significant opportunity to lessen environmental impact. The study outlined two initial options for material flow improvement, firstly through resource efficient scheduling and secondly through resource efficient assembly. The implementation of the MFAM by any business will e
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Making sense of eco-efficiency with the Capability Assessment Grid 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre Research with Altro, a leading UK manufacturer of safety flooring and wall cladding systems. Altro were looking for a way to enhance their understanding of sustainable manufacturing and to design an ideal sustainability plan for their business. The Capability Assessment Grid for Eco-Efficiency was used to help Altro break down the concept of eco-efficiency into workable packages of improvement areas. This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

CAGE helped deconstruct the idea of eco-efficiency and build a case for eco-efficiency improvements to present to top-management. One of the outcomes was a step change that involved engineers being able to express a need for sustainability benefits when looking into future projects. CAGE can be applied in various scenarios and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case Study: Robotic Disassembly of E-waste for Enhanced Material Recovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case study of Centre research into recovery of Strategically Important Materials (SIMs) through robotic disassembly processes which have been investigated to improve the quantity, quality and value of recovered SIMs from e-waste. A proof of concept case study, in collaboration with Toyota, utilised an automated robotic disassembly cell as a flexible approach to pre-concentrate SIMs from WEEE components often found in End-of-Life (EoL) hybrid/ electrical vehicles.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

This research has revealed that there is an ever-increasing gap between manufacturing and EoL processes, where manufacturing processes have continued to advance, utilising new materials and construction techniques, while the EoL processes have not significantly improved over the last 30 years. There is a considerable potential for introduction of further automation within EoL processes, demonstrating that such automation will improve the quality and value of recovered materials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Case study: Automated robotic disassembly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Automated robotic disassembly project with Toyota. We are exploring the potential use of robots for pre-concentrating SIM from selected automotive components before they enter traditional automotive recycling and recovery processes. This will create greater value recycling streams and improve recyclate quality. This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

No impact information available yet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: Beyond material loops: exploring organizational influence and value creation in Adnam's business ecosystem 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study from research with Adnams. The intended outcome of this research is to provide Adnams with an in-depth diagnosis on the current status of the stakeholder relationships explored based on both their internal perspective of these relationships and the respective external stakeholders' perspective. This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

Data analysis is currently on-going however the preliminary impact of this project has been the space it has provided both internal and external stakeholders in Adnams' business ecosystem to reflect on their respective relationships. Engaging with a qualitative approach to exploring their business ecosystem has highlighted examples where Adnams' organizational influence has resulted in value creation within their business ecosystem they unaware of, as well as examples of value creation potentia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: Cutting energy use and costs at a Cambridgeshire SME 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study from efficiency consultation with a Cambridgeshire SME through ECS PrISMS project which is funded by ERDF and supported by the Centre.

The consultation resulted in an implementation of energy-saving measures which are expected to save the firm around £30,000 a year.

IfM ECS helped Photofabrication establish strategic priorities for the medium term; ensured senior management's direction was focused; prioritised issues and created action plans. The firm is reducing its lead time to offer a 3-day premium turn-around to all customers, it has set targets for key performance indicators and runs quarterly projects to achieve them, and it has invested in improving staff development, customer services and new processes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: Factory environmental performance variation analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre work with a European high-volume consumer goods manufacturer who has been working with centre researchers to find new ways to improve their environmental performance. An array of factory facility asset data has been collected by the manufacturer with the goal of measuring and comparing energy efficiency to identify potential savings across 6 of their factories. Specific analysis targets include a comparison of 'power factors' to identify energy consumption patterns and measure factory environmental performance.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

A comparison across the factories highlights a performance variation of 50% which when weighted based on production suggests that even the largest producers can improve their environmental performance. Top-down analysis can be a helpful way of revealing high-energy consumers and patterns when comparing multi-level assets and resources across factories. In addition, the analysis of power factors (an often forgotten energy variable) is a useful indicator to potential energy saving opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: Generating sustainable business solutions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study: Sustainable business modelling tools developed in the Sustain Value project and two tools that already exist were used with Elcon to assist their business modelling approach. The tools were used for exploring the service model for Elcon - such as new offerings in monitoring facilities and equipment, new revenue streams through lease, and revenue through reuse, and configuring the new value proposition with the potential new business model.
This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

The team at Elcon developed a new understanding about sustainable business models and assessment of sustainability of their own products through the application of the sustainable business modelling tools. Based on this information there has been concrete operational arrangements and also changes in ways to think about and discuss the sustainability of products. The use of the various tools resulted in the following:
- Broaden thinking and formalise ideas and pathways for the new offering
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: New methodology for sustainable industrial development in ASEAN countries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre researchers working with UNIDO. Building on an existing UNIDO approach, methodologies were developed to independently conduct analysis of the economic, environmental and social aspects of an industrial subsector. A method to combine the two analyses was devised in order to derive appropriate policy recommendations for green growth. The technique aimed to identify not only the negative constraints on economic growth, but also areas of national or sectoral strength where natural capacity or resources could be safely exploited.This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.



Reports into chemical and metal industries in the ASEAN region were developed with UNIDO and are publically available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Case study: Sustainable value analysis: from 'selling gas generators' to 'selling gases' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Case Study of Centre researchers working with a Chinese manufacturer to identify the hidden uncaptured value in the life cycle of their product and finds ways to create sustainable value from it. This case study has been used to highlight Centre involvement with industry and has been made available as a hand out at events as well as on the Centre website which has resulted in requests for information about other businesses can get involved with Centre research.

The manufacturer developed a better understanding of both positive and negative aspects of the current business model, and gained a systematic picture of the business relationship with stakeholders along the entire life cycle. Using SVAT, the manufacturer successfully identified some value uncaptured and the opportunities for creating sustainable value from it as shown in the diagram below.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Catherine Tilley - British Academy of Management Conference at Warwick University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PhD researcher Catherine Tilley presented a paper at the British Academy of Management Conference at Warwick University. The paper, called 'How do companies resolve the tensions created by introducing environmental and social sustainability to their decision-making?'. She also presented a paper titled 'How do executives navigate the radical uncertainties of building environmentally and socially sustainable businesses? A study of framing in decision-making' to the CRUISSE (Challenging Radical Uncertainty in Science, Society and the Environment) conference at University College London'. Both papers drew on Catherine's analysis of 45 decisions made in 17 organisations, and presented six different strategies which executives use to resolve the tensions these presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Centre Annual Cohort Retreat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The annual retreat is a coming together of minds, a place to test bed and share new ideas, knowledge and thoughts around the subject of industrial sustainability. Many interesting challenges and current areas of work - natural systems as artificial systems, how to build 'academic-ness' in PhD communities, production systems design and operation, high value manufacturing and much more were raised. Every year is a day is set aside for industrial members to attend (although some choose to stay for more than a day) and to pitch current challenges to the assembled Cohort who then propose solutions. The has been the start of many new collaborations.

Strengthened collaborative relationships between members of the Cohort and helped advance the capabilities and knowledge of researchers in several areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Centre Cohort Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Cohort produce a quarterly newsletter to share information, opportunities, and stimulate collaborations.

Further relationships and collaborations between cohort members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Centre Online Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre published a Quarterly online newsletter. The Newsletter has been a useful way of sharing information about Centre activities and research outcomes with our members, collaborators (existing and future) and colleagues. We frequently receive new subscription requests for the newsletter. The newsletter is sent to over 1000 people.

We have had requests for more information and many hits on our website as a result of the newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://createsend.com/t/d-D2DCF7AB9FACA5C0
 
Description Centre Research visit to Huddersfield Textile Centre of Excellence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans, Dr Dai Morgan, Lloyd Fernando and Ioannis Mastoris visited the Huddersfield Textile Centre of Excellence a major conference, research and training facility based in Huddersfield. The groups shared current activities which may be of common interest - the Centre highlighting activities with the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and firms trying to improve their sustainability of their apparel supply chains, performance variation and configuration agendas.

Furthered relationship between the Centre and the Textile Centre of Excellence
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.textilehouse.co.uk/
 
Description Centre Researcher attends Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 Acceleration Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Cranfield doctoral researcher Serhan Alshammari attended the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE100 Acceleration Workshop in Milan in October to run the reverse logistics charter workshop with EMF and DHL. The work has delivered archetypes for different ways of running reverse logistics and has produced initial maturity models for companies to judge themselves against. The next step is to carry out detailed data collection with the CE100 companies and others to capture their operations and position against the maturity scales to in turn identify opportunities for development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre Researcher leads workshop at ABIS/CISL Colloquium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nancy Bocken together with Jeremy Bassett from Unilever (Unilever Ventures) led workshops on 'Disruptive Innovation' for the annual colloquium of The Academy of Business in Society (ABIS) and Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership (CISL) 'Transforming Tomorrow: Leadership for a Sustainable Future '. The workshops on radical innovation and sustainability were well-attended by academics and industrialists from all over the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Centre Researchers Contribute to National Academic Debate on Business Model Innovation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Institute for Manufacturing in Cambridge hosted a national academic workshop on "Business Model Innovation" on the 8th December 2014. The purpose of the event was to gather leading UK academics who are currently investigating the subject of business model innovation to discuss the challenges to businesses and the future of the academic field. Dr Doroteya Vladimirova gave a talk on the Centre's work in the field of business model innovation for sustainability and sustainable value creation. The event was also attended by Centre's PhD researchers Sudhir Rama Murthy, Kirsten van Fossen and Na Jiao.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Centre Researchers Lead Workshops in Sri Lanka and Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PhD researcher Lloyd Fernando and Prof Steve Evans led two-day workshops on system mapping and capability assessment in Vietnam and Sri Lanka. The workshop in Vietnam for employees of jeans manufacturer Saitex, included people from all parts of the company including the CEO, operations staff, finance staff and IT staff. In Sri Lanka, the workshop attendees were from two leading apparel manufacturers, Brandix and MAS Holdings.
The companies found that the workshops helped improve their understanding of sustainable industrial systems and envision future systems. The workshop also helped to develop a shared understanding of the challenge, and provided a structure to look for key variables, leverage points, partners, and actions. It also helped the organisations to focus on the capabilities that they need to develop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre Stand at Through Life Engineering Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed Centre research and research outcomes and tools with conference attendees during exhibition.

Increased visibility of Centre and Centre's research. Discussed possibility of future collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Centre Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre maintains an active website with news, events, research information, and resources for academics, industry practitioners, and policy makers. The site gets an average of 700 - 800 visits per month.

The website provides useful downloadable resources such as Quick Guides, reports, videos, etc to anyone interested in industrial sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/
 
Description Centre Workshop and Poster at Resilience 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans, Dr Samir Doshi and PhD researcher Elliott More participated in the latest Resilience conference in Montpellier, France, with attendance of over 1000 people. . Dr Doshi organized and moderated the panel session, "Integrating Industrial Ecology and Applied Sustainability with Resilience Thinking," featuring Prof Steve Evans, and others. Dr Doshi also organized and spoke on the panel, "Harnessing the potential of innovations for food system resilience in the Global South." Elliott More presented a poster at the conference linking his research on strategic roadmapping with the concept of resilience.

Increased visibility of the Centre and the Centre's research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.resilience2014.org/
 
Description Centre Workshop with Central Research Laboratory (CRL) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Commercial Director Ian Bamford and Dr Maria Holgado led a workshop at the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) using the using value mapping and SVAT tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre Workshops with Altro Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Doroteya Vladimirova with colleagues Dr Dai Morgan, Dr Maria Holgado and PhD researcher Sudhir Rama Murthy led 2-day workshops with Altro's top management team on the company site in Letchworth. This engagement brought the Centre's work on sustainable business models into a collaborative enquiry about future business opportunities for Altro.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre Workshops with Heraeus Noblelight UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Heraeus Noblelight UK top management worked with Dr Doroteya Vladimirova and Dr Maria Holgado to investigate new business models in high-tech industries using the Centre sustainable business model tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre Workshops with Innovate UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The winners of the Innovate UK Circular Economy: Business Models funding competition for feasibility studies were introduced to the Centre's sustainable business model tools by Prof Steve Evans and Dr Doroteya Vladimirova at the IUK awarded projects kick-off workshop in Swindon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre exhibition stand at Resource 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Centre for Industrial Sustainability and industrial partner Altro shared a stand at the Resource/Ecobuild event in early March. Resource is a 3 day event in conjunction with EcoBuild where professionals share learning and explore opportunities to be circular and resource efficient.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Centre for Industrial Sustainability YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The YouTube channel provides a valuable resource to industry practitioners, academics, and anyone interested in industrial sustainability. There are currently 40 videos available and more will be added in the coming months.

We have had over 1800 views of our videos so far.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015,2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjCBNLaPIDw261ATnVaaBsw
 
Description Centre for Industrial Sustainability hosts Delegation from Beijing at the IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 26 June 2013 the Centre hosted a delegation from the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau led by Mr Chen Tian the Director General, at the IfM. They were particularly interested to understand how Cambridge and the IfM in particular could assist them in some of the problems that air pollution raises in Beijing. There were a series of very interesting presentations including presentations from Centre researcher Dr Melanie Despeisse and Centre Commercial Director Ian Bamford.


Increased understanding and visibility of the Centre's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Centre participation at the Sustainable Apparel Coalition meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Lloyd Fernando attended the Sustainable Apparel Coalition meeting held in Nike headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. The event included brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, NGOs, and academic experts, representing more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market. Discussions focused on the industry's 2020 vision. On the third day Prof Steve Evans presented the Centre's Sustainable Business Tools to the member companies of SAC and later to the Nike team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre participation in the 2015 Disruptive Innovation Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Representatives from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability from Loughborough, Cranfield and Cambridge Universities will be participating in the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2015. Researchers from the Centre for SMART at Loughborough will be presenting a series of talks on the 17, 18, and 19 November on Immortal Resources. Cranfield PhD researcher Zoe Rowe will be chairing a Grill the Geeks session on 13 November 2015 which includes fellow Centre PhD researcher, Serhan Alshammari, as well as other Cranfield PhD researchers. Ian Bamford from Cambridge will be taking part in Head to Head Live: Future of Innovation Debate on 17 November.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Centre research at Airbus Energy Efficiency Network Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Airbus visited the Institute for Manufacturing (University of Cambridge) on 20-21 May to run their Industrial Energy Efficiency Network Workshop. This quarterly workshop brings together representatives from all of the Airbus plants to share good practices, review current energy efficiency projects and plan future projects. This event was the first to be organised outside Airbus. It gave a new opportunity for the Airbus team to interact with the Centre's researchers and for knowledge exchange on research projects relevant to Airbus activities. The two-day workshop was composed of four main activities: presentation of the Centre's research and review of Airbus current energy efficiency projects, planning of future projects, and a shop floor visit to Centre member Altro on the last afternoon which allowed the two companies to discuss energy efficiency issues. The visit ended with feedback from the Airbus team on opportunities for improvements identified during the shop floor tour. This productive exchange will continue as Altro will visit Airbus Broughton factory in August.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Circular Cambridge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Centre PhD Researcher Fenna Blomsma participated in the Circular Cambridge launch event as a member of the 'Human Library'. Fenna gave a series of 5 minute presentation about her research and about the Centre during the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://circularcambridge.org/
 
Description Circular Manufacturing at WFSGI Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Dai Morgan participated in the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) Manufacturing Forum 2015, 'Beyond lean manufacturing', in Hong Kong on 2 - 3 December. Steve and Dai facilitated a workshop on circular manufacturing, exploring a product's life to find opportunities to improve value
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Circularity Thinking workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact stimulated discussion;

catalysed discussions regarding future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Codeveloped and chaired session at Sustainable Manufacturing Conference - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Ball co-developed with the Manufacturer and IET 2014 Sustainable Manufacturing Conference and also chaired sessions. Speakers were from Carbon Trust, British Ceramics Foundation, Pinsent Mason, Muntons, SmartestEnergy, Fujifilm, Kingspan, EEF, Ecopare, GEP Evnironmental. The conference was attended by 50 companies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cohort Summer Gathering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Friday 28 July 2017
Programme for Cohort afternoon at the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Lunch and Introductions
Industry 4.0 and post-globalisation implications for industrial sustainability
Sustainable energy systems and sustainable energy supply within industry
System thinking exercise-how would the industrial system look like if outcomes of your research were widely reached/implemented
New ways of living and impact on sustainability
Decision making
Career transitions and academic career management
Panel to present one slide on "what works? "what doesn't work?"
Questions (by all) & Answers (by all)
Saturday 29th July 2017 Garden party at Prof Steve Evans home
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Competencies to transform sustainable factories and industrial systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lloyd Fernando of the University of Cambridge presented his PhD research on Competencies for transformation to next-generation sustainable factories & industrial systems at the Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Conference and Exhibition on 2 December 2015 in Birmingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy Forum - Wen Liu 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact CIS doctoral researcher Wen Liu participated in the Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy Forum organized by the University of Warwick in Venice, Italy on 1-3 June 2017. This forum brought together multi-disciplinary thought leaders and researchers to build capacity for cutting-edge research in an intimate environment and focused on three research areas: Smart Service Systems, Privacy and Trust, and Digital Innovation. Wen gave a presentation on the Impact of 3D Printing Technology on Digital Innovation in the Sharing Economy. It is significant to learn more about how the specific business models offered by 3D printing providers affect the overall digital economy and the way that digital innovation is carried out.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Consultation with Brandix India Apparel City 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Steve Evans, Dai Morgan and Lloyd Fernando spent a week looking at the current operations and future plans for Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC) in Andhra Pradesh, India. BIAC is a unique, integrated apparel supply chain city spread over 1000 acres and bringing together world class apparel chain partners from the design table to consumer brands. Together with local universities, the Centre hopes to work with Brandix for the long term to help make BIAC into the most sustainable apparel manufacturing site in the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Could vehicle light-weighting come with heavy carbon impacts? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact An opinion piece on automotive legislation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/opinion/3015289/could-vehicle-light-weighting-come-with-heavy-carbo...
 
Description Coventry Automotive Design Class - An Introduction to Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on pertinent trends and sustainability related ideas were given and discussions undertaken both during and after the session.

Concepts building on the ideas presented were developed and presented at a design show at the end of the year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Cranfield Doctoral researcher selected to attend workshop in Brazil on Eco-Food Supply Chain 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cranfield doctoral researcher Handson Pimenta has been selected to attend a workshop on "Eco-food supply chain: exploring industrial ecosystems to minimise food waste and maximise social benefits". The event is offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council, CNPq and CONFAP. Hanson is one of 20 UK researchers who have been selected to attend the workshop in August at Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cranfield/IET Sustainable Manufacturing Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The format of the symposium was industrial speakers (ABB, Airbus, Duraweld, InterfaceFLOR, Toyota, Weetabix) speaking to an industrial audience with panel discussion chaired by The Manufacturer. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.

Expected to be 2nd in series in 2013.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.theiet.org/communities/manufacturing/resources/symposium-2011.cfm
 
Description D. Morgan, It's not easy being green, especially for SMEs, Article for The Manufacturer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National outreach for the Centre with article written by Dr Dai Morgan for The Manufacturer

National exposure for the Centre for Industrial Sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description D. Vladimirova, Green Alliance Insidetrack Special issue on Resource resilient UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact National outreach through the readership of Green Alliance which is a charity and independent think tank focused on ambitious leadership for the environment which since 1979 has been working with a growing network of influential leaders in business, NGOs and politics to stimulate new thinking and dialogue on environmental policy, and increase political action and support for environmental solutions in the UK. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.

National exposure of the work of the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/insidetrack33.php
 
Description D. Vladimirova, Made to Serve, Article in the The Manufacturer 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact National outreach through the readership of The Manufacturer.

National exposure of the author Dr Doroteya Vladimirova.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://issuu.com/themanufacturer/docs/tm_july_august_2013_web_v1_f2cbdb9dc49232/81?e=1088610
 
Description D. Vladimirova, New Business Models for a Sustainable Future in the Institute for Manufacturing Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International outreach to the readership and visitors to the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.

Invitation to the author Dr Doroteya Vladimirova to participate in a UK-Korean Executive Education Seminar with Hyundai, Samsung and Government Officials entitled Multiple Dimensions of Creativity and Innovation as follow-up from this article.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/ifm-review/issue-2/
 
Description Doroteya Vladimirova delivers Friday Buns Seminar on Business Transformation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Doroteya Vladimirova gave a presentation at the IfM's Friday Buns Seminar on 'The Transformation of traditional manufacturers towards servitized organisations'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EEF National Manufacturing Conference 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans chaired a group of workshops and presentations at the conference. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.


Stimulated discussion about innovation in manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.manufacturingconference.co.uk/previous-conferences/2012-manufacturing-conference.aspx
 
Description EEF visit to the Centre at the IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre hosted EEF's Climate, Energy, and Environment Policy Committee for their annual away day. In a full day event, the committee members had the opportunity to meet PhD researchers, listen to presentations on current research and the tools developed through research, and to understand how the Centre works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EEF's Climate, Energy & Environment Policy Committee Away Day at the IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On June 4 the Centre for Industrial Sustainability hosted EEF's Climate, Energy & Environment Policy Committee at the IfM, University of Cambridge for their annual away day. In a full-day event, the Committee members had the opportunity to meet PhD researchers and to understand how the Centre works. Prof Steve Evans, Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, Miying Yang and Dr Melanie Despeisse gave the attendees an overview of the current research and the tools developed on sustainable business models and eco-efficiency. Doctoral researchers presented their research during a poster showroom over lunch. The event finished with a debate on the challenges and lessons of measurement sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EPSRC Café discussion group 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Session was convened to examine the role of the private sector in sustainability, allowing researchers to explore subject matter and debate that was on the edge of their PhD but relevant to the broader issues associated with Industrial Sustainability. Attendees continued discussion and debate after the session.

Researchers planning future sessions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre holds an hybrid (Industry and Academic focus) Annual Conference to share research outcomes, provide a forum for discussion and stimulate thinking in Industrial Sustainability. The 2014 conference included 19 presentations with discussion as well as a dedicated session for panel discussion. The conference also included a exhibition of tools and methods resulting from the Centre's research activities. Industrial members, policy groups, and other research centres also had stands at the exhibition. Many of the conference talks are available for viewing on our website. These videos provide a good resource to industry, academia, and the public.

The conference has been very well received and delegate numbers have grown every year. The conference is often the catalyst for new collaborations and new ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/news-events/annual-conference-2014/
 
Description Eco-efficiency team visits Saitex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The eco-efficiency grand challenge team spent a month between May and June in Vietnam with Industrial Partner - Saitex. The team worked with sustainability and lean production teams to help identify eco-efficiency improvements through the application of modelling. A series of 3 models were created to show the current performance of factory energy and material resources. Additionally, future-state simulations of the laundry energy and material flow have been developed to show resource savings that help Saitex in their decision making process for new Ariel-Dryer assets within their laundry facility.

Feedback on models of the factories has been very positive, so much so that the company are now working with the centre in a new-joint venture to establish an innovation centre from their headquarters in HoChi-Minh city, where all centre toolkits can be utilised as a part of day-to-day operations to help educate the workforce of 5000+ employees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Elliot Woolley - PPMA (Process and Packaging Machinery) Show Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 17 September 2017 - PPMA (Process and Packaging Machinery) Show Birmingham: Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University, gave a talk titled ''Energy efficient production: uncover the potential of waste'' which was also the basis for a lead-in interview published in Process & Control magazine:
http://www.connectingindustry.com/ProcessControl/energy-efficient-production-uncover-the-potential-of-waste.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.connectingindustry.com/ProcessControl/energy-efficient-production-uncover-the-potential-o...
 
Description Expert Group Meeting on Eco-Industrial parks in Vietnam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr Steve Evans, along with Dr. Nguyen Van Trung, Vice Minister, Ministry of Planning and Investment and Ms. Beatrice Maser, Ambassador of Switzerland to Vietnam, was invited to join the Expert Group Meeting on Eco-Industrial parks in Vietnam. The meeting, which took place in Da Nang on 29-30 September, was organised to help the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Vietnamese government in their planning for future eco-industrial parks. Steve explained CIS' research on what works in designing industrial parks and government policy to support parks, as part of a large initiative to move Vietnam's 200+ industrial parks to a sustainable condition. Steve and former IfM researcher Dr Jae Hwan Park had previously worked with UNIDO on a project to assess the economic, environmental and social dimensions of the industrial policies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), with an aim to encourage sustainable growth in the region. Two UNIDO working papers were published 2014: 'Sustainable assessment of chemical industries for policy advice - the case of the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam' and 'A proposed methodology for the sustainable assessment of industrial subsectors for policy advice'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Finding sustainable value with low income entrepreneurs in Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In early September, Centre Director Steve Evans and doctoral researcher Paulo Savaget worked with FA.VELA, a non-profit organistaion in Brazil, on their project RESILIENTE. FA.VELA develops skills and capabilities of residents of low-income communities to enhance their opportunities for personal and professional growth. The project RESILIENTE accelerates both existing and new sustainable businesses from low-income entrepreneurs to enhance the urban resilience and restoration of the Pampulha Lake Basin in the municipalities of Belo Horizonte and Contagem (state of Minas Gerais). Due to the large number of industries and favelas in the basin, the project emphasises collaboration to the development of innovative solutions and frameworks for sustainable business models.

Steve and Paulo helped the project by designing and defining its scope, strategies and next phases; providing feedback about the materials and methodologies that will be used in the acceleration process; meeting with the sponsors, namely the Newton Fund from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and, together with a professor from Newcastle University (José Esteban Castro) and members of FA.VELA, they conducted the kick-off workshops. These workshops consisted of a seminar for a broader audience and 2 days of intensive work exclusively with low-income entrepreneurs to design their businesses and to find new opportunities for sustainable value.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FlexMan Press Release by NiTech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NiTech Press Release Titled: NITECH WINS MAJOR >£1m INDUSTRY-LED PROJECT
Press Release dated: Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nitechsolutions.co.uk/nitech-wins-major-1m-industry-led-project/
 
Description FlexMan Press Release from CPI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press release Titled: CPI in UK collaboration to develop world class surfactant manufacturing techniques
Dated: 16 Dec 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.uk-cpi.com/news/collaboration-to-develop-new-surfactant-manufacturing-techniques/
 
Description Flexman launch in IfM Newsletter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Doroteya Vladimirova and Sudhir Rama Murthy launched a new two-year project for CIS, in collaboration with Croda, the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and NiTech Solutions. The CIS team will investigate new business models for the adoption of NiTech's continuous oscillating baffle reactor (COBR) technology, and the shift from batch to continuous manufacturing in the process industry. The project is part-funded by Innovate UK and EPSRC in the 'Flexible Manufacturing' competition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Food and Beverage Sustainability Roadmapping Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was hosted and organised by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability and jointly facilitated by Steve Evans and Greg Lavery of Lavery Pennell. The workshop brought together leading companies, industry associations, relevant government departments and subject matter experts to discuss resource efficiency barriers and enablers in the UK Food and Beverage Industry.

Outcomes from the workshop are published in the report 'Food and Beverage Sector Non-Labour Resource Efficiency: Unlocking Cost Savings, Jobs and Environmental Improvements'. Additional workshops are planned for the automotive and apparel industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.nextmanufacturingrevolution.org/food-and-beverage-resource-efficiency-opportunities/
 
Description Forest Green School London talk by Steve Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Forest Green School London talk by Steve Evans
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GCSM2012 - Session Moderator and Speaker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Centre Staff participation at GCSM2012. Steve Evans as a session moderator (Business Model Innovation For Embedding Sustainability: A Practice-Based Approach Introducing Business Model Archetypes) and keynote speaker. Padmashi Rana and Samuel Short as Keynote speakers. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.


Promoted discussion of Business Model Innovation for Sustainability and increased awareness of the Centre's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://gcsm2012.org/files/programme.pdf
 
Description GTC-K Green Technology Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and academic collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Game on: How gamification is bringing sustainability to the masses 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article on Edie.net about companies turning to games to influence their own employees and inform sustainable decision-making, including the energy saving simulation games by Cranfield researcher Aanand Davé.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.edie.net/library/Game-on--How-gamification-is-bringing-sustainability-to-the-masses/6648
 
Description Government 'must back sustainability in UK industry' - Article in the Yorkshire Post 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in the Yorkshire Post about the Manufacturing Commission Inquiry into Industrial Sustainability report 'Industrial Evolution: Making British Manufacturing Sustainable'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/government-must-back-sustainability-in-uk-industry-1-7536865
 
Description Green Growth Forum - Expert Participation - Nancy Bocken 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Participated

Increased awareness of the Centre and Centre Research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://3gf.dk/en/2014/
 
Description Guest Teacher at University of Genoa - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Guest teacher at Sustainable operations, ISSUGE Engineering and Architecture for Sustainability Master Course, University of Genoa, Italy, 4 hours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Guest lecture at Sustainable operations, PhD workshop, Politecnico di Milano - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Peter Ball gave a guest lecture at Sustainable operations, PhD workshop, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description High Value Business Models Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Symposium, hosted by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the IfM, featured the High-Value Business Tools developed at the University of Cambridge. With innovative social start-ups as case studies, the symposium brought together change makers from industry and academia to first explore new business opportunities in the start-ups and then and apply new lenses to tackle challenges faced by each start-up.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description High-Value Business Model Innovation Process Workshop and Expert Discussion 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This is a workshop and expert discussion at the Institute for Manufacturing, Cambridge on the High-Value Business Model Innovation Process. Participants are introduced to a comprehensive framework for business model innovation based on 7 years of Cambridge research and our experience of real life industry challenges. Participants have the opportunity to benefit from and help shape the future of this ongoing research at the IfM, University of Cambridge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description High-Value Business Tools at CISL Course 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, Prof Steve Evans and Ian Bamford from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability led a second Sustainability Leadership Laboratory (Lab) in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). The Lab entitled 'Transforming Business to Deliver Sustainable Value' was held on 26-27 May 2016 at Madingley Hall, Cambridge. The intensive two-day course provided delegates with the tools to identify opportunities for value creation in their business, and the ability to design and develop a comprehensive action plan to implement sustainable change.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/graduate-study/sustainability-leadership-laboratories/Pdfs/previous-sustai...
 
Description IET Design and Production Committee Member - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Peter Ball has been the Lead on sustainable manufacturing for the IET Design and Production Executive Committee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
 
Description Ian Bamford on Vodafone's Your Ready Business blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ian Bamford discusses industry academic partnerships in Vodafone's Your Ready Business blog which was later published in The Times on Monday 15 February.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/news-events/the-key-to-successful-academic-industrial-partne...
 
Description IfM Friday Talk Transformation of Traditional Manufacturers towards Servitized Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact This talk was given by Dr Doroteya Vladimirova and engaged researchers in a discussion afterwards.

Talk raised awareness of the research undertaken at the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability among members of the academic community at the Institute for Manufacturing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/51530
 
Description IfM Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre had a stand at the IfM Open Day in January 2014. Centre staff explained the ongoing research projects to Open Day participants from industry.

Increased visibility and understanding on Centre research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Industrial Sustainability Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hosted by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, the roundtable series seeks to engage thought leaders in strategic issues within the field of industrial sustainability. This first roundtable was set up to gather the latest thinking on industrial sustainability to assess the research priorities for the decade ahead. This gathering brought together select leaders from academic, industry and related organisations from Australia, China, Europe and USA together for an intensive discussion of the future agenda on industrial sustainability. 2020 is a key date in many industrial, academic and government communications but this event sought to explore well beyond that date.

A white paper is currently being developed by the group with the expectation of a discussion draft available in early 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Industrial Sustainability at RESOURCE15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre for Industrial Sustainability participated in the Resource15 conference at Excel in early March. Resource is a 3 day event where 11,000 professionals share learning and explore opportunities to be circular and resource efficient. As well as managing a busy stand CIS also gave two workshops during the conference each year. In 2015 the workshops were: 'New Tools for Sustainable Businesses' led by Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, Dr Maria Holdago, and Miying Yang and 'Circularity Thinking: Ways to Navigate the Circular Economy' with Centre PhDs Fenna Blomsma from Cranfield and Geraldine Brennan from Imperial College London and assisted by Dr Dai Morgan. In addition, Professor Shahin Rahimifard participated in a panel discussion on the future of supply chains in manufacturing alongside the Ellen McArthur foundation representative Sven Herrmann and other industry partners. In 2016, the Centre gave a workshop on Sustainable Businesses Tools again and a workshop on maturity practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Industrial Sustainabilty Tools Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The tools workshop stimulated discussion and idea about developing industry focused tools from research projects.

Several of the doctoral researchers used the learning from the workshop to develop tools from their own research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Industry and schools industrial sustainability engagement programme - Cardiff 6th Form and Altro Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact The aim of this programme is to raise awareness and interest in schools of manufacturing engineering and issues of sustainability, whilst helping factories identify opportunities to identify waste. This is achieved by training students with fresh knowledge and introducing them to factories, encouraging active participation in solving real problems through the application of knowledge and intuition.

An initial pitch was made to over 100 students in a Cardiff Sixth Form college, introducing the programme and highlighting the current challenges industry is facing and the opportunities for them to engage with and tackle some of these as part of the programme and their future career. 34 students were then involved in a week long programme of activities, including self directed study, a training session lead by Centre researchers and an industry engagement day. The training day involved presentation of the context of industrial efficiency and sustainability which was followed by an introduction to tools and lenses which help to identify waste in industry. They were then tasked with applying these tools to the school building and presenting improvement plans to the school staff. It is expected that a number of the recommendations would be taken forward by the college.

The industry day, was hosted by Altro who provided careers oriented presentation and detailed introduction to their product and processes. Students executed plans they had developed, based on their experiences on the training day and the independent research. They were toured around the factory with Altro staff and developed improvement plans based on the observations. They will work independently, presenting a report on their observations, including an improvement plan presentation back to a panel including senior CIS staff, the trainers, and Altro representatives. This programme is designed to have impact in of itself, but is also designed as a pilot programme for a scalable industry / schools engagement programme. Follow up review activities are in place to develop a scaling model for the programme.

Collaborators TYF, EEF Wales and doctoral researchers and Eng D students from Warwick and Cardiff MET were also involved, in addition to researchers and staff from University of Cambridge, CIS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Industry visit to CPI, Sedgefield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Researcher visited CPI, Sedgefield, to understand the technology at the centre of this project. The sharing of ideas enabled developing the collaboration for the workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Innovate UK - Exhibition Stand 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The opportunity to engage with Innovate UK delegates was helpful in raising awareness of the Centre's research and also to promote potential collaborations.

Raised awareness of the Centre and the Centre's research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.gov.uk/government/news/innovate-uk-2014-bigger-and-better-than-ever
 
Description Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, Resources Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion leading to actions for resource network.

Approached after meeting fro further information regarding EPSRC research centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interview with Prof Steve Evans, Director of Research at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Interview in The Engineer at the Centre's annual conference in July.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theengineer.co.uk/prof-steve-evans-director-of-research-at-the-centre-for-industrial-sust...
 
Description Interview with Professor Steve Evans: Making making sustainable, The Manufacturer, 3rd May 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Maintain national visibility and share latest thinking regarding sustainability and manufacturing.

Maintains profile in the manufacturing community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/interview-with-prof-steve-evans-making-making-sustainable/
 
Description Invited presentation to Japanese industry - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Peter Ball was invited to give a presentation on Sustainable Manufacturing Improvement to Japanese Industry at the British Embassy, Tokyo, Japan.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited workshop at Asian Association of Management Science and Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion which continued after the session.

Enquiries about key concepts and ideas fielded after the session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ioannis Mastoris visits ABB in Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PhD researcher Ioannis Mastoris has been visiting ABB Corporate Research Centre at Vasteras in Sweden. Ioannis' visits have been to plan and then collect data on the sustainability related intellectual capital of ABB in Sweden and to identify improvement opportunities towards the ABB 2020 vision on sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Joyce Li (Loughborough) presentations in China Dec 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Joyce Li travelled to China with the aim of establishing future collaboration between UK/China in Sustainable Manufacturing

Dates and University: 28th December 2015 at Chongqing University; 31st December 2015 at Zhejiang University
Results:
- Presentations were given by representatives from each universities, in terms of the university's & research group's history, previous & current research projects, sources of the funding in China
- Exchanging information of degree programmes (undergraduate, MSc and PhD), research activities and expertise
- Better understanding of the resource within the schools, i.e. faculty and facilities
Impacts:
- Identification of the common research interests, expertise and visions in Sustainable Manufacturing
- Discussion about the potential to establish collaboration relationship, including co-host the conferences, exchange students/researchers
- Understanding the big picture of sustainability: the similarity and differences of the problems that need to be solved in two nations, i.e. the UK and China
Numbers of people engaged: 7 staff (5 professors, 2 lectures) and around 15 PhDs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description KAIST - Professor Lee, Joo-Sung 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and academic collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description KIAT Vice president Dr Seok, Young-Chul 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and academic collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2014
 
Description KIET Korean Institute for Industrial Economic and Trade 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and international collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description KIST Head office 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and academic collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Knowledge exchange visit with TU Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Dai Morgan were invited to visit the collaborative research centre 1026 - Sustainable Manufacturing, Shaping Global Value Creation - at TU Berlin, as guest researchers. The aim of the trip was to exchange knowledge on research, sustainability and practice in collaboration. Hosted by Prof Rainer Stark and Prof Gunther Seliger, they toured the facilities and shared current research and future plans. The trip was extremely stimulating for all concerned and numerous opportunities for exchange, collaboration and ongoing discussions were established.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Led energy effficient manufacturing special session at SDM 2015 - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Ball led a session at SDM 15 on energy efficient manufacturing at SDM2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description M Benedetti - APMS (Advances in Production Management Systems) conference in Hamburg, on 3-7 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact APMS (Advances in Production Management Systems) conference in Hamburg, on 3-7 September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M Benedetti - Training School [Big Data processing and analytics in the Internet of Everything Era] organized by the COST action IC1406 in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 20-22 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation to the Training School [Big Data processing and analytics in the Internet of Everything Era] organized by the COST action IC1406 in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 20-22 September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description M Benedetti - first World Circular Economy Forum in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The first ever World Circular Economy Forum 2017! At WCEF2017 participants shared experiences on the best solutions that allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage, create more value and generate new growth and jobs in societies around the world. We're excited to have had the world's top business leaders, policymakers, researchers and innovators at WCEF2017. We discussed how the circular economy presents new and unprecedented opportunities to create wealth and well-being, as well as how it is the essential engine behind achieving the ambitious UN Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. WCEF2017 host country Finland shared it's own inspirational story as a global leader as we turn the vision of our circular economy road map into reality and deliver concrete benefits across all sectors of business and society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.sitra.fi/en/projects/world-circular-economy-forum-2017/#wcef2017
 
Description M. Tennant and G. Brennan run workshops at London Climate Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The student-led London Climate Forum was held at Imperial College on November 24th and 25th 2012 with the aim of encouraging creative discussions and debate on climate change and sustainability. Centre researchers Geraldine Brennan and Mike Tennant ran workshops at the event on business model innovation.


Increased understanding of climate change and sustainability issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.londonclimateforum.org/
 
Description Member on International Programme Committee - SDM2014 - Nancy Bocken 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of the IPC for SDM2014 Dr Nancy Bocken participated in the following:
•To advise on the organisation of the symposium;
•To promote the conference and bring it to the attention of other researchers;
•To advise on the topics of the symposium;
•To help with the paper review process
•To assist in monitoring overall quality.


Made additional connections for the Centre and increased awareness of the Centre and Centre's research activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sdm-14.kesinternational.org/cmsIPCdisplay.php
 
Description Members of EPSRC Centre paticipate in Second Industrial Sustainability workshop in Tokyo 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Sir Mike Gregory (Cambridge), Professor Steve Evans (Cambridge), Dr Ritsuko Ozaki (Imperial College) and Dr Peter Ball (Cranfield) from the EPSRC Centre and Professor Chris France of the University of Surrey participated in a UK-Japan Industrial Sustainability Workshop and Public Seminar organised by the UK Embassy in Tokyo. The focus of the workshop was on the long term research, policy and industrial agendas that support the re-shaping of the industrial system to be sustainable.

Furthered the relationships between Japanese and UK researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Members of the EPSRC Centre for participate in Industrial Sustainability Workshop in Tokyo 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A team of industrially orientated academics with interests in manufacturing and or sustainability including Prof Sir Mike Gregory, Prof Steve Evans, and Prof Shahin Ramhimifard and a senior officer from EPSRC visited Japan. The visit programme included national funding bodies, industrial speakers and academics and aimed to identify experience and expertise in the field of education and research towards industrial sustainability.The findings have been presented in a Report.

Furthered relationship between Japanese and UK researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/uploads/Research/Industrial_sustainability/Japan/Japan_sust_report_web....
 
Description Miying Yang - Building Energy and Technology Perspective in China and the UK workshop in Xian University of Architecture and Technology, China. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 3-6th September Dr Miying Yang presented at the "Building Energy and Technology Perspective in China and the UK" workshop in Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Miying Yang - Friday Buns Seminar on SVAT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Miying Yang presented her PhD research 'Sustainable Value Analysis for Product-­Service Systems' at the Friday Buns Seminar at the IfM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Miying Yang - Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS 2017) in Tongji University, Shanghai, China on 30-31 August 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Miying Yang ran a workshop at the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School (GESS 2017) in Tongji University, Shanghai, China on 30-31 August, on using the Sustainable Value Analysis Tool to identify, and then reduce waste along food supply chains, as well as to identify the hidden value and trigger recycling and reuse of food wastes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NMR in the Trade Press 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Next Manufacturing Revolution a collaboration between the Centre, Lavery Pennell and 2degrees featured in Business Green, Business Weekly, Environmental Leader, GreenWise, and the Guardian.

Increased viability of the NMR and non-labour resource efficiency research and activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Nancy Bocken gives TEDx talk on sustainability impact 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 19 February 2015, Dr Nancy Bocken gave a TEDx talk in London for the company Allianz. She discussed "Sustainable Business Models for Positive Impact". Allianz organized a series of events and TEDx talks in 20 cities to celebrate its 125th anniversary and plan its future strategy with sustainability at its core.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description New government funding to promote Industrial Sustainability - Article in TTP, The Technology Partnership Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article about the origin and development of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability.

Increased the visibility of the Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/media/36846-Sustainability_Insight.pdf
 
Description Next Manufacturing Revolution launche at the House of Commons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Ian Bamford participated in the Next Manufacturing Revolution (NMR) launch at the House of Commons on July 16 2013. This high profile event which was attended by Government, companies and NGOs at the House of Commons, was the first stage of its programme to revolutionise the UK manufacturing sector. NMR is a collaboration between the Centre, Lavery Pennell, and 2degrees.


The event increased the visibility of NMR and the potential benefits of non-labour resource efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.nextmanufacturingrevolution.org/
 
Description Next generation manufacturing promises 4.5 per cent cut in carbon emissions - Article in BusinessGreen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article on the Next Manufacturing Revolution and research into non-labour resource efficiency.

Increased visibility of the NMR report, research, and activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2282829/next-generation-manufacturing-promises-45-per-cent-cut-...
 
Description Oliver Gould participates in Feed Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oliver Gould participated in the Insects as Feed workshop in London on 4th August 2015, arranged by Emma Rivers (Global Food Security Programme, BBSRC).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oliver Gould presentation at resource efficiency workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 19th May 2015 Oliver Gould presented (alongside representatives from Rolls Royce, Resource Futures, SWMAS - South West Manufacturing Advisory Service - and Bangor University) at a resource efficiency workshop in Bristol, organised as part of a 'shared resource efficiency manager' project run by Environment and Sustainability Partnership, Defra and Bangor University.
The workshop was part of the activities within a project investigating a 'Shared Resource Efficiency Manager' (SREM) model of direct support to SMEs, to improve their practices. As well as the speakers, the event was attended by a number of representatives from various SMEs involved in the project, predominantly based in the south west of the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.environmentandsustainability.co.uk/srem
 
Description Panel Member - B4E Climate Summit 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans participated in Plenary discussion panel 'Closed-loop business models for the future'. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.


Promoted discussion in and awareness of closed loop business models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://b4esummit.com/b4e-climate-summit-2011-london-united-kingdom/agenda/
 
Description Panel on circular economy at Congress ICOT (International Congress on Thinking) - Shahin Rahimifard 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Shahin participated in a panel about circular economy at Congress ICOT (International Congress on Thinking) on 2nd July 2015 in Spain (Basque region). The panel included the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Papers and Posters at ISIE 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several Centre researchers participated in the International Society for Industrial Ecology 2015 (ISIE 2015) conference held at the University of Surrey from 7-10 July. Cambridge doctoral researcher Sudhir Rama Murthy presented the paper, 'Industrial Ecology Principles and Industrial Practice - Exploring the Linkage' (authors: Rama Murthy, S., Morgan, D. and Evans, S). Dr Nancy Bocken presented the paper 'Challenges and Opportunities in Circular Business Model Innovation for Clothing from a Retailer Perspective' (authors: Bocken, N., Holgado, M. and Evans, S.) based on the work for project REDRESS. Nancy also introduced and chaired ISIE's first session on 'Sustainable Business Models and Value Networks'. Cambridge doctoral researcher Daniel Summerbell presented a poster 'Performance Analysis of a Cement Plant' and Yuan Tao presented the poster 'Policy intervention mechanism for promoting industrial symbiosis in China'. Cranfield doctoral researcher Fenna Blomsma gave a presentation on her research 'Circularity and cognitive embeddedness - developing the Circularity Canvas' and Imperial researcher Geraldine Brennan presented a poster 'Extending the Circular Economy: Power Dynamics & Organizational Influence'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Parliamentary Manufacturing Comminssion into Industrial Sustainability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans co-chaired a cross-party coalition of Parliamentarians started of a new inquiry into the long term sustainability of the sector in the UK. The inquiry sought to make practical policy recommendations addressing the emerging area of industrial sustainability and what it regards as the key issues and themes currently affecting UK manufacturing and which threaten the UK's potential industrial growth, including questions over innovation, skills, finance and taxation, energy, SMEs, trade and investment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Participation in debate to launch SMMT on Autmotive Sustainability - Steve Evans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The debate created discussion about what more the UK automotive industry could do to be more sustainable. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.


Increased awareness of the Centre and Centre research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2014
URL http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/figures-show-automotive-success-but-experts-warn-more-work-n...
 
Description Peter Ball - Environmental Footprint Reduction in Brewing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Environmental Footprint Reduction in Brewing - seminars to disseminate sustainable manufacturing practices, 2017: Huddersfield, Glasgow, Oxford
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peter Ball - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Australia, June 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2018 Track chair for sustainable design and manufacture for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Australia, June 2018)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Peter Ball - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Greece, April 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2016 Track chair for sustainable design and manufacture for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Greece, April 2016)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Peter Ball - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Hungary, June 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 General Chair for Sustainable design and manufacture for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Hungary, June 2019)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peter Ball - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Italy, June 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2017 Track chair for sustainable design and manufacture for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Italy, June 2017)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Peter Ball - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Seville, April 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 2015 Led energy efficient manufacturing special session for Sustainable Design and Manufacturing conference (Seville, April 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peter Ball, York University - IET Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing Next Step 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IET Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing Next Step - chair Peter Ball, keynote Steve Evans, June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description PhD Researcher Ergun Gungor Looks at Changeover Processes in Unilever Factories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Analysis of Changeover Processes in Unilever Factories

PhD researcher Ergun Gungor has been visiting Unilever factories over the past 6 months to learn about changeover operations in manufacturing firms. The first visit was to a personal care factory in Missouri, USA where Ergun investigated the economic and environmental impacts of the factory's changeover operations as well as the root causes of these impacts and the factors that escalate them. The second visit was to Cikarang in Indonesia where he observed changeover operations in two personal care factories and one ice-cream factory over a period of one month. In all his visits Ergun observed similar factors about changeovers as well as a variation in performance between different sites. He will use the data collected to highlight the root causes of changeover impacts and how to prevent or reduce them. He also will develop a model to reveal the true cost of a changeover.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Predicting the unpredictable: the future of manufacturing - Article in IfM Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Dai Morgan reflects on the UK government's Foresight report on the future of manufacturing in the first issue of the Institute for Manufacturing Review.

Increased visibility of Centre and Centre research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/research/ifm-review/issue-1/predicting-the-unpredictable-the-future-of-...
 
Description Presentation at 2degrees supply chain event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans spoke at a 2degrees supply chain event in London on 6 March 2015 about his work in developing new business models that support durable and sharable benefits from the retailer/supplier relationship.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at Sustainability Live exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Sustainability Live exhibition and conference took place at the NEC in Birmingham from April 21-23. Intended for energy and sustainability management professionals, the event included a 3-day conference on the subject 'From Risk to Resilience'. At the conference Dr Peter Ball presented a case study on 'Visual ways to present data' in the session 'Powering change: is data the new feedstock for sustainability solutions?', which was chaired by Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain at CDP. Dr Maria Holgado spoke on 'Transforming businesses to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value' and Miying Yang spoke on 'Sustainable Value Analysis Tool' in the session 'Value unchained: the shift from competition to collaboration' chaired by Louise Armstrong from Forum for the Future. Both sessions were well attended.

Centre doctoral researcher Aanand Davé was invited to have a poster at the Sustainability live exhibition in the Innovation Zone where innovative emerging technologies were highlighted. The poster 'Industrial Eco-Efficiency Modelling - Data-granularity framework for measuring and predicting asset performance' was very well received and generated much interest in Aanand's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Ball was invited to give a presentation to the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society on Methods for improvement eco-efficiency manufacturing systems, Shanghi, China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Prof Steve Evans discusses UK industrial strategy on the Today programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As the task force is due to meet to discuss the planned mothballing of Tata Steel operations in Scotland, Steve Evans discusses UK industrial strategy on the Today programme on Radio 4 at 8.51am on Thursday 29 October.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06khvbr#play
 
Description Professor Jung, Sung-Hoon. Kangwon University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the Ethiopia cluster project

Established links between the Centre and academic collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Professor Steve Evans contributes to Future of Engineering report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 2018 is the UK's Year of Engineering, the government campaign to promote and celebrate one of the country's most dynamic industries. As the year comes to an end, what are the concerns occupying the sector's leaders? The Future of Engineering special report, published in The Times, covers how a lack of sufficient funding for research and development is holding innovation back, and addresses what can be done to encourage more women to join the industry. It explores the new importance of so-called soft skills in engineering graduates and the need for an overhaul of the patents system. Also featured is comment on how engineering can spearhead the fight against climate change and an infographic on the work to be done to counter the sector-wide talent shortage.

The report features an opinion column by the IfM's Professor Steve Evans who discusses the ongoing challenge faced by sustainability engineers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.raconteur.net/business-innovation/engineering-climate-change
 
Description REDRESS Project in the Guardian Sustainable Business 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The REDRESS project with M&S was mentioned in an article in the Guardian Sustainable Business, 'New fabrics make recycling possible, but are they suitable for high street?'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/2015/jan/22/fabric-recyclin...
 
Description Re-Distributed Manufacturing EPSRC Sandpit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Discussed novel approaches to re-distributed manufacturing, and the relevance of flexible manufacturing to sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.recode-network.com/
 
Description Research sandpit participant - James Colwill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Participate in a week long research Sandpit on 15th September, funded by the British Embassy in South Africa and Supergen Bioenergy Hub, which investigated issues and potential research initiatives and project around the 'Food/Fuel Interface' with a focus on Africa.

Increased awareness of Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Researcher visit to the Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Researchers from CIMIS visited the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) in March to develop a knowledge exchange and collaboration between the two Centres. The visit began with a forum on how manufacturing global supply chains and the built environment can contribute to the sustainability and resilience of social-ecological systems.






Furthered relationship between the Centre and SRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Resource 2016 Workshop on Buisness Models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Centre researcher Dr Doroteya Vladimirova delivered a workshop on 'Sustainable business model innovation: challenges and opportunities' at the Resource 2016 event. The workshop was the most popular at the event this year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description S Evans: Change Fashion Challenge Forum and Workshop, The New York Academy of Sciences, USA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Change Fashion Challenge (CFC) focuses on creating innovation to pioneer the future of fashion and create a new sustainable ecosystem in the fashion industry. This means innovation throughout the entire product lifecycle, toward a circular and regenerative model -- changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used and recycled by introducing disruptive science and technology and new business models.

The Change Fashion Forum and Workshop was an invitation-only event bringing together leaders from the fashion industry, academia, and non-profit organizations to begin the development of a prioritized sustainable fashion research agenda and roadmaps for the priority areas identified in the agenda.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.nyas.org/events/2018/change-fashion-challenge-workshop/
 
Description S Evans: Falling Walls Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact On 9 November, Prof Steve Evans was a speaker at the Falling Walls Conference in Berlin. Falling Walls is the International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in Science and Society, an annual global gathering of forward thinking individuals from 80 countries organised by the Falling Walls Foundation. Each year on 9 November - the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - 20 of the world's leading scientists are invited to Berlin to present their current breakthrough research. The aim of the conference is to:
• identify trends, opportunities and solutions for global challenges and discover international breakthrough research.
• connect outstanding researchers from different disciplines and support the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas internationally.
• build bridges between business, politics, academia and the arts.
• promote the latest scientific findings among a broader audience.
• inspire people to break down walls in science and society.
Steve Evan's talk looked at understanding how industry can bring environmental and social sustainability concerns into its design and manufacturing practices. In his advisory and policy roles, he put emphasis on urgent & practical change now and system level change that others hope for a sustainable future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.falling-walls.com/about
 
Description S Evans: Leaders on Purpose meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Leaders on Purpose CEO Summit brings together some of the world's top visionaries and leaders to accelerate a new kind of leadership at the forefront of a new business logic
- one that, at its core, integrates purpose and profit. Why? Because solving humanity's most pressing challenges is both the right thing to do and an unprecedented business opportunity.
The Summit, hosted by LEADERS ON PURPOSE in collaboration with partners from PROJECT X highlights critical lessons learned from the comprehensive Leadership for the 21st Century & Beyond study. Interactive sessions dive into insights on leadership strategies, attitudes and opinions of the world's top CEOs and uncover how progressive CEOs leverage purpose in shaping a new business logic and cross-sectoral partnerships. The eventl shares powerful new organizational models and strategies that have allowed the world's top leaders to thrive on the cutting edge of their markets and industries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.leadersonpurpose.com/
 
Description S Evans: Met with ten CSaP Policy Fellows 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Since 2009, CSaP have pioneered new ways of bringing together public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other, building relationships based on mutual understanding, respect and trust. The experience and diversity of this unique network provides fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking, and helps research from all disciplines contribute more effectively to society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk
 
Description S Evans: Presented the Future Cities Design to the Mayor's office in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, near Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans presented the Future Cities Design to the Mayor's office in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, near Beijing, China. "The city of the past is likely not the city of the future-climate change is bringing an end to the traditional model. Harvard Business School faculty are thinking along with government leaders and business practitioners about how to create sustainable places to live and work. In addition to innovative approaches to upgrading urban slums, brand-new, environmentally sound cities will emerge "from scratch" in sparsely populated areas of China, India, and elsewhere. These instant cities-by some estimates $500 billion will be invested in them in the next decade alone-will be designed, located, and built to be more livable and more competitive. That means densely populated, vertical, highly energy-efficient urban centers, featuring excellent intra- and intercity mass transportation. Macomber estimates that China may build possibly dozens of such cities, each housing 10 million people, by 2050."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/designing-cities-for-a-sustainable-future
 
Description S. Evans takes part in Panel Discussion on Closed-Loop Business Models for the Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans took part in a panel discussion on Closed-Loop Business Models for the Future, moderated by Andrew Steer from the World Bank.
The panelists in this session identified what is required for these models in terms of financing, innovation and performance along the entire value chain, and discuss the extent to which the effort is worth the prize.



Increased understanding of closed loop business models,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/09/28/closed-loop-business-models-for-the-future/
 
Description Samir Doshi delivers a Friday Buns Seminar at the IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Samir Doshi delievered a Friday Buns Seminar on International Development: How innovation, resilience and manufacturing can alleviate poverty and progress sustainability.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar at University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Life Cycle Energy Analysis for the Sustainable Production of Passenger Vehicle Engine Blocks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Seminar at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact RMIT Melbourne
Abstract for presentation
Primary Manufacturing, Engine Production and on-the-road CO2:
How can the Automotive Industry Best Contribute to Environmental Sustainability?

Prof. M.R. Jolly, Professor of Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr. K. Salonitis, Senior Lecturer in Manufacturing Systems

Legislation in the automotive industry currently focusses on tailpipe CO2 emissions, with no consideration for the CO2 footprint of the materials used in the manufacture of vehicles. This has led OEMs to adopt lower density materials, to contribute to weight reduction and fuel economy, in the expectation that the weight reduction will provide a net CO2 benefit to society.
This paper will present the results of a full assessment of the energy and CO2 impact during the manufacture of diesel and petrol engine cylinder blocks. The research is based on inputs from over 100 world experts from across the automotive supply chain, including raw material mining and smelting companies, alloy recyclers, iron and aluminium foundries, OEM engineers, independent manufacturing specialists, design consultants, heat treaters and impregnators. Despite current perceived wisdom, the use of lower density materials frequently results in net energy and CO2 penalties, when considering the complete life cycle of manufacture and use. For the 1.6 litre cylinder block investigated in this study, more than 200,000 km of on-the-road driving is required to compensate for the up-front energy consumption and CO2 emissions associated with the production of aluminium cylinder blocks. The paper also comments on other environmental impacts from the iron and aluminium manufacturing routes. These results provide new insights for OEM decision-makers, and a new perspective for legislators to define regulations that truly contribute to the environment and to society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard and Elliot Woolley attended the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shahin Rahimifard and Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University, attended the International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Bologna, Italy. Shahin gave a keynote presentation and Elliot presented a paper. The keynote was titled 'Forging New Frontiers in Sustainable Food Manufacturing'. Here is a link to the book chapter based on the conference keynote:
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-57078-5_2
Elliot's was titled 'Eco-Intelligent Factories: Timescales for Environmental Decision Support'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-57078-5_2
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard presents at the Winter CIRP meeting 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Shahin Rahimifard presented at the Winter CIRP meeting in Paris on 17-18 Feb 2016. Dr Allessandro Simeone also participated as a CIRP Research Affiliate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard, Elliot Woolley - Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition Ricoh Arena, Coventry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 7 November 2017 Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition Ricoh Arena, Coventry - Shahin Rahimifard, Elliot Woolley, Loughborough University, had a small stand and Elliot gave a talk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, 5th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 25 - 27 September 2017 15th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) attended by Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, with a keynote titled 'Net Positive Manufacturing: A Restoring, Self-healing and Regenerative Approach to Future Industrial Development'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, Nottingham SciBar: How to Feed 9 Billion People in 2050? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 25 October 2017 Nottingham SciBar: How to Feed 9 Billion People in 2050? Pub talk by Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.meetup.com/Nottingham-SciBar/events/244007956/
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, chaired at the Manufacturing Food Futures Conference in Birmingham as part of EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, chaired at the Manufacturing Food Futures Conference in Birmingham as part of EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shahin Rahimifard: gave evidence at Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster as part of the My Science Inquiry - Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons on Net Positive Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact 1 Feb 2017: Shahin Rahimifard, Loughborough University, gave evidence at Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster as part of the My Science Inquiry - Science and Technology Committee of the House of Commons on Net Positive Manufacturing. As a result, details of his submission will be passed to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee, given its current work on Sustainable Development Goals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Shared resource workshop - Elliot Woolley 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On 19th May last year (2015) Oliver Gould presented (alongside representatives from Rolls Royce, Resource Futures, SWMAS - South West Manufacturing Advisory Service - and Bangor University) at a resource efficiency workshop in Bristol, organised as part of a 'shared resource efficiency manager' project run by Environment and Sustainability Partnership, Defra and Bangor University.
The workshop was part of the activities within a project investigating a 'Shared Resource Efficiency Manager' (SREM) model of direct support to SMEs, to improve their practices. As well as the speakers, the event was attended by a number of representatives from various SMEs involved in the project, predominantly based in the south west of the country.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.environmentandsustainability.co.uk/srem
 
Description Steve Evans delivers Friday Buns Seminar at IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans gave a presentation on at the IUfM's Friday Buns Seminar on Value Mapping and Tapping in Industrial Symbiosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Steve Evans delivers Friday Buns Seminar at IfM on Sustaining UK Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans gave a presentation on at the Friday Buns Seminar on the Manufacturing Commission's recently launched report 'Industrial Evolution' which looked at the commercial, technical and policy challenges for helping UK industry sustain itself into the long term.
Steve Evans was co-Chair and will briefly present the reports concerns and suggestions as well as describing some of the early reactions to the report. The report itself can be found at:
http://www.policyconnect.org.uk/apmg/new-report-industrial-evolution-making-british-manufacturing-sustainable
at the IfM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Steve Evans delivers Friday Buns Talk at IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans delivered a talk on 'Research Challenges from the UK Government Foresight report on the Future of Manufacturing' at the IfMs Friday Buns Seminar series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Steve Evans on BBC World Service Discovery Programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Centre members Steve Hope (Toyota) and Hugo Spowers (Riversimple) discuss manufacturing solutions to the 'Throwaway Society' on Episode 2 of the BBC World Service's Discovery programme 'Throwaway Society' which first aired Monday 23 February 2015. You can listen to the programme here.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Steve Evans speaks at Westminster Business Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Westminster Business Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for UK manufacturing - challenges ahead for policy following the Foresight Project
included a speaking contribution from Professor Steve Evans. This seminar brought together key stakeholders with policymakers to discuss what more Government can do to support growth and productivity across key manufacturing sectors in the UK and to assess implications arising from the conclusion of Foresight's The Future of Manufacturing project.



Increased visibility and understanding of the Foresight Future of Manufacturing Report and project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=663
 
Description Steve Evans spoke at Academia Europiea, Budapest 4-8 Sep 17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Steve Evans spoke at IOM3 on 20 Sep 17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Storytelling workshop for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A storytelling professional conducted a workshop challenging researchers to use storytelling techniques and other devices to introduce and explain their research in more engaging ways.

Researchers have begun to reference storytelling and other techniques introduced during the session when planning communications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sustainability Leadership Lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre for Industrial Sustainability held a Sustainability Leadership Laboratory (Lab) in collaboration with The Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). the lab focused on some of the most pressing issues and cutting edge opportunities relating to sustainable business. Prof Steve Evans and Dr Doroteya Vladimirova led the lab 'Transforming Business to Deliver Sustainable Value' on 16-17 July 2015, at the Moller Centre, Cambridge. The lab provided participants with a deep dive into new tools for sustainable businesses, with a specific focus on learning from real business challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sustainability Leadership Labs: Business model innovation for the circular economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Labs bring together professionals to test and challenge cutting-edge responses to global problems. Open to all our alumni and senior industry practitioners, these two-day sustainability workshops held four times per year in Cambridge, are an opportunity for professional development, co-creation and networking - all with real application to your company or organisational situation. Use cutting-edge business model innovation tools designed by the University of Cambridge to discover how to transform your business to deliver uncaptured and sustainable value throughout the lifecycle, and design value propositions for the stakeholders in your business networks.

Is your business getting the full benefit of the value you are creating for customers and other stakeholders?

Could your current business model be actively destroying value and ultimately affecting the organisation's ability to capture value in the long run?

How do you identify resource synergies that will enable circular business models?

Answers to these questions will be explored during the two-day short course, through the business model innovation tools, industry case studies and insights from leading research on the circular economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/graduate-study/sustainability-leadership-labs
 
Description Sustainability Live - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Peter Ball gave a presentation "Case study - visual ways to present data" at the trade conference 'Sustainability Live'. Peter's talk was well received and prompted much discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sustainability and Manufacturing Summer Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The 5-day workshop organised by the Centre for Industrial Sustainability included lectures by Centre staff and IfM colleagues on Industrial Sustainability from a Systems Perspective, Sustainable Business Models, Open Innovation, Nantechnology, Laser Technology, International Supply Management as well as many other topics to a group of Korean post graduates. This event help build closer ties to our Korean colleagues and increased opportunities for collaboration.


Hangyang University in Korea sent 20 pupils to the workshop. The university does not currently offer a course in sustainable manufacturing but hopes to extend its research theme into sustainability. They are eager to establish a long term relationship with the Centre and the IfM as they move towards developing this research theme. The Summer Workshop is planned to be a regular event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Sustainable business tools workshop at CRL 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Ian Bamford and Dr Maria Holgado held a workshop for start-ups at the Central Research Laboratory (CRL) in Middlesex using two Centre business tools. Described as an 'invaluable exercise' and 'a real eye opener for many', the workshops allowed the start-ups to identify priority areas to develop and opportunities to improve social, environmental, and economic benefits and interconnections throughout the lifetime of the product. The companies were able to take away their completed tool as a reference for advancing their business model innovations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sustainable business tools workshop with IEMA 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The institute for environmental management and assessment (iema) are undergoing a considerable reworking of their membership offerings, and as a longstanding member of the Centre, asked if we could provide any assistance. Ian Bamford and Laure Dodin identified that the Cambridge Business Model Tools would provide a valuable analysis of the current and future plans to deliver value to the membership. Over the period of December 2015 to March 2016 Ian and Laure ran a series of workshops with iema's leadership and management teams. These focused on the Cambridge Value Mapping, Sustainable Service Analysis and Business Transformation Tools. As a result of this, the offerings to the membership were considerably enhanced, new processes were established to improve the customer experience, and plans were put in place to implement the changes across the various business departments. Tim Balcon, CEO of iema, commented that the exercise had enabled a greater depth of improvement to be achieved and communicated across the organisation with strong engagement of all the staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sustainable business tools workshop with schools 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact As part of the Redress program with M&S Ian Bamford and Dr Curie Park worked with the schools service provider Edcomms to run 2 workshops using the Cambridge Value Mapping Tool. These involved working with teachers, parents and school children to explore the potential value that schools might derive from engaging in proposed future projects with the UK retailer. All the parties commented on how the tools helped to provide a strong framework for wide ranging inputs from a very diverse audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP FOR THE EMAS SECTORAL REFERENCE DOCUMENT ON BEST ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR THE FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING SECTOR 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This EMAS Working party creates the standards by which companies are audited and achieve Eco accreditation during the Manufacture of Metallic Products.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/activities/emas/fab_metal_prod.html
 
Description Talk by Steve Evans at AARRE VTT Seminar Helsinki 31 Oct 17 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Talk by Steve Evans at AARRE VTT Seminar Helsinki 31 Oct 17
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Talk by Steve Evans at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Talk by Steve Evans at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Added Value of Sustainability - Article in Il Sole 24 Ore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Nancy Bocken discusses the EPSRC CIMIS and opportunities in pursuing sustainable business models in an interview with the Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore.

Increase the visibility of the Centre and the Centre's Research Projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://nova.ilsole24ore.com/frontiere/il-valore-aggiunto-della-sostenibilita
 
Description The Future of Manufacturing Or Why I'm Still Waiting for my Jetpack - Article in WFSGI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans events discusses some of the ideas emerging from the Foresight Future of Manufacturing process in the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) Online Magazine 2014.

Increase the visibility of the Centre and the Centre's Research Projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://issuu.com/worldfederationofsportinggoods/docs/140204wfsgimagazine2014
 
Description The Shape of Things to Come - Article in Research Horizons Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article on how researchers at the Centre for Industrial Sustainability are providing a vision for creatively rethinking how the manufacturing industry can perform sustainably in a changing world.

Increased visibility of the Centre within the research community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
URL http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/the-shape-of-things-to-come
 
Description Tomorrows Manufacturing Mission to China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Commercial Director for the Centre for Industrial Sustainability, joined the 'Tomorrow's Manufacturing Mission' organised by the Technology Strategy Board, the EPSRC and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST). The Mission brought together fast-growth organisations from the UK's sustainable manufacturing sector, each seeking collaborative partnerships in China. In an article for BusinessGreen he discusses his trip to China and his views on building collaborative partnerships in China.

The Commercial Director has come away with some new understandings that will enable future activities and decisions to be more effective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Track Chair planning for SDM Conference 2016 - Peter Ball 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Track Chair for Sustainable Design and manufacture for SDM 2016 conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description UK Singapore Conference and Workshop on Future Factories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Abstract of Paper Presented at the Event Sustainable Manufacturing in the Future:
the impact of re-shoring, redistributed manufacturing, Industrie 4.0 and the circular economy.
Materials conversion processes from extraction through to the final product in the consumer's hands are the basis for manufacturing industries. Essentially these make up manufacturing systems with nested and linked loops of materials chains. Often, waste materials from one process (e.g. Pt group metals, Te, Se and Co from the primary production of Cu) become the primary materials in other chains. This is one aspect of Industrial Symbiosis but it can be difficult to take advantage of this in lower value streams such as low-grade heat and waste products for a variety of reasons such as geographical proximity or material contamination levels.
Since the industrial revolution, materials conversion processes have tended to increase in size to take advantage of what has been called "economies of scale". The philosophy being the bigger the "process" the more cost effective and thus the cheaper the product is to make. However, most economists have worked in a linear form of production without consideration for the non-market costs of using the planets resources or of the effect of waste products on society and natural eco systems, or the limitations that resource availability sets on economies. Most models have focussed solely on product cost. With the move towards a more sustainable systems approach to materials and the circular economy business model aimed at sustainable processes the argument for "economies of scale" is not so clear and the potential of an approach along the lines of "small is beautiful" and localised production becomes more attractive (i.e. economies of scope).
All sectors in manufacturing are investigating the possibilities of sustainable closed loop manufacturing with a circular economy, and revisiting the way it views its manufacturing strategy and footprint decisions. Historic off-shoring decisions were driven primarily by a desire to reduce manufacturing costs. There are three key drivers to re-shoring and localisation of manufacturing: first; where taking a total landed cost perspective, costs are comparable and supply chain risk is reduced, second; by increasing responsiveness for more unpredictable demand, particularly for customised products, third; the development of a localised supply chain to support the development and production of innovative new products. The recent review of German manufacturing strategy, Industrie 4.0, calls for the ICT enablers' convergence of business and technological processes to herald the next generation of manufacturing. This calls for industry and academia to work in close collaboration to identify the next generation of business models that can make this a reality.
Recent developments and sustainable thinking encouraged by increasing material/energy costs and security of supply are forcing companies to re-think their strategies for materials conversions. Disruptive technologies such as Metal Injection Moulding (MIM), Additive (Layer) Manufacturing (AM/ALM) and Constrained Rapid Induction Melting Single Shot Net Shape Up-Casting (CRIMSON) are maturing rapidly and becoming realistic alternative processes that challenge the larger scale processes by offering materials and design flexibility unachievable within large-scale processes.
The pharmaceuticals industry is facing a patent cliff and challenges from generic medicines to the tune of $150 B p.a. The methods being used to address this situation include reduction of inventory, improving right-first-time (from 3s to 5s) and reducing development costs. Pharma companies are increasingly being driven down the route of personalised medicines and thus have a requirement for highly flexible single patient batch sizes which cannot be retro fitted to existing plants. In the consumer goods manufacturing sector companies such as Amazon and Apple are using information on customers' spending patterns to "know what you want before you buy it". We are living in a time where more products are personalised in terms of features and functions such that the burden of personalised configurability has to be just-in-time. Some examples below will be presented.
Ownership of "stuff" is now not so aspirational for a younger generation in the developed world for those living in cities. This is changing business models with examples like AirBnB, Uber, Zip Car, River Simple and Buzzbikes showing how the old methods are impacted by the internet and sustainable thinking.
This paper will present a vision of massive changes to come for our traditional factories prompted by the sustainability agenda supported by the internet.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.a-star.edu.sg/artc/News-Events/ctl/Detail/mid/24079/tid/33
 
Description UK-China Sustainable Global Manufacturing Network Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UK-China Sustainable Global Manufacturing Network Meeting

Dr Peter Ball and PhD researcher Miying Yang represented the Centre at the last EPSRC UK-China Sustainable Global Manufacturing network meeting at Brunel University in November. The network has had a number of gatherings in UK and China over the last few years to develop stronger academic ties between the UK and China. The meeting had a good representation from academics from leading Chinese universities. The meeting was divided between technical exchange between academics as well as discussion on whether Chinese research and policy organisations could fund the continuation of the network.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UKTI - Clean and Energy Efficient Production: International Business Exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans spoke on 'The Future: Sustainable Manufacturing' at the UKTI Clean and Energy Efficient Production: International Business Exchange. The impact of this activity was to increase the visibility of Centre research and increase requests for further information and involvement.


The talk promoted discussion about sustainable manufacturing and increased awareness of the Centre's research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.brandonhill.co.uk/edms/ceep1/
 
Description UN ESCAP - Visits to the Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and UN collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014
 
Description UNIDO - Visits to the Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Established links between the Centre and UN collaborator
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013
 
Description University of Malaya Visit to IfM 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Academics from Malaysia's highest-ranking university paid a visit to the Centre for Industrial Sustainability in Cambridge. The researchers exchanged experiences about the differences and difficulties in conducting applied research with companies in the UK and Malaysia.

Ideas for future collaborations were discussed and future collaborations are planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit from Design Europe Office Samsung Electronics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussed long term collaboration and sustainable design projects.

Furthered relationship with Samsung
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit from Marisha Ray MP Candidate, Liberal Democrat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To understand the activities of our centre

Established links between the Centre and policy maker.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit to Dutch Research Institute for Transitions - S. Levakos and S. Doshi 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of the visit was to meet in person and interview some of the leading researchers and authors in the field of "transition management" and explore potential collaboration and exchange.

Knowledge exchange.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to GTC-K Green Technology Centre 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Furthered relationship with GTC-K Green Technology Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Hanyang University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To discuss the IS short education course by CIS in 2014

Furthered relationship with Hanyang University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to Korea University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact To discuss the international collaboration

Furthered relationship with Korea University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Korean Ministry of Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To explain the activities of our centre.

Furthered relationship with Korean Ministry of Environment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Korean Venture Capital Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To learn Korean Venture capital investment for industrial sustainability and also to obtain the relevant data

Furthered relationship with Korean Venture Capital Association
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Ministry of Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact To explain the activities of our centre

Furthered relationship with Korean Ministry of Science and Technology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Seoul National University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact To explain the activities of our centre

Furthered relationship with Seoul National University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Webinar - 'Communication appeals for influencing pro-environmental behaviour change' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar for 'Communication appeals for influencing pro-environmental behaviour change', with Zoe Rowe, C4D, Cranfield University. Abstract: Little research has addressed the impact of marketing communication messages on consumers' pro-environmental behaviours, especially when it comes to actual behaviour rather than just attitudes or intentions, therefore this research is concerned with identifying which marketing communication interventions and mechanisms can influence pro-environmental behaviour change outcomes across different contextual factors.
During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar - 'Resource Efficienct Manufacturing Grand Challenge: Optimisation, Rationalisation and Resilience Tools' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on 'Resource Efficient Manufacturing Grand Challenge: Optimisation, Rationalisation and Resilience Tools', with Dr James Colwill from the Centre for SMART, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University. Dr Colwill discusses the optimisation and rationalisation work coming from the material flow modelling tool being developed by Dr Oliver Gould and Liam Gardner's research on manufacturing resilience strategies for critical material use. During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar - 'Resource Efficient Manufacturing: An Exergy Based Approach' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on 'Resource Efficient Manufacturing: An Exergy Based Approach', with Sanober Khattak, De Montfort University

Abstract: In the current global climate of declining fossil fuel reserves and due to the impact of industry on the natural environment, industrial sustainability is becoming ever more important. However, sustainability is quite a vague concept for many, and there are a range of interpretations of the word. If the resource efficiency of a factory is taken as a measure of its sustainability, then the concept becomes better defined and quantifiable. In order to analyse the resource efficiency of a factory and suggest improvements, all flows through the manufacturing system need to be modelled. However the factory is a complex environment, there is a wide variation in the quality levels of energy as well as the composition of material flows in the system. The research presented in this webinar aims to show how the thermodynamics-based concept of 'exergy' can be used to quantify the resource efficiency of a factory. This is supported by three case studies in different industries that demonstrate the practical application of exergy analysis.
During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar - 'Ubiquitous Sustainability: Embedding Sustainability Throughout Product Design Processes' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Ubiquitous Sustainability: Embedding Sustainability Throughout Product Design Processes' with Leila Sheldrick, Centre for SMART, Loughborough University. Abstract: Application of sustainable design is growing rapidly as companies face increasing pressure to address the environmental impacts of their products. In response, a great deal of research has been directed at the development of sustainable design methods, as early design intervention has the potential to generate radical improvements. At present however, sustainability is often considered as an afterthought, only yielding incremental improvements. As such there is a clear need to redesign our design processes, and promote embedded consideration of sustainability throughout from the earliest stages.

This webinar presents research investigating how sustainability considerations could be systematically incorporated into product design processes. The project developed a framework to help companies gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the implementation of sustainable design in their own business through a systematic investigative method described in the webinar. By using this framework a company can identify targeted and customised opportunities for improvement of sustainable design, expand understanding of their processes and products, and evolve towards a situation in the future where sustainability considerations are an embedded part of their design process -towards 'Ubiquitous Sustainability' in design.
During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar - 'Understanding the root causes of changeover impacts and targeting for environmental and economic gains' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on 'Understanding the root causes of changeover impacts and targeting for environmental and economic gains' with Ergun Gungor, IfM, Cambridge University. During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar Series 2012 - 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Centre held a series of 8 webinar sessions from 28th November 2012 and 25th April 2013: Library of Practices, The impact of language on performance, Developing business models for a closed loop economy, Eco Intelligent Factories, Responsible Innovation, Sustainable design for product service systems, Factory modelling, and Configurations for Sustainable Industrial Systems.

Increased understanding in Industrial Sustainability and visibility of Centre research projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description Webinar for Institute of Enviornmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) on Sustainability Assessment and Knowledge Exchange 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dai Morgan presented results of an Explore project on Sustainability Assessment and Knowledge exchange with IEMA members, Ideas about sustainability assessment and knowledge exchange were introduced to audience stimulating interest and response from the attendees.

Members of audience made contact, offering future contact and to discuss ideas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.iema.net/event-reports/sustainable-assessment-and-knowledge-exchange-sake-webinar
 
Description Webinar on 'Eco-efficiency: New understanding and emerging tools' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on 'Eco-efficiency: New understanding and emerging tools', with Dr Peter Ball, Aanand Davé, and Simon Roberts of Cranfied Univeristy and Dr Mélanie Despeisse of the University of Cambridge. Dr Mélanie Despeisse presents an overview of the groups work on eco-efficiency followed by details of the advances from PhD researcher Aanand Davé . During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar on 'Eco-intelligent process monitoring' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 'Eco-intelligent process monitoring' with Dr Elliot Woolley, Dr Alessandro Simeone and Nick Goffin, Centre for SMART, Loughborough University.
Abstract:This webinar demonstrate the role that sensing technologies can play in providing real time data to improve environmentally-aware short term decision making. The talk is in three parts: 1) A general overview of eco-intelligent manufacturing, and its widespread applicability to industry; 2) The novel use of vision sensors for reducing the duration of clean-in-place processes (relating to the food sector); 3) The novel use of laser diffraction for ensuring optimised production of thin film solar cells. The webinar therefore cover a mixture of theory and experimental investigation which should be thought provoking and lead to an engaged discussion regarding the role of eco-intelligent manufacturing in modern industry.
During the webinar attendees asked questions about the research presented to further understand the implications and potential for collaboration. All webinars resulted in requests for further information from the attendees and helpful discussions about the research presented and how it can be applied in industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/publications-videos/webinars/
 
Description Webinar on Enabling Innovation for Sustainable Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Steve Evans, Dr Doroteya Vladimirova, PhD researchers Miying Yang and Aanand Davé, and Ian Bamford delivered a webinar for iema on 'Enabling Innovation for Sustainable Manufacturing' on 7 January 2015. The webinar explored some of the practical tools being released from the Centre for Industrial Sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Will manufacturing force another comeback? - Article in E&T Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans discusses UK manufacturing and the benefits of tackling the waste in its non-labour resources.

The article promoted and explained some of the Centre's research into non-labour resource efficiency,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop at Resource 2016 - Dr Lampros Litos 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Lampros Litos delivered a workshop on Eco-efficiency and practice maturity in manufacturing - a self-assessment tool'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Workshop at Sporting Goods Manufacturing Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Steve Evans and Dai Morgan participated in the World Federation Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) Manufacturing Forum 2014, 'How can design and manufacturing embrace?' at the Porsche Centre in Leipzig Germany on 13 - 14 November. Steve facilitated a high-level panel discussion with leaders in the sporting goods industry on their views on design integration into manufacturing. Steve and Dai facilitated 2 workshops on integrated problem solving for design and manufacturing teams.

The conference was attended by over 170 delegates including leading brands and manufacturers, and resulted in stimulating discussion about the future of the industry and the issues that will be driving it, from consumers attitudes and new technologies to sustainability and new markets. A number of parties expressed interest in following up on the discussions with the EPSRC Centre for Industrial Sustainability and Steve and Dai look forward to continuing the conversation in the coming months.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop on Eco-efficiency in Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was for industrial practitioners on behalf of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) and was aimed at practitioners active and interested in the eco-efficiency of their production processes. This was an opportunity to learn from colleagues facing similar challenges in eco-efficiency as well as an opportunity to contribute to leading edge research. The Eco-Efficiency in production framework developed by Centre researcher Lampros Litos. The session was participative to explore and learn from practice situations. The workshop sparked discussion about eco-efficiency at the factory level and about the research framework being tested.

The workshop helped to further refine a framework and to develop a useful tool for industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.industrialsustainability.org/news-events/cimis-and-iema-eco-efficiency-workshop/
 
Description Workshop to identify new opportunities for Bangladesh SME Foundation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A one-day workshop on Bangladesh's open innovation in the agri-tech catalyst for SMEs (SME Foundation) was hosted at the IfM, Cambridge on 23 September as part of a BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account funded project. Workshop participants included the General Manager of the SME Foundation, a non-profit company established by the Government of Bangladesh's Ministry of Industries to promote growth of Bangladesh SMEs, as well as the managing director of a Bangladeshi SME, the Commercial Counsellor from the Bangladesh High Commission, and the acting High Commissioner. They joined Centre Director and project Principal Investigator, Prof Steve Evans and Co-Investigator Dr Nazia Mintz-Habib, as well as several other Centre researchers. During the morning session the group used the Cambridge Value Mapping Tool to identify new value opportunities in the services provided by the SME Foundation from a stakeholder-network perspective. In the afternoon, the Service Analysis Tool was used to analysis the financial autonomy of the SME Foundation in Bangladesh from a policy making perspective.

The workshop provided participants with an in-depth exploration into the complex structure of the SME Foundation and its relationships with various stakeholders. Structured routes to engaging in more effective policy-making were identified to promote open-innovation by the SME Foundation in the Bangladeshi agri-tech industry. In total, 21 potential value opportunities were generated. Cambridge researchers benefited from the opportunity to assess the applicability of two existing tools in a policy-making context in a developing country. Anticipated future activities include a follow-on workshop in Bangladesh with an extended group of participants that fully represent the network of stakeholders to fully explore potential business model innovations using other Centre tools. For more information contact Dr Curie Park.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016