Making the most of Ideas —The Role of Manufacturing in Innovation: Professor Sir Mike Gregory

Professor Sir Mike Gregory is a Fellow of Churchill College and of the Royal Academy of Engineering where he is a trustee. He is currently serving as Acting Director of the University's Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). He retired as Head of the Manufacturing and Management Division of the University of Cambridge Engineering Department and of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) in September 2015.

Following an early career in industry he was the founder member of the team which established the IfM in 1998. Linking science, engineering, management and policy and integrating education, research and practice the IfM now has over 230 staff and research students and a further 100 undergraduate and Masters students.Mike Gregory's work is closely linked with industry and government and he has published in the areas of manufacturing strategy, technology management, international manufacturing and manufacturing policy.

External activities have included membership of various government and institutional committees.  He served as Executive Director of the Cambridge MIT Institute from 2005-2008 and was Springer Visiting Professor at UC Berkeley in 2008/9. He chairs the UK Manufacturing Professors Forum, co-chairs the Manufacturing Advisory Group of the UK Government's Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), and is a member of the supervisory board of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

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Presented at Churchill College, 11 November 2015.