We’re all in manufacturing now.

James Parton
1 min readDec 12, 2022

It’s been a while since I shared any Podcast news on my Medium account. Back in September, I launched a new weekly show with Faye HollandCambridge Tech Podcast — which pretty much does what it says, covering all things Tech in Cambridge, UK.

Despite being only a few months old, we have had the delight to interview some truly amazing guests and report from a number of entrepreneurial events happening around the city of Cambridge.

Yesterday, episode 13 went out, with Tim Minshall, who is the Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation and Head of Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.

In a wide-ranging conversation we discuss a breadth of topics covering engineering, manufacturing and innovation, including:

  • Why he carries a kettle switch around with him!
  • The role of Ifm
  • Investor sentiment for manufacturing vs. software
  • The German model of medium-sized firms
  • The perception of engineering and the knock-on effect at school level
  • STEM and skills supply
  • Logistics and supply chain
  • Sustainability
  • Can Cambridge make a difference?
  • Tim’s upcoming book

You can follow the Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge on Medium, and you can find Cambridge Tech Podcast by searching on all the usual podcasting platforms or https://www.cambridgetechpodcast.com/

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James Parton

He / Him. MD The Bradfield Centre | Co-Founder of DevRel.Agency | Co-Author of Developer Relations (Apress 2021) | Co-host of Cambridge Tech Podcast