Appoint IfM Engage through the Futures Framework

IfM Engage is a registered supplier on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s ‘Futures Framework’.

We have a core team of policy, industry and technology experts who work with our government partners. Based on the requirements of a project, we look to utilise our network, including experts from across the IfM, University of Cambridge and further afield to bring insights, knowledge and clarity to complex and multifaceted policy issues and challenges.

IfM Engage is a registered supplier on the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)’s ‘Futures Framework’.

We have a core team of policy, industry and technology experts who work with our government partners. Based on the requirements of a project, we look to utilise our network, including experts from across the IfM, University of Cambridge and further afield to bring insights, knowledge and clarity to complex and multifaceted policy issues and challenges

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ‘FUTURES’

IfM Engage has extensive experience in identifying different potential future outcomes given a particular initial condition or government policy area. Our expertise combines established ‘futures’ techniques such as scenario development or options development with systems thinking approaches including impact grids and roadmapping.

Our work is based on research developed at the IfM with a strong emphasis on practical application. We have over 70 research-underpinned tools and frameworks which are used through our work with government and industry, often helping organisations to explore and make decisions about the long-term future.

OUR EXPERIENCE WITH ‘FUTURES’

IfM Engage has extensive experience in identifying different potential future outcomes given a particular initial condition or government policy area. Our expertise combines established ‘futures’ techniques such as scenario development or options development with systems thinking approaches including impact grids and roadmapping.

Our work is based on research developed at the IfM with a strong emphasis on practical application. We have over 70 research-underpinned tools and frameworks which are used through our work with government and industry, often helping organisations to explore and make decisions about the long-term future.

WHY ENGAGE

Our expertise combines established ‘futures’ techniques such as scenario development or options development with systems thinking approaches including impact grids and roadmapping.

    • We are experts in designing, developing and delivering successful engagements and workshops to solicit multi-stakeholder group input, synthesising outputs to usefully inform future policy actions. These projects can range from individual half-day engagements with a few participants to larger scale engagements with multiple inputs and workshops with over 100 domain experts.
    • We are an experienced and effective disseminator of policy advice and outcomes. We employ a range of dissemination methods including policy workshops, briefs, publications, webinars and logic models. We ensure pertinent information is communicated at a useful level of detail, using accessible language, and meets the needs of the intended audience.
    • When working with our government and industry partners, we complement their knowledge and skills with our unique network of experts from within the Institute for Manufacturing, across the University of Cambridge and beyond to bring additional skills, experience and insights where required.

KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Roadmapping
  • Competence mapping
  • Organisational strategy
  • Business model innovation objectives
  • Visioning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Casy study analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Scenario development and planning
  • International policy approaches

WHY ENGAGE

Our expertise combines established ‘futures’ techniques such as scenario development or options development with systems thinking approaches including impact grids and roadmapping.

  • We are experts in designing, developing and delivering successful engagements and workshops to solicit multi-stakeholder group input, synthesising outputs to usefully inform future policy actions. These projects can range from individual half-day engagements with a few participants to larger scale engagements with multiple inputs and workshops with over 100 domain experts.
  • We are an experienced and effective disseminator of policy advice and outcomes. We employ a range of dissemination methods including policy workshops, briefs, publications, webinars and logic models. We ensure pertinent information is communicated at a useful level of detail, using accessible language, and meets the needs of the intended audience.
  • When working with our government and industry partners, we complement their knowledge and skills with our unique network of experts from within the Institute for Manufacturing, across the University of Cambridge and beyond to bring additional skills, experience and insights where required.

KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Roadmapping
  • Competence mapping
  • Organisational strategy
  • Business model innovation objectives
  • Visioning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Casy study analysis
  • Literature reviews
  • Innovation and technology management
  • Scenario development and planning
  • International policy approaches

ENGAGE WITH US

You can appoint us through the Future Procurement Framework website, alternatively please contact the Futures Team at the Government Office for Science: futures@go-science.gov.uk

Roadmapping

Roadmapping

The Government Office for Science’s Futures Toolkit identifies roadmapping as one of the most ‘most flexible and emergent tools’ for ‘developing and testing policy and strategy’.

Roadmapping is an agile approach to creating strategy and gaining alignment and action across an organisation.

The IfM is recognised as a world centre of excellence for roadmapping, training hundreds of professionals in the tool each year and supporting partners across government and industry through projects that are at the forefront of knowledge and practice in this area.

ENGAGE WITH US

In order to engage with us through this framework, please contact the Futures Team at the Government Office for Science: futures@go-science.gov.uk

CAMBRIDGE INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION POLICY

Find out more about our work with policymakers.

FEATURED EXPERT

Carlos Lopez-Gomez

Carlos Lopez-Gomez

CAMBRIDGE INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION POLICY

Find out more about our work with policymakers.

FEATURED EXPERT

Carlos Lopez-Gomez

Carlos Lopez-Gomez