HEFCE Catalyst Fund

Together we are transforming lives, strengthening the economy, and enriching our society.


Enhancing the anchor role of higher education in the Sheffield City Region and beyond through the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) catalyst fund.

About the catalyst

Through a combination of HEFCE and private sector matched funding - we are implementing a programme of research partnership activities designed to build on the region's strengths and competitive advantages.

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Medical AMRC Interns

Student companies tackle real medical challenges

10 students formed 2 companies at the Medical AMRC as part of the HEFCE Graduate Entrepreneur Programme. This film documents their journey throughout the year and the solutions they developed.

Student Placements

Enabling industrial student placements

This short film showcases the benefits local SME, Ceramisys, gained from undertaking a HEFCE funded student placement.

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Advanced Computing Research Centre

Developing innovative products and services by using their knowledge base in data and text analytics, quality assurance, and large-scale simulation.

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Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Developing innovative products in the medical devices, connected healthcare and assistive technology sectors. Engineering for the healthcare industry of tomorrow.

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Medical Man

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare

Developing, evaluating and implementing new user-friendly technologies to enable people to live well and age well.

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CATCH - Innovative technology for independent living
CATCH - Innovative technology for independent living
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AMRC with Boeing: An Innovative Partnership
AMRC with Boeing: An Innovative Partnership
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Showcasing our Advanced Computing Research Centre
Showcasing our Advanced Computing Research Centre
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