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Partnering with Siemens to develop innovative solutions for global challenges.

The longstanding relationship between the University of Sheffield and leading global engineering and technology services company Siemens has already generated valuable and diverse projects; continued involvement is strengthening ties and developing work in new fields, channelling innovative research into pioneering solutions for today’s global challenges.

MindSphere Lounge

The University of Sheffield and Siemens are working in partnership to accelerate digitalisation, technology and knowledge exchange though the development of the MindSphere Lounge.

Based in the Diamond, at the University of Sheffield, the MindSphere Lounge will showcase the huge impact of digitalisation on industry, giving users access to Siemens’ open, cloud-based platform, MindSphere; allowing students and academics, alongside Siemens staff and industry partners, to harness the value of our ever growing data.

We believe this innovative network heralds a new eco-system enabled by MindSphere, which will provide a vital new model for collaboration between institutions, departments and other key stakeholders to universities.

Juergen Maier, CEO Siemens UK

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Developing collaborations

Siemens continues to strengthen its involvement across the University, building on existing relationships and developing new ones with research centres like the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing, the Urban Institute and INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine. These complement the company’s varied business strands with the University’s world-leading research strengths. 

To enhance existing collaborations as well as develop new research opportunities across the University, Brian Holliday (Managing Director - Digital Factory, Siemens UK) has been appointed as Executive Sponsor.

Engaging emerging talent

You're Hired Student ChallengeTalent recruitment and science education are clear priorities for Siemens. Its student projects and placements, seminars and PhD studentships are supporting the next generation of engineers.

The unique week-long Engineering – You're Hired! challenge, for example, gives students the opportunity to develop a technology concept and pitch it to a board of industry experts.

You're hired: engineering students shine in the boardroom

Through our strategic partnership with the University of Sheffield we are able to reach highly talented students that not only have the right skills, but crucially the right mindset. By working proactively with the university on innovative events and programmes we are able to engage students with the possibilities available at Siemens, helping meet our skills challenges and also supporting the university in giving students the employability skills that they need for their futures.

Simon Roberts, Talent Acquisition Manager – Entry Level Talent at Siemens plc.

Find out more

Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre (S²WP) - Bringing together researchers from both partners to develop reliable, innovative and efficient wind turbine generators for cutting-edge onshore and offshore wind power systems

Urban Institute - Cities throughout the globe are wrestling with major social and economic challenges. The Urban Institute addresses some of the challenges facing our cities.

INSIGNEO - The INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine is a collaborative initiative between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. It is a multi-disciplinary institute involving over 80 academics and clinicians who collaborate to develop computer simulations of the human body and its disease processes that can be used directly in clinical practice to improve diagnosis and treatment.

AMRC - The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is a world-class centre for advanced machining and materials research for aerospace and other high-value manufacturing sectors.

Our plan: strategic partners - Our strategic plan explains our commitment to developing and maintaining mutually beneficial strategic partnerships.