Partnering with Siemens to develop innovative solutions for global challenges.

The longstanding relationship between the University of Sheffield and 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 building.

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 (July 2014 to January 2020)

Based in the Diamond, it will showcase the huge impact of digitalisation on industry, giving users access to Siemens’ cloud-based platform, MindSphere.

The MindSphere Lounge

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

The Careers Service has worked with Siemens to build a joint recruitment strategy, designed to include initiatives that raise the profile of Siemens and the career options available on-campus, provide opportunities for Siemens representatives to engage with and get to know our students.

The strategic recruitment plan with the University of Sheffield has set the bench mark for how we want to work with all of our University partners. It has really allowed us be focused and co-create initiatives together.

Simon Roberts

Head of Talent Acquisition, Siemens UK

The University of Sheffield is now one of Siemens partners in The Digital Academy, an internship programme that allows undergraduate students to put theory into real-world practice.

Launching careers with Siemens

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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.

Urban Institute


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.



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.

Our plan: strategic partners 

Contact us

For all Siemens related enquiries contact John Dale, Industry Account Manager


Phone: +44 114 222 7615

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.