Delivering innovation to improve productivity
We’re driving innovation, productivity and growth for businesses across the region through our research collaborations, access to translational facilities, and provision of skills development.
Shaping the Sheffield City Region economy
We're working on initiatives including the Managing Directors' Club, RISE and Sheffield Innovation Programme to drive innovation, productivity and growth with partners across the region.
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
The AMRC’s work and partnerships have given the region a tremendous boost - driving productivity and attracting multinational companies like Boeing and McLaren to open factories here.
Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy (SELA)
We’re working with industry partners across the region to address the UK skills gap in engineering by supplementing students' technical knowledge with the skills, confidence and aptitude they need to make a positive impact.
Driving technology adoption
Focusing on the Sheffield City region, the Regional Technology Foresight project is a two-year ESRC-funded project aimed at identifying the future technologies that will have the greatest impact on advanced manufacturing and materials sectors in Sheffield, and at building a consensus about how best to adapt and exploit these technologies.
Supporting local industry partners
Partnerships with local businesses provide a pipeline of talent for them to draw upon, alongside access to world-leading facilities and expertise. Student placements at local engineering company, Magnomatics, support their skills needs whilst research collaborations place them at the forefront of technology development in their field.