Innovation for Productivity
Working with partners, we’re driving innovation and productivity to give businesses the edge. Ambitious plans, made together.
We're supporting businesses across South Yorkshire through our research collaborations, access to translational facilities, and provision of skills development - nurturing the conditions for more breakthroughs and enabling partners to develop more nationally significant clusters of innovation-led industries across the region.
Shaping the South Yorkshire economy
We’re supporting industry collaborations to drive innovation, productivity and growth across the region - the Innovation Network - South Yorkshire provides a networking forum for sharing knowledge and ideas between businesses and academics.
The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
The University AMRC’s work and its partnerships are helping to attract major investment in the region providing a tremendous boost - driving productivity and attracting multinational manufacturers like Boeing and McLaren, linking them up to local supply chains.
South Yorkshire Investment Zone
Research and innovation has already driven industrial transformation in South Yorkshire. The new Investment Zone builds on our innovation assets across the University of Sheffield Innovation District (USID) and establishes the region as the best place to start, scale or relocate a business.
Northern Gritstone is focused on northern England university spin-outs.
Northern Gritstone, an investment company founded by the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester with initial support from Research England, has allocated its first two investments to Sheffield-based businesses.
Advancing scientific discoveries into life-changing treatments
A pioneering gene therapy innovation centre at the University of Sheffield is set to advance scientific discoveries into promising treatment options for millions of patients with life-threatening diseases.
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.