Siemens UK Strengthens Partnership with University of Sheffield in Innovation Visit

In a visit highlighting the enduring collaboration between The University of Sheffield and Siemens PLC, Chief Executive Officer Carl Ennis and the Siemens’ Senior Management team toured the University of Sheffield's state-of-the-art facilities.

Siemens team visit Royce centre

The team held their Senior Team Leadership meeting in the iconic Mappin Building/Heartspace and received a comprehensive look at the University's commitment to cutting-edge research and development. 

The tour kicked off at the Royce Discovery Centre, a hub for translating engineering excellence into real-world applications. The Siemens team gained insights into the Centre's groundbreaking work, fostering impactful research with tangible industry benefits.

Siemens team visit Royce centre

Next, the focus shifted to the University's Digital Innovation Zone, a dynamic space fostered in collaboration with Siemens and a space dedicated to nurturing the next generation of digital pioneers. Here, the Siemens representatives witnessed the University's dedication to equipping students with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in the digital age.

The visit culminated in a demonstration by a team of University of Sheffield students who recently emerged victorious in the recent Siemens robotic arm competition. Students Luca Realmuto and Subin Pariyar put their knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) to the test, using Siemens Solid Edge software and 3D printers to create unique components and obstacles for the robot's arm’s performance.  The Siemens team saw the robot tackle an obstacle course with challenges ranging from scoring the winning goal in the cup final, shooting a 3 point basketball through the net to a simulated astronaut landing a rocket. This showcase served as a testament to the exceptional talent fostered by the University by utilising the Digital Innovation Zone.

Siemsn team visit Royca centre

The visit underscores the long-standing and mutually beneficial partnership between Siemens and the University of Sheffield. Siemens has recognised the University's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as a top-tier innovation partner, collaborating on projects and providing students with invaluable industry exposure. Professor Alan Norbury, Chief Technologist at Siemens UK and Ireland, has previously acknowledged the AMRC's vital role in securing this prestigious partnership.

This visit signifies the continued commitment of both Siemens and the University of Sheffield to fostering a collaborative environment that fuels innovation and shapes the future of industry. By nurturing young talent and spearheading groundbreaking research, this enduring partnership holds the potential to revolutionise various industrial sectors. 

Siemens staff and UoS staff pose for photograph in the DIZ
John Dale (UoS), Prof Mark Dickman (UoS) Carl Ennis (Siemens), Adam Bond (Uos), Dave Moss (Siemens).