Translational research and innovation facilities

Our translational research centres bridge the gap between industry needs and curiosity-driven academic research. They're led by industrial partners and boost levels of innovation and skills across specific sectors. Businesses can work with centres on a one-off project or join as a long-term member.


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing

The AMRC with Boeing, including Factory 2050, is dedicated to working with manufacturing businesses, from global aerospace giants to local SMEs.

It has become a model for research centres worldwide and is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

AMRC with Boeing

Short film about the AMRC

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH)

The Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare is a translational research centre at the University of Sheffield.

Their aim is to make a significant and lasting contribution to the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

View CATCH's current projects

Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC)

The Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre (GTIMC) has been formed as part of the Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies. The network of Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies is a new UK initiative designed to advance the clinical development of new genetic treatments through the production of clinical grade vectors, alongside translational support and regulatory advice. 


Integrated Civil Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR)

The Integrated Civil Infrastructure Research Centre (iCAIR) take Sheffield’s expertise in advanced manufacturing and apply it to national civil engineering and infrastructure challenges.

Researchers are looking at how big data, advanced materials and robotics can be used to increase innovation in the sector.


Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV)

The Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV) capitalises on the University's expertise for testing large engineering structures under real life vibration conditions.

They aim to make radical improvement in product design, operation and lifetime for engineering structures by testing them under real-life conditions.


Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (MAMRC)

The aim of the MAMRC is to enable businesses to access the science base and medical practitioners required to develop innovative products in the medical devices, connected healthcare and assistive technology sectors.

The Medical AMRC is supported by the HEFCE Catalyst Fund designed to strengthen and enrich the economy of the Sheffield City Region


Sheffield Royce Translational Centre

The Sheffield Royce Translational Centre helps manufacturing companies in the Sheffield City Region adopt technology to produce and process metal powders.

The centre works with companies to apply research discoveries to their manufacturing, aiming to bridge the gap between metal powder research and its applications for industry.

Sheffield Royce Translational Centre

School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (IKT) allows ScHARR to utilise the impact of their research by applying their expert knowledge in the real world of health and social care.

Their support covers private industry, public and third sectors as well as other policy, decision-making and academic collaborations in health.

ScHARR's industry testimonials

ScHARR Knowledge Exchange

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre (SAF-IC) 

The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre is a bespoke research centre for the development and testing of sustainable aviation fuels. SAF-IC is jointly funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the University of Sheffield.


Translational Energy Research Centre (TERC)

The Translational Energy Research Centre at the University of Sheffield is one of the largest research and development facilities in Europe for zero-carbon energy, hydrogen, bioenergy, and CCUS.


The National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine

The National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is an Olympic Legacy project, formed as part of the Legacy Plan Commitment. 

The NCSEM in Sheffield is one of three hubs, focused on the design, implementation and evaluation of approaches to increasing physical activity across the population.


Sheffield Water Centre

The Sheffield Water Centre is an interdisciplinary water research centre, dedicated to continuing the University of Sheffield's highly collaborative and innovative approach to solving major challenges in the water sector.

Working with industry and a variety of UK and EU funding sources we have levered over £15m for water-related research since 2000.

Sheffield Water Centre

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.