University spin-out company wins award for innovation

Dave Latimer, CEO of Magnomatics

University of Sheffield spin-out company Magnomatics was awarded for innovation at last night's (Thursday 21 April 2016) Made in Sheffield awards ceremony.

The Made in Sheffield awards honours the very finest manufacturers operating in the city region.

Magnomatics was established in 2006 as a spin-out from the University of Sheffield to commercialise ground-breaking research on magnetic transmission systems. This original research was conducted by Professor Kais Atallah and Professor David Howe in the Electrical Machines and Drives research group in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Since it's creation, Magnomatics has secured £4.5m of venture funding and £2.3m Innovate UK funding to develop and manufacture products for global industries based on its proprietary magnetic gear technology.

Magnomatics now employs 30 highly skilled people in a variety of disciplines including electromagnetic design, mechanical design, control systems, and manufacturing engineering to deliver bespoke solutions to customers in hybrid/electric vehicles, renewable energy, rail, marine propulsion, oil and gas and aerospace.

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