Supporting the University to make a difference within the region, the UK and globally.


We support the academic delivery of the University's partnerships with external organisations as well as maximising opportunities for the University's role as an anchor institution within the Sheffield City Region.

Ideas Bazaar

What we do

We have responsibility to coordinate the University's strategic business partnerships, collaborations and regional engagement activity to drive economic growth, support health and well-being and make a positive difference to our city, the wider region, nationally and globally.

Making Sheffield a better place to live, work and visit

From our Civic University beginnings to now, we work closely with our creative and cultural partners in Sheffield to help shape a vibrant city.

Showcasing city vibrancy>

Shaping the future of Sheffield City Region's economy

As an anchor institution, see how we're driving innovation, productivity and growth across the region alongside our translational research centres, industry partners and regional collaborators.

Shaping the region>
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Partnerships and knowledge exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange (KE) strategy guides how we develop collaborative solutions to challenges. We provide the support and information to help academics build research partnerships with external contacts and strategic partners.

Support for partnerships> Support for knowledge exchange> Siemens - a strategic partnership>
Siemens Networking

Engaging with the city and public

The University plays a key role in supporting city vibrancy and cultural engagement alongside providing assistance for academics to find collaborative and creative ways to engage the public with their research.

Our role in the city > Public engagement>
E-Coli Winter Gardens

Supporting regional development

We're helping support the development of innovative research projects which deliver economic impact and productivity. See how we're shaping the future of the Sheffield City Region economy through engagement with external stakeholders & organisations.

The MD Club> Science and Innovation Board> The Innovation Centre>
MD Club


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Futurecade documentary
Futurecade documentary
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Festival of the Mind 2016
Festival of the Mind 2016
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City reports: A snapshot of the region's beer industry
City reports: A snapshot of the region's beer industry
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Siemens - A strategic partnership
Siemens - A strategic partnership
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Partner perspectives on Love Square
Partner perspectives on Love Square
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The Managing Directors' Club
The Managing Directors' Club
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Magnomatics - An innovative partnership
Magnomatics - An innovative partnership
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