Funders and partners

Organisations working with the Regional Technology Foresight research project.

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The project is funded through a New Investigators Research Grant awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (project reference: ES/R004625/1).


Durham Duplex

Based in Sheffield since 1910, Durham Duplex is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of machine knives and industrial razor blades for the packaging, food processing, film & foil converting, plastics and recycling industry sectors.


Sheffield-based Gripple is an innovative, Queen's Award-winning manufacturer of wire joiners and tensioners and wire rope suspension systems for building services, seismic bracing, agriculture and civil construction.

JRI Orthopaedics

JRI Orthopaedics is a Sheffield-based multi-award winning manufacturer of health care products, with world-class expertise in the design, development and manufacture of orthopaedic implants (including hips, shoulders, and knees) and surgical instruments.


ObjectForm is a Sheffield-based pioneering tech start-up, specialising in 3D printing. It developed a 100% recycled ABS 3D printed filament and is gearing up to develop more novel recycled plastic filaments under its Fila-CYCLE brand.

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.