Engaging with regional businesses? The MD Club is here to help

Supporting innovation, collaboration and growth in the Sheffield City Region

The Managing Directors' Club (MD Club) provides an opportunity for academics from both Sheffield universities and Sheffield City Region businesses to network and develop ideas for future partnerships. The networking club has been running for five years and holds regular informal events with speakers from across academia and industry on topics such as the global food sustainability challenge through to the key to successful partnerships.

During the COVID-19 crisis, the MD Club has remained committed to supporting its members and recently held its first online event Continuing to Support and Collaborate with Businesses during the Pandemic. At the event, discussions focused on the opportunities and challenges faced during the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent economic recovery phase, as well as longer term business development and collaboration opportunities across the Sheffield City Region.

A recording of the event is available via the MD Club website and any academic interested in finding out more should contact Eleanor Edey, Regional Partnerships Development Officer e.edey@sheffield.ac.uk