Industry members can benefit from the facilities and expertise available at both universities through the development of flexible partnerships with key academics.
Academics have the opportunity to tackle industry-led challenges, translating their knowledge into regional businesses and accessing industry-led funding streams, such as the Industrial Challenge Strategy Fund.
In addition members can hear from inspiring and informative speakers on key topics and regional opportunities.
Take a look below at what some of our members had to say...
"The MD Club is one of those events that I do see as a club rather than a 'standard' networking event. For me the value comes from meeting likeminded businesses, and developing future research and collaborative opportunities with academics and businesses. If you get an invitation I would say it is well worth investing the time, we've already started to see the benefit of it."
“Sheffield’s businesses and academic institutions together enjoy a growing reputation for close cooperation that drives change and regional improvement. The MD Club is a prime example of a cross-institutional initiative, bringing together all these key partners to deepen these relationships for the benefit of the Sheffield City Region."
"In my opinion, innnovation and collaboration is the only way to go forward, chance conversations with academic colleagues can blossom into commercial applications and other funding opportunities. There is a definite correlation between these partnerships and the company's growth, the Managing Directors' Club provides the perfect forum to facilitate this."
As part of the international Business & Innovation Network (BIN), the MD Club are running a networking event based on the theme of gaming and digital on Monday 30th October at Sheffield Institute of Arts. BIN@ is an international network created in 2010 by three Santander University Network members (University of Sheffield, University of Porto …