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 particularly good at creating an ideal atmosphere where business and academia can exchange ideas and discuss potential R&D opportunities in a relaxed and collaborative environment. A spirit of creativity and collaboration is often inspired by the thoughts of innovative, progressive keynote speakers at the events, with the topics being driven by the MD Club members."
“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, innovation 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."
Date: Thursday 24th October Time: 17.30 – 20.00 Venue: Saw Grinders Union Join us at Saw Grinders Union for our MD Club Autumn Social. This event is an excellent chance to explore partnerships and knowledge exchange between Sheffield City Region businesses and academics from both Sheffield universities. Nestled in one of Sheffield’s oldest industrial districts, this social event will …