Smarter innovation to drive growth: a business support workshop for SMEs

The Knowledge Transfer Network are hosting a business support workshop on 19th February. Members of the MD Club organising team will be at this event.

Business innovation can be the implementation of new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving existing services. Innovation can be the catalyst for the growth and success of your business, helping you adapt and grow in the UK and global marketplace.

However we understand that knowing what support is available to your business and how to access this can often be confusing to navigate, especially for smaller companies. Innovate UK has come together with the Sheffield City Region LEP to offer a free one day event for the South Yorkshire business community and organisations that support business innovation; to help delegates learn more about what support is out there.

The event will also explore and discuss the opportunities that adoption of digital technologies will present to businesses. The recent ‘Made Smarter’ review estimates that the positive impact of faster innovation and adoption of digital technology could be as much as £455 billion for UK manufacturing over the next decade, creating a conservative net gain of 175,000 jobs throughout the economy and enabling more efficient, and cleaner production systems.

So come along to hear about how these opportunities will support your business and to learn about what support is available both nationally and locally, and how to access it.

Register here

What Is the Future of Water and Public Health? Conference 13 December 2018

TWENTY65 is paving the way for a future that is inspired and enabled by research; that collaboratively and coherently accelerates innovation and generates a dynamic and energised water sector that delivers sustainable tailored water solutions that positively impact public health, the environment, the economy and society. Supported by more than 40 partners across the international water industry supply chain, TWENTY65 is a consortium of 6 universities.

TWENTY65 is hosting a unique conference aimed at students (at all levels) and staff who are interested in water and health. It will be a very interesting day with some top-notch international speakers alongside student and researchers. The conference will take place at The Edge, University of Sheffield.

You can book online at the link below:
https://www.rsph.org.uk/event/what-is-the-future-of-water-and-public-health-.html

We hope to see a great Sheffield turnout for this event, which RSPH might consider supporting as an annual event if we are successful. Please feel free to get in touch with us at twenty65@sheffield.ac.uk if you have any questions.

‘Working in partnership with Sheffield Universities – the key to a successful collaborative partnership’

Date: Thursday 15th November
Time: 8.00am – 11.00am
Location: Inox Dine

Join us for breakfast on 15th November for an interactive session to help businesses connect with the knowledge and talent on offer at both Universities.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) have been helping businesses to improve their competitiveness and productivity for over 40 years. You will hear from former KTP partners from both industry and academia and they will take you through their journey and how they reached their business goals and collaborative success.

An interactive breakout session will follow to create links and allow 1:1 discussions.

The event is supported by Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) which supports businesses, helping them to innovate and grow. You can access specialist support and meet regional Knowledge Transfer Advisers from the KTN, allowing you the opportunity to discuss ideas and explore options to apply for government funding for collaborative projects such as a KTP.

Agenda:

8.00am – Arrival breakfast and registration

8.15am – Opening from the MD Club

8.20am – Hear from Innovate UK: Dr Trevor Gregory and Andy Barnett, Knowledge Transfer Advisors, Innovate UK.

8.40am – Hear from former KTP partners: Rufino Bolado, C W Fletcher; Jem Rongong, University of Sheffield; Simon Pykett, Penny Hydraulics Ltd.

9.40am – Q&A panel discussion with Dr Trevor Gregory and Andy Barnett

10.00am – Breakout Session

For more information please get in touch – events@mdclub.org.uk

How to Access and Retain Graduate Talent

 


Date:
Tuesday 25th September
Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Roco Creative, 338 Glossop Road, S10 2HW

This joint event between both Universities’ Careers Services will highlight what they can offer in regards to work placements, student projects, internships, graduate jobs and degree apprenticeships as well as discuss how employing graduates can have a positive impact on your business.

The evening will also outline the work the Universities are undertaking in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) such as the RISE Graduate Programme and the innovative new Future Leaders Development Programme which aims to support long term leadership development, talent retention and business growth within the SCR business community.

For more information please get in touch: events@mdclub.org.uk

 

AMRC Workshops for SMEs

Date: September & October 2018

Location: AMRC Training Centre

In collaboration with the Sheffield Innovation Project (SIP) the Advanced Manufacuturing Research Centre (AMRC) are running 100% funded workshops throughout September and October for SMEs in the Sheffield City Region.

The AMRC is a world-class centre for advanced manufacturing. With members ranging from Boeing and Rolls-Royce to regional SMEs; the research and facilities available to commercial businesses are extensive.

Workshops include an ‘Introduction to CAD‘, Steel Metallurgy’ and the ‘Metallurgy of Machining’. All workshops are free of charge to regional SMEs that have not already engaged with the Sheffield Innovation Programme. More information on the workshops  and how to book can be found online here.

MD Club member Mike Maddock appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield welcomes MD Club member, Mike Maddock, as newly appointed Visiting Professor

Image of Visiting Professor Mike Maddock at an eventThe Department of Mechanical Engineering is pleased to welcome Mike Maddock as thier newly appointed Visiting Professor.

Professor Maddock’s appointment builds upon his active involvement in the Science and Innovation Board (SIB), chaired by Professor Sir Keith Burnett, that works to influence the strategic direction of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) to support growth and economic impact in areas that depend on science led innovation. Continue reading “MD Club member Mike Maddock appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield”

KTN Digital Business Drop-In – 10th May

Information and networking event to support digital companies and learn more about opportunities and support from the Innovate UK family organisations.

Date: Thursday 10th May
Time: 09.30 – 12noon
Location: Sheffield Hallam University

REGISTER

If you are an innovator looking for support to help you grow your business, join us at a our monthly informal information and networking drop-in event. The session is designed to support digital companies and learn more about the Innovate UK family, including the Digital Catapult and the Knowledge Transfer Network, as well as other organisations that have opportunities and support for UK based businesses across all sectors. Continue reading “KTN Digital Business Drop-In – 10th May”

AMRC briefing dates announced for £10m manufacturing and materials readiness Innovation Loans competition

£10m manufacturing and materials readiness innovation loans competition

Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network have announced the details of briefing events across the UK for Innovate UK’s innovation loans competition for manufacturing and materials readiness projects, which will open for applications on 26th February.

Innovation loans competition briefing events

The launch event, with a live and recorded webinar. will be at BMA House in London on 6th March. Register here.

Register below for any of the briefing events which will be held in:

Manufacturing Technology Centre,Coventry                             5 March

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Rotherham          8 March

National Biologics Manufacturing Centre, Darlington             9 March

Strathclyde Innovation Centre                                                     14 March

Sci-Tech, Daresbury                                                                       15 March

The Engine Shed, Bristol                                                               16 March

NIACE Centre, Belfast                                                                    22 March

Continue reading “AMRC briefing dates announced for £10m manufacturing and materials readiness Innovation Loans competition”

Making Innovation Everyone’s Business

Date: Thursday 15th February 2018
Time: 5.45-8.30pm
Location: The Hide, Scotland Street, Sheffield, S3 7AA

This event has now passed – but take a look at some of the highlights here!

 

MOK founded The Innovation Beehive in 2008 “to release the creative potential of people at work.” He has visited and worked with some of the world’s most innovative businesses and identified the four key elements they all share – The Innovation Ecosystem. Continue reading “Making Innovation Everyone’s Business”