Foresight exercises are a useful tool in policy making, and are used by a number of countries, including Japan, Germany and the UK to inform economic strategies and policies. The Regional Technology Foresight team at the University of Sheffield is organising a workshop to increase awareness of technology foresight, and to explore how it can be used to revive regional manufacturing.
Ahead of the Curve: The Use of Technology Foresight in Regional Industrial Strategy workshop will take place on March 21st, 2-5pm. It will be hosted at Albert Works, the premises of digital marketing and AI agency Jaywing. Continue reading “AHEAD OF THE CURVE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT IN REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY”
Keynote speakers: Ed Hutt – Group Chief Information Officer, SIG; Dave Dalton – Chief Executive, British Glass
Date: Thursday 21st March 2019
Time: 17:30 – 20:00
Venue: Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, S1 2BJ
The Value of Collaboration versus Competition – how do multiple partners work together, sometimes with conflicting priorities, and how do they manage this collaboration effectively to achieve success?
In the current economic landscape, working collaboratively is sometimes essential to develop and move your business on. Tapping into new knowledge and expertise from partners is key to achieve your shared goal but what happens when differing objectives converge? How are these challenges overcome and what lessons can be learnt by you as future collaborators? Continue reading “The Value of Collaboration versus Competition”
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.
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:
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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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. Continue reading “‘Working in partnership with Sheffield Universities – the key to a successful collaborative partnership’”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Join us for our upcoming summer social hosted in partnership with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, a valued partner of the MD Club.
Date: Tuesday 19th June 2018
Venue: INC, Krynkl, 294 Shalesmoor Sheffield, S3 8UL Continue reading “Summer Social, in partnership with Sheffield Chamber”
The University of Sheffield welcomes MD Club member, Mike Maddock, as newly appointed Visiting Professor
The 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”
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
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”