MD Club Autumn Social

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 be hosted at Saw Grinders Union, a selection of warming food will be provided, along with the opportunity to hear MD Club success stories and to experience interactive teaser sessions for our next event focused on food sustainability.

100% of attendees rated our last social as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Very Good’

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Develop 3D Live

The University of Sheffield is hosting the Develop 3D Live conference and exhibition on Wednesday 17th April and we would like to invite MD Club members to attend.

The event is free and there will be up to 70 exhibitors including the MD Club, Pitch-In, and MD Club member Performance Engineered Solutions.

There will be a range of speakers, workshops and industry panels throughout the day and the event is being opened by the University of Sheffield’s Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Engineering Mike Hounslow. The conference themes are Additive Manufacturing, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.

More information and registration details are here.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT IN REGIONAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY

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”

The Value of Collaboration versus Competition

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”

‘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. Continue reading “‘Working in partnership with Sheffield Universities – the key to a successful collaborative partnership’”

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