The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace – Event Summary

David Capper, CEO of Westfield Health talks about Active Work

A healthy workforce isn’t a ‘nice to have,’ it makes good business sense. The return on investment is tangible in terms of the correlation with improved productivity and reduced days off.

However, it’s up to business leaders like those attending the MD Club to take the lead on encouraging a healthier, happier and more motivated workforce. The shift that needs to happen will only occur, if it is driven by a change in culture and attitude so that your people have the means to stay well at work.   In short, if employers look after their workforces, their workforces will be motivated to look after themselves and your businesses.

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Showcasing industry and academic partnerships – PES Performance

Strong partnerships and collaboration are key driving factors behind great innovation and economic growth. Established in 2015, the Sheffield Universities’ Managing Directors’ Club (MD Club) provides a forum for regional business leaders and key academics to share knowledge and ideas to further productive partnerships.

Showcasing innovative and forward-thinking speakers alongside best-practice collaboration case studies from other industry members, members have had the opportunity to hear from global leaders such as Siemens through to the mastermind behind the iconic brand of Lara Croft:Tomb Raider. The MD Club’s success lies in enabling regular, ongoing interactions between members, developing familiarity and trust between two different sectors where partnerships and collaboration can bring significant benefits. Continue reading “Showcasing industry and academic partnerships – PES Performance”

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”

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.

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”

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

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