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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Sheffield Internet of Things Meetup

Pitch-In are hosting a Sheffield IoT Meetup on October 2nd. The aims of the event are to:

  • Create a vibrant group around IoT and cybersecurity that enables individuals and organisations to share their capability and stimulate discussion and collaboration (sales-type pitches are discouraged).
  • Enable real-world IoT applications, through facilitating technology research/development and commercial progress.
  • Help position Sheffield as a leading IoT centre and lay the groundwork for larger events/activities that reinforce this reputation

The event is open to those interested in the Internet of Things.

You can register here

Barclays AI Frenzy Discover what AI means for you

Thursday, 5th September | 17.30 - 20.30

Ko-Host Space, Kollider, Castle House, Castle Street, Sheffield, S3 8LU

As an emerging technology Artificial Intelligence can be confusing or overwhelming for those who want to get started. This event aims to demystify and educate around where Data Science is up to and what applications businesses can implement today. This is a free event hosted by Barclays at Kollider in Sheffield featuring 4 guest speakers, with an Introduction from Tim Latham, Founder, Datatrainer and followed by a Q&A Session. The guest speakers are as follows:

  • Dr. Caroline Chibelushi, Knowledge Transfer Manager for Artificial Intelligence, Innovate UK
  • Sue Daley, Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, TechUK
  • Ben O’Brien, Managing Director, Jaywing AI
  • Sherin Mathew, Founder of AI Tech North and AI Lead at IBM

Hosted by Ian Holland, Ecosystem Manager Barclays, Matt Bowler AI Eagle for the North West and Tim Latham, Founder, Datatrainer.

If you are interested in attending this free event please click here. If you know any guests who would be interested in attending, please feel free to forward on the invite.


17.30 Arrival and networking

18.00 Introduction with Tim Lathan

18.10 Dr. Caroline Chibelushi

18.30 Sue Daley

18.50 Ben O’Brien

19.10 Sherin Mathew

19.30 Q & A

19.50 Networking

20.30 Close of Event

For further information please contact
Matt Bowler
Barclays UK Ventures
+44 (0)7384438290

Gripple Ltd set to host ‘Innovation Workshop’ for city entrepreneurs

MD Club members Gripple are hosting a free event supported by Y Accellerator for Sheffield City Regions businesses and entrepreneurs.  Lead by Gripple’s Special Projects Manager Gorden Macrae the workshop will look at identifying and solving problems, explore oppurtunities, creating value and innovating by thinking out the box.

More information and registration can be found here

Council looking to engage with businesses in SCR

The Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) are looking to engage with businesses in Sheffield City Region. They are running a workshop in Sheffield on 4th September to highlight funding opportunities. Deadline for sign up is 31/7/19, you can find out further information here

AMRC Digital Meets Manufacturing

The AMRC’s Digital Meets Manufacturing (DMM) campaign connects digital tech with manufacturers who want to maximise the benefits of Industry 4.0.

DMM aims are to develop the digital ecosystem required to enhance Sheffield City Region manufacturing and digital technologies through information, education, and connection events.  The AMRC will assist you on your digital journey and demonstrate how Industry 4.0 can drive innovation, increase your workforce skills and boost your business growth.

“Working with the AMRC was very beneficial and gave me peace of mind as we had one opportunity to get things right.”

David Flannery, Managing Director, ACS Stainless.

“For an SME to be able to access this technical level of knowledge to develop a project or resolve manufacturing issues is incredible.”

Ken Shackleton, Managing Director, The Cardboard Box Company

If you would like to adopt digital technologies, finding out more or registering your interest click here