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 http://bit.ly/2JLcubH

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 http://bit.ly/2XzXsiN

 

The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday 9th July

Time: 17.30 – 20.30

Venue: English Institute of Sport

Encouraging a healthy workforce is moving from a ‘nice to have’ to an essential for organisations of all size. Indeed, lifestyle changes that result from an effective workforce health programme can equate to at least a 400% return on investment for employers.

The Sheffield Universities Managing Directors’ Club is pleased to deliver its next event with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), a flagship Olympic Legacy project that brings together partners from across the region to increase physical activity across the whole population.

The event will demonstrate how companies can benefit from the innovative projects across Sheffield, from Westfield Health’s approach to ‘Active Health’, to ‘Active 10’ – an app that encourages short burst of activity.

Meet colleagues from the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, who, together, are working with NCSEM to establish a sustainable ecosystem of organisations to extend the healthy lifespan of those over 50, by promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and social connectedness through joint innovation with business. Continue reading “The Importance of Wellbeing in the Workplace”

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”

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”

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