Supporting business

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Innovation district

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

A catalyst for economic growth

Our research expertise is central to an ambitious plan to create the UK’s first advanced manufacturing innovation district here in Sheffield.

Innovation District plan

Cutting-edge facilities

Our range of equipment and facilities

We have a huge range of specialist equipment and facilities that will benefit you and your business.

How to get access

Regional partnerships

Supporting local businesses

We work with small and medium sized business, providing the expertise and support they need to make new discoveries and grow.

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Working with Ceramisys

HEFCE Catalyst fund

We’re using this fund to ensure higher education has a positive impact on the economy and society.

Training and development

Our courses

Our professional training and development courses to help you or your staff. Short courses provide highly-focused training for professionals and our Sheffield MBA will prepare you for leadership roles.

Short courses and MBA
Training courses

Our partnership with Boeing

Work with our research students

You could help fund a PhD project.

Contract research

Buy-in our specialist expertise for a particular project.

Licensing opportunities

Our world-class research generates new knowledge that’s available to license.

Access our knowledge


We offer both short-term agreements and long-term partnerships.

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Your gateway to us

Partner with us

Whatever your partnership idea, our sector-specific gateways should be your first port of call.


Our business-friendly professionals will advise you.

Contact a Gateway