Events

25th April, 16th May, 20th June, 4th July

Driving Business Success

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University will be running a series of practitioner workshops aimed at those in operational or management roles who wish to further optimise their personal effectiveness and impact in driving forward business success. Themes include leadership, innovation, high performance teams and your customer value proposition. Join us for breakfast...

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17th May

Connected Manufacturing – Transformation Through Technology

DIGITAL MEDIA CENTRE, BARNSLEY

We will be talking about SIP at the Connected Manufacturing event in Barnsley. This event will give you the opportunity to hear direct from manufacturers who are already increasing efficiency and productivity through the application of digital technologies. Confirmed participants include speakers from Naylor Industries (Barnsley), Stainless Plating (Sheffield) and Coca-Cola European Partners (Wakefield) plus the digital companies that are working with them.
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1st June & 2nd June

An introduction to: Vibration Testing

The University of Sheffield

This course will cover basic single-degree-of-freedom vibrations, introducing the ideas of natural frequencies, dampings and resonance and will involve some laboratory demonstrations. It will cover multi-degree-of-freedom systems in an intuitive manner, avoiding the use of matrix eigenvalues, but explaining the concept of a mode shape.

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7th June

Working With Robots: Human-Robot Co-Working

FACTORY 2050, EUROPA VIEW, SHEFFIELD, S9 1ZA

Robotics experts from both of Sheffield’s universities are collaborating to deliver an innovative workshop to inspire collaboration between the Sheffield Robotics Institute and industry. This is an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about the possibilities offered by the emerging field of Cobotics technologies.

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12th June & 19th June

The Science Of Brewing

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

The Biomolecular Science Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University are delivering a workshop that will explore the science behind the brewing process and using current research to increase yield and diversify products. The workshop is relevant to Head Brewers and Brewery Technical staff at micro, small and medium sized breweries based in the Sheffield city region.

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7th July

Metals Processing And Applications

AMRC TRAINING CENTRE, ROTHERHAM

Run by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), this is an opportunity to find out more about SIP and to help shape the topics of future innovation workshops in the area of metals processing and applications. The workshops are aimed at suppliers, manufacturers and sellers of metal products.

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11th July & 18th July

Machine Vision & Embedded Systems

TANKERSLEY MANOR, BARNSLEY

Run across two workshops, you will gain a basic understanding of machine vision applications, what components make up a machine vision system and what the main considerations are when designing a machine vision solution to solve a specific problem in manufacturing.

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11th September & 18th September

The Science of Brewing 2

Sheffield Hallam University

The Biomolecular Science Research Centre are delivering a second programme of workshops over two days, that will explore the science behind the brewing process and how to use current research to increase yield and diversify products. The workshops are relevant to Head Brewers and Brewery Technical staff at micro, small and medium sized breweries based in the Sheffield city region.

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19th September & 26th September

End-User Product Testing in Sport, Health and Wellbeing

Ice Sheffield

The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) brings together a wide range of research disciplines to focus on technical innovation in sports, health and wellbeing. This two day workshop, delivered by the AMRC, is on measuring human-product interaction where you will gain insight into the process of designing a test programme to measure product performance, understand methods for data collection and learn principles of data analysis and interpretation.

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12th October

Enabling Innovation and Growth in Business

North East Derbyshire District Council Office

Join us for a free lunch at this event where you can find out about the wealth of support that is available for businesses from starting up to scaling up. Businesses will be provided with information about the Sheffield Innovation Programme and the Business Growth Support offer by the D2N2 and Sheffield City Region Growth Hubs.

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17th October & 24th October

Embracing Food Innovation

Sheffield Hallam University

Consumers are ever more food aware and health conscious and the food industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in how it creates, processes and delivers products to consumers. Consumers want natural and healthier food choices but still tasty products and where possible, that products can satisfy personal requirements. This arising trend brings several challenges in terms of finding the right ingredients, labelling foods and using the right technologies and processes.

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25th October & 26th October

Additive Manufacturing Workshop

AMRC Training Centre

Join the University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in this two day introduction to Additive Manufacturing.
The workshop is aimed at small and medium sized enterprises who are currently using or contemplating using Additive Manufacturing and would like to learn more about its applications and gain hands on experience.

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6th November, 7th November, 8th November

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Sheffield Hallam University

3 day workshop on interdisciplinary building information modelling: cloud enabled design collaboration. This workshop will explore cloud-enabled design collaboration with subsequent remote clash detection and data management with Autodesk as the principle software.

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8th November

New Ways of Working - BIM Dinner

Sheffield Novotel

Sheffield Hallam University's Department of the Natural and Built Environment are hosting a dinner in partnership with Autodesk. Join us to find out more about how cloud enabled design collaboration can improve the Building Information Modelling (BIM) process, and explore other new trends that may affect ways of working over the next decade.

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29th November

Ceramics & Glass Networking Event

Sheffield Hallam University

The Ceramics and Glass evening will focus on local businesses with interests in the ceramics and glass sectors and will provide an opportunity for your business to engage with us through the Sheffield Innovation Programme, and also to network with other businesses in the region.

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30th November & 7th December

The Internet of Things (IoT) and Small Devices

Sheffield Hallam University

This two day workshop will be delivered with the theme of IoT applications, end-to-end infrastructure and communication. The sessions will involve hands on training and will include theory, demonstration and practical components.

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12th January

'Fix It Friday' Consultation Event

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University are offering Sheffield regional SME's the opportunity to visit the university and speak to our experts on your business needs / ideas. Whatever the nature of your company, this consultancy event will give you the opportunity to talk through a particular problem or innovative idea. At this session you can meet experts from computing, energy engineering, infrastructure management and natural and built environment.

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16th January & 17th January

Heat Treatment Metallurgy

AMRC Training Centre

Providing a basic understanding of the relationships between structure, processing & properties of the more important industrial metals.
Suitable for those in technical, production, quality or commercial roles involving heat treatment.

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23rd January

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre Networking Event

Sheffield Hallam University

The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre and Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University are running a breakfast networking event for SME's within the Sheffield city region in sport, health and wellbeing. This event is relevant to companies that wish to find out more about AWRC and its plans towards opening at the Olympic Legacy Park in Spring 2019. Included in the event is a tour of the university facilities as well as a networking opportunity with other businesses over breakfast.

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13th February & 14th February

Steel Metallurgy Workshop

AMRC Training Centre

Providing a working knowledge of the production, processing and applications of alloy & stainless steels. Suitable for those involved in the production, supply and use of all grades of steel.

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7th March & 8th March

High Speed Video Techniques

Collegiate Crescent Campus, SHU

Gain hands on experience using a variety of equipment while you learn from experts about high speed video technology, data capturing techniques and its vast array of applications. This event is ideal for SME's that use, or could use, video to explore the movement of objects or people.

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8th March & 15th March

Connected Manufacturing Workshop

Sheffield

Do you have digital skills and technology that can be applied to the manufacturing sector? Would you value the opportunity to innovate and collaborate with this sector to boost manufacturing and improve productivity? This two day workshop will provide a unique insight into the manufacturing sector for digital businesses focussing on digitisation for manufacturing, servitisation, digital transformation and cyber security in manufacturing and the tools and technologies that can be applied.

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13th March & 14th March

Metals Testing & Quality Control

AMRC Training Centre

Explaining the principle mechanical properties of metals, how they are determined and their relevance to quality control and assurance. This two day workshop is suitable for managers and technicians responsible for the routine testing of metal products in a quality environment.

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15th March

Connected Manufacturing - Digital Transformation Evening

Cutlers' Hall Sheffield

Can Sheffield city region lead a 4th Industrial Revolution? Hear about the importance of innovation for manufacturers and how digital will lead the way with speakers from Siemens and Tinsley Bridge. Engage with others in the digital and manufacturing sectors over this networking dinner.

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20th March

AWRC Spring Networking Meeting

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Are you a Sheffield City Region SME working in the area of wellbeing, exercise or sport where technology plays an important role in your products or services? Have you heard about the new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) opening on the Olympic Legacy Park in April 2019? In one of several roles the AWRC aims to act as an Emerging Technologies Hub for the sector, and we wish to have a conversation on how you think this might work to grow innovation in regional businesses.

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23rd March

Sheffield Hallam Community Sport Club Breakfast Event

Sheffield Hallam University Collegiate Crescent

The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science and The Academy of Sport and Physical Activity at SHU would like to create an informal network of clubs, teams, coaches and sport organisation representatives whom we can work with, collaborate with and support. This breakfast event will explore this idea and also focus on your club situation, successes and frustrations; what’s working and what you need to do to improve?

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10th April & 11th April

Metals Processing & Manufacturing Technologies

AMRC Training Centre

Outlines the primary and secondary processing of the major industrial alloys and the downstream processes used to engineer finished components. This two day workshop is suitable for anyone requiring an overall understanding of the processing principles and methods of manufacture of semi-finished and finished metal products.

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14th May & 15th May

Introduction to CAD

AMRC Training Centre

A two day introduction to the basic concepts for producing CAD 3D models and orthographic projection drawings. Throughout the workshop you will cover many different functions on CAD software Autodesk Inventor and begin to understand how the software could be utilised in your job role.

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15th May & 16th May

Non-Ferrous Metals & Corrosion

AMRC Training Centre

Providing a full understanding of the processing and characteristics of the major non-ferrous alloy families. Explains the principles of corrosion and how to prevent it. Suitable for anyone involved in the production, trading or application of non-ferrous metals in high temperature, gaseous, aqueous and other corrosive environments.

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22nd May

Employee Wellbeing for SMEs - The Untapped Potential of Your Workforce

Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield

How can I improve productivity and therefore the profitability of my business? Poor productivity is seen as one of the biggest challenges facing the UK. This lunch event will provide insight into what wellbeing actually means and why improving employee wellbeing can help your business to flourish.

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23rd May & 24th May

Architectural Visualisation in VR *SOLD OUT*

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Join the Cultural Communications and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University for a two day workshop on Architecture Visualisation in Virtual Reality. C3RI will show you how an architectural concept can be translated into an immersive VR experience with cutting edge software.

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31st May

Sport Endurance Open Evening

Sheffield Hallam University

Come and learn how Sheffield Hallam can help endurance athletes to be faster and stronger for longer; This open evening in Collegiate Hall at Sheffield Hallam University is to showcase the facilities and technology of The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES) and the Academy of Sport and Physical Activity.

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15th June & 22nd June

Using Lean Techniques to Increase Efficiency

United Cast Bar Ltd. Chesterfield

Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology which aims to streamline processes while satisfying customer demands. It helps to reduce cost and the time required to manufacture and it can increase quality and customer satisfaction. This is an opportunity for manufacturing businesses to improve productivity and increase profitability.

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19th June & 20th June

Failure Investigation & Microscopy

AMRC Training Centre

Explains the principle mechanisms for failure of metal components and how to investigate failures, including equipment and techniques needed for detailed metallographic investigation. Suitable for anyone involved in the regular or forensic analysis of failed metal components or in the routine examination of microstructures for research or quality control.

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28th June & 5th July

Workplace Wellbeing Workshop

Tankersley Manor Hotel

The workshop will provide insight into what wellbeing actually means and why improving employee wellbeing can help your business to flourish. Join us to discover great tools and techniques to support your workforce. There will be opportunities at the workshop for learning through taster courses such as mental resilience, line manager training and exercise for health.

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3rd July & 4th July

Visual Programming Workshop

Sheffield Hallam University

Visual programming allows programs to be treated as visual objects. Visualisation techniques within program development are tools for non-specialist or novice users to begin to understand what is being computed. This workshop aims to present ways to open the “blackbox of code”. The boundary between users and programmers has become more blurred with the introduction of powerful tools that end users are expected to control or configure. This workshop will explore the visual and interactive techniques than help effectively bridge the boundary.

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17th July & 18th July

Heat Treatment Workshop

AMRC Training Centre

Providing a basic understanding of the relationships between structure, processing & properties of the more important industrial metals.
Suitable for those in technical, production, quality or commercial roles involving heat treatment

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25th July & 18th September

Care Homes and Technology Innovation

Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park

Health and Wellness monitoring technologies are booming. Whilst such technology could enhance the health, wellness and safety of residents and staff, and reduce staff burden, the translation of this technology to the Care Home sector appears to have been limited. This workshop will draw on the expertise of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) and the Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER) in monitoring technologies, in particular those from the GB Boxing team, to explore how care homes could take advantage of monitoring technologies

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3rd September & 4th September

Introduction to CAD

AMRC Training Centre

A two day introduction to the basic concepts for producing CAD 3D models and orthographic projection drawings
This workshop enables the candidate to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of CAD modelling to enable them to independently produce their own orthographic projections (working drawings).
Throughout the workshop you will cover many different functions on CAD software Autodesk Inventor and begin to understand how the software could be utilised in your job role as a CAD operator. By the end of the workshop you will be able to competently produce CAD 3D models and orthographic projection drawings to specified sizes for a wide range of engineering applications.

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4th September & 5th September

Steel Metallurgy

AMRC Training Centre

Providing a working knowledge of the production, processing and applications of
alloy & stainless steels.
Suitable for those involved in the production, supply and use of all grades of steel.

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19th September & 20th September

Driving Business Success- Barnsley

Barnsley Digital Media Centre

Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University will be running a workshop aimed at those in operational or management roles who wish to further optimise their personal effectiveness and impact in driving forward business success. Themes include leadership, innovation, high performance teams and your customer value proposition.

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24th September & 1st October

Brewing Skills Gap Workshop

Sheffield Hallam University - Surrey Building

After the success of the Brewing Workshop in 2017, SHU are delivering a workshop that will bridge the gap between the General Certificate in Brewing (GCB) and the MSc in Brewing Science.

The workshop will cover:
- Basics of microbiology
- Genetics of yeast strains
- Storage and handling of yeast
- Yeast strain selection
- Basics of organic chemistry
- The molecular process and chemistry of brewing
- Brewing analysis
- Laboratory techniques to include microscopy, sterile techniques, plating out, UV-VIS colour and bitter analysis

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3rd October & 4th October

Cyber Security for SME's

Crucible Theatre Sheffield - Adelphi Room

In today’s world Cyber Security is an essential requirement for all organisations which cannot be ignored!
This workshop gives SMEs a toolkit to help protect themselves from cyber attacks and data breaches, alongside practical advice from South Yorkshire Police as to what to do when an attack happens.

The highly participatory workshop will combine a mix of presentations, practical examples and group exercises focusing on issues that are of direct relevance to your business.
Led by Cyber Security expert Prof. John Clark, the workshop includes practical sessions from the South Yorkshire Police Cyber and Digital Team, and leading network security professionals from the University of Sheffield Computing Service.

You'll also learn; Risk assessment and control, What goes wrong in practice, Cyber Essentials and what can be done to protect your business.

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4th October & 22nd October

Return to Work

Halifax Hall/The Edge, Sheffield

The issue of work and mental health has been continually rising up the agenda of employers. Mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, stress-related problems) is the leading cause of sickness in the UK and more needs to be done to help people stay well at work.

These free workshops run by The University of Sheffield Management School, South Yorkshire Housing Association and the Department for Work and Pensions will help you to understand how you can transform your back-to-work support for employees with mental health problems and help them to stay in work. The workshops will be interactive and include direct expert input, group discussions, questions and answers, and trying out solutions, including recently developed toolkits that SMEs can use to develop practical strategies for supporting employees

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10th October & 11th October

Skills Acquisition and Talent Development in Sport

Rotherham Football Club - Aesseal New York Stadium, S60 1FJ

This two-day event will explore the contemporary theoretical ideas on skill acquisition and talent development in sport.

Delegates will have the opportunity to consider the practical application of the key scientific principles underlying the constraints-led perspective on developing skilled and talented athletes. This workshop will provide an understand of the applied scientific principles behind how to create an ecological context that helps learners to enhance their skill, athleticism and talent in different sports.

The workshop will draw on expertise from the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) and will be led by experts in skill acquisition, along with world leading practitioners and academics.

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15th October & 16th October

3D Modelling - Digitalising Construction for SME's

Heart of the Campus - Room HC 1.47 Collegiate Crescent - S10 2BP Sheffield

Join us at this free workshop to find out about digital construction, understand how you can engage with BIM and the commercial benefits for your business. The advantages include creating efficiencies, reducing cost, increasing profitability and opening the door to new commercial opportunities.

It is becoming increasingly important for SMEs in the construction supply chain to engage with digital technologies. Adoption can promote business growth and help to secure contracts in the private and public sector. National and international construction businesses are looking for their supply chains to adopt BIM and government contracts require suppliers to operate in a BIM environment.

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18th October

Chatbots: The Future Now

Crucible Theatre | 55 Norfolk Street | S1 1DA Sheffield | United Kingdom

Join us for an introduction to Chatbots, discover the potential for utilisation in sport and leisure  and  the applications for your organisation.

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23rd October

Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing Technology - Networking Event

Sheffield Hallam University - Hertha Ayrton Centre

Join us at the Hertha Ayrton Centre at Sheffield Hallam University to find out more about the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing from an end-user's prospective; its benefits, challenges and current/future trends. We will provide details of routes to regional and national funding to help your business introduce or make use of additive manufacturing and 3D printing in partnership with the University. It includes a tour of our facilities and there will be representatives from additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology and software companies.

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25th October & 26th October

Clear Ideas for Innovation

The Circle | Rockingham Lane | S1 4FW Sheffield | United Kingdom

Many innovations fail to be implemented by SMEs because of poor business planning, failure to understand the target market’s needs, lack of creative solutions, and poor implementation strategies. To address these problems, this two-day CLEAR IDEAS training programme has been designed for anyone working in an SME who wants to spark creative thinking and accelerate implementation of innovation. The programme will also offer an opportunity for networking with other SMEs, in both formal and informal settings, to share challenges and learn to collaborate more effectively.

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30th October & 31st October

Metallurgy for Non-Metallurgists

AMRC Training Centre

A two day technical overview of the scientific principles underlying metals technology and how they are applied in practice.
The course aims to provide a sound understanding of the scientific principles of metallurgy and how to apply them to specify and process metals in an industrial context. Some prior understanding of metallurgical principles is assumed.

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