What is SIP?

Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) is a regional initiative which aims to stimulate business growth and promote the development of long-term relationships with SMEs; this is achieved by providing access to a broad range of academic expertise and university facilities. The support is in the form of bespoke research and innovation based consultancy, workshops and other events.

SIP support is available to eligible businesses in the Sheffield City Region:


The programme is an initiative led by Sheffield Hallam University running until 30 September 2019. Key areas of support include:

  • Materials and engineering
  • Structural packaging design
  • User-centred product design
  • Sports engineering and wellbeing
  • Food engineering and food/nutrition science
  • Computing and software design

SIP is part-financed by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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