Programme update

The Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) will close on 30 June 2023. Whilst SIP is no longer accepting new project requests, the programme’s regional partners will continue to support organisations through academic expertise and research, access to facilities, project collaborations and more.  


For Sheffield Hallam University enquiries, contact:

For University of Sheffield enquiries, contact:

For business support information across South Yorkshire, contact:

So then

What is SIP?

Sheffield Innovation Programme is a regional initiative which aims to stimulate business growth and promote the development of long-term relationships with SMEs 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, all provided at zero cost to the business.

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Our feedback so far

“The 'Internet of Things and Small Devices' workshop was well presented and informative. A great networking opportunity to meet colleagues interested in IoT. ”

Wayne CarrollSales Manager at AD Assemblies

“Without the University of Sheffield’s assistance and the facilities, accessed via the Sheffield Innovation Programme, we would not have been able to develop the product to the current position.”

Andrew HoltOwner and CEO of Catal International Ltd

“Working with SHU has opened up a whole new dimension to my business, enabling me to hugely expand my reach by tapping into the online market. Their digital expertise has brought to life my theoretical running technique model in a way that provides insightful and meaningful feedback to clients. It was a pleasure working with their impressive and friendly team.”

Becky LyneDirector at TrYumph In Life CIC

“"There was a good varied subject matter with lots of time to ask questions and lots of useful information provided" - The Science of Brewing workshop”

Jules GrayCo-owner of Hop Hideout

“The project with Sheffield Hallam University provides important opportunities for us to co-operate with academic expertise.”

Mike AndrewsDirector, AI Materials

“Without the help and professional support of Sheffield Hallam University, we would never have got our product off the ground.”

Paul CannonOwner, Cannon Electrical Services

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