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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

Latest News

24th January 2022

University-led programme helps businesses deliver 400 new innovations, products and services

5th February 2021 in News

The University of Sheffield named as UK Business Hero

We’re delighted The University of Sheffield, one of Sheffield Innovation Programme's partner universities, has been recognised as a UK Business Hero by the British Chambers of Commerce for the positive... Read More
14th December 2020 in Uncategorised

Sheffield Innovation Programme supports businesses to transform to meet customer needs during Covid-19

A programme led by the city’s two universities and the SCR Growth Hub which supports regional companies to innovate has helped SMEs to transform their business model to meet changing customer needs during the Covid-19 pandemic.   Part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the Sheffield Innovation Programme was set up in 2016 to support small and medium sized enterprises…

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