The Sheffield Innovation Programme continues to deliver regional support to the Sheffield City Region during the current COVID-19 crisis. While some support and facilities may be limited we are keen to explore opportunities to provide immediate support to businesses.  Click below for more information or email

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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.

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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

“I got a real sense of the university's genuine passion for developing technology and for working collaboratively with ethics at the forefront. The knowledgeable and generous facilitators, together with the university's impressive infrastructure, will be sure to expedite and enhance your progress.”

Becky LyneDirector at Tryumph Health

“"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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