11th October

Innovation Support: What your clients need to know

Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, Olympic Legacy Park 2 Old Hall Rd, S9 3TU

Do you regularly work with local SMEs? Do you want to support your clients to grow and become more innovative and successful? Would access to academic expertise and world-class facilities at zero cost help?

On the 11th October, we’re hosting an event specifically for business intermediaries to enhance their knowledge of the SME innovation support available at Sheffield Hallam University. Join us at our world-class research facilities to find out how your clients can benefit from SHU's funded innovation support programmes.

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19th October

South Yorkshire Sustainability Support Consortium

Sheffield Hallam Student's Union (HUBS), 6 Paternoster Row, Sheffield City Centre, S1 2QQ

Following on from our extremely successful launch event, we have organised the second event based on feedback from your discussions.

The next event will be taking place on Wednesday 19th October and will focus on two key themes: Getting buy-in for action and Carbon measurement.

We have a panel of knowledgeable speakers lined up who will be sharing their experiences, best practice, and discussing both the benefits and challenges their businesses have faced when tackling the themes.

We'll also be running breakout sessions with each of the speakers, giving you the opportunity to discuss the topics in more detail and network with other businesses from the region.

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2nd November

Designing innovative, responsible and sustainable packaging

Electric Works, Sheffield Digital Campus, 3 Concourse Way, Sheffield, S1 2BJ

Design Futures have been designing and developing innovative packaging for over 20 years. Over this period, they have worked with companies of all sizes from start-ups to major multinationals, including Marks and Spencer, Amazon, Tesco and Twinings Tea. Their design work spans a diverse range of markets that include consumer, industrial, FMCG and automotive.

Using design case studies, the team from Design Futures will give an overview of some of the methods and tools they use to create innovative packaging solutions. Staff from the Research and Innovation Services at Sheffield Hallam University will also be speaking about the potential funding routes for businesses, including the Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) which are available through the University.

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