University of Sheffield


The University has over 1,100 academic experts in more than 70 disciplines, research centres and related areas, alongside an extensive source of world-class expertise and facilities. It has a research income of £109m (2011-2012) and over 93% of its research submitted to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise was rated as either internationally-recognised or world-leading. The University’s expertise across a broad field of subject areas makes it an ideal partner for business, and over the past few years the University of Sheffield has collaborated with more than 2,000 organisations keen to harness our expertise, technology, and insight. These collaborations have ranged from some of the world's largest corporations, such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, GSK, and Siemens, to smaller regional companies.

The University has a long history and a solid track record of working with business and public sector organisations that are keen to improve their people, products and services. By working with the University, you can seek to add value to in-house capabilities or buy-in specialist knowledge and expertise. 

Business and industry access to the leading research at the University is now made easier through dedicated Gateways serving Healthcare, Engineering and Science. The Gateways underpin and facilitate the knowledge exchange between the University and external organisations.

“We believe that The University of Sheffield is one of the few universities that really understands the link between research and industrial application”. Sir Roger Bone, President of Boeing UK 

Areas of expertise:
Advanced Manufacturing
Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Built environment
Composite materials science
Electrical machines
Electromechanical components
Solar energy, Environment and Sustainability
Biomedical modelling, imaging and informatics (In silico medicine)
Logistics and Supply Chain
New robot technologies
Power electronic converters and devices
Nuclear waste management
Plant sciences
Polymers
III-V Technologies
Health economics
Super resolution microscopy 

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