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Make an impact in your industry

Work with us and help your business reach its full potential. We have over 2000 academic experts on hand, and can provide support for companies and projects of all sizes. Sheffield Hallam partnerships have proved transformative for many businesses – helping them to solve their problems and achieve their goals.

How we can help

No matter the size of the project or the nature of your business, our pool of academics, researchers, graduates and specialists can support your business with their expertise. This can range from short term work and practical advice, through to longer-term collaborative R&D built around your needs.

Get in touch on 0114 225 5000 to find out more about the many ways Sheffield Hallam can support your business.

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    Research and Development

    The University has a wide range of research expertise and we work with organisations in all sectors. By helping your business to focus on research and development, you can build a reputation for innovation and become a leading light in your sector.

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    Funding and support

    We provide funding and support to businesses of all shapes and sizes, whether it’s to develop your team or work on products and processes. The aim is always to increase your competitiveness, overcome specific challenges and help your organisation grow.


Our track record

Across sectors, we collaborate regularly with household names like Adidas and M&S, and help start-ups and SMEs to get their ideas off the ground through business support and research and development. Our portfolio of intellectual property has been used in a wide variety of applications and we welcome licensing and co-development enquiries. Wherever you are in the lifecycle of your business, we build effective, long-term solutions and partnerships that will help you to innovate and move forward.

Here are just two examples of how we’ve helped businesses like yours to excel.

  • We worked with Quorn Foods to address the company’s environmental impact. Our research and recommendations paid off – the approach to sustainability we co-created is now recognised as a best practice standard for the food industry, and saved Quorn an impressive £1m over a few years.
  • Hopcrop Ltd wanted to develop a new organic additive that could improve the performance of soil for gardeners and commercial growers. Our research helped them to identify the right product and establish it in over 200 retailers across the UK.

Creating real-world impact is central to what we do at Sheffield Hallam. We’ll work with you on groundbreaking research, provide expert advice and create powerful results.
Alex Prince, Head of Knowledge Exchange




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