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Collaborative research and development

Partnering with Sheffield Hallam on collaborative research and development projects could help your business develop and grow. Activities such as feasibility studies, and prototype design and testing, which bridge the gap between pure research and commercially ready projects, create exciting opportunities for next generation products and services.

There is a wide range of collaborative research and development funding available to businesses. Funding schemes generally meet part of an industry partner’s project costs, in the form of government-backed grants. They are often focused on specific industry areas or themes, such as energy efficiency, innovative materials or medical technology.

Sheffield Hallam has a long track-record of partnering with businesses to win funding for innovative projects. Examples of our successful funding bids include

  • £4.4m for food engineering projects with companies such as Nestlé UK, Greencore, Spirax Sparco and Dext Heat Recovery to improve the efficiency of food production processes.
  • Over £10m won for 175 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), embedding innovation and expertise into over 130 businesses in the last 30 years.
  • £210k as part of the VIEWS (Validation and Integration of Manufacturing Enablers for Future Wing Structures) programme to help bring new wing design and manufacture technologies to market readiness for the UK Aerospace industry.

Sheffield Hallam can help you to take advantage of the latest funding opportunities, get to grips with the application process and help you develop a project that accelerates your business.

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