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Research and Development

Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's leading universities for generating new technology and fresh ideas. An impressive 65% of our research activity is rated as internationally excellent or above in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Our approach to innovation is characterised by a focus on real world impact. We are specialists in conducting independent research and use our expertise to apply our findings, driving your organisation forward. Our culture thrives on partnerships and takes your success as seriously as our own.

Whether you're looking for general improvements or a smart eye to solve a specific problem, our internationally-renowned research centres can help. You can choose from a multitude of specialisms from market research and product development to process simulation and modelling to materials engineering.

Through research and development we can help you to:

  • develop new products
  • test innovative manufacturing processes
  • understand consumer perceptions
  • evidence marketing claims

Our expertise spread widely across a range of sectors, from healthcare technologies to engineering and manufacturing. By combining the expertise of our academic staff with the fresh thinking of a recent graduate through our Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) we can help you to reach your full potential.

We are keen to explore any advantages within our market which may add value to our clients... working with Sheffield Hallam University we have now developed further ‘technical’ options which could add value from an operational and commercial impact on our services.

Damien Gaunt, recycling technologies manager, Waste Recycling and Destruction Ltd - view full case study

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