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AWRC Spring Networking Meeting

Date: Tuesday 20 March 2018
Time: Tuesday 20 March 2018 Time: 10.45 AM 01.00 PM
Venue: UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, 2 Old Hall Road, Sheffield S9 3TU

Are you a Sheffield City Region SME working in the area of wellbeing, exercise or sport where technology plays an important role in your products or services? Have you heard about the new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) opening on the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) in April 2019?

In one of several roles, the AWRC aims to act as an Emerging Technologies Hub for the sector, and we’d like to hear how you think this might work to grow innovation in regional businesses. If this is you then come join us on 20 March and help shape the future at the OLP.

This event should be most relevant to tech-focused or tech-supported companies that wish to hear about the role AWRC would like to play as the Emerging Technologies Hub in sport, health and wellbeing.

The Emerging Technologies Hub will allow the AWRC to work with its members and collaborating companies to develop and commercialise new products relating to sport, physical activity and wellbeing. The hub will provide a suite of research spaces to suit a wide range of activity, including

  • clinical consulting and telehealth rooms
  • a 486square 3D motion capture laboratory
  • physiology laboratory to benchmark the effects of new products on human performance
  • high-speed cameras and mobile devices to evaluate systems in the field
  • advanced scanning /imaging facility (CT/Ultrasound/MRI)
  • product design studio and prototyping workshop

The event will offer AWRC a chance to share its vision and obtain the views of businesses on what they believe the direction, content and structure of the hub should be.

Draft agenda

10.45am – Arrival and refreshments

11.00am – Introduction to the AWRC and CSER

11.15am – Introduction to the Emerging Technologies Hub

11.45am – Group forum

12.15pm – Tour of UTC

12.30pm – Networking and lunch

1.00pm – Close

Book your place now.

What is the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)?

The AWRC is a new development at Sheffield Hallam University that brings together a wide range of research disciplines to focus on technical innovations in sport, health and wellbeing. Our research professionals have great experience in working with businesses on research and product development projects.

Our clients include Adidas, Decathlon, Ping, the FA, English Institute of Sport (EIS), International Tennis Federation, GB elite sports teams and Westfield Health. We also have a long and successful track record of working with local and regional SMEs.

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