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How our research is helping businesses to innovate
Our facilities and expertise can help your business go further.
Enhancing football boot performance with cutting edge research
Adidas are actively looking for ways to enhance the quality of their existing football boots. The global brand approached us for a bespoke piece of research into stud configurations which formed part of the company’s long-term research into the traction of football boots.
Collaboration sparks food packaging revolution
A revolutionary food packaging material developed through a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University and Karlstad University in Sweden is soon to be introduced to the market.
Changing attitudes towards food and eating better
Lincolnshire County Council decided to tackle problems in their local schools and communities, to help change behaviours and culture relating to food
Dedicated researchers, experienced designers and real world users are guiding the way for visually impaired tourists. Sometimes visually impaired people can be dependent on sighted people for the information they need to navigate new cities, building and rooms.
Development of a new coating technology
IonBond AG worked with Sheffield Hallam University's Materials and Engineering Research Institute (MERI), to offer a new generation of coating systems
Taking on asthma and transforming patient treatment
Many asthma attacks are brought on by panic at not having any reliever, leading to emergency hospital admissions. One of our students developed an idea for a new type of inhaler. We are currently negotiating a deal to make the product a commercial reality.
The new technology helping curators get creative
Researchers at Design Futures have devised cutting-edge technology to enhance customer and curator experience in museums and heritage sites.
Rice milling for the future — transforming rice milling in India and creating value from waste
Our research is transforming rice production.
Providing accurate ways of monitoring children's respiration
Our client, Sheffield Children's Hospital, identified a need to develop new equipment to monitor the respiration activity of patients.