See our impact
In this section, you’ll find examples of how we’ve helped wide-ranging organisations to improve their operations and profitability.
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Bespoke education programme for high performing judo coaches
Members of the British Judo Association are the first of our National Governing Body partners to take part in our coach education and development programme which has been designed exclusively for high performing coaches.
Analysing the performance of and characteristics of hockey sticks
How Sheffield Hallam University’s Centre for Sports Engineering Research helped Wasp Hockey, an established manufacturer of hockey sticks
Helping Kitlocker kick-off their business
Our work placement students have helped Kitlocker become a market leader.
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.
Why big-name businesses hire our student interns
Our city's two main football clubs — Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday — each took on interns that helped their youth academy training and match days run smoothly.
How we gave a health kick to a new company
Natural Sports Nutrition approached Innovation Futures to help develop their range of Performance Meals. This collaboration kick-started their business by developing a product range to take to the market. An impressive 8,000 meals were sold in the first three months.
Work-ready students bring fresh ideas and expertise to SMEs
It's been a difficult year for businesses. But our work-ready students have been on hand to provide cost-effective support, fresh ideas and expertise.