Skip to content

Sheffield Innovation Programme

  1. Business services
  2. Start your business
  3. Sheffield Innovation Programme

Sheffield Innovation Programme

The Sheffield Innovation Programme (SIP) will close on 30 June 2023. Whilst SIP is no longer accepting new project requests, the programme's regional partners will continue to support organisations through academic expertise and research, access to facilities, project collaborations and more. 

The programme

We can help you realise your great ideas by working with you to develop solutions, resolve problems, or refine new products.

The Sheffield Innovation Programme allows small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the region to access academic expertise, facilities and resources to support and develop business growth. 

Academic experts with a range of skills and knowledge will work collaboratively with your business to understand and recommend ways forward, deliver innovation support and forge productive partnerships.

The programme offers an initial 2-5 days of academic time to work with you to understand your business and recommend appropriate ways forward.

We're also running a series of funded industry focussed workshops - keep checking our events page to find out when these are.

Our expertise

The expertise from Sheffield Hallam University involved in the Sheffield Innovation Programme is wide ranging and includes packaging design, advanced manufacturing, sports engineering, robotics and materials engineering.

We have worked with businesses on projects including

Our partners

The programme is delivered in partnership with the University of Sheffield, and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, as part of the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub.

Find out more

The best way to find out more is to contact us so we can explore how our expertise can best support your business.

A banner displaying the partner logos of the Sheffield Innovation Programme

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?