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Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Sheffield Hallam works with businesses of all sizes in a range of sectors. Whether you’re a local SME or global corporation, we can use our diverse skills and experience to make a real impact on your organisation.

Working with us

We develop practical solutions to your business problems. We are a large University with experts in a range of fields, which means we can be flexible. Our approach is to make sure that we work with you in a way that suits you and your organisation, which may be a one-off project or a more strategic partnership.

Areas of work

The Culture and Creativity Research Institute is made up of academics, researchers and practitioners who are breaking new ground in their area of expertise. You can make the most of their knowledge and use it to improve your business.

Areas of work include

  • Product and packaging design
  • Technical communication design
  • Communication strategies and public relations
  • Information management and data rich computing
  • Interactive system design and evaluation
  • Communication and system design
  • Media production
  • User requirements analysis and stakeholder consultation
  • Network Intrusion Detection Services (NIDS)

If you have a business problem or a great idea that you want help with, email or phone 0114 225 6747.

Design Futures

The Culture and Creativity Research Institute is also home to Design Futures, an award-winning product and packaging design research consultancy. The team have been cited as inventors or contributors to a portfolio of intellectual property and in 2013 won the Innovation of the Year award at the UK Packaging Awards.

For more information, visit the Design Futures website or get in touch

Packaging design
Tel +44 (0)114 225 6750

Product design
Tel +44 (0)114 225 6759


The Culture and Creativity Research Institute's Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & organised Crime research (CENTRIC) provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers and the public to focus on applied research in the Security domain. It has close links, and is currently collaborating with a number of local, national and international Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), security specialist groups and leading technology providers. It can offer businesses consultancy and research in

  • Knowledge management
  • Social media analytics
  • Semantic mining and information visualization

Please contact Babak Akhgar on or ring 0114 225 6770 

Funding and financial support

We currently run two initiatives that allow us to work with businesses on a funded basis. Through Innovation Futures, we help Yorkshire-based SMEs develop their ideas into real, tangible projects. And Design Action allows us to help healthcare technology companies carry out innovative new work. 

Find out more about funding and financial support or get in touch by emailing or phoning 0114 225 6747.

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