//Cutting-edge research at the heart of a great place to live

Published 27th February 2019 at 9:44am

Sheffield City Region, at the heart of the United Kingdom, is super-connected, at the cutting edge of innovation – and a great place to live.

The region is home to the UK’s first national park, two world-leading universities, thriving urban centres and rural hamlets, knitted together by strong business, transport and economic links,

Founded on a proud history of manufacturing, engineering and industry, the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is now building on this heritage to become a region synonymous with advanced manufacturing, advanced wellbeing, and excellence in sectors including digital, automotive and aerospace.

And key to that is the emerging Global Innovation Corridor.

Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, said: “Investments from companies such as McLaren, Rolls Royce and Boeing are testament to our growing international reputation for excellence.

“Such investments demonstrate confidence in our strong manufacturing heritage, confidence in our workforce’s ability to deliver, and confidence in the cutting-edge collaborations between university and business that enable us to lead the world.

“These facilities are also part of our growing Global Innovation Corridor, a connected set of research and business interactions based on our advanced manufacturing and engineering strengths. The opportunities are limitless.”

The Global Innovation Corridor will link assets such as the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, the National College for High Speed Rail, Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre and Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

It’s also going to be a running theme throughout Sheffield City Region events at MIPIM, including at a Global Innovation Corridor-focused event on Tuesday 12 March at the SCR HQ.

Panellists at that event include Alan Vallance, RIBA Chief Executive; Sir Nigel Knowles, special advisor for trade and investment to Mayor Jarvis; Victoria Merton, Director of Corporate Affairs, Peel Group; Iain Thomson, Head of Communications & Investor Relations, Harworth Group; Walter Boettcher, Chief Economist, Colliers International; Roger Holman, Senior Regional Manager, Department for International Trade and Professor Roger Eccleston, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Global Engagement at Sheffield Hallam University.

To book a place at that event, or for more information, visit the website here.

Director of estates at Sheffield Hallam University, Daniel Ladbury, said: “Our industrial partnerships allow us to address the skills gap and helps business grow. Our research is characterised by a focus on real world impact – addressing the health, cultural, economic and social challenges facing society today.

“Our property developments will support these ambitions by creating exciting new spaces for students, staff, visitors and businesses to better engage with the University and each other, supporting the activity of the City Region.”

Owen Michaelson, Chief Executive Officer at Harworth Group plc, said: “The region has a big story to sell in two respects; the quality of the assets it has at its disposal, including the Advanced Manufacturing Park and Doncaster Sheffield Airport, alongside what it contributes to the quality of discussion and key policy matters such as placemaking and infrastructure.”

Want to learn more about investing in the Sheffield City Region?

Explore this website, follow @scrinvest on Twitter for regular updates, or meet us at MIPIM either at one of our events, or at stand R7 C17 in the Palais des Festivals.