The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID), is the UK’s largest research-led advanced manufacturing cluster.

Built around world-leading university and business collaborations, AMID has attracted investment from companies including  McLaren, Boeing, Nikken, Metalysis, PES Performance, MetLase, Iceotope, Rolls-Royce, Dormer, Sandvik, Atkins Global, ITM Power, and PCM.

AMID is home to the University of Sheffield’s world-leading Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), its sister centre, the Nuclear AMRC and its award-winning apprentice Training Centre.

Momentum within AMID is growing. The first Boeing production facility in Europe opened in the heart of AMID in October 2018, just weeks after the opening of three new University of Sheffield research centres. These centres – the Royce Translational Centre (RTC), the Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV), and the Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (ICAIR) – will use the transformational power of research to cut costs and lead times in order to revolutionise industrial processes.



Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), also within AMID, is set to become the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world. Currently under construction, it will act as the research hub for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield.

In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University, Toshiba, parkrun, Sheffield Children’s Hospital and others, AWRC is poised to make Sheffield City Region a centre of international excellence for health and wellbeing research.

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