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1 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships with Sheffield Hallam University Professor Alan J Smith, CEng, FIMMM, Ph.D. Director of the Materials and Engineering Research Institute

2 Outline of presentation: Brief Introduction to Faculty – Resources. SHU-KTP Pedigree Introduce the key staff The process The results Case study What IF Questions?

3 Established in 1990, a highly multi-disciplinary team of world class researchers Research and consultancy activities are supported by a large advanced equipment base, ranging from the latest electron microscopes to high performance computing hardware Research Centres: Centre for Automation and Robotics Research Thin Films Research Centre Polymers, Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre Materials Analysis and Research Services Centre for Industrial Collaboration (MARS CIC)

4 Established in 2004, it encompasses Fine Art, Design, Media, Communications, Film, Computing and Engineering. Host to Design Futures, a centre for industrial collaboration providing specialist research and consultancy services in the areas of product and packaging design. Research Centres: Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), and the Communication Computing Research Centre (CCRC)

5 Turbocoating CTC Metec

6 We have carried out over 160 KTP's with industrial partners since1986 We are the 3 rd largest provider of KTP's in the Yorkshire region. We are 10 th largest provider in the UK. KTP Pedigree

7 The Sheffield Hallam KTP Team Prof Alan Smith Director - MERI Sarah Durkin KTP Manager Research and Innovation Office Prof Graham Cockerham. KTP Expert Some of MERI's KTP Associates at the 2014 Networking Dinner, from left to right - Chandra Gowarde, Kashif Mohammad, Amr Elsaadani, Mahmood Alam, Sherif Ibrahim and Dan Tunnicliff.

8 KTP Process 3 months to set up Project managed through LMC's TOTAL 2 years (Classic) + 3 months set up Initial enquiry Company Visit Complete EoI KTP Advisor Visit Develop Project Complete Paperwork Submit to PAG Successful Application Advertise Recruit Associate Project Commences

9 Average KTP Reported Outputs An increase of over £240,000 in annual profits before tax The creation of two genuine new jobs An increase in skills of existing staff

10 Business Leader of Tomorrow Award David Catley / Inditherm plc Best Partnership Winner – Inditherm Plc Business Leader of Tomorrow – 2011 Simon Pykett/ Penny Hydraulics Ltd Best Partnership Winner – 2011 Joseph Rhodes Ltd ( 2nd programme) Academic Excellence Award – 2011 Prof Graham Cockerham Business Leader of Tomorrow – 2013 Phil McDonald/ Joseph Rhodes (4th programme)

11 Joseph Rhodes Ltd - SHU Partnership Joseph Rhodes Outcomes Average expected change in annual sales turnover resulting from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Again, averaged for the four KTP this comes to £4.5Million/year. Average change in annual profit before tax that is anticipated over a 3 year timescale after completion of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership and that results from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Averaged for the four KTP’s this comes to ~£230K/year. Secured employment, increased the number of employees from 130 to 200+ Exports rose from a low of 10% to a high of 46% by value - overseas turnover increased by 80% in 2009/2010 and by 121% in 2010/2011

12 Joseph Rhodes - SHU Partnership External Recognition TSB Best of the Best - Business Leader of Tomorrow Phil McDonald (4 th KTP) Best Knowledge Transfer Partnership - North East England 2011.(3 rd KTP) MWP Advanced Manufacturing Award 2008 Best Metal Forming Equipment. (1 st KTP)

13 External Recognition, continued.. Queens Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2010 Mark Ridgway (MD) Awarded OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2011 for Services to Industry Queens Award for Enterprise - International Trade 2012 President of the (UK) Manufacturing Technologies Association. Honorary PhD (SHU) 2012

14 Extract taken from a speech given by Mark Ridgway at the parliamentary reception in the House of Commons in the presence of a cross party group of MP's interested in manufacturing and also the BIS Minister, Michael Fallon, MP. “My Company, Group Rhodes joined forces several years ago with Sheffield Hallam University to both improve our skill set and also develop new products and processes that would differentiate our products on the international stage. Last year we won the Technology Strategy Board, Best University Industry Partnership in the North East of England and developed a range of capital equipment. This equipment has already racked up multi million pound sales in Europe and Asia.” Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are

15 Our Partners Are Our Greatest Advocates

16 What IF you could give your plans a boost with expert help from some of the most commercially-focused minds in the region? Working in partnership with our team of Innovation Futures consultants, we can help you solve specific business challenges and explore new directions for your organisation. And with access to cutting edge facilities and highly specialised R&D expertise, who knows how far a partnership with us could take you? Business Gateway Food Biomedical Sciences Business Operations Materials and Engineering Interactive Design and Communications

17 Thanks for listening

18 Optical Microscopy: hot stage & 3D (IFM) Electron Microscopy (x4):- hot stage, environmental, EBSD, TEM XRF, XRD: Hot Stage, Stress analysis, Texture analysis SIM's FTIR (+mapping) and Raman (x3) Tribological testing (hot stage, vacuum) Electrochemistry: localised techniques, corrosion fatigue facilities Thermal Analysis (DSC, DTA, DMA, TG-MS) Mechanical Testing (incl. fatigue, impact etc) Metrology Computational Modelling capabilities (Beowulf cluster) Facilities

19 MERI Length Scales (m) Defects in semiconductors Macromolecules PVD Coatings Polymers, micells and surfactants Micro vision Image analysis Corrosion Advanced Microscopy Bacteria Robotics Blood cells Buildings Bridges Aircraft Structure determination Surface analysis Structural integrity Welding Wear and failure Sensors Solar cells Advanced Materials SimulationEngineering

20 Our Centre for Food Innovation carries out technical projects and provides training to meet the needs of the food industry.Centre for Food Innovation Our services include training courses sensory evaluation and texture analysis food product and process development food quality control and assurance food marketing strategic management.

21 Established in 2004, it encompasses Fine Art, Design, Media, Communications, Film, Computing and Engineering. host to Design Futures, a centre for industrial collaboration providing specialist research and consultancy services in the areas of product and packaging design. Research Centres: Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), and the Communication Computing Research Centre (CCRC)


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