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ESIF Priority Areas and Detailed Design Workshop Tuesday 2 December 2014 Sheffield Hallam University The Sheffield City Region and Innovation Yasmin Knight, University of Sheffield and Tim Strickland, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield City Region (SCR) Geography ESIF 14 - 20 allocation £177m across 2 regions' programmes; more developed and transition (previously South Yorks(SY) 1, 6, 8 and 9 on map) Innovation allocation £22m (£19m of which is in SY) SME competiveness £55m
SCR Sectors and HE engagement The Sheffield City Region has a broad and mixed economic base. The following sectors are important in driving future growth, jobs and success: Advanced manufacturing Low carbon Construction Logistics Creative and digital Manufacturing Financial and business services Retail Healthcare technologies Sport, leisure and tourism The two Universities have strong links with the majority of these sectors and representation on the LEP Board and sector groups in addition to experience of project delivery and collaborative R&D with Companies. A staff member from UoS is on secondment one day per week to the LEP.
SCR: The scale of the challenge Source: SCR draft Implementation plan Dec 13
SCR: The focus of interventions Source: SCR draft Implementation plan Dec 13
Innovation: What the Universities did Between July and October 2014, the two Universities in Sheffield carried out a programme of consultation with stakeholders including Chambers of Commerce, local authorities, companies and agencies. Discussions included identifying and engaging innovative SMEs, the innovation offer fit with the wider Growth Hub offer and links to national programmes, the interface with skills, inward investment and business support, critical success factors, and impact. This document will inform a final round of consultation and will be taken forward by the Innovation Centre of Expertise (ICE) group, as part of the plans for the launch of the Growth Hub in April 2015.
Innovation: What we found a broad definition of innovation that extended beyond technology intensive, science based companies. innovation was not a concept that was immediately recognised by or viewed as relevant to many companies in the SCR. 'innovative' companies were relatively easy to recognise, as they demonstrated a number of distinctive qualities and behaviours. Sectors have a role in providing a focus for innovative interventions, in particular Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering, Health Care Technologies and CDI. However, support for SMEs in priority sectors alone will not generate the economic impact and outcomes required by the SEP. critical success factors for an effective Growth Hub - quality of business support, client trust, knowledgeable business advisors, effective decision making and confident supportive referral There is more work to be done!
ICE Voucher InnovateUK Voucher InnovateUK SMART InnovateUK KTP InnovateUK Collaborative R&D ICE Academic supported placement ICE Short Collaboration award ICE Intern ICE enhanced KTP ICE enhanced R&D award Innovation Advisors based in universities and other agencies World class research and expertise transfer programme from the research base to SCR SMEs including technologies from the AMRC, Advanced Wellness Research Centre, HiPims, Food Engineering, Big Data and Smart cities opportunities. Growth Accelerator and other national programmes InnovateUK Feasibility study Possible products and fit with national programmes
Access to Finance New Business Innovation Centre of Expertise Board SCRIPT Business support Science and Innovation Board (national and international connectivity and strategic lead) SCR LEP Board Business Growth Board National Programmes e.g. Innovate UK portfolio or Growth Accelerator Skills Bank Company pipeline GROWTH HUB MDs Club (SCR industry and academic collaboration network and innovation champions) Innovation: Fit with the Growth Hub
Next steps The set up agenda for the Innovation Centre of Expertise Board includes: Effective routes to identifying and engaging innovative companies Criteria and definitions to guide interventions that are high impact, deliverable and client Develop the portfolio of innovation services and fit with national programmes. Develop roles and communications between stakeholders and with other Growth Hub spokes and services Develop the model for employer contributions Explore the relevance to the SCR of the Smart specialisation programmes proposed by UK Government.
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