Category: News

Sheffield City Region ‘Vision’ Report Launch

During 2016 several local ‘anchor institutions’ worked together to articulate a vision for the region’s future, and how to get there...

You may recall, (if you are a *really* avid reader of our blog!), that roughly a year ago we reported on an initiative that was being led by the two Sheffield universities, the Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust together with the region’s LEP and local authorities to “generate a refreshed and compelling long-term vision for

Superfast South Yorkshire’s Connectivity and Innovation Vouchers Scheme

Earlier this month SFSY launched two new voucher schemes to help local firms access high speed broadband, and make transformational use of it.

Firstly a quick refresher for those who don’t know what Superfast South Yorkshire does: Superfast South Yorkshire (SFSY) is jointly funded by funded by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK – a central government organisation), BT and the 4 South Yorkshire partner Local Authorities (Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster & Rotherham). It’s mission is really two-fold: Provide fibre connectivity

A follow-up from our open letter on Public Wifi

Last month we published an open letter from the tech community about Sheffield's Public WiFi initiative - here's the follow up.

Here’s a quick update on the response from our open letter regarding city centre WiFi. As I’ve previously mentioned on Slack, the response to our letter from the council has been very positive and open. As well as email responses from councillor Bramall and Ed Highfield, I had a follow up conversation with David Oliver,

Sheffield startup AMT leads on advanced 3D Printing tech

Additive Manufacturing Technologies is leading a £625K consortium for advanced 3d printing post-processing

Additive Manufacturing Technologies Ltd were founded in 2015 by Joseph Crabtree, and are the world’s first company focused on developing digital tech solutions for post-processing 3D Printed parts. They have just been awarded £625k by Innovate UK and consortium members including UK inkjet manufacturer Xaar plc, based in Cambridge, and Atomjet Ltd, to develop a next-generation