Category: Reports

Our community’s response to LEP strategic economic plan

Read the full text of Sheffield Digital's response to Sheffield City Region's plan for 2020-2040.

This document provides a detailed response from the Digital Industry to the consultation launched by the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and Mayoral Combined Authority to set the region’s economic direction for the next 20 years. This response has been compiled from contributions made by Sheffield Digital’s membership, the wider digital community in and

Ecosystem Update Autumn 2020: Focus on – Sheffield’s Start-Up Ecosystem

The focus of this edition of the Ecosystem Update is on the support available to people who want to start their own business in the Sheffield City Region.

Without a doubt, none of us could have imagined how different the world would be in 2020. When we published our first “Quarterly Briefing” in October 2019, we fully expected to be producing regular updates on the state of Sheffield’s digital industries. Instead, we find ourselves 12 months on, grappling with the long term impacts

Ecosystem Update Autumn 2020: “Recovery through collaboration”

We hear from Cllr Mazher Iqbal about the impact and recovery from Covid-19 in the latest Sheffield Digital Ecosystem update.

Writing this in October of 2020, the economic impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic are at the top of everyone’s mind and do not feel like they will be resolved for a long time, but I am proud of the collaboration that is at the heart of Sheffield’s response, across all sectors. A Business Response

Ecosystem Update Autumn 2020: Headline Info and Sector Priorities

In this edition of the Sheffield Digital Ecosystem Update, we focus primarily on data relating to our community, including events and recruitment.

Sector Priorities Increase engagement in R&D-led funding opportunities, as Sheffield doesn’t claim as much as it should for the size of its economy. Create a city-wide tech careers engagement strategy. Bring all the startup, scaleup, funding and business support infrastructure together in an annual conference and expo. Develop a region-wide digital transformation agency, which acts

Sheffield Digital Ecosystem Update

The second issue of our Sheffield Digital Ecosystem Update is here, giving you a snapshot of the city’s digital tech sector.

We wanted something that we could send out physically every three months so that there is a continual drum-beat saying hey, pay attention to us, there’s amazing things going on here, and Sheffield might be different than you think it is! It was amazing to hold the first ever version in our hands in the