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Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is proud to be sponsoring Sheffield Digital Festival this year.

We’re an applied, business-focused university. The application of knowledge is at the heart of everything we do, through our students’ learning and experience, business partnerships and innovative research that addresses real world challenges.

Named University of the Year at the 2022 Educate North Awards and Outstanding Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2021, we’re one of the UK's largest higher education providers, with over 30,500 students. Our vision is to become the world's leading applied university, transforming lives and creating opportunities for people from all backgrounds.


Every day we help local, national and international businesses to realise their potential — so no matter what size your business is, you could benefit from our applied approach to teaching and learning and our commitment to driving economic growth in the region.

We offer a number of business support programmes designed to strengthen your business, develop your staff and help you access new talent.

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Digital Innovation for Growth


Digital Innovation for Growth (DIfG) is a free service, part financed by the European Regional Development Fund, that helps SMEs in the Sheffield City Region make the most of digital technology. We can help you grow your business, improve your products or services, maximise efficiency and adopt new ways of working.

Our academics can support your business through research and innovation-based consultancy. We also run free practical workshops and events for businesses interested in learning about new digital technologies and how they can be implemented in your business.


Through our project partners, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, and as part of the programme, you can access state-of-the-art design, prototyping and testing facilities at the DMC 02 MakerLab located in The Seam at Barnsley Digital Campus. Free masterclasses and ‘get started with…’ events are also available at the MakerLab.

Get in touch with us today to find out how the programme can benefit your business, email innovation@shu.ac.uk.