CATCH has received support from HEFCE’s (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Catalyst Fund to establish a small team to work on short commercially focused projects with industry partners.

The team will comprise two industrial research scientists / engineers (specialising in computing / engineering and health research) and a business development manager.

The team will allow us to overcome the challenge of resourcing short ‘proof of concept / utility’ type projects with industry partners which are often needed to get longer term research collaborations and partnerships established.

The funding is part of a larger award to the University which is focused on developing impact across important industrial sectors in the Sheffield City Region: advanced materials and manufacturing, healthcare technology and digital. The award will also see the development of a Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Medical AMRC) and an Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) as well as the growth in activity at CATCH.