Professor Alan Smith - Sheffield Hallam University

Report
Knowledge Transfer
Partnerships with Sheffield
Hallam University
Professor Alan J Smith, CEng, FIMMM, Ph.D.
Director of the Materials and Engineering
Research Institute
Outline of presentation:
 Brief Introduction to Faculty
– Resources.
 SHU-KTP Pedigree
 Introduce the key staff
 The process
 The results
 Case study
 What IF
 Questions?
Established in 1990, a highly multi-disciplinary team
of world class researchers
Research and consultancy activities are supported
by a large advanced equipment base, ranging from
the latest electron microscopes to high performance
computing hardware
Research Centres:
Centre for Automation and
Robotics Research
Thin Films Research Centre
Polymers, Nanocomposites and
Modelling Research Centre
Structural Materials and Integrity
Research Centre
Materials Analysis and Research
Services Centre for Industrial
Collaboration (MARS CIC)
Established in 2004 , it encompasses Fine Art,
Design, Media, Communications, Film, Computing
and Engineering.
Host to Design Futures, a centre for industrial
collaboration providing specialist research and
consultancy services in the areas of product and
packaging design.
Research Centres:
Art and Design Research Centre
(ADRC), and the Communication
Computing Research Centre
(CCRC)
CTC
CENTRO
RICERCHE
FIAT
Metec
Turbocoating
KTP Pedigree
• We have carried out over 160 KTP's
with industrial partners since1986
• We are the 3rd largest provider of
KTP's in the Yorkshire region.
• We are 10th largest provider in the
UK.
The Sheffield Hallam KTP Team
Prof Alan Smith
Director - MERI
Sarah Durkin
KTP Manager
Research and Innovation Office
Some of MERI's KTP Associates at the 2014 Networking Dinner, from
left to right - Chandra Gowarde, Kashif Mohammad, Amr Elsaadani,
Mahmood Alam, Sherif Ibrahim and Dan Tunnicliff.
Prof Graham Cockerham.
KTP Expert
KTP Process
Project managed through LMC's
Initial enquiry
Advertise
Company Visit
Recruit
Associate
Complete EoI
KTP Advisor
Visit
Develop Project
Project
Commences
3 months to set up
Complete
Paperwork
Submit to PAG
Successful
Application
TOTAL
2 years (Classic)
+ 3 months set up
Average KTP Reported Outputs
• An increase of over
£240,000 in annual
profits before tax
• The creation of two
genuine new jobs
• An increase in
skills of existing
staff
• Business Leader of Tomorrow Award - 2004 David Catley /
Inditherm plc
• Best Partnership Winner – 2005 - Inditherm Plc
• Business Leader of Tomorrow – 2011 Simon Pykett/ Penny
Hydraulics Ltd
• Best Partnership Winner – 2011 Joseph Rhodes Ltd ( 2nd
programme)
• Academic Excellence Award – 2011 Prof Graham Cockerham
• Business Leader of Tomorrow – 2013 Phil McDonald/ Joseph
Rhodes (4th programme)
Joseph Rhodes Ltd - SHU Partnership
Joseph Rhodes Outcomes
•
Average expected change in annual sales turnover resulting from
the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Again, averaged for the four KTP this
comes to £4.5Million/year.
•
Average change in annual profit before tax that is anticipated over a 3 year
timescale after completion of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership and that
results from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership. Averaged for the four
KTP’s this comes to ~£230K/year.
•
Secured employment, increased the number of employees from 130 to 200+
•
Exports rose from a low of 10% to a high of 46% by value - overseas turnover
increased by 80% in 2009/2010 and by 121% in 2010/2011
Joseph Rhodes - SHU Partnership
External Recognition
•
TSB Best of the Best - Business
Leader of Tomorrow 2013 - Phil
McDonald (4th KTP)
•
Best Knowledge Transfer
Partnership - North East England
2011.(3rd KTP)
•
MWP Advanced Manufacturing
Award 2008 Best Metal Forming
Equipment. (1st KTP)
External Recognition, continued..
•
Queens Award for Enterprise:
Innovation 2010
•
Mark Ridgway (MD) Awarded OBE
in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
List 2011 for Services to Industry
•
Queens Award for Enterprise -
International Trade 2012
•
President of the (UK) Manufacturing
Technologies Association.
•
Honorary PhD (SHU) 2012
Extract taken from a speech given by Mark Ridgway at the
parliamentary reception in the House of Commons in the
presence of a cross party group of MP's interested in
manufacturing and also the BIS Minister, Michael Fallon, MP.
“My Company, Group Rhodes joined forces several years ago
with Sheffield Hallam University to both improve our skill set
and also develop new products and processes that would
differentiate our products on the international stage. Last year
we won the Technology Strategy Board, Best University Industry
Partnership in the North East of England and developed a range
of capital equipment. This equipment has already racked up
multi million pound sales in Europe and Asia.”
Show me your friends and I'll tell you who you are
Our Partners Are Our Greatest
Advocates
What IF you could give your plans a
boost with expert help from some of
the most commercially-focused minds
in the region?
Working in partnership with our team of
Innovation Futures consultants, we
can help you solve specific business
challenges and explore new directions
for your organisation.
Materials and
Engineering
And with access to cutting edge
facilities and highly specialised R&D
expertise, who knows how far a
partnership with us could take you?
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Operations
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Sciences
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Thanks for listening
Facilities
•
Optical Microscopy: hot stage & 3D (IFM)
•
Electron Microscopy (x4):- hot stage, environmental, EBSD, TEM
•
XRF, XRD: Hot Stage, Stress analysis, Texture analysis
•
SIM's
•
FTIR (+mapping) and Raman (x3)
•
Tribological testing (hot stage, vacuum)
•
Electrochemistry: localised techniques, corrosion fatigue facilities
•
Thermal Analysis (DSC, DTA, DMA, TG-MS)
•
Mechanical Testing (incl. fatigue, impact etc)
•
Metrology
•
Computational Modelling capabilities (Beowulf cluster)
MERI Length Scales
10-10 10-9
10-8
10-7
10-6
10-5
10-4
10-3
10-2
10-1
Engineering
Advanced Materials
10-0
101(m)
Our Centre for Food Innovation carries out
technical projects and provides training to
meet the needs of the food industry.
Our services include • training courses •
sensory evaluation and texture analysis •
food product and process development •
food quality control and assurance • food
marketing • strategic management.
Established in 2004 , it encompasses Fine Art,
Design, Media, Communications, Film, Computing
and Engineering.
host to Design Futures, a centre for industrial
collaboration providing specialist research and
consultancy services in the areas of product and
packaging design.
Research Centres:
Art and Design Research
Centre
(ADRC), and the
Communication
Computing Research Centre
(CCRC)

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