Sheffield Universities' Managing Directors' Club: MD Club Member Spotlight Slots: Over to You

Our MD Club members, all possess a wealth of expertise and experience. We are therefore pleased to present this very special event and a new format, handing the mic to our members to take to the stage for a quick-fire pitch on their specialist topic.

At this event you can expect:

-New introductions to innovative regional businesses

-Details on funding available for collaborative innovation partnerships with both Sheffield Universities

-Information on the latest exciting entrepreneurship opportunities in our region

-Expert academics profiling their latest research

After whetting your appetite with their pitches, our speakers will be heading to breakout rooms where you can join them for more in-depth discussions and networking.


15.25 - Online event opens

15.35 - Welcome, Professor Kevin Kerrigan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and Enterprise, Sheffield Hallam University

15.40 - Member Spotlight Slots

16.20 - Breakout rooms open

17.00 - Event closes

Networking opportunities will be available during the breakout rooms


-Dr Alex Shenfield, Associate Professor of Machine Learning, Sheffield Hallam University - AI: the next industrial revolution

-Professor Alessandro Di Nuovo, Professor of Machine Intelligence, Sheffield Hallam University - Intelligent Robots in Social Care

-Antony Davies, Client Relationship Manager, Sheffield Innovation Programme - Supporting SMEs to innovate

-Sam Briggs, Managing Director, Starling Solutions - An introduction to Starling, a Sheffield tech startup

-Professor Joan Cordiner, Professor of Process Engineering and Director of External Engagement, University of Sheffield - Advances in the Department of Chemical Engineering in 4 areas of strength- Sustainability, Bioprocessing, Energy and Process Systems engineering

-Dr Peyman Z Moghadam, Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Sheffield - Data-driven materials discovery: from energy storage to smart manufacturing

-Ceri Batchelder, Super Connector, TEAM SY, Capital Enterprise - Spotlight on Tech Start-ups

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The MD Club provides a forum for regional business leaders and key academics to exchange knowledge and ideas for future partnerships.

Launched in 2015, the MD Club is led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.

•To provide a series of networking events and workshops to inspire and inform industry / academia partnerships
•To provide the opportunity to hear innovative and forward-thinking keynote speakers
•To demonstrate best-practice for collaborations from other industry members
•To offer networking opportunities with key academics from both universities
•To support economic growth in the Sheffield City Region