Company opportunities

The AMRC works with hundreds of businesses on individual research projects and business support initiatives.

Companies can draw on the manufacturing and engineering knowhow that we’ve developed over the past decade. We have a wealth of knowledge that could be transferable to your business, in areas such as the machining of specialist alloys, composite production and joining, structural testing, and advanced fixturing and assembly. And as part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, we can give you access to a national network of specialised research excellence.

Our collaborative research capabilities are open to all. You can take part in original research with the AMRC by commissioning specific projects in one of our core research areas, or by joining a European project or other collaborative research programme.

Until April 2014, small and medium-sized companies can apply for a £5000 innovation voucher for high value manufacturing from the Technology Strategy Board, which can be invested in collaborative R&D with ourselves or another centre in the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

You can also commission original research from the next generation of engineering talent through our Industrial Doctorate Centre in Machining Science.

We offer a wide range of business support to UK manufacturers. Our flagship programme is the AMRC Forum. This regular event offers delegates insight into current and emerging technologies and supply chain issues, and valuable networking opportunities.

We host regular partner open days and seminars, presenting further insight into new technologies and programmes from our leading industrial partners. See our events listings for details of upcoming opportunities.

We are always keen to talk to companies interested in advanced manufacturing, especially those already working with any of our member companies, to understand their capabilities and needs. To start discussions, contact Denzil Lawrence.

Other parts of the University of Sheffield can also provide practical business support and research in a wide range of areas. For more information, see the Sheffield Engineering Gateway.