Update from Blue Lake

Blue Lake

Blue Lake Open Office Hours:Over the month of August, we are offering open office hours for any early-stage start-ups in South Yorkshire. They are open to anyone who’d like an investors point of view and advice on what they are working on. Feel free to share this with any founders that would benefit from the […]

Update from IOT engine

                        Rikki Coles, r.coles@connexin.co.uk Programme We are now supporting 16 businesses with various IoT-related projects across a variety of sectors from health care to rail and machine automation to astronomy! We have passed the ERDF-required 12 hours of support for many participants who have completed, or are near completion of the projects we have been […]

Update from the University of Sheffield – Enterprise Team

Contacts: Lahari Parchuri, l.parchuri@sheffield.ac.uk Tom Hemington, t.hemington@sheffield.ac.uk Clare Lankester, c.lankester@sheffield.ac.uk Dr Clare Lankester has recently joined Partnership & Regional Engagement at TUoS to act as a conduit into the wider TEAM SY network. Her role is to support TUoS spin-out and start-up Companies with their early business needs and to help them access the South […]

Update from the University of Sheffield – Commercialisation Team

Contact: Andy Hogben, a.j.hogben@sheffield.ac.uk Capital Enterprise has recruited a new Mentor-in-Residence (TBA) and a new Engagement Manager (Clare Lankester) to work within the University of Sheffield.  These two roles will support student start-ups and university spinouts to access local accelerator programs. The technology transfer team at UoS is working closely with Sheffield Tech Parks to […]

Update from TwinklHive


We have invested in 2 new companies, Yakkr (a marketplace for online gaming experiences) and an EdTech company which we cannot yet disclose the name of. We are still actively investing and we welcome introductions to any founders or teams who are seeking pre-seed or seed funding, or which are looking for support! Any introductions […]

Update from Transform SY powered by Entrepreneurial Spark

Contact: Mike Stephens, mike@entrepreneurial-spark.com;  Denis Ivanov, denis@entrepreneurial-spark.com;  Update on Transform SY companies: Future Greens, led by Gabriele Barteskaite, who is growing seasonal greens with 95% less water wasted, has successfully sold to all of the leads they had on their pipeline and their demand currently exceeds the supply. Ferrio – on a path to make […]

Updates from Sheffield Technology Parks

Contacts: Rose Tran, rose@shefftechparks.com Tom Wolfenden, tom@shefftechparks.com We have seen an increase in the applications for our Incubation program/ Cooper Project, which is great. We onboarded 4 Coopers last month and have another three potential Coopers in the pipeline.  We confirmed our platinum sponsorship for the Start-up Weekend activity in Sheffield in May 2022.  In […]

Update from P4SY

Contacts: Philippa Hedley-Takhar, philippa@capitalenterprise.org Tamara Moon, tamara@capitalenterprise.org Programme officially launched 15th March at Electric Works – press coverage is here. 23 companies on the initial cohort – still capacity for 8 companies to join the programme. Programme of activity over next 6 months to be confirmed in March.  Programme address is Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. […]

Update from Business Sheffield Tech Scaleup Advisors

Contacts: Morgan Killick, Morgan@levelupsolutions.co.uk   Chris Wheater, cdw4020@gmail.com We have been doing more to collect and analyse data about the clients we support and are pleased to be able to say that in the period 1/4/21 to date, we have 67 businesses in the portfolio, and have actively worked with 53 of these during the period. […]

Sheffield Hallam and Canon Medical Systems UK sign MoU to improve population health

Sheffield Hallam and Canon Medical Systems UK sign MoU to improve population health

Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canon Medical Systems UK (Canon Medical UK) to enhance the development of research and innovation products which will help people move and improve population health. The four key areas of strategic collaboration include: Understanding and improving clinical outcomes in […]

Sheffield Hallam awarded £300k from UKRI for healthy ageing project

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University has been awarded £300,000 for a healthy ageing project that will address some of the barriers faced by older adults who struggle to participate in traditional exercise The UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-funded project is being delivered in partnership with Innerva, a Yorkshire-based provider of power-assisted exercise equipment for people who struggle […]

Update from Team SY

Contact: Laura Bennett, laura@capitalenterprise.org David Richard’s EyUp Skills are launching the Entrepreneurship Academy with TEAM SY, building on the success of their Coding Academy. Expressions of Interest are open now via this landing page. Not much info online about the programme yet, but in essence it will be a 6 month incubation / acceleration programme […]

Hero CEO Joins Sheffield Hallam – From mentor to mentee

A CEO who had support from Sheffield Hallam University two years ago has now joined its panel of industry experts to help others achieve their dream Joe Gaunt, CEO of hero, has gone full circle with his tech-driven health and wellbeing company and is set to join the network of experts at Sheffield Hallam University’s […]