The Global Innovation Cluster (GIC) connects assets across prime capabilities; Advanced Manufacturing, Health and Wellbeing, Energy and Digital such as:
The Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID)
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC)
Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park
Medical Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (MAMRC)
National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering
Barnsley’s Digital Media Centre
Doncaster Sheffield Airport
Advanced Transport and Infrastructure National College
iPort, Doncaster
The University of Sheffield Energy Institute, comprising of: Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre (AREC), Centre for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and applications (CREESA), Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC), Pilot-scale Advanced C02 Capture Technology (PACT) and Sheffield Siemens Renewable Energy Research Centre.
UKAEA Fusion Technology Facility

Connecting Innovation

We are focused on creating conditions for growth, therefore supporting the commercialisation of innovation is our priority. We deliver an intelligence-led approach to scale-up businesses, boost competitiveness of new and existing sectors, widen trade aspirations and develop platforms for innovation districts to flourish.
We want to do business with people, places and companies that share our ambition of lasting, long term and mutually productive relationships.

Discover more about the Northern Powerhouse

The Northern Powerhouse includes five of the UK’s ten largest cities, including Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield and it is growing.The Northern Powerhouse is home to 15.3 million people and 1.1 million businesses, and with an economy now worth £339 billion, the North is a great place to live, work, visit and, critically, a fantastic environment for businesses to invest.

The North plays a vital role in the whole of the UK’s success: 50% of UK nuclear projects are based in the North; 30% of all the UK’s renewable energy, and the region has the largest concentration of financial, business and professional services outside of London.