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The University of Sheffield is one of the top research universities in the UK and much
of its research is independently classified as world leading. They have a long reputation of collaboration and have provided many local, national and international companies with solutions for research and development needs. The University of Sheffield Innovation Centres (USi) provide the physical aspect to their partnerships and support the growth of businesses.

The Innovation Centres consist of two centres, The Kroto Innovation Centre and The Bioincubator comprising of contemporary furnished offices, fully-flexible ACDP Class II wet labs and flexible general purpose labs. Both centres are within walking distance of the University’s engineering faculty, which is one of the biggest in the country, and three teaching hospitals in the Sheffield Teaching Hospital trust.

Sheffield is the UK’s fourth largest city but is still the greenest and safest, and offers an enviable quality of life, and is a great place to start your business.

Current Companies:

Barisal Biotechnology - Complete healthcare management for the wider population.  Barisal Biotechnology aims to bridge simple processes used in the past with new and sophisticated novel pathways.


BAYPS Technologies – A research focused organisation, engaged in the development and marketing of highly effective and innovative animal and food hygiene technologies for poultry, livestock, aquaculture and food & beverage industries.


Blastech Ltd – Provide world leading services for blast, impact and ballistic testing to the private, security and military sectors, through the application of leading edge research and technology.


Durridge - A leading provider of professional radon detection equipment. Since 1997 DURRIDGE have offered world-class radon detection solutions for business, universities, and governments worldwide.


ExYo – A start-up who aim to help people with disabilities express themselves through user-centered design. They believe that if somebody relies upon a product for their everyday life, it should be a joy to use.


IP Group – Owns the rights to 100% of university-owned research generated at The University of Sheffield, IP Group is a leading UK intellectual property commercialisation company.


In-Part Ltd – An online collaboration platform actively disseminating new ideas for research in science, technology and engineering from institutes of academic excellence to industry stakeholders.


Kinematix – A Portuguese company delivering cutting-edge healthcare and fitness products that evaluate body position and movement to improve human function, wellness and performance.


Ossila Ltd – Provides components, equipment, materials and expertise for faster and smarter electronics research and discovery.


Perlemax Ltd – Developing technology focussed on micro bubbles for use in microreactors which can improve yields, reduce power consumption or support the development of new techniques.


Phrooti – Creators of Real Fruit Infusions containing 95-97% real fruit and 3-5% natural flavouring. This makes for a delicious, healthy and fruity beverage; that isn't as sweet as cordial or juice, but instead tastes refreshing and natural.


Preventx – Provides integrated diagnostic service for remote sexual health testing. Preventx operates freetest.me, the world’s leading web-based sexual health screening service.


Pura Panela - Distributers of panela, a natural alternative to sugar from Colombia, who also develop healthy products using panela.


Quality Context Ltd – Develops and implements integrated Quality Management Systems and Quality Solutions to improve regulatory compliance within the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare industry.


Rejuvetech – A chemistry research and development company with current projects across a wide spectrum of technologies areas including organic catalysis, process and analytical research & development and biofuels.


Rum & Raisin - a Sheffield web design and creative agency offering promotional and marketing resources for start-ups and local businesses.


Sci-Forte – Provides strategic consultancy and practical PR & marketing support to scientific and technical companies.


Sensory Technologies – A Canadian company delivering a new clinical service model that treats and manages high acuity patients outside of the hospital, resulting in lowered costs, increased capacity, and improved patient care.


Seren Photonics – Our technology is at the forefront of developments to increase performance and efficiency of LED’s and significantly reduce the cost of manufacture, enabling ultra-high-efficient LEDs to be the first choice replacement for incandescent bulbs.


Siemens Sheffield Wind Power Research Centre – Siemens’ Renewable Energy Division is the further expansion of wind power business. Siemens is already market leader in offshore wind farms and in steam turbines for solar thermal power plants, and with highly efficient, solid and reliable wind turbine Siemens Wind Power offers a solution to meet energy needs and environmental awareness.


SleepCogni – A start-up developing a revolutionary bedside sleep device that is proven to help you fall asleep and improve quality of sleep.


SUEL Ltd – Formed as Unisheff Ventures Ltd in 1984 to help the University of Sheffield commercialise intellectual property, they are now using those skills and experiences to assist technology transfer to help more businesses outside the university sector.


Tengi – Tengi is the chat app that gives back.  A new app taking on the messaging app world.  Users are entered into weekly prize drawers for cash prizes.


UKOMS – An orthopaedic microbiology service providing consultancy, laboratory services and patient information.


ZAP Semiconductors – Providers of consultancy on III-V semiconductor device and materials design, manufacture and characterisation.

Zilico Ltd – Are developing the next generation of diagnostics that utilise electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) to provide accurate and real-time results. Our lead product,

ZedScan, is designed for the detection of neoplasias in cervical disease and reduces the inherent subjectivity of current methods. www.zilico.co.uk

Services available at USi:

  • Easy in/out leases
  • Security & 24/7 access
  • Meeting facilities
  • Reception services
  • Networking & events
  • Virtual tenancies
  • Rent-a-desk tenancies
  • Co-working facilities





Kroto Innovation Centre
North Campus
Broad Lane
S3 7HQ

Contact:   Mark Sanderson
Job title:   Innovation Centres Manager
Tel:   0114 222 4420
Email:   mark.sanderson@sheffield.ac.uk
Website:   www.krotoinnovation.com


Kroto Innovation Centre - University of Sheffield

Kroto is co-located with the National Centre for III-V technologies providing direct access to state of the art clean room and device fabrication facilities.

Kroto provides an ideal space to grow new or existing technology based businesses. This prestigious location provides the opportunity to engage with the knowledge and asset base of one of the world’s top universities with a wealth of research and facilities focused on emerging technologies.

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Sheffield Bioincubator - University of Sheffield

A Centre for small businesses and innovation at the University of Sheffield. It is located at the centre of the University’s research campus and less than 1 KM from Sheffield’s medical quarter, home to the university teaching hospitals and two renowned specialist hospitals including Weston Park, one of only four dedicated cancer hospitals in the UK.

The Bioincubator provides the ideal environment for entrepreneurial health-tech innovation to flourish, providing co-working space, high quality offices and flexible ACDP class II laboratories.

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