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The Innovation Network South Yorkshire is a partnership between the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University to support regional growth.

We welcome South Yorkshire’s academics, organisations and businesses to join our free events and activities to network with regional thought leaders and build links with both Sheffield Universities to innovate and drive future collaborations.

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‘In South Yorkshire, innovation isn’t just key—it’s imperative’: Top women in tech share industry insights in Barnsley

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Digital Transformation: Exploring a Changing Landscape

The Innovation Network South Yorkshire is heading to Barnsley’s DMC as we present: ‘Digital Transformation: Exploring a…

Meet the people behind the Innovation Network: revealing our team’s ‘personal, professional, and peculiar’

At the Innovation Network, we understand that at the heart of every successful venture, partnership…

How the Innovation Network South Yorkshire can support you

Our team sits across the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University so that we are best placed to connect thought leaders with the regional academics, businesses and organisations they want to meet.

Meet the team
Assistant Director Regional Engagement and Innovation at the University of Sheffield

Yasmin Knight

Yasmin joined the University of Sheffield in 2014 and as Head of Regional Engagement is responsible for the University’s regional impact. Yasmin brings partners together to enable collaboration, prosperity and growth which are key parts of the University’s duty as a civic and anchor institution.

A graduate member of the Institute of Export, Yasmin had previously gained over 10 years’ experience in international trade in manufacturing industries. She used this experience prior to joining the University to lead a number of regional enterprise support programmes assisting both business start-ups and existing businesses to grow and innovate over a period of ten years.

Head of Innovation Services, Sheffield Hallam University

Alex Prince

Alex leads the Knowledge Exchange Team in the Research and Innovation Office. Alex is accountable for a wide range of services, including economic development, commercialisation and IP, Innovate UK applications and ERDF projects.