Parks and innovation

This report from the UK think tank ‘Centre for Cities’ examines the lessons from Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park.

Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), which contains the core of the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), is helping transform Sheffield City Region’s economy from a place for low-cost production to a place for high-value knowledge production. The AMRC is a research institution based on the AMP that links researchers and academics with firms in the advanced manufacturing sector around the UK and the rest of the world. Large multinationals such as Boeing, BAE Systems, McLaren, as well as smaller supply chain firms, have operations on the site or tap into the research that takes place there.

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