International start-up joins Wellbeing Accelerator programme

7th May 2020 | 0 Comments

An Israeli digital therapy start-up has become the first international business to join Sheffield Hallam University’s £900,000 Wellbeing Accelerator programme, based at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park. Located in Tel Aviv, Selfit Medical Ltd focuses on solutions to help ageing populations. The business has developed a ‘robot therapist’ for [...]

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Supporting older people to stay active during lockdown

27th April 2020 | 0 Comments

Thousands of older and vulnerable people in Sheffield are being supported to stay physically active during the coronavirus lockdown as part of a partnership project led by academics at Sheffield Hallam University. The Active at Home booklet has been designed in partnership with Age UK, the Centre for Ageing Better, Sport England and the Chartered [...]

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UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park donates vital equipment to NHS staff

21st April 2020 | 0 Comments

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park staff and students have donated urgently needed personal protective equipment to the NHS. The technical school has given 100 disposable aprons, 60 pairs of safety glasses, 20 pairs of goggles, seven boxes of gloves and one visor to Riverside Health Partnership, which has surgeries based in North Nottinghamshire and South [...]

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UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is amongst top performing schools in England

14th April 2020 | 0 Comments

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park has received national recognition for being one of the highest performing schools in England for technical learning. The UTC has won a Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) network award for ranking in the top 10% of non-selective schools for student attainment at post 16 in applied general subjects. The SSAT [...]

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Wellbeing Accelerator programme welcomes first start-up business

7th April 2020 | 0 Comments

The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park has welcomed the first start-up business to its £900,000 Wellbeing Accelerator programme. Footfalls & Heartbeats, a Nottingham-based intelligent textiles business, will access state-of-the-art laboratories, business support packages and specialist facilities to help bring its products to market and improve people’s quality of life. Based [...]

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