impact projects

iForge Impact Projects are opportunities for University of Sheffield students to work with local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), using the skills and knowledge they have accumulated during their course to solve real-world problems and boost their CV. We have found at the iForge that experience of working with industry, and real world examples of using what you have learned in your degree in a practical way to solve problems, are a huge benefit when it comes to the recruitment process. However, we also think that there are great benefits to SMEs, who often won’t have access to the facilities available at the University and can see real improvements in their business through the digital skills that students bring.

Students will have access to iForge facilities (when available) and software, and will receive support from appropriate academics and technical staff. Depending on the opportunity and the range of applications, students may be working individually or in a small team. The total amount of work would usually be expected to be between 40 and 100 hours, and the project can be completed flexibly alongside studies or during Uni holidays, depending on business needs.

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Open Calls – Apply Now!

Digital Health

The iForge is looking for students to work with a Sheffield-based company to help them prototype a novel health and fitness device.
Can you:

  • Model and optimise 3D CAD geometry?
  • Design and build IoT devices?
  • Construct basic prototypes in the iForge?
  • Create basic apps?

If ANY of the above applies, this could be the project for you!

Total funded hours:
Up to 50

No. of students:
1-2

Deadline:
2nd April 2021


CAD for Injection Moulding

The iForge is looking for students to work with a Sheffield-based stationery company to help them take new designs from concept to reality.
Are you:

  • Proficient in 3D CAD?
  • Familiar with plastics manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and injection moulding?
  • Able to explain technical concepts to non-engineers?

This could be the project for you!

Total funded hours:
Up to 50

No. of students:
1

Deadline:
2nd April 2021