IN-PART welcomes new recruits following Sheffield expansion

IN-PART welcomes new recruits following Sheffield expansion

15 August 2017

IN-PART, the developer of a matchmaking platform to accelerate university-industry collaboration, has relocated to a larger office space in Sheffield city centre. The business, that started in Sheffield and also has an office in London, has more than doubled in size over the last year - now employing 17 people .


IN-PART’s newest recruits, Charlotte Atherton and Sarah Firth, have both joined the company from the University of Sheffield as successful candidates of the RISE scheme. RISE helps connects graduates with SMEs across the region and was first set up to support businesses to grow an attract and retain talent to Sheffield.


In their roles as Research Officers in the Community Engagement team, Atherton and Firth will work closely with IN-PART’s community of R&D professionals to communicate the latest technologies from academics who are looking to collaborate externally. With their respective degrees in Biology and Mathematics, they will both excel in understanding the diversity of research published on the platform, and aid in connecting the right people in industry and academia. 

“I’m excited to get involved and fully immerse myself in all of the varied and novel technologies that are on IN-PART’s platform,” said Sarah Firth, Research Officer. “It’s really rewarding to know that I will be a part of helping these innovations make it into the real world.” 

“This new space will enable IN-PART to continue our expansion plans, hire more talent and grow as a business,” said Patrick Speedie, Co-founder and Director of IN-PART. “As a team we’re excited about the opportunity to showcase some of the world’s most innovative academic technologies on our platform, getting them out to the right people in industry and seeing the collaborations develop.” 

The expansion also extends to IN-PART’s academic community, which is now made up of almost 100 universities globally, following the addition of Stanford University and Yale University in the US; the Lawson Health Research Institute and Queens University, Canada; the University of Queensland, Australia; and Hokkaido, Osaka and Nagoya universities in Japan.