Promotional video for NIHR CYP MedTech’s host city

Monday 02 August 2021

A new promotional video has been launched showcasing what Sheffield, NIHR CYP MedTech’s host city, has to offer for visitors, residents, and businesses alike.

Sheffield resident Shauna Coxsey, one of the lead figures in the Team GB Olympic climbing squad, provides the narration as the short film weaves through culture and the arts, advanced manufacturing and healthcare, digital and technology, the outdoors, and city life – with a strong message that Sheffield is a place that makes you feel at home.

Councillor Julie Grocutt, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Community Engagement and Governance said, “It’s impossible to fit everything Sheffield has to offer into one short video, but this film captures the spirit of what our city is really about. It shows that we are a vibrant, cultured, energetic city, and I hope it helps to put Sheffield on the map as a welcoming place for all with something for everyone to enjoy.”

Councillor Paul Turpin, Executive Member for Inclusive Economy, Jobs and Skills said, “It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of talent ‘under one roof’, – from arts and culture to sport and manufacturing – Sheffield really can do it all. This film brilliantly highlights what our city can offer to both our residents and the wider world.”

NIHR CYP MedTech’s Clinical Director, Professor Paul Dimitri, also has plans to develop the first Centre for Child Health Technology (CCHT) on the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, a stone’s throw away from Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.

The CCHT will bring together experts in health, academia, and industry to develop cutting edge technologies that will deliver the world’s most advanced healthcare for children in an environment where research can be fast tracked and put into practice as a result of clinicians, patients, investors, technology firms, and families all being in one site.

It aims to stimulate technical innovation, attract inward investment, and reduce costs to the NHS. The CCHT will bring together areas of research and networks including the TITCH (Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health) Network, NIHR CYP MedTech, NIHR Devices4Dignity MedTech Co-operative, and the NIHR Clinical Research Network.