A robotics company which provides real-time, on-shelf inventory data for the retail industry has opened its first international office in Sheffield.
Bossa Nova has previously deployed its technology in Walmart store in the US. The new office will enable it to meet UK demand for its autonomous robot and real-time data services.
A high-level delegation from the US Congress has visited the Sheffield City Region (SCR) to learn about its growing reputation in advanced manufacturing.
Ron Kind, US Representative for Wisconsin’s third congressional district, is an expert on small businesses, while Derek Kilmer, who represents Washington’s sixth congressional district, has worked in economic development for over a decade. Both were keen to see the work of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
A total of 25 different countries invested in projects in the region, the most of which originated in the US, which launched 30 projects. Germany invested in ten projects, France started nine and Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands each invested in five projects.
Source: Laurence Kilgannon, Insider Media, 21st July 2016 Sheffield has secured a Chinese investment deal worth more than £1bn, the biggest by a UK city outside of London, in a move which will initially fund four or five city centre projects over the next three…
Sheffield is to forge closer links with China in a bid to create jobs and encourage long-term economic security. Council leader Julie Dore and deputy leader Leigh Bramall are currently in China with a trade delegation speaking to businesses about potential investments in the city….