Kroto Innovation Centre

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Kroto Innovation Centre
General information
Type Education
Location Sheffield, England
Coordinates 53°22′59.3″N 1°28′45.5″W / 53.383139°N 1.479306°W / 53.383139; -1.479306

The Kroto Innovation Centre based at North Campus in Sheffield, England is a research facility and centre for small and medium enterprises at The University of Sheffield. It contains commercial office and lab space, the EPRSC centre for III-V technologies and the Electronic Engineering department of The University of Sheffield. It is named after Sir Harry Kroto. The building is owned and managed by The University of Sheffield Innovation.


The Kroto Innovation Centre opened in 2007 and was funded by The European Regional Development Fund, Objective 1 South Yorkshire and The University of Sheffield as a space for emerging technology and nanoscale technology small and medium enterprises to work alongside University of Sheffield academics. It is the accompanying space to the Sheffield Bioincubator and was intended for early stage businesses as part of the Sheffield city region emerging technology cluster.[1] Its purpose is to provide commercial links and access to Research and Development at The University of Sheffield.[2]


The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council national centre for III-V technologies creates III-V epitaxial materials, structures and devices in a University environment. As well as The University of Sheffield its partners include The University of Cambridge, The University of Glasgow and The University of Nottingham. The University of Sheffield site is the main physical space for the partnership.[3]

Notable partnerships[edit]

The centre contains the Siemens Wind Power Research Centre.[4] This research centre undergoes innovative research into wind power.

Commissioned by National Tsing Hua University researchers at Ossila Ltd based at the Kroto Innovation Centre created the Fast Automated Characterization of Transistors System in 2013 to accelerate organic electronics research in Semiconductor device fabrication and polymer testing.[5]

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