Hosts of SmartSheffield #19


Electric Works is proud to host the SmartSheffield #19 Start-up Showcase, kicking off the 2022 Sheffield Digital Festival. Now in its 4th year, Sheffield Digital Festival runs from Monday 9th to Friday 13th May. A hybrid of online and in-person sessions, you can find the full calendar of listings here: https://sheffield.digital/events/.





Electric Works is located at the heart of Sheffield’s Digital Campus and our workspace is enjoyed by large global brands and high growth SMEs in the tech, media, digital and creative sectors. A longstanding friend and supporter of Sheffield Digital, this will be the 3rd SmartSheffield event hosted in the Electric Works conference room.


Electric Works Centre Manager, Lee Clothier said, “Electric Works was the first workspace to be built on the Digital Campus. We launched with a mission to support high growth SMEs in Sheffield, delivering the right environments for job creation, inward investment and business growth. Partnering with digital collaborations and communities is part of this remit and we are delighted to be hosting SmartSheffield today as they showcase four local startups to kick off the 2022 Sheffield Digital Festival.”


Sheffield Digital Festival 2022 will explore and celebrate ‘Our Future City’. The focus is on three streams of activity where the conversations and innovation are already setting Sheffield apart: HealthTech, Arts, Culture and Heritage and Enabling Decarbonisation. At today’s SmartSheffield event we’ll hear from a range of speakers giving their perspectives of ‘Our Future City’.


  • Mohamad Matbouli, founder at GoParkly, on "How Parking Creates Connected Cities" (goparkly.com).

  • Neal Byers, founder at WorkfromHub, on "Re-imagining underused spaces" (workfromhub.co.uk).

  • David Dixon, founder at Future Greens, on "The Future of Farming" (futuregreens.uk).

  • Katie Steel, founder of Cheribim, asks: "Can an app for churches enable BIM for historic buildings?" (cheribimapp.com)

Located opposite Sheffield train station with excellent transport links, parking and bike storage, and with bookable event space for between eight and all the way up to 130 people, Electric Works is an ideal location for meet-ups and conferences in Sheffield. You can learn more here.