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Manchester Tech Forum


The University of Manchester and the Manchester Tech Trust in association with Silicon Valley Comes to the UK (SVC2UK) are delighted to invite you to the Manchester Tech Forum on Tuesday 1st November.

In the last ten years the business landscape has changed enormously as companies large and small have had to react to massive changes in consumer and business technology.
Among these, the all-pervasive adoption of smartphones and the accompanying rise of social media and mobile web have forced companies to innovate more quickly and shrink development timescales from years to months.

The forum will look at what major corporations are doing to address these challenges and how this represents a huge opportunity for smaller tech companies.

Our panel of international entrepreneurs and tech experts includes:
Elizabeth Clark (CEO & Co Founder, Dream Agility)
Steve Flavell (co-CEO, LoopUp)
Liv Garfield (CEO, Severn Trent PLC, previously CEO, BT Openreach),
Dido Harding (CEO, TalkTalk Telecom Group PLC
Anthony Newstead (Global Group Director, Emerging Technologies & Strategic Innovation, The Coca-Cola Company).

The panellists will offer insights into their companies, their journey as an entrepreneur and leader, and their view on trends both in Silicon Valley and the UK.

This event is being organised by the University of Manchester and the Manchester Tech Trust and runs from 14:00 -17:00 in the Roscoe Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PY

To secure your place at the event please register via

Bury Council – Employment, health & skills event

Bury council  are hosting an ‘Employment, health and skills event’ on 19 October 2016 between 2pm and 7pm at the Elizabethan Suite, Knowsley Street, Bury, BL9 0SW.

  • Does your business need to recruit?
  • Is your business recruiting the right people?
  • Does your business need to develop its workforce?

This free event provides a platform for you to connect with potential employees and showcase your current and future job vacancies. We expect over 800 jobseekers to attend with skills to meet all employer needs.

Many employers support staff with health related barriers. There are many services available to help these businesses. If you would like further information or assistance, providers will be available for you and your employees to meet, including:

  • Health services that offer expertise in supporting any staff, or employers of staff, with health related barriers.
  • Skills providers who can help develop your workforce.

For more information visit:

Informatics for Health 2017

Informatics for Health 2017 (#IforH2017) will be hosted in Manchester from 24th – 26th April 2017 (with pre-conference workshops on the 22nd and 23rd).

#IforH2017 brings together: Europe’s leading conference, Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2017) from the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and The Farr Institute International Conference 2017.

Host city of the 28th Congress of the EFMI, Manchester has a rich heritage in science and business: from Alan Turing to a modern-day eco-system of international research embedded in the health system, supported by a thriving informatics and digital sector. The conference will be held at the state-of-the-art Manchester Central facility, right at the city’s core.

The #IforH2017 network is a welcoming and supportive group with delegates from around the globe. The meeting will foster this and encourage our community to develop. We have tailored a busy social programme designed to allow you the opportunity to further explore Manchester at your leisure.

For more information visit:

Meet the team at Sibos

AIP Client update graphic_summer2016_v2If you are attending Sibos why not find out more about how Manchester can help you.

Manchester has been recognised as the UK’s most economically productive city* and is a key FinTech centre outside of London.

It is the country’s second largest economy and employs almost 324,000 people in the financial, professional and business services industry.

The city hosts a wealth of talent, innovative digital companies and tech operations belonging to major banks such as Barclays, Bank of New York Mellon and Williams & Glyn.

MIDAS will be attending Sibos, the annual conference, exhibition and networking event organised by SWIFT for the financial industry.

What started as a banking operations seminar in 1978, has grown into the premier business forum for the global financial community to debate and collaborate in the areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade.

MIDAS can;

  • Signpost businesses towards all the relevant initiatives and provide guidance on funding, which include loans to enable growth and develop new products. 
  • Assist your business with a range of free, bespoke packages of confidential support that will make your journey to Manchester as smooth and simple as possible.

Meet the team at Sibos by emailing or

For more information about Sibos click here.

*Lambert Smith Hampton City Vitality Index 2016

Rise Hackathon Episode II: The Bank Awakens

Rise Hack banner smallRegistration is now open for Rise Hackathon Episode II: The Bank Awakens

For the last decade, The Bank Empire has been shaken to its core by the Disruptors Alliance who continue to grow stronger with new propositions. The Bank Empire now has 3 critical worlds under attack.

The Rise Hackathon seeks to bring a league of supercharged developers, start-ups and game changers to reclaim these 3 worlds create the future of banking, now.

May the code be with you!

Apply by 11th September 2016 at and register your idea.

Email enquiries to