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World’s lightest mechanical watch revealed thanks to graphene

Posted on: 16/1/2017

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene is unveiled today in Geneva at the Salon International De La Haute Horlogerie thanks to a unique collaboration. The University of Manchester has collaborated with watchmaking brand Richard Mille and McLaren F1 to create world’s lightest mechanical chronograph by pairing leading graphene research with precision engineering. The…

Manchester’s Factory gets the go-ahead

Posted on: 12/1/2017

Planning permission granted, funding confirmed, and operator announced The plans for Factory, the brand new flagship cultural venue for the North designed by world-leading architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), have been granted planning approval by Manchester City Council today. The unique venue will be at the heart of the vibrant new creative-led St. John’s…

Founders’ Network Manchester

Posted on: 6/1/2017

Founders’ Network returns to the North West. On Thursday 12th January in Manchester, Devin Hunt will run a free masterclass on Traction & Growth. Startup founders too often rely on familiar growth tools rather than searching for the ones that will be most effective. This masterclass will cover the more unusual (but no less effective) approaches to…


Posted on: 23/12/2016

Manchester is a top 20 European digital city according to a recent report which looks at how well different cities support digital entrepreneurship. This report measures how well the city region is doing in supporting fast growth digital companies and start-ups. The latest European Digital City Index 2016, independently compiled by Nesta, the UK Innovation…

Business of Science conference to return for 2017

Posted on: 21/12/2016

A conference celebrating the connection between business and science is set to make a return to Manchester in 2017. The Business of Science Conference will be back in the city on May 18th with a programme of high-profile speakers including Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, and Richard Carter, managing director UK and…

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