Manchester at SxSW - MIDAS

Manchester @ SXSW

Manchester @ SXSW

Manchester is a pioneer of technology and has changed the planet with creative ideas. From the industrial revolution to the graphene revolution and the world’s first bionic eye implant, much of the modern world as we know it was created here. Manchester kick-started the industrial revolution, was the birthplace of Kilburn and William’s Baby computer, the home of Alan Turing’s Manchester Mark1 and is now the location of modern technological advances such as the wonder material graphene which was first isolated at the University of Manchester.

If you’re at SXSW, find out more about the latest innovations coming out of the city of disruptors. Find us at:

  • Stand number 1113
  • Manchester meet & greet: join us on our stand for networking food, drinks and innovative ideas on Monday, March 14th from 5.00pm – 6.00pm.

For more information and to RSVP to the event please follow the link below:

The Manchester delegation

bbc connected

BBC Connected Studio, are the team tasked with driving digital innovation across the BBC. They provide the inspiration, support and platform to help keep the BBC at the cutting edge of online innovation, and a world leader at delivering engaging broadcast experiences. They are also responsible for how the BBC collaborates with digital companies. 

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Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK.

With outstanding facilities and the widest range of courses, the University is highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence. It has the largest student community in the UK with more than 1,000 degree programmes – more than 400 undergraduate courses, 300 postgraduate taught courses and 350 postgraduate research programmes, covering Engineering, Science, Human Sciences, Medicine and Humanities subjects.

As part of its three core goals, the University is committed to producing world class research, providing an outstanding learning and student experience, and promoting social responsibility.


Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK’s largest and most popular higher education institutions.  The university’s Digital Innovation project is designed to stimulate interdisciplinary working through new technology.  It brings together 90 small businesses with university teaching and research in an old engineering shed at the university’s city centre location.  The building includes high-end 3D printing, a radio and TV studio and an events space that serves as a meeting place for the city’s tech sector. /



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MIDAS is Manchester’s inward investment agency, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment and employment for the city region. This is achieved through the global business marketing of Manchester, targeting key markets and sectors, and the provision of an extensive, free and confidential package of advice and assistance for location consultants and potential investors.

MIDAS services are available to national and international companies that wish to relocate to – or expand within – the Manchester City Region. Working in partnership with the ten local authorities, MIDAS provides services such as relocation support, assistance in finding property solutions and advice on recruitment and training.

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