Manchester has been creating the future for over 250 years. Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and home to the first stored program computer, we’ve never stopped innovating. The region is now recognised as the UK’s second largest creative, digital and tech cluster, as well as a top 20 European digital city.
This, combined with a long history of strong, stable local governance, proven public-private partnerships and the right ecosystem, makes the region the perfect test bed for smart city initiatives.
If you’re at SXSW, come to the Trade Show and visit us at stand 1235. You can find out more about the UK’s IoT Smart Cities demonstrator, how we’re adopting new technologies and how you can work with us.
Come along on Sunday 12th March, 4.30pm to meet Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, the city’s local government authority, and Rowena Burns, Chief Executive at Manchester Science Partnerships, the HQ of the CityVerve Project consortium driving the UK’s smart city agenda.
Senior representatives from The University of Manchester, Jacobs Engineering, and MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, will also be attending.
Come and create your smart future in Manchester - book a meeting.
We’re also hosting an event at GB House on Monday 13 March to explore how Manchester is creating a blueprint for smart cities worldwide and how you can get involved.
Join us for drinks and food by reserving your place here.