Powering Innovation

  1. Laying claim to 25 Nobel Laureates and infamous for spearheading the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a deep-rooted history of discovery and invention. Today the city region’s unrelenting curiosity combined with its world class research institutes and renowned collaborative ecosystem continues to power its status as a leading UK city for innovation.

    Manchester is the UK’s top digital tech city, a leading destination for Foreign Direct Investment and has recently been voted as the UK’s most entrepreneurial city offering pioneering companies - both large and small - the key ingredients to commercialise fresh and novel ideas.

  2. We have been in Manchester for eight months or so and are already really close to launching a new product for the market. We are really impressed with the academic connections and expertise in the region, especially start-ups who really want to develop business. When you live innovation there is no better place to be than Manchester!

    Danilo da Silva Mariano, Business Manager, Innovation Outpost at Gerdau Graphene

  3. Manchester: The City to Scale

    For SME’s, innovation provides a real opportunity to scale your business and recognised as a ‘Top 10 Global Emerging Centre for Start-ups’ – this is something else we do really well here in Manchester.  Find out more here about our ‘Manchester: The City to Scale’ offering and how your business could really thrive here.

    As the birthplace of the first stored-program computer, Atomic Theory, In Vitro Fertilisation and Graphene, the opportunity to innovate here spans multiple sectors. Find out more about the innovation opportunities within your industry in Manchester below:

  4. Get in Touch

    If you would like to innovate and be part of a vibrant business community get in touch with the team today - click here

  5. Graphene trainer
    Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution Manchester has the infrastructure in place to support advanced manufacturing innovation, business growth and rapid commercialisation.
  6. Recording studio
    If you’re looking to set up, relocate or expand your creative or media business in Manchester, get in touch with the MIDAS team today.
  7. Mediacity
    If you’re looking to set up or expand your digital or technology business in Manchester – the UK’s Top Digital Tech City, get in touch with the MIDAS team today.
  8. Spinningfields Manchester
    If you’re looking to establish, relocate or expand your financial, professional or business services firm in Manchester, get in touch with MIDAS today.
  9. Scientific researcher at Christie Hospital
    If you’re looking to set up or expand your life science and healthcare business in Manchester, get in touch with the MIDAS team today.
  10. This activity is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 as part of the GC Business Growth Hub Sectors Programme.


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