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.
Manchester, powering innovation
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:
Manchester is at the heart of the UK’s largest manufacturing and advanced engineering…
Creative And Media
Manchester is recognised as one of Europe’s largest creative, digital and technology…
Digital and Technology
As well as being home to a fast-growing £5 billion digital ecosystem, Manchester is…
Financial, Professional And Business Services
Manchester is home to the largest regional financial, professional and business…
Life Science and Healthcare
Home to world-leading research and development assets as well as the largest clinical…
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5 Reasons to choose Greater Manchester for battery innovation
Greater Manchester’s manufacturing ecosystem and net zero ambitions make it the ideal base to support development, research and commercialisation in the growing batteries market…
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MIDAS meets...Andrew Finlayson, North West Lead at Accenture
Accenture is a leading professional services company specialising in strategy, consulting, digital, technology, and operations. The organisation offers specialised talent to more than 40 industries…
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5 Reasons why Greater Manchester is a prime location for healthy ageing diagnostics
As the UK’s first World Health Organisation age-friendly city region with a long and distinguished history in developing a leading research and development base for healthcare innovation…
This activity is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020 as part of the GC Business Growth Hub Sectors Programme.