The ideal test-bed location for healthy ageing solutions

The ideal test-bed location for healthy ageing solutions

Invest in Manchester

A high potential investment opportunity location for Health Innovation for Healthy Ageing

A high potential investment opportunity location for Health Innovation for Healthy Ageing

Invest in Manchester

The UK's first age-friendly city region

The UK's first age-friendly city region

Invest in Manchester

Healthy Ageing

  1. With a diverse and thriving healthy ageing industry, Manchester is the perfect place to tap into the global healthy ageing (longevity) market which is estimated to be in the region of $34 trillion.

    Not only is Manchester one of Europe’s designated active and healthy ageing four-star reference sites but it has also been recognised as the UK’s first age-friendly city region by the World Health Organisation. More recently the city region was also acknowledged as a high potential investment opportunity location for health innovation for healthy ageing by the Department for International Trade (DIT). In particular, this opportunity draws on Manchester’s strengths in Diagnostics and Early Intervention for Healthy Ageing. More information can be found here.

    Cutting across a variety of industries from life science, wellness and social care all the way through to financial technologies, Manchester offers a plethora of opportunities for businesses looking to commercialise innovative products and services within this target market.

    MIDAS, Manchester's economic development agency provides free, bespoke and confidential support to life science and healthcare  companies looking to relocate to or expand in the city region. 

    To find out more about how MIDAS can help de-risk your business investment in Manchester, get in touch with the team today.

  2. The collaborative environment in Manchester has allowed us to test and trial our product and roll it out at scale across Greater Manchester. This has had a huge impact on older people and eased pressure on services. For us as a company it’s been extremely rewarding working within the progressive health tech business environment Manchester offers. Without doubt Manchester is a great place to scale up your healthy ageing business in the UK.

    Lee Omar, Chief Executive, Safe Steps

  3. Why Manchester?

    As the UK’s first age-friendly city region, Manchester is at the forefront of global efforts to adapt to demographic change and population ageing.

    The Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) has set out plans to continue building on the city region’s strong profile in this area by creating an innovation partnership for healthy ageing and an international centre for action on healthy ageing which aims to open up global collaboration on this agenda.

    Building on the success of DIT’s High Potential Opportunity, a report commissioned by MIDAS with Aging Analytics Agency further demonstrates the strength and diversity of the healthy ageing industry in the region with a significant number of R&D centres, hubs and accelerators, and investors. In summary, the healthy ageing industry in Greater Manchester is represented by 108 investors, 236 companies, 25 hubs and accelerators, 35 R&D centres, 16 longevity subsectors and 475 non-for-profit organisations. Click the link to see the interactive visual that brings to life the key findings from this report.

    ​​​​​​Longevity Industry in Greater Manchester - Interactive Visual

  4. Get in Touch

    Manchester’s established industry strengths, continual growth and its deep talent pool make it the perfect place for firms innovating in the healthy ageing space to thrive. 

    Find out how Manchester can help you innovate. Talk to our sector specialist:

    Sarah Mahon

    Business Development Manager – Life Sciences

    T: +44 (0)161 237 4470

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