About Innovation Greater Manchester

Innovation Greater Manchester (IGM) is a business-led partnership that harnesses the collaborative power of businesses, universities, and local government to drive productivity through collaboration, research and innovation.  

Through Innovation Greater Manchester, investments into R&D and innovation will drive real change and deliver across all 12 levelling up missions stimulating Greater Manchester’s whole innovation ecosystem for the long-term. 

Innovation Greater Manchester’s goal is to build an innovation ecosystem and ensure the whole city-region benefits from the excellence created and developed, through high-quality education and training, high-quality jobs, good healthcare, affordable houses, spaces to support new and scaling businesses and good infrastructure with improved connectivity for all.  

Innovation Greater Manchester will enable our city-region to be a leader of the fourth industrial revolution, known globally for the strength of its innovation ecosystem. By 2030, clusters of innovation-led businesses, centred on our frontier sectors, will fuel productivity growth and prosperity across the North in ways that can be replicated across the UK.  

It is not a plan for just Greater Manchester; it is a plan to create a new national engine of growth at the heart of the Northern Powerhouse. 

Innovation Greater Manchester Innovation Plan

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Case Studies

Case Study

Energy House 2.0

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Energy House 2.0 is a pioneering research facility conceived by the University of Salford offering…