Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Advanced Computing 

Greater Manchester is the UK’s second digital city-region, with major R&D assets and business clusters focused on MediaCityUK and the Oxford Road Corridor. Already worth £5 billion and home to 11 unicorns, growth in the digital sector is booming across the city-region.   

Innovation GM aims to drive investment into R&D in areas where we have distinctive strengths in Artificial Intelligence, digital trust and security, and immersive technologies, creating the conditions for them to be applied across other sectors such as health, creative industries, and advanced machinery.   

Greater Manchester also provides the new home for major operations for the Digital Markets Unit and DCMS. It’s home to R&D active companies such as ARM, AWS, BBC, Bosch, Cisco, Cloud Imperium, Epic Games, JLR, NCC Group, Raytheon UK, Roku, and The Hut Group. 

Case Studies

School of Digital Art (SODA)

SODA is an example of the Greater Manchester Universities and businesses working in a modern way to develop assets to drive R&D and address skills needs. What Is SODA Manchester Metropolitan…

Technology Families

The technology families aligned with the four frontier sectors