Local Innovation Plan

Innovation happens in places and is generated by people. Therefore, innovation policy needs to work hand in hand with the drivers of people and place including, high quality education and training, good healthcare, affordable housing, spaces to support businesses as they start and scale, and good infrastructure networks to allow people to commute to work and reach customers. Our local Innovation plan is designed to work for the people of Greater Manchester, improving lifestyles and creating opportunities for all.  

Greater Manchester’s Local Innovation Plan focuses on investments that build on sector strengths – specifically in sustainable advanced materials; AI, digital and advanced computing; diagnostics and genomics; and technology to support the transition to net zero. It also prioritises investment and policy support to strengthen the wider innovation ecosystem.  

Innovation Greater Manchester Innovation Plan

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Case Studies

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The Christabel Pankhurst Institute

The Christabel Pankhurst Institute is a unique partnership that builds on the University’s research strengths to develop transformative solutions to health and care challenges in Greater…

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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…

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Energy Innovation Agency

The Energy Innovation Agency brings together world-leading academic, private sector and public sector expertise to help bridge the energy innovation gap and accelerate the scale and deployment of…