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Manchester has a long and rich history of innovation and is home to some of the UK’s brightest minds, most innovative businesses and world class institutions.

However, it can be difficult to make the right connections, find the right expertise or resources, or access new knowledge, with a broad range of organisations in Greater Manchester and nationally. Being part of a network can make this easier and help turn new business opportunities to innovate into commercial success.


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What do we do?

Our innovation network is an opportunity for businesses leaders and senior managers to meet other ambitious businesses, investors, research establishments and Innovation organisations, such as universities and technology specialists and to pick up new knowledge and skills.

To date our vibrant community has been meeting and exchanging knowledge at quarterly ‘Innovation in Action’ events, taking place at locations across Greater Manchester. We are now harnessing and further fueling this enthusiasm through a virtual network, hosted by the Hub and supported by our rich knowledge base and thriving business community.

Why should I join?

We all have our personal networks and the innovation network offers the opportunity to tap into the knowledge held by others and their networks through the online groups.

Business and Innovators

Gain access to the knowledge held in our world class universities, research institutes. Share ideas with leading innovators from global organisations and the wider professional community.


Individuals involved in business engagement, technical experts and academic staff in universities, research organisations and specialist bodies

interact with like-minded professionals to share knowledge, have sight of common topics, expand your subject matter knowledge and connect with potential commercial validation and technology transfer opportunities.

What can I expect?

This is not a sales platform; you will not be hounded with offers, promotions or advertising.  But you will have access to the latest thinking, knowledge and expertise through a simple to use and secure web based platform. The site will be fully moderated to ensure etiquette is observed and ideas and intellectual property are protected.

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