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Innovate Manchester event 3: Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure

Businesses across Greater Manchester are being invited to take part in the latest in a series of unique and pioneering innovation events where small and medium-sized enterprises collaborate with larger organisations to help create a more sustainable future.

‘Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure’ on 25 November 2020 is the third event in the online Innovate Manchester programme, which brings together business, academia and creative thinkers to collaborate on ideas for a more sustainable future.

Initiated in partnership with MIDAS and curated by FutureEverything, Innovate Manchester supports the Build Back Better campaign to help the city-region recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic.

Through expert facilitation webinars and virtual Innovation Labs, participants are invited to co-create innovative solutions towards a more sustainable future for all.

Don’t miss this opportunity for Greater Manchester’s inspiring SMEs who are adept at disrupting markets and industries to connect with global-scale organisations.

The four themes reflect the city region’s world-class strengths in advanced materials, digital innovation and sustainability, and are linked to Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy:

  1. Changing the Way We Produce and Consume (10 June 2020) – watch
  2. Digital Futures: Data and Ethical Tech (23 September 2020) – watch
  3. Sustainable Cities and Infrastructure (25 November 2020) - register below for webinar
  4. The Future of Human Experiences and Human-Centred Design

Richard Jeffery, director of business growth at the Growth Company said: "Innovate Manchester is about helping talent and ideas thrive, and is reaching out to SMEs, large organisations and social enterprises interested in creating more sustainable futures.

“These events are collaborative, participatory and inclusive, and a great opportunity for Greater Manchester’s SMEs to share the stage with world-leading organisations. They’re about sharing knowledge and skills, exploring new approaches, and finding different perspectives on the complex challenges we face, and I’d encourage any small or medium-sized business to book their place now.”

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: "Our city region has collaborated well to address the enormous challenges presented by COVID. Our strengths in clean growth, digital, health innovation and advanced materials and manufacturing strategies, are a strong framework on which to develop the notion of building back a better way of working and doing business.

“Innovate Manchester will enable smart collaborations across sectors and build on the pioneering and progressive approach that has long driven innovation in Greater Manchester. The speakers are inspiring examples of the brilliant minds and entrepreneurial spirit alive and well in our region.”