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Greater Manchester has a rich history of innovation. Let's forge its future.

Innovation Navigator is GM Business Growth Hub’s new programme, here to accelerate innovation across key businesses operating in Greater Manchester.

Connecting businesses with local innovation specialists, researchers and enablers, we navigate your innovation projects to accelerate their delivery to market - quickly, seamlessly and at no charge.


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Accelerate innovation

Our targeted support is particularly beneficial to those operating within health innovation, clean growth, advanced materials and manufacturing or the digital, creative and media sectors. Developing projects in the following areas? We’re here to enable your innovations.

These innovations require the right support to ensure data quality, privacy and overcome technical complexities and integrations.

We drive your ambitions forward, so you create innovations that solve tomorrow's challenges.


These technologies have the potential to transform healthcare and the lives of millions.

From accessing funding to scale, to regulatory guidance, we make your innovations reality.

These materials are designed to move the world towards a greener future.

Whether you need support with new technologies, research facilities or launch planning, we can help you accelerate your journey.

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Innovation Navigator offering

Beer Piper

Accelerating innovation projects

We’ll steer and accelerate your project to commercialisation – quickly, seamlessly and at no charge.

We work hand-in-hand with your team to scale your ambitions at pace and enable access to the right resources, expertise and support. Working in partnership with leading universities, alongside, research technology organisations, local government, and industry associations, we offer

Our local innovation connectors 

Want to move your innovations forward? Speak to our Local Innovation Connectors to get started. They will match you with an expert Commercialisation Specialist who has developed and commercialised their own successful innovations.

These consultants offer a wealth of experience in developing, commercialising and accelerating innovative products and services to market. It is their role to advise on overcoming barriers, unlocking new opportunities and guide you through your innovation journey, all the way to commercialisation - as efficiently as possible.

Accelerate your innovation journey

From prototype to commercialisation, our team provide targeted support to overcome barriers, drive value and accelerate your innovation journey.


Hear from the innovative businesses we’ve supported

Beer Piper, a leading engineer and manufacturer of beer line cleaning systems, accessed our support to develop and launch a state-of-the-art green technology for the industry.

[The team] helped us bring in the correct people, in the right time frame to enable further funding, and has turned what was our pipe dream into a reality. They cut the cost of the journey, creating a route that we may have ended up finding by ourselves, but we could have been stumbling around in the dark for a long time trying to get there.

Jeff Singer, Commercial Director, Beer Piper


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Access Greater Manchester’s innovation ecosystem

Greater Manchester is a special place. Our region’s legacy is one of trailblazing success. Of industrial, scientific and creative excellence. Of timeless innovation and invention within businesses of all shapes and sizes. It is in that pioneering spirit we have founded our new Innovation Navigator programme.

The programme enables you to access the network of specialists, enablers, researchers and commercial experts on your doorstep and tap into the ecosystem that will help you realise your ambitions. 



Explore the latest insights, advice and data – all filterable, so that you can keep on top of the issues and emerging trends relevant to your business.

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See how we can make your innovations, reality
Speak to our team, at no charge, today.