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Use fresh thinking to reach new markets

Innovation delivers far-reaching benefits for people, products and brand. And, in this highly-connected world, it will keep you relevant, agile and, most importantly, ahead of the game.

But how do you turn business ideas and opportunities into sales? Find out how to be different and discover how to turn inspiration into profit.

Our fully-funded service is designed for businesses who recognise that, in order to grow, they need to evolve and challenge the status quo.

Venturefest Manchester 2017

A unique mix of inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, and networking and business opportunities.
Venturefest, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - 14th September. Find out more

Innovation Showcase Competition now open - win £20,000 worth of business support

What's included

How it works


SME in Greater Manchester

Cost to your business

None - it's free to access


Who's involved

Apply for this service Contact our enquiry team
Chris Greenhalgh

Chris Greenhalgh, Head of Innovation and Programme Development

Innovation is not just doing something differently, being the one to ‘Think different’, it’s to do or make something better. 

Our network of specialists and partners can provide the unique insight and support you need to develop new products or improve existing technologies, processes, designs and marketing. So you can be the change you want to see in the world.

Chris has a history of leading the delivery of innovation in large corporations. This includes experience at various senior levels in the private and public sectors, designing and implementing business innovation services at a local, regional and European level.