Manchester Technology Centre update
So Manchester is about to reach new heights in terms of its technical status. A new technology centre being launched by MSP (Manchester science partnerships) which is a public/private partnership between the universities in Manchester (Uni of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan Uni), Bruntwood, the Man Uni NHS foundation trust and various local city councils.
The MSP already own and operate various laboratory and office space on the 3 main campuses, Citylabs, Alderley park and Manchester Science Park.
This hot new incubator was launched amid a fanfare recently at an event that was heavily attended bu some movers and shakers in the Manchester business and political arenas. The Mayor of greater manchester Andy Burnham was present, Professor Daniel George from the university of manchester, and leading members of the manchester business communities in addition to big industry players, scientists and academics.
Mr Burnham stated: “I want Manchester to be THE UK’s leading tech and digital centre and this new technlogy incubator basically takes the city to the next level, because to be a leader in this industry we have to build a suitable ecosystem that supports businesses at every level, from start-up to the bigger power players too. We also need to collaborate between our multiple assets to acheive this goal as well”
MSP think that up to 2000 new jobs will be created at the technology hub over the next decade!
There will be comprehensive support for startups including a package of business support services which include access to finance, market and talent advice offered by various delivery partners and this inclues the leading trade association Manchester Digital, Complete Resourcing the support services company and Sharp Futures who are a social enterprise that support diverse young people into digital sector employment.
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