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Innovation Greater Manchester

Innovation Greater Manchester is a blueprint for a partnership with Government which could generate a £7 billion economic benefit and create up to 100,000 jobs across the city-region.

Led by business, scientific, academic and local government leaders, Innovation Greater Manchester is a model for leveraging science assets and strengths to support innovation-led business growth in Greater Manchester, the North West, and the wider North.

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It forms a key part of the Economic Vision – the plan to deliver a fairer, greener and more productive Greater Manchester economy.

The blueprint also envisages a network of Innovation Zones that link labs and research institutions to industry in city centres, town centres and advanced manufacturing parks across Greater Manchester.

Innovation Zones would ensure the growth fuelled by innovation brings economic and social benefits to every district, resulting in updated skills, good employment and places where people want to invest.

Collaboration supported by Innovation Greater Manchester would help commercialise the pioneering work done at the city-region’s world-leading universities and research institutions, turning this research into viable businesses that create high quality jobs and attract investment.

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