Located in the heart of the largest student community in the UK, Innovation Forum Manchester focuses its activities on the most dynamic academic an economic region in the country outside the Golden Triangle.

Innovation Forum Manchester was created amidst the Research and Knowledge Exchange strategy in Manchester Metropolitan University and works in order to promote inter-generational knowledge and leadership exchange in the North West. Manchester is currently home to some of the biggest universities in the UK.

The Oxford Corridor is a unique business location, at the heart of Manchester’s knowledge economy, covering some 243 hectares with a 55,000 strong workforce. It is home to two of the UK’s leading universities The University of Manchester, and Manchester Metropolitan University, and The Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – making the Corridor not only the largest academic campus in the UK but also the largest clinical academic campus in Europe.
With the support of Manchester Metropolitan University, Innovation Forum Manchester will:

  • Facilitate the interaction of local talents with academic and industry senior leaders, promoting inter-generational knowledge exchange.
  • Support the implementation of novel and innovative ways into the current academic system, empowering the use of alternative communication strategies towards the knowledgeable community.
  • Promote the region’s potential and possibilities for the creation of innovative and disruptive technologies, attracting investment and allowing Greater Manchester to show how much it can offer.


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