Innovation is our business. There's no better place in the UK to bring innovation to life than Corridor Manchester.
Home to the most exciting and forward thinking institutions and organisations in the country, Corridor Manchester is key to the future economic growth of Manchester and the wider city region.
Corridor Manchester is the first of its kind in the UK. As a partnership it brings together Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to build on the partners? investments in the 243 hectare area running south from St Peter?s Square to Whitworth Park along Oxford Road, Manchester.
generates £2.8 billion, which is 22.5% of the city?s GVA
55,000 people work on Corridor Manchester, which is 18% of the city?s workforce
43% of the activity is in knowledge-intensive sectors, which is much higher than the national (22%) and regional (21%) averages
The value of capital investment on Corridor Manchester will be £2.5 billion
Corridor Manchester will have a £4.7 billion GVA and a workforce of 77,000
To reinforce the scale of the opportunity provided by Corridor Manchester, it is important to appreciate the investment and activities recently undertaken or planned by our partners. This investment creates the immensely strong asset base that provides the foundations for the anticipated growth in the kowledge-based businesses and careers on Corridor Manchester. We anticipate that the value of capital investments in Corridor Manchester will be £2.5 billion.
The University of Manchester is one of the country?s top four research universities and a leading teaching institution. World class academics lead cutting edge research programmes in a range of fields. This research has produced many of the high value businesses located in Corridor Manchester as well as having a wider impact on the performance of companies across the region and indeed the UK. The University of Manchester has a global reputation for being at the forefront of innovative and enterprising research. www.manchester.ac.uk
Corridor Manchester is also home to Manchester Science Park, a successful organisation that has nurtured and supported the development of many successful, high value businesses for 25 years. Many of these have spun out from the University of Manchester?s research departments and are at the cutting edge of bio-health and digital technology. The park has the potential to double in size over the next 10 years to meet the needs of science and technology businesses who want to be located close to the University?s and Trust?s facilities. www.mspi.co.uk
UMIC manages the facilities and business support associated with The University of Manchester?s incubation activities. With its growing portfolio of incubators, covering both the bioscience and hi-tech sectors, UMIC provides an optimal environment for spin-outs, start-up companies and SMEs to reside and grow. www.umic.co.uk
UMIC is the sister company to the University of Manchester Intellectual Property Ltd (UMIP) www.umip.com, the managing agent of The University of Manchester for intellectual property commercialisation.
The Trust is a leading research and teaching hospital that is committed to being at the cutting edge of innovation in the NHS. Working with The University of Manchester, the Trust is at the heart of a strong and successful bio-medical cluster on Corridor Manchester, evidenced by the £35 million Manchester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) set up by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2008, one of 12 elite centres of medical research excellence across the UK. www.cmft.nhs.uk
The BRC brings together researchers and clinicians from the Trust and The University of Manchester, to create a truly world-class clinical academic campus in the city. The Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre also brings together the six NHS organisations in Greater Manchester and The University of Manchester to further establish Manchester as a world leader in health research. www.mahsc.ac.uk
MMU ranks fourth among the research active new universities in the UK and is committed to matching its high reputation for learning and teaching with parallel excellence in research. It produces world class professionals who contribute to the growth and success of companies and organisations in the City and across the North West. www.mmu.ac.uk.
MMU?s Innospace centre provides graduate business incubator start-ups with access to business advisers, professional mentors and a wide range of workshops designed to meet the needs and interests of entrepreneurs. www.innospace.co.uk
M:KC is the driving force behind Manchester?s innovation agenda. Working with world-leading academics and business minds in the field of innovation, M:KC aims to achieve a step-change in the rate of innovation in Manchester by inspiring, challenging and supporting the people who live and work in the City; its companies and its organisations aim to emulate Manchester?s entrepreneurial past and to drive its future. www.manchesterknowledge.com
Manchester: Integrating Medicine & Innovative Technology www.mimit.org.uk is another new and exciting Manchester initiative which facilitates collaborations between clinicians, scientists, engineers and industry to develop innovative technology for patient benefit. MIMITTM is the first international affiliate of the highly successful Centre for Integrating Medicine & Innovative Technology (CIMIT¨), Boston, USA.
To discuss opportunities on Corridor Manchester
Contact Lesley Lomax on 0161 238 4596
Added the 06 October 2009 in category Innovation UK Vol5-2