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Innovation Prospectus – Manchester City Region

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Vision of the Prospectus:

To transform Manchester into one of Europe’s leading cities for innovation by 2015.

Manchester: Knowledge Capital is a strategic partnership driving innovation and economic transformation across the Manchester city-region.

Innovation Prospectus – Manchester City Region

The full Prospectus can be found here

Manchester is and always has been an innovative place, a place where people have new ideas which are taken up and in some cases, have changed the world. Manchester is the perfect place for ambition on the city region scale.

Vision of the Prospectus:

To transform Manchester into one of Europe’s leading cities for innovation by 2015.

Aim of the Prospectus:

To set out:
• a high-level view of the potential programme for transformative innovation;
• why we need more innovation across Manchester;
• what could be achieved if innovation can be accelerated and broadened across the city region;
• an outline and aspirational programme to accelerate innovation;
• how different players need to work together to deliver more innovation.

Our starting points are:

• the particular strengths and opportunities on which Manchester can build;
• the challenges and gaps which need to be addressed to realise the vision.

Our principles are:

• everyone can innovate – not just special people in special places;
• diversity drives innovation;
• ethical, radical values are part of how Manchester does innovation past and present;
• innovation is valuable not just for its own sake but for what it can deliver, economically and socially.

In reviewing the context for innovation across Manchester, the Manchester Business School analysis identified the following two Grand Challenges:

1. To expand the scale and accelerate the pace of innovation to enable Manchester to be on a level with other innovative cities.

2. To ensure the innovation agenda works to achieve broader economic and social goals across the city region.
The scale of these two challenges and the activities which could tackle them are so broad that no single institution or process can own them. Manchester knows that partnership working is a pre-requisite for success.

The full Prospectus can be found here

Nov, 25 2009 Comments Closed | Extending entrepreneurship, Featured, Good Practices, Knowledge transfer, News, North West England, Support for innovation

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