Manchester Innovation Forum

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Will the Industrial Strategy help deliver a more Innovative Manchester?

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Will the Industrial Strategy help deliver a more Innovative Manchester?

The Government’s Industrial Strategy is being pitched as an opportunity for the UK to improve its productivity, build upon existing strengths, develop new sectors, and to “earn a prosperous living in the years ahead.” The green paper currently out for consultation proposes 10 pillars which will frame the way that ‘industry’ will be supported and challenged in the coming years. From developing skills to upgrading infrastructure, from improving procurement to delivering clean growth, it is clear throughout the strategy that the UK’s future industrial strategy will be built on the UK’s strengths in science and innovation, and will demand a more regional approach to supporting businesses and sectors.

What will this mean for the businesses of Manchester and the North West? Do the Government’s 10 pillars of the Industrial Strategy instil confidence across your sector? What support and incentives are you looking for in a more active industrial strategy? Will the talk of regional investment and specialisation allow innovation to thrive in Manchester?

The Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research will host the fifth Manchester Innovation Forum on Monday 27 March, holding a discussion on how the Industrial Strategy will impact on businesses across the region, and what you think is both welcome and what is missing in the Government’s approach.


  • Christian Spence: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

  • Andy Westwood: University of Manchester

  • John Wrathmell : New Economy

additional speakers to follow


  • Registration: 4.00pm
  • Close of event: 6.00pm

Who is this suitable for?

Any companies involved in innovation


Standard: FREE

Member: FREE