Accommodating the Next Wave of Innovation

  • 13th March 2024
  • 10:00—10:45
  • The Manchester Stand


Sam Darby Headshot
Sam Darby
Development Director, Bruntwood SciTech
Joe Manning Headshot
Joe Manning
Managing Director, MIDAS
Joanne Roney CBE Headshot
Joanne Roney CBE
Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
Mike Emmerich Headshot
Mike Emmerich
Founding Director, Metro Dynamics


Science and technology are moving incredibly quickly. Cities can’t wait for occupiers to come knocking, they have to build turn-key offices and labs ready to capture the next innovative industry needing space quickly.

Manchester pioneered the ‘cluster effect’ identifying Oxford Road corridor as a centre for tech, data and science skills as today’s companies often need all three elements. What future plans are in the pipeline, where is the investment coming from? What will this mean for city growth?

What will ID Manchester bring to Manchester; the potential for jobs and growth, partnership with the University of Manchester and links to other innovation centres across the UK.

Earlier Session

Greening The World’s First Industrial Estate

Later Session

Why We Do Business in Manchester