“ID Manchester will mark a huge step in our development of a world-class innovation ecosystem around the University, creating unrivalled scale and opportunity, and opening up new partnerships with the firms who come here to employ stellar students and to apply transformative ideas to their business.”

Luke Georghiou, Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester

A New Exemplar

ID Manchester will build upon both the dynamic confidence of our city and the global reputation of the University. By providing a platform on which to accelerate growth, partnership and collaboration, it will establish itself as the place where the world’s most valuable ideas are transformed into reality.

A Proud History Of Bold Ideas

ID Manchester’s foundations are the proud history of bold ideas, discovery and invention established by the University.

It will attract the most forward-thinking, like-minded individuals and businesses with the chance to establish their UK HQ, to start up or scale up their company.

An Innovation District

ID Manchester will be a place where businesses can:

  • Co-locate with other similar businesses
  • Be close to key talent pools and knowledge hubs
  • Benefit from great transport and digital connectivity
  • Enjoy the dynamism of a mixed-use neighbourhood