The Manchester Innovation Forum – How can university business collaboration drive innovation?

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The Manchester Innovation Forum, a major partnership between the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at MBS and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, hosts its first workshop on January 29 2015.

The workshop, entitled How can university business collaboration drive innovation? will explore how universities and businesses of all sizes and from all sectors can work together effectively to promote innovation in business. Drawing on research conducted at Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), together with the experience of local businesses, this will be the first of three planned Manchester Innovation Forum events in 2015.

Professor Fiona Devine, Head of MBS, said: “This is an important initiative that will play a major role in further strengthening the relationship between Manchester Business School and the vibrant business community in our city region.”

Dr Andrew James, Director (Engagement) at MIoIR, says the Forum will provide a platform for engagement between the business community in the region and the research excellence of the Institute. “The Chamber sees that we have a particular way of looking at the world and values our ability to combine academic rigour with real world understanding.”

Clive Memmott, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, said: “This partnership brings Greater Manchester business and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research together to discuss how SMEs and larger corporates can engage and innovate together.”

The event takes place at Elliot House, Deansgate. To register for this event please contact Paul Smith at paul.smith@gmchamber.co.uk.

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