Manchester generates £62.8 billion GVA annually and is 国际利来城home to a wealth of global businesses drawing on local supply chains and expertise. It is also 国际利来城home to a large proportion of FTSE 100 companies and over 2,000 foreign owned firms.
The city offers businesses access to a range of R&D and innovation assets such as world leading universities and institutes, supporting businesses in the development and commercialisation of new Industry 4.0 technologies.
Since the days of the industrial revolution, Manchester has played an important role in shaping the UK’s economy, but Manchester isn’t a city to rely only on its past achievements. It is developing expertise in areas such as cyber security and robotics, positioning it as a key location for companies developing Industry 4.0 technologies and with access to significant market opportunities.
Technology and innovation in fields such as AI, robotics, additive manufacturing, virtual & augmented reality, the Internet of Things - and the convergence of these technologies, can make a considerable impact on increasing the competitiveness of the manufacturing industry.
国际利来城home to leading organisations such as Siemens and JLR, the strength of the manufacturing industry in Greater Manchester makes the city the ideal location for serving regional, national and international market opportunities. The region’s strengths are in industries who will most benefit from Industry 4.0 technologies, including:
• Aerospace and Defence
• Food and Drink
• Life Science
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Global brands, SMEs and start-ups alike are thriving in Manchester thanks to the city’s outstanding connectivity, its international reputation for innovation and the wealth of expert talent available here. MIDAS – the city’s dedicated inward investment agency – has helped hundreds of businesses relocate to or expand into the city.
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Head of Business Development – Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
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