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Council funding to fast track MSP’s tech incubator

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) is to launch a new technology incubator after being awarded £2 million from Manchester City Council.

The funding will allow MSP to create the facility, which is aimed at supporting the city’s start-ups and tech entrepreneurs, at Oxford House on Bruntwood’s Circle Square campus.

MSP and its partners Manchester Digital, Complete Resourcing and the city’s universities, are confident the incubator will generate numerous benefits for Manchester’s digital sector including the creation of “hundreds of new jobs”.

The £2m fund was allocated by the council after being awarded to city by the government’s department for culture, media and sport.

Anne Dornan, head of innovation at MSP (pictured), says the initiative is “wonderful news for Manchester and its status as a leading location for digital innovators”.

She adds: “The city has a flourishing and diverse tech community. Working with our amazing partners, we will deliver better access to talent and skills, and to new sources of funding, ensuring that tech entrepreneurs can fulfil their growth potential.

“We will work together with the local tech community to create a home and showcase for Manchester’s digital sector which will inspire international attention, drive jobs, and inward investment in the most exciting and disruptive sector of our economy.”