Cisco is truly committed to fostering innovation and driving the growth of the digital economy. Mi-IDEA will be Cisco’s second start-up focused innovation centre in the UK. It follows the success of IDEALondon, launched in 2013 by David Cameron as a partnership between Cisco, UCL and DC Thompson in Tech City. Already start-ups based at the IDEALondon centre have raised more than £40m in funding and created more than 400 jobs.

Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP)

MSP has a long-term commitment to growing the digital technology sector in the region through providing specialist business support services and bringing together diverse partners from across the public, private and academic sectors to drive innovation. Mi-IDEA offers targeted growth support for companies, delivered by industry leaders, and is located within one of the top Innovation Districts in Europe.