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Liz Bamber
December 2020 Redevelopments underway for Manchester Science Park’s Base

“This investment is a strong statement of confidence in Manchester’s ever-growing tech and innovation sector which will contribute to the city’s economic recovery and future success.” Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council Another step forward has been made for the Innovation District as Base at Manchester Science Park will see a £21m, 91,000 […]

December 2020 Oxford Road Corridor provides funding for the development of an improved design of arterial sheaths.

“This project is an excellent example of how partners on the Oxford Road Corridor are working together to address unmet healthcare needs – linking academic, clinical and commercial expertise to discover innovative solutions.” Professor Jackie Oldham Professor Jackie Oldham, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oxford Road Corridor, brought people together to lead an investigation into […]

October 2020 Oxford Road Corridor’s Executive Member, Diana Hampson, honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Oxford Road Corridor’s Executive member, Diana Hampson has been awarded an MBE for her services to higher education and communities in Greater Manchester. As Director of Estates and Facilities at The University of Manchester, Diana leads the delivery of the £1 billion Campus Masterplan and is responsible for over 887,000 square metres of academic, administrative, […]

October 2020 Yourgene Health signs partnership deal with blue chip Japanese company

“We are delighted to have secured this key strategic partnership expanding and consolidating our geographical reach into Japan.This is a great endorsement of our analytical capabilities, and we are pleased to be able to customise these class-leading technology tools: Flex Software and Atlas Workflow Manager for our partner.We hope to develop future collaborations with this […]

October 2020 Cultural Producer – Call for Expressions of Interest

Oxford Road Corridor’s ‘Culture on the Corridor’ group has secured match funding to develop a proposal to Arts Council England (ACE) for a new light festival aimed to engage both communities and institutions in what makes the Oxford Road Corridor unique to Manchester. We are now seeking expressions of interest from Greater Manchester based cultural […]

September 2020 Oxford Road Corridor supports Bubble PAPR: an innovative PPE respirator developed to support fight against Covid

“The Bubble PAPR is both ergonomically and mechanically the right product to meet the need to protect NHS staff during the COVID crisis and beyond. The early stage funding received from the Oxford Road Corridor was critical in kickstarting the project”. Dr Glen Cooper, Program Director for Mechanical Engineering Design at UoM The simple and […]

August 2020 Now hiring – Social Media and Marketing Manager

Job Title: Social Media and Marketing Manager Salary: £35,845 p/a Nature of Contract: Full time / 2-years fixed term Location: Citylabs 1.0, Nelson Street, Manchester Reporting to: Partnership Director, Oxford Road Corridor Oxford Road Corridor is Manchester’s innovation district home to a unique concentration of knowledge, business and cultural assets. The area is overseen by […]

August 2020 Alliance Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester to head up £32m Productivity Institute

“This is a landmark investment by the government. It demonstrates how serious the government is about solving the UK’s productivity puzzle and importantly, it signals a commitment to help create an economy that works for everyone, with growth that is sustainable, inclusive and regionally distributed. We are proud to lead a group of some of […]

July 2020 Citylabs 2.0 hits a new milestone as it reaches practical completion.

“The development of this new health innovation and precision medicine campus and the practical completion of Citylabs 2.0 helps confirm Manchester as a world leader in this vital industry, creating a raft of highly skilled health science jobs and providing an all important economic boost to the city. Manchester’s future success depends on building on […]

June 2020 Work Underway on City’s New LGBT+ Centre

After years of successful fundraising, The Proud Trust is delighted that it has finally started rebuilding its LGBT+ Centre in Manchester’s city centre this week. “This year we are laying down bricks in our city, as we did in 1988, to create a safe haven for all LGBT+ people within our local community. We’re so […]

June 2020 HOME launches their second annual Green June

” Environmental sustainability is at the heart of who we are and what we do at HOME, so we’d like to invite you to get involved and take climate action with us now and create the green future we want and need”. Green June is a celebration of HOME’s sustainable activities, a strengthening of their […]

May 2020 MFT signs ambitious new EPR contract with Epic

“The COVID-19 outbreak has demonstrated the national importance of integrating systems and processes in order to work effectively and dynamically. Once this system is implemented it will enable us to further improve services for patients and people who use our services”. Sir Michael Deegan CBE, Chief Executive of MFT The contract was signed following approval […]

May 2020 The Russell Group appoints Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell as its next Chair

“It is a great honour and privilege to be named the next Chair of this prestigious group of historic institutions. […] I look forward to working with this group of world-class universities and all other relevant organisations to ensure that UK universities remain global leaders in research, education and their many wide contributions to society”. […]

April 2020 The University of Manchester ranked first in the UK for its social and environmental impact

“It’s really pleasing that we’ve maintained our position as the top university in the UK for social and environmental impact, despite more universities than ever entering the ranking”. Dr Julian Skyrme, Director of Social Responsibility The University of Manchester has again ranked as the top higher education institution in the country for its social and […]

April 2020 Henry Royce Institute to launch Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub for Greater Manchester

“The Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub provides a platform to work with SMEs across Greater Manchester to help them adopt the right sustainable plastic innovation for the right reasons. We will pioneer solutions that fit with our current and emerging waste management practices and help companies make decisions that are truly sustainable rather than just band-aid […]