Innovate. Accelerate. Grow.

  • 01 November 2016
  • 18.00 - 21.30
  • HOME
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Are you a start-up looking for professional support to help grow your business?  Why not join us on the 1st November at HOME to see how the new Mi-IDEA centre can help?

What can you expect from the event?

The Head of Innovation for Cisco UK & Ireland, Tom Kneen, and the Head of Innovation for Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), Anne Dornan, will share their insight into the cool stuff you can get involved in with Cisco and MSP. They’ll be able to answer your burning questions around turning your great idea into a thriving business, followed by lots of time to chat and widen your network. There will also be the opportunity to meet other start-up businesses who have experience of working with Cisco and MSP and can give you the low-down on working with these organisations, as well as understanding the benefits of joining the Mi-IDEA programme.

What is Mi-IDEA?

After the amazing success of its London post-accelerator centre, Cisco has partnered with Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) to create Mi-IDEA, a post-accelerator designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West. The centre will initially be focussed on four key areas:

Located in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district, Mi-IDEA will offer a pre-seed programme for post incubator start-ups, focused on providing an empowering environment fostering long term partnerships, where start-ups can grow in confidence and capability as they scale up from promising technology to sustainable business.

With collaboration at its core, Mi-IDEA will be a digital living lab, showcasing the very latest in Cisco technology alongside the innovations of the companies in residence, providing an inspiring environment to spark innovation and a place where public, academic and private sectors can immerse themselves in the power of the possible and work together to transform their industries.

This event is hosted by the Cisco UK innovation team; for more info on our initiatives, check out our

Please RSVP by October 14th.

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