Innovation Fund Review

Innovation Fund Review

We were contracted to review a £10m portfolio of investments supported by the Manchester Innovation Investment Fund. We reviewed a range of projects including a medical innovation service, an innovation conference, a graduate placement programme, a series of arts-innovation projects and a major research scheme.

Our work involved close liaison with the Manchester Knowledge Capital team and partners to understand the scale of Manchester's innovation challenge in order to assess gaps and overlaps within the suite and in the city's commitments to innovation.

Our project reviews focussed on generating lessons and insights on what works and how to secure a stronger innovation eco-system for the city. We advised the Board on how to invest for maximum effect and provided practical advice to projects on how to uplift their effectiveness.

A detailed review of investments supported by the Manchester Innovation Fund and delivered by Manchester Knowledge Capital and the Commission for New Economy with support from NESTA.

Client

Manchester Knowledge Capital