UoM and the Innovation Factory have been successful (alongside other leading Northern research-intensive universities) in securing £2.7m funding for two projects through Research England’s new Regional Innovation Fund.

The first successful project, the Northern Triangle Talent (NTT), was awarded to the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, and Leeds.  The NTT aims to build systems to attract the best global talent to fill opportunities in the Northwest, through the creation of a high-profile Talent Community that engages across the Northern Triangle ecosystem.

The second project, The Northwest Cyber Security Connect for Commercialisation (NW CyberCom), was awarded to the Universities of Lancaster, Manchester, Liverpool, Salford, Central Lancashire and Manchester Metropolitan University.  NW CyberCom will unlock commercialisation opportunities to solve ‘mission critical challenges’, which are aligned to cyber innovation in the region’s security, defence, advanced manufacturing and energy/net zero sectors.

About Research England

Dedicated to advancing the impact of research and knowledge exchange, Research England plays a vital role in shaping the landscape of higher education. As an integral part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Research England focuses on creating opportunities for universities to thrive in research and innovation, fostering collaboration, and catalysing transformative projects.

To find out more about the Regional Innovation Fund and its intended impact, visit HERE.