Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester (TICM)
Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester is led by the University of Manchester, working with a consortium of business, academic and public sector organisations.
The Turing Innovation Catalyst Manchester (TICM) is led by The University of Manchester, working with a consortium of business, academic and public sector organisations. The project aims to accelerate Greater Manchester’s £5bn digital economy by supporting existing start-ups and creating new ones – especially in the field of artificial intelligence. It will also help to develop skills in the region, with a particular focus on women and under-represented groups in the industry.
The TICM will bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and business, and will have centres across the region from which to coordinate activity. With no city having a global lead in AI commercialisation, the project aims to position Greater Manchester at the forefront, which would have a transformative effect on the regional economy and jobs.
The TICM brings together a consortium of leading AI-focused businesses, regional R&D organisations, specialist skills providers, accelerators and investors to provide access to:
- Venture Building - Accelerator and Investor Programmes
- Skills and Talent Programmes
- Collaborative R&D Projects
- Development of the AI Ecosystem in Greater Manchester
The TICM is funded by Innovate UK over an initial two-year period as part of the national strategy to increase the benefit and accelerate the impact of the application of data science and AI across the UK economy and society and is being incubated by the University of Manchester (UoM) working with delivery partners.