Supporting Greater Manchester SMEs to grow and innovate by harnessing AI.

Unlock the power of Artificial Intelligence, as our fully funded programme connects you to cutting edge AI research, innovative technologies and academic knowledge from four universities.

Our Greater Manchester AI Foundry is a fully funded, two-phased programme available to 150 small-medium sized businesses.

Evolve with the fast-approaching new digital future, as our partnership of four universities: Manchester Metropolitan University, Lancaster University, The University of Manchester and University of Salford help you translate world-leading AI research and academic insights, into novel products or services to increase efficiency, improve performance and secure competitive edge.

It’s time to explore the business growth opportunities that Artificial Intelligence presents for your business.

“Greater Manchester AI Foundry will place the region’s SMEs at the forefront of AI application, nationally and internationally.”

KEITH MILLER, HEAD OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

Adopt AI and accelerate your business.

Now more than ever the world is digitally transforming changing the way we work and live. You can join a network of forward-thinking SMEs and start to embrace and unlock the endless possibilities of AI for your business.

Our team is ready to equip you with tools to:

  • Unlock innovative thinking
  • Overcome the challenges of adopting AI
  • Ensure your business is capable of adopting the new technology
  • Help you deliver innovative and ethically appropriate products
  • Upskill your employees to utilise the technology

“In Greater Manchester it is our ambition to be recognised as a world-leading digital city region, the launch of the Greater Manchester AI Foundry is a significant step towards these ambitions, helping our region’s start-ups and SMEs advance their businesses at a time when they need it most.

MAYOR OF GREATER MANCHESTER, ANDY BURNHAM 

The project is providing innovation consultancy and advisory aid in line with the De Minimis Exemption and Innovation R&D aid in line with the General Block Exemption Regulation.

The project is providing innovation consultancy and advisory aid in line with the De Minimis Exemption (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013, OJ L 352/1) and Innovation R&D aid in line with the General Block Exemption Regulation (in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014, OJ L 187/1)

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