We’re here to help start-ups evolve into thriving small businesses.
Mi-IDEA is a unique Post Accelerator programme and co-innovation ecosystem. A partnership between Cisco & Manchester Science Partnerships, designed to foster and nurture digital innovation in the North West.
Building upon the emerging innovation clusters of the region, Mi-IDEA is focused on Smart Cities, Internet of Things (IoT), Digital Healthcare and Digital Creative sectors.
The centre, located in the heart of Manchester’s innovation district, offers a post-accelerator programme for pre-seed 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 tech to sustainable business.
In addition, we act as a co-innovation hub for trailblazing applied research, collaborating with industry partners, start-ups, government, research institutions and universities to find innovative technology-based solutions to some of the most pressing real world challenges of today.