Innovation and Enterprise, desktop research. Over one hundred documents are in the research database as the desk top research phase is completed. There is no shortage of information on innovation, enterprise, SME’s, venture capital, angel investment, venture capital and private equity plus the internet provides easy access to most of the data.
Is Manchester doing enough for entrepreneurs? Is there a funding gap? What more could be done? The city region’s political and executive leadership has committed to boosting the levels of business in Greater Manchester, and increasing the number of entrepreneurs living and working here. This means creating the right environment for entrepreneurs to flourish. pro∙manchester has agreed to undertake a study and review programme on behalf of the Commission for the New Economy.
Implications of the change of government and the policies of the Conservative Lib Dem alliance are emerging. The NWDA will cease to exist by March 2012 and Business Link may disappear as early as December this year. LEP’s, Local Enterprise Partnerships and sub regional “Growth Hubs” have entered into the vocabulary of local government. So what does this mean to pro.manchester?