The centre of Manchester University’s campus on the Oxford Road Corridor is to become the home of the new Christabel Pankhurst Institute, thanks to a £5 million award from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Local Growth Fund (Manchester University, Manchester Science Partnerships, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Health Innovation Manchester). There will also be research and business development spaces at Manchester Science Partnerships' Citylabs campus.
CEO of Health Innovation Manchester, Professor Ben Bridgewater, said: “Greater Manchester is world class when it comes to health innovation and advanced materials, underpinned by assets in digital technology and data science. The Christabel Pankhurst Institute will play a pivotal role in discovering and developing market ready innovations that we can deploy across the city-region, to ultimately improve the health and wellbeing of our citizens.”
“Manchester Uni home to new healthtech research institute“
CEO of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, Sir Mike Deegan, said: “We are delighted to be part of an initiative with our partners that will support researchers in accessing cutting-edge data and materials that will develop into improved treatment and care for our patients”.
President and vice-chancellor of University of Manchester, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to work with our partners to exploit the University’s strengths in digital health and advanced materials to make a real difference to the health and economic development of Greater Manchester.”