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Manchester Met leads on the CDI programme, driving capacity building and co-hosting the community outreach to help businesses transform, innovate and become more commercially viable by harnessing digital technologies. They provide technical assistance around specialist subjects of AI, Cyber, Industrial Digitisation and Immersive Technologies.

Manchester Met delivers the workshop element of the programme, supporting business owners to understand the innovation process from the business school perspective:

  • How Design Sprints work
  • Evaluate your idea before spending any money on it
  • Work with our Industry Partners on IP and R&D tax credits

Manchester Met also support the CDI roadshows that bring the exciting opportunities that surround the technology to the whole of Greater Manchester.

Meet the team

Manchester Metropolitan University Team

mathilde vautier

Mathilde Vautier

Mathilde is a Project Manager, who led and contributed to a wide range of EU-funded projects, mainly focused on transnational research collaboration and business support.

Project Manager

james crawley

James Crawley

James is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at Manchester Met, with many years’ experience working alongside SME owners to help them achieve their growth potential.

Academic Lead

jennie shorley

Jennie Shorley

Jennie is the Academic Director at the Centre for Enterprise at MMU and PI for CDI. Jennie is a strategic leader in various aspects of engagement and knowledge exchange and is passionate about connecting the university, research and education with society and business.