The Digital Catapult has announced that The Landing will be its first official Manchester-based partner, via a new partnership programme.

The Landing, MediaCityUK’s digital enterprise hub, is one of nine digital clusters across the UK selected by the Digital Catapult to help “develop mutually beneficial relationships and networks.”

Through Digital Catapult’s Clusters and Communities Programme, Landing tenants will gain access to a range of initiatives and collaborative projects intended to spark fresh thinking, stimulate enterprise and drive creativity.

Jenni Young, Marketing and Centres Director at the Digital Catapult said:
“We are really excited about the launch of our partnership programme.  Our new regional partners, such as The Landing, have access to a high volume of innovation talent with direct relevance to our focus areas and our aspirations.

“This is just the beginning of an exciting journey to partner with as many clusters and communities as possible in the coming months.”

Jon Corner, Chief Executive of The Landing said:  “To be chosen as Manchester’s first Digital Catapult  partner is fantastic news as it means our tenants will be able to plug-in to a national network of like-minded tech clusters and dynamic digital communities to work on collaborative challenges, hacks and other great projects .”