IN4.0 Group taking charge of operations at The Landing

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IN4.0 Group

Training, consultancy and digital transformation services provider IN4.0 Group is taking charge of operations at The Landing at MediaCityUK.

The firm will work in partnership with Salford’s chief digital officer Jon Corner to create a Connected Cities Innovation Lab focusing on commercialising research and development, creating new applications for technology and making adoption more accessible and affordable for businesses.

IN4.0 Group is led by entrepreneurs Mo Isap and Andy Beaden.

CEO Isap  said: “Digital technology today is the backbone of all industries, regardless of the nature and type of business. The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many inequalities which we will be addressing head on.

“One of our primary objectives is to create the most diverse and inclusive innovation community. By doing this deliberately ensures that social value is on a par with economic value so that all citizens young and old in the region will have the opportunity to succeed and break new ground in our districts.

“This is an ambition we share unequivocally with Salford City Council. MediaCityUK is a leading destination for the digital, tech and creative media industries - we will further augment this reputation to attract the best businesses and talent globally.

“It is our intention to be a major catalyst towards achieving Greater Manchester’s innovation ambitions and thus ensuring the UK leads in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”

IN4.0’s blueprint for The Landing includes a pan-northern super angel seed investment fund and IN4.0 Talent City at MediaCityUK will build on existing relationships with regional universities including the University of Salford and University of Central Lancashire.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett added: “Salford is a leading digital city and our ambitions continue as we provide an environment where nurtured local tech talent can flourish while creating jobs and growth in the local economy. We are very proud to be recognised nationally for our digital revolution.

“IN4.0 taking charge of The Landing is a positive step forward for this city. They will bring in their expertise and talent to help grow small and medium sized businesses with all the support they need under one roof at MediaCityUK.”