‘Material Gains: Building Better Cities for People and the Planet’ imagines Greater Manchester in 2038 as a city-region realising fairer and greener economic growth enabled by advanced materials.
The report looks ahead to 2038 and a future where advanced materials have had a transformational impact – on how we travel, generate energy and construct buildings, as well as their effect on sectors like manufacturing, food production and healthcare.
Leading commentators from the fields of science, industry and academia also feature, after participating in a roundtable discussion in partnership with GM LEP, MIDAS and The University of Manchester and hosted by Alok Jha, science correspondent with The Economist.
Its cover features a new illustration from local illustrator Barney Ibbotson, detailing some of the changes we might see in Greater Manchester by 2038.
Tim Newns, Chief Executive of Greater Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency (MIDAS), said:
“ I think that Greater Manchester will be a global centre for innovation, and Advanced Materials is at the absolute heart of that.”
“ As we progress our journey to net zero in 2038, I would like to think there’ll be a little bit of Greater Manchester in every city-region around the world, taking some of the technology and learnings from our own ambitious journey in order to achieve their own net zero status.”
“ If you want to innovate in new low carbon products or services, and you want to do it in a place where you can demonstrate capability at scale, and where there is the supportive ecosystem to help you succeed, then Greater Manchester is the place.”
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