Advancing Greater Manchester

Sustainability research



Nature-based solutions in urban areas can help to tackle climate change. The €4.6 million EU funded IGNITION Project set a target to uplift green infrastructure in Greater Manchester and develop business models for investment in Nature-base Solutions (NBS).

The NBS Living Lab at University of Salford provides a retrofit installation to showcase a variety of NBS climate mitigation solutions and delivers evidence to inform stakeholders on investment schemes based on real-time data, and raise awareness of economic, environmental and well-being benefits of such technologies for communities.

GM Cyber Foundry

Cyber Foundry

Businesses are facing new challenges in the evolving shift to a digital world. The University of Salford is a partner in the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry - a programme designed to help SMEs with cyber challenges in business growth, stability and security.

GM AI Foundry

AI Foundry

Artificial intelligence is revolutionising the way many industries operate. The University of Salford is a partner in the Greater Manchester AI Foundry - a research and innovation project that provides support to SMEs in Greater Manchester in using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to become innovation ready and enhance or develop new products and services.