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Manchester City Team Up With Ideas Britain

Wed 24th Jun 2015 | Marketing & PR

Manchester City has teamed up with Ideas Britain, to launch Innovation in Sport, a new competition that invites grassroots innovators to submit their ideas for technology in the world of sport.

The nationwide competition launches in October, but as of now, submissions are open – and the first 100 entries will be screened and assessed by elite Ideas Britain business coaches so early entrants can take advantage of expert advice before the competition kicks-off.

The key aim of the nationwide competition, which is also supported by Manchester City Council, is to uncover creative ideas that have the potential to forge real innovation in the world of sport.

Andrew Gilligan, Head of Research and Insights at MCFC, said: “At Manchester City we are constantly looking for ways to introduce new and innovative ideas across all aspects of the club.

“Ideas Britain recognises the importance of opening the door to everyone to ensure that the best ideas get the attention they deserve, and we share their passion for providing young people in our local community with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to not only have their ideas heard, but also put into action.”

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council which is backing the scheme, said: "Manchester prides itself as a city of entrepreneurialism and innovation with a thriving digital sector.

“We welcome and support this initiative which seeks to capture and harness creative ideas via a smartphone app and turn them into a reality as being in tune with the spirit of our city." 

Adam Shaw, Founder and CEO of Ideas Britain, said: “Ideas Britain is hugely proud to be able to work with a partner like Manchester City, helping to extend such a rare opportunity to young entrepreneurs throughout the UK.

“Sport can be so unifying, and we want to tap into the insight and enthusiasm of young people everywhere – and make their best ideas for progress a reality.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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