Salford Business School has launched a Centre for Sustainable Innovation (CSI). 

Based in the Maxwell Building on the University of Salford’s Peel Park campus, the Centre provides a physical space for partners to utilise while bringing together the worlds of academia and business.

The aim of the CSI is to build connections between esteemed academics and industry leaders.

It supports all partners with growth and Innovation, focusing on three key areas: sustainability, change management and digital transformation.

“It’s a really special day for Salford Business School as we launch the CSI,” said Sara Boswell, director of the Centre for Sustainable Innovation. 

“The School already has a reputation for its strong industry partnerships, and the CSI provides an opportunity for us to link even more closely with business leaders across all industries. 

“We have already appointed Associate Professors in our focus areas of digital transformation, sustainability and change management, in order to offer our partners tailored and expert support in what is a challenging and competitive economic landscape. 

“Work has already begun on a number of large scale growth and Innovation programmes to help support the business community.”

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Tom Stannard, chief executive at Salford City Council, added: “The University of Salford has long been a key driver of growth in our city, and the new Centre for Sustainable Innovation will undoubtedly provide further opportunities for our local business leaders to tackle new challenges and ensure a robust and prosperous future. 

“Working across academic and industry boundaries will be mutually beneficial for all parties, and I look forward to working closely with the CSI team to continue to build a thriving economy for the city and beyond.”

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