Who We Are

The Centre for Sustainable Innovation (CSI) is a collaborative space that supports the business community in adopting sustainable solutions, embedding change management culture and utilising digital technologies in order for them to innovate and prosper.

What we do

CSI offers a variety of products and service to support the business community, this includes:

  • Access to experts who can provide guidance and advice specific to your business needs; identifying strategic goals, and developing growth strategies.
  • Networking and business connections: by joining the CSI you will gain access to a range of networking events, workshops, and seminars where you can connect with other entrepreneurs and industry experts.
  • Innovation and skills programmes: we have a range of workshops, training sessions, and educational programmes on various topics critical to the success of your business.
  • Offer support to leverage technology, implement digital marketing strategies, and utilising online tools to streamline operations and improve productivity.

Our mission

  • At the CSI, we are dedicated to catalysing positive change and fostering sustainable growth for businesses. Our mission is to be the leading hub for sustainable business practices and digital transformation.
  • We achieve this by strengthening industry partnerships, collaborating closely with local businesses and entrepreneurs to drive innovation. Our commitment extends beyond profit, aiming to create significant socio-economic and environmental impact on both local and national levels.
  • By empowering businesses with cutting-edge digital transformation, expert change management, and sustainable consultancy, we not only enhance their competitiveness but also contribute meaningfully to the community and environment around us.
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Our aims

  • To be the catalyst for integrating cutting edge technology and world leading research into the Greater Manchester business community and beyond! 
  • To foster innovation, reduce operational costs, and enhance brands reputation, making businesses and industry more resilient in a rapidly changing market.
  • To play a pivotal role in addressing the unique challenges faced by businesses on their journey towards growth, carbon neutrality, financial and environmental sustainability.


  • By providing businesses with access to cutting-edge research, expert guidance, and collaborative platforms, the Centre empowers its partners to adopt sustainable practices, foster change and adopt innovation across their business.
  • Through innovative workshops, and research initiatives, the CSI fosters a supportive environment where businesses can learn, collaborate, and implement eco-friendly digital strategies.
  • By bridging the gap between academia and industry, the CSI not only accelerates SMEs’ path to growth but also ensures their financial and environmental sustainability, contributing significantly to a greener, more prosperous future for all.
  • We expedite digital transformation seamlessly across businesses – whether it be your products, operations, and workforce, empowering your journey towards a prosperous future.

Our focus


Digital Transformation

At the Centre for Sustainable Innovation, we recognise the paramount importance of digital transformation in shaping the future of business. Our team of experts is committed to working closely with our partners, ensuring the seamless integration of cutting-edge technologies, optimisation of operational processes, and elevation of customer experiences. Through tailored digital strategies, we aim to empower businesses to navigate the intricate digital landscape successfully. From the implementation of innovative software solutions to harnessing the full potential of data analytics, we guide businesses toward a future where they not only endure but thrive in this dynamic and evolving digital age.

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Change Management

Change is inevitable, especially in the dynamic landscape of modern business. We specialise in change management, ensuring that our partners effectively navigate transitions, mergers, and restructuring processes. Our holistic approach involves strategic planning, employee engagement, and stakeholder communication. We help organisations to embrace change positively, fostering a culture of adaptability and resilience. By providing tailored solutions and ongoing support, we enable businesses to manage change seamlessly, leading to sustainable growth and enhanced competitiveness.

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At the Centre for Sustainable Innovation (CSI), sustainability is not merely a goal; it’s the essence of our mission. Positioned in a world where businesses embracing sustainable practices flourish, we serve as a catalyst for positive change. Our collaborative approach builds partnerships with businesses, academics, and policymakers, steering the way toward net zero. With a diverse set of expertise, from assessing environmental footprints to crafting tailored sustainability strategies and executing green initiatives, we empower businesses to achieve their sustainability milestones.

Empowering businesses for sustainable growth

Expertly tailored solutions for embracing change, achieving growth, digital transformation, sustainability and net zero emissions.