1 Angel Sq

NOMA to partner FutureEverything

David McCourt

FutureEverything and NOMA will form a partnership for a summit of ideas and digital invention event in Manchester next month.

The partnership will see the two organisations working together for the next two years.

The one-off event has been designed to showcase a range of digital innovation projects from international artists and developers.

Ruairidh Jackson, strategy and development director for Noma, said: "Partnering with FutureEverything is an exciting prospect and a perfect fit for NOMA.

"Throughout the development of NOMA and its first phase, 1 Angel Square, the new head office for The Co-operative Group, we have adopted some cutting-edge ideas and technology, making the development one of the most forward-thinking in the UK and Europe.

"We are creating a whole new quarter in the city of Manchester and we're looking forward to maximising the potential Manchester has to become a major centre for digital industry and technology."

Lou Cordwell, chairman of FutureEverything, and co-founder and chief executive of digital design company magneticNorth, said: "The partnership with NOMA marks the start of what will be a significant period of growth for FutureEverything, and bringing such a world-class partner on board reflects the key role both organisations will play in our ever-changing and forward looking city."

Cordwell has been working as chairman of FutureEverything since summer 2012 and was formally appointed to the position in January this year.

FutureEverything is also being supported by Manchester Science Parks, law firm Ward Hadaway, Arts Council England, Manchester City Council, New Economy, MIDAS and Marketing Manchester.

Speakers at the FutureEverything summit have been drawn from organisations including Google, Vimeo, BBC and Kickstarter.

Drew Hemment, chief executive of FutureEverything, said: "The FutureEverything summit is shaping into what we hope will be an intense, creative, thought-provoking and inspiring two days that will be of benefit to anyone involved, and interested in, how our future world including culture, art, cities and business will take shape.

"It is fantastic that we are able to bring these world-leading thinkers to Manchester to help us further shape discussions and practise which will influence the future."

The Future Everything summit takes place from Thursday 21 March to Sunday 24 March 2013 across Manchester. Tickets are on sale now for £60.

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