In February, the GMCA launched the Greater Manchester Digital Blueprint. The blueprint sets out our 3 years aims as a digital city-region and aims to empower and enable people and businesses through innovation, integration, infrastructure, industry and inclusion to ensure that no-one is left behind. 

As part of the Blueprint launch the GMCA made a commitment to continue to refresh the Blueprint to ensure it continues to stays relevant to residents and businesses alike.  It has now been over six months since the Blueprint was launched, The GMCA Digital Team are therefore holding Digitober to raise awareness and celebrate the work that has and is being done across the Greater Manchester Digital Sector.

We want to make sure that all residents and businesses across Greater Manchester can benefit from the opportunities that digital can bring, which is why we are running Digitober a month of events and activities themed around digital inclusion. This pandemic has highlighted the importance of digital, tackling digital exclusion  and the opportunity to do things differently. We want to use events throughout Digitober to raise awareness of the issues digital exclusion brings and get businesses thinking about what they can do to tackle it in Greater Manchester.

Get Online Week

Get Online Week is about giving everyone the chance to find the help they need to improve their digital skills. We will be using the week to raise awareness of the work being done across the Greater Manchester Digital Sector to help close the digital divide. We will also be calling on organisations to pledge to do in this area.

Digitober activity

Throughout Digitober and beyond we want to celebrate the working being done across Greater Manchester to combat the digital divide. Which is why we have been collating blogs and case studies from organisations to share the great work going on in this space.

Find out more about the other events that have taken place throughout Digitober:

Find out more about our How Greater Manchester is Doing Digital Differently event 

Find out more about Switch to Digital Week

Find out more about Digital Leaders Week 

Find out more about the Young Digital Leaders Conference

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If you have some blog content or case studies you would like us to showcase please get in touch by emailing gmcadigital@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk