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Access to University research can give your organisation a new vantage point. You will gain new insights, leverage new technology or invest in the next game-changing invention.

The University of Manchester’s research helps businesses, charities, authorities and more, with £188 million in research grants and contracts coming our way last year.

Academically, we are recognised for our research power, ranked among the best in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise and 40th in the world in the 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking Of World Universities. 

University research for business

Innovation is the thread that runs throughout the University’s history, from the first modern computer to our pioneering work on the wonder material graphene.

Groundbreaking research takes place in a spectrum of areas across our Faculties and Institutes - in many cases, in multidisciplinary collaborative groups.  

Our Business Engagement Support Team will find you the perfect expertise in order to help you achieve your business goals.

Research case studies

Our research has contributed to a wide range of organisation’s successes.

  • We partnered with BP on research into corrosion science and technology. We are also the hub of the company’s $100m International Centre for Advanced Materials. (PDF document, 1.31MB)
  • The National Grid collaborated with us on a host of innovative developments to help them deliver the future UK energy strategy. (PDF document, 1.62MB)

Want to know how the University’s research can help your business or organisation? Get in touch with us to discuss the possibilities.

General enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2227
Address: Directorate of Research and Business Engagement, Second Floor, Christie Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL.

If you know what area you require, contact our Faculty and Institute business development contacts.

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sandra Crosbie – Business Engagement Manager – Engineering and Physical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 3062

Saq Rasul – Business Engagement Officer – Engineering and Physical Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 3986

Ivan Buckley – Graphene Project Manager – National Graphene Institute
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2441    

Faculty of Humanities

Shanta Aphale – Business Engagement Manager – Humanities (including Manchester Business School)
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 0294

Faculty of Life Sciences

Victoria Hand – Research Business Manager – Life Sciences (currently on maternity leave)
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 5249

Zoher Kapacee – Research Business Manager – Life Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 1686

Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

Catherine Headley – Business Development Manager – Medical and Human Sciences
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 0637