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Commercialisation of research

Encouraging enterprise is a critical aspect of The University of Manchester's research culture. Commercialisation and exploitation of our intellectual property (IP) is therefore a fundamental part of our activity.

The University of Manchester I3 Ltd (UMI3) is the University’s innovation company. UMI3 has two operational divisions: its Innovation Centre (UMIC) with state-of-the-art incubator premises and a vibrant enterprise conferencing and networking centre, and its intellectual property commercialisation service (UMIP).

The mission of UMI3 is to bring the University’s ground-breaking inventions and software to the commercial world. This is done principally by attracting entrepreneurs, investors and corporate venture partners to our campus and innovation centre, and then licensing or spinning out companies through engagement with our academic colleagues.

Case studies, which showcase the transfer of our intellectual property through licensing and spin-outs, are available to download on the UMIP website.

You can follow our IP commercialisation activities on Twitter and through our bi-annual e-newsletter.

Contact us

For further information about our IP commercialisation services and innovation centre activities, please visit the following websites: