Research impact

The University of Manchester’s research delivers economic, environmental, social, cultural, health and wellbeing benefits across the globe.

We use our research expertise and pioneering spirit to discover, develop and create innovative solutions to the world's biggest problems and transform lives.

Driving invention and innovation

We work with government, business and not-for-profit organisations to deliver impact through innovation and commercialisation, including:

Transforming local communities

Our health research delivers benefits within the context of Greater Manchester’s devolved health and social care budget through partnerships with the NHS Trusts in Health Innovation Manchester and the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre.

The research and innovation strengths of our partnerships were brought together in an unprecedented way to form the COVID-19 research rapid response group to help address the public health crisis.

We also help Manchester’s arts, culture and creative industries thrive through Creative Manchester.

Fighting climate change

We're committed to research that improves the environment.

Our research into climate change has led to climate adaptation strategies being put in place across Europe, with our Sustainable Futures platform producing innovative solutions to urgent environmental challenges.

Global impact

We use our research to positively impact communities, such as: