Research partnerships with business, public sector and charitable organisations
Our extensive track record of pioneering research collaborations range from consultancy projects and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships through to major international alliances.
We work with businesses of all sizes, not-for-profit organisations, and regional and national government.
The University is recognised as the partner of choice for many large corporations including AstraZeneca and Siemens. These partnerships span different disciplines and are governed by framework agreements covering research, recruitment and PhD training.
We also build and grow non-commercial research partnerships through our public engagement, civic engagement, creative engagement and Policy@Manchester activities as part of our commitment to making a positive research impact.
Commercialisation and exploitation of our intellectual property (IP) is a fundamental part of our research culture. We have exemplary success rates in the incubation of spin-out companies and of the transfer of intellectual property through licensing.
The University of Manchester Innovation Factory works with academic and student inventors to take their world-changing ideas and technologies and commericalise the University’s diverse portfolio of intellectual property. In 2021 we launched Northern Gritstone, an investment partnership between the Universities of Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield to drive enterprise activities across the North of England. You can follow our IP commercialisation services and activities on Twitter (@putideastowork) or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the team
Contact our Business Engagement and Knowledge Exchange Team by email: email@example.com.
Collaborate with us
We carry out a wide range of collaborative activity with external partners.
Learn more about TheUniversity of Manchester Innovation Factory and its project portfolio.
See how we work with NHS bodies to quicken the impact of our research into health and technology.
Our research structure and facilities
Want to use our state-of-the-art research facilities? See what we can offer you.
Civic engagement in research
Find out how our commitment to civic engagement is demonstrated in our research.
Find out how we connect researchers with policymakers and influencers and tackle pressing policy challenges across the region and beyond.