Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

University knowledge, powering business innovation.

“University knowledge and research is about transforming lives and goes at the heart of what a University is about. MMU achieves this through the people that we work hand-in-hand with to effect a positive change in the economy and society."

At MMU, we recognise the important role that universities have to play in wider society and we are committed to ensuring that all new knowledge generated at MMU has economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits.

How does it work?

Consultancy and contract research is where our academic experts become your expert consultants. An established and successful way to inject new knowledge into yourorganisation.

Our award winning Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) projects are a highly cost effective way to access academic consultants whilst utilising our brightest students. A KTP places a jointly selected high quality graduate, supported by a leading academic expert for between 6 months and 3 years, to work on a specific project that will significantly and permanently improve your business performance.  Projects focus on innovative solutions to generate new products, develop markets, improve operating processes and systems or increase sustainability.

Bespoke Training and CPD can enhance and improve individual performance in the workplace for the long term. Courses are bespoke specific to business needs.

Our specialist facilities and laboratories are equipped with the latest research instrumentation and are maintained to the highest standards and have the added benefit of experienced professional and technical expertise to hand.

“University knowledge and research is about transforming lives and goes at the heart of what a University is about. MMU achieves this through the people that we work hand-in-hand with to effect a positive change in the economy and society. We work alongside business and industrial partners, local and national Government and policymakers, public sector organisations, community groups, charities and NGOs, schools, colleges and of course the wider public in Manchester and beyond. The impact of our work is felt and recognised on a national and international scale, but this is only possible because of the fantastic heritage and innovation of the city and region in which we serve.”

Professor Jean–Noël Ezingeard
Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Strategic Planning

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Manchester Metropolitan University at ‘the vanguard’ with new degree apprenticeships programme

A new Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship has been designed to allow employers to have direct input into the design of the whole programme.

MMU Centre for Enterprise supporting SMEs

Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a regional leader in providing specialised support for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Delivering from their Centre for Enterprise, MMU have worked with over 2,000 of the most ambitious business owners in the North West.

The Village Bakery Group: their KTP story

During the 10 years the Village Bakery and MMU’s Food Research Centre have been collaborating in KTP, the group has grown from a base of one company to three, with turnover increasing from £4m to nearly £40m.