The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

Whether it’s enabling access to our research, nurturing talent or informing policy, we will work with you to build a strategy for success.

Research and knowledge exchange

The University of Manchester’s groundbreaking research takes place across our Faculties and Institutes - often in multidisciplinary collaborative groups. Access to our research can give your organisation a new vantage point and new insights. We can help you leverage new technology or invest in the next game-changing invention.

Academically, we are recognised for our research power, ranked third in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise and 40th in the world. Last year we were awarded £188 million in research grants and contracts.

Our comprehensive range of flexible knowledge exchange mechanisms enable you to work with leading academics and researchers from across the University. You can expect to benefit from an improvement in your products and processes, making your organisation more competitive and profitable. Our knowledge exchange experts will assist you with applying for funding and planning and evaluating your project.

Commercialisation of our intellectual property (IP) allows your business to reap the benefits of innovations emanating from our world-class research. The University's technology transfer office, UMIP, attracts entrepreneurs, investors and corporate venture partners to our campus and Innovation Centre, bringing our inventions and software into the commercial world through licensing and spin-out companies.

Recruiting talent

The University’s Careers Service provides our students with skills development workshops, mentoring and volunteering opportunities, ensuring you have a broad pool of talent from which to choose.

Our graduates and students come equipped for the challenges of the workplace. Many of our academic programmes offer industrial placements, enabling our graduates to quickly find their feet in the world of employment.

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University fosters spin-out to commercialise graphene-enhanced elastomers

Grafine Ltd will be based at the University of Manchester’s Innovation Centre and use the University’s world-class facilities for its product development work.

Supporting FinTech innovation via industry partnerships - The University of Manchester

The University has recognised FinTech as a transformative sector. But what is FinTech and why do academics collaborate with business and vice versa?

EDF Energy embeds employees at University of Manchester to drive nuclear progress

EDF Energy and the EDF group have been working in partnership with the University of Manchester to support resilient and cost effect nuclear energy.

Experiences from N8 Industry Innovation Forum

The N8 Industry Innovation Forum leads the industry-facing activities of a collaboration of the 8 most research-intensive universities in the North of England.

Collaboration produces world’s lightest mechanical watch

An ultralight high-performance mechanical watch made with graphene was unveiled thanks to a unique collaboration.

Graphene partnership could deliver lighter planes

Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) and the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester will carry out a five-year collaborative research project.

Driving discovery at  Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research

The Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research is a unique collaboration between the University of Manchester, AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline.

EDF Energy use consultancy for planet-friendly power

The University of Manchester worked with EDF Energy to assess new environmentally friendly oils for use in power transformers.

Powering accurate commercial software solutions

A longstanding collaboration enables cutting-edge maths research to power the Numerical Algorithms Group's commercial software solutions.

Policy, partnerships, collaborations; laying the foundations for graphene city

James Baker from the National Graphene Institute says ‘graphene city’ can be a model for commercialising science.

The University of Manchester and BP Strategic Partnership

Over six years helping to ensure the company has the technical capability and strong leadership to stay at the leading edge of its field.

The changing climate in collaboration

Businesses are realising that universities are now much more ‘savvy’ and attuned to business needs