Student Entrepreneurship

UMIP believes in supporting and mentoring students with the entrepreneurial drive and passion to pursue their business ideas. We want to encourage the growth of our Student Enterprise Activity in our mission to help;-

  • Stimulate and support student enterprise creation as a leading UK University
  • Help support, grow and share in successful companies that showcase our student talent
  • Support future jobs growth and promote the economic value of student entrepreneurs

UMIP is able to offer support to student enterprises via two distinct channels in conjunction with a variety of partners.

1) IP arising out of your studies

UMIP has been established to help protect and, where appropriate, commercialise the results of research owned by the University. This sometimes covers research carried out by students, such as where you have a sponsored studentship under which the sponsoring outside body has a claim on arising intellectual property (IP) or where you are joining a specific industry-related scheme and the University has contract with the outside body. In these circumstances you have to assign the arising IP to the University. For further information, please see the University’s IP Policy.

If you want to learn more about how we can help to protect and commercialise your work, then click here to read the The Commercialisation Process section. If you have any questions or want to discuss your ideas, please click here to see your UMIP contact.

2) General enterprise ideas

If you have an idea which doesn’t fall in the categories above, we are able to direct you to our various partners who will be able to assist you.

Manchester Entrepreneurs
Manchester Enterprise Centre
The Indus Entrepreneurs

Please contact Ellie Buckley in the first instance:


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