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UMIP is a division of UMI3 Limited which is The University of Manchester’s agent for intellectual property (IP) commercialisation. UMI3 is wholly-owned by the University which has over a 30 year history of IP commercialisation.

Our Mission

Commercialising The University of Manchester’s innovations and IP to create positive, global social and economic impact

Transferring science to the market place of Intellectual Property developed by the University. We do this through IP sale, licence or spin-out.

Making an important contribution to the economy regionally, nationally and internationally and to the quality of public life.

Reinvesting returns from successful IP commercialisation activities back to the University, for example, through income from the sale of spin-out company shares or royalty income from licence agreements.


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