World-class research with exceptional commercial potential

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UMIP provides investors with access to the best and most innovative ideas arising from The University of Manchester’s world-class research base.

The UK as a whole is a research powerhouse and Manchester is ranked in the country’s top 5 innovative universities as a result of the high commercial impact of its patents.

We have a deep understanding of technology transfer and the whole commercialisation process. Already £300m+ has been invested by venture funders in UMIP spin-out companies. We work closely with leading financial investors, specialist venture capital companies and strategic investors and are proud of the high-level interest that our portfolio attracts.

An established portfolio and a dynamic pipeline

Since our establishment over a decade ago we have built up an outstanding portfolio of early-stage technologies.

Our pipeline of emerging technologies is equally strong. These are amongst the UK’s strongest, most innovative research findings that present investors with exceptional early-stage opportunities.

Proven business model

Our integrated business model, which embraces all aspects of the commercialisation process from invention disclosure to patenting, licensing or spin-out activities, provides us with great insight into leveraging early-stage research. We then have the skills and experience to help turn the most promising ideas into strong, well-funded businesses.