Knowledge exchange

Our knowledge exchange schemes provide you with the opportunity to develop mutually beneficial partnerships across a broad range of disciplines, services and facilities, in order to support innovation and promote growth.

You can expect to benefit from an improvement in your products and processes, making your organisation more competitive and profitable.

Why choose our knowledge exchange services?

Our knowledge exchange services utilise world-leading research, strengthen UK businesses and increases economic growth.

We achieve this through a comprehensive range of flexible knowledge exchange mechanisms that have been designed to fit your business requirements, enabling you to work closely with leading academics and researchers from across the University.

You will gain:

  • access to researchers whose quality, breadth and volume of research activity is unparalleled in the UK
  • access to a team of highly qualified knowledge exchange experts who will assist you in the different stages of your project, from applying for funding to project planning and evaluation.

Our knowledge exchange opportunities are delivered through the following schemes:

Knowledge exchange case studies

  • AMEC – through an exploitation secondment, we provided structural integrity expertise that enhanced the company's procedures for assessing the nuclear industry.
  • Cameron – an exploitation secondment gave the flow equipment and services company access to our leading academics and our unique pilot scale laboratories.
  • Tearfund – we worked with the Christian and relief development agency to develop mobile technology for disaster response situations
  • Perceptive Engineering – a KTP that created a software product capable of monitoring advanced control systems, boosting their sales
  • Eagle Genomics – we worked together to give the company the skills and knowledge to form a commercial support team for the Taverna workflow management system
  • Timburi-Cocha Research Station – an agreement between Universidad Estatal Amazonica and The University of Manchester for the joint management of this Ecuadorian research centre.
  • The Met Office – our expertise enables the Met Office to provide better forecasts of concentrations of volcanic ash to the aviation industry.  

Video case studies

  • APEM – we helped APEM to gain an insight into the factors that influence algal blooms, which can reduce water quality and cause potential health problems if left unchecked..
  • Find A Better Way – an initiative to tackle the legacy of landmines
  • Mathematics – our Department of Mathematics is working with an increasing range of industrial partners to solve complex business problems
  • Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) – our KTP provides NAG with cutting-edge maths research to power their software solutions
  • Phoenix Inspection Systems – University researchers helped the team develop prototype testing equipment that uses an acoustic pulse to detect defects in pipes.

Find out how knowledge exchange can help your business


Contact our Knowledge Exchange Managers:

Mark Godber
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 6813 

Caroline Stanton 
Tel: +44 (0) 161 306 6814 

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