The University of Manchester Intellectual Property Limited (UMIP®) is the managing agent of The University of Manchester for intellectual property commercialisation. UMIP’s role is to enhance the scale and quality of the University’s intellectual property development and commercialisation activities. UMIP works in highly positive relationships with researchers, entrepreneurs, business people, professional advisers and investors to achieve its goals. As a successful company, it employs modern management approaches to licensing, joint ventures and spin-out enterprises. UMIP has a flexible and tailored approach to each commercial opportunity to ensure that the possibilities and benefits for intellectual property transfer to the market-place are maximised.


  • Quarterly Journal issue 22 February 2017

    Our latest Quarterly Journal can now be downloaded as a pdf file, below.  Please feel free to share with any colleagues or other contacts you feel might be interested.

  • After the spinout

    After the spinout is formed, the work is not finished, observes Carolyn Porter, Deputy Head of Technology Transfer at Oxford University Innovation.

  • Spinning out with IP Group

    An interview with Peter Grant, Managing Director of New Business & Partnerships at IP Group plc.