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.