At Manchester BRC we aim to support our researchers make key links with industry partners to identify mutually beneficial areas of interest and translate these into impactful outputs.
Why do we work with industry?
One of the most efficient and direct ways that scientific findings can be translated into products that benefit our patients is through co-development in partnership between academia and industry. Many cutting-edge findings stem from these collaborations via the sharing of resources and expertise.
These partnerships can take various forms to suit the shape of research. Here at Manchester BRC we aim to support our researchers make key links with industry partners to identify mutually beneficial areas of interest and translate these into impactful outputs.
Commercialising your research
We recognise that the biggest impacts from research have come through commercialisation, spin-out companies and start-ups created from licensed clinical-academic intellectual property (IP), and through collaborating with leaders in the commercial fields who are best placed to drive commercial success. Protecting the IP of our researchers is a key factor in the commercial attractiveness and subsequent success of commercialisation activity.
Commercially attractive IP is managed through your local technology transfer teams such as The University of Manchester Innovation Factory and the Innovation Team at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. Our Innovation and Partnerships team can work with academic and student inventors and the wider Greater Manchester infrastructure to support the identification, protection and exploitation of their research outputs. If you are a BRC researcher and have a commercially attractive idea you need support with please contact us at email@example.com
Our Innovator Training Scheme offers a range of online resources to support researchers in working with industry partners to develop innovations, explore routes to clinical impact and exploiting their research for the benefit of patients.
To explore this and further training opportunities please visit our training pages.
Commercially focused research opens the door to collaborative funding opportunities. There are a number of funding streams with a core focus on encouraging partnerships with industry such as the UKRI Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
We also promote a range of innovation and partnerships focused pump priming funding calls throughout the year. For further information on these please contact us.