Knowledge exchange

Our knowledge exchange services give you the opportunity to develop a mutually beneficial partnership with experts across a range of humanities disciplines.

By working with our academics to share knowledge, technology and skills, we can support innovation, and help your organisation grow and develop.

How it works

Our knowledge exchange opportunities are delivered through the following schemes.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

This is Europe’s leading programme to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through access to knowledge, technology and skills that reside within UK knowledge bases.

Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

The University of Manchester has been awarded over £850k to accelerate the knowledge and impact coming from social sciences research, supported through policy seminars, placements and a flexible research into practice scheme.

Read more about our recent knowledge exchange activities:

Collaborative doctoral programmes

Collaborative doctoral programmes provide funding for PhD-level research projects which are developed in partnership between Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and non-University organisations or businesses. The aim of these collaborative research opportunities is to align research more closely with practice.

The ESRC-funded CASE and the AHRC-funded CDA studentships provide funding for a PhD researcher, who will receive a stipend for the duration of the PhD, to complete the research project with supervision from an academic and an industry supervisor.