Horizon 2020

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health regularly works with small and medium-sized businesses on projects for Horizon 2020, an EU project that helps take great ideas from the laboratory to market.

Why partner with Manchester? 

We enjoy close partnerships with six of the leading National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the Greater Manchester area, making us the largest medical university campus in Europe.

We can also bring significant experience of European Commission 7 funding to our partnerships. We have been involved in 377 Framework 7 projects, including:

  • 17 ERC Starter Grants;
  • 14 ERC Advanced Grants;
  • 27 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks;
  • 59 collaborative projects and coordinating actions awarded under the 'Health' theme.

Example Framework 7 projects led by Manchester include Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management (IFAAM) and Nuclease Immune Mediated Brain and Lupus-like conditions (NIMBL).

If you choose to partner with us, we can offer:

  • administrative support for Horizon 2020 applications;
  • dedicated intellectual property and commercialisation capabilities;
  • the Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI) to address issues of ethics, regulation and policy in relation to new and emerging technologies;
  • thousands of academics and undergraduates;
  • research strengths that are strategically aligned with Europe, including our work in cancer research and therapy, population health, cardiovascular sciences and regenerative medicine, among other areas.

In addition, The University of Manchester is ranked among the top universities in both Europe and worldwide. Manchester has a distinguished history in research, innovation and enterprise with a global reputation for pioneering research, counting 25 Nobel Laureates among current and former staff and students.