Welcome to Ideas with Impact, where philanthropy accelerates the growth of the brightest ideas at the University of Manchester

Ideas with Impact is a new source of translational funding, focused on delivering positive social, economic and environmental impact.  This programme is looking to select the most inspiring, commercially viable innovations for a unique philanthropic funding programme that will accelerate early stage research projects, allowing them to reach their full potential, globally.


Researchers chosen to participate with Ideas with Impact will work closely with the commercialisation team at the University of Manchester Innovation Factory, which will use the funding to launch your exciting ideas, overcoming the financial obstacles that you may have faced otherwise.

Along with key funding, successful/selected projects will have access to a major support system of industry connections, commercial advice and the all-important network of philanthropists involved.

Do you have a truly fantastic project that could fit in to one of these categories?

  • Climate Emergency Solutions

  • An Interconnected World

  • Healthy Futures

If so, we want to hear from you!  Apply using the link below, and send your application to iwi@uominnovationfactory.com

Ideas with Impact – Application form

Ideas with Impact –  Guidance notes

There are 3 opportunities to apply per year. See the table below for dates.  Good luck!


Table showing opening and closing dates of Ideas with Impact programme.

Apply using the link below, and send your application to iwi@uominnovationfactory.com 

Ideas with Impact – Project evaluation form

Ideas with Impact – Guidance notes