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.  Please apply now by downloading this form, and returning it by email to

Ideas with Impact will accept applications throughout the year, with participants being reviewed and admitted quarterly.