Strategic Partnerships

Research and Innovation (R&I) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) has a strong focus on partnerships and collaboration with industry and academia, in order to improve the health and care of the population we serve.

Our aim is to work with partners to support collaborative grant applications and co-development projects, so we can deliver on our vision for MFT to be the partner of choice for innovation for industry.

Our offer to innovation partners:

  • work with the largest NHS trust in UK – spanning all clinical specialities and services, including the community setting, through the Manchester and Trafford Local Care Organisations (LCOs)
  • track record of success – we have consistently delivered a range of projects and have been successful in funding awards, including from Government and industry contracts.
  • professional support – our experienced Innovation Team has specialist expertise and extensive knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP), innovation, commercial engagement and partnership working – current strategic programmes include the MFT Diagnostics and Technology Accelerator (DiTA) and a Clinical Data Science Unit (CDSU)
  • rich data assets – our patient population of 750,000 people across Greater Manchester and forthcoming integrated Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system provide opportunities to conduct approved, ethical research and develop better ways to improve patient care.

For more information, contact the MFT Innovation Team via: