Getting innovative science to market faster.


In 2019, College of Natural Sciences alumnus Paul Manning ’77 and his wife Diane Manning have committed $1 million, through their family foundation, to establish the Manning Innovation Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The program provides three years of support to the College of Natural Sciences to advance a robust and sustainable pipeline of applied and translational research projects from UMass Amherst. It will allow CNS to support bold, promising researchers, providing resources for them to innovate in new directions and to develop real-world applications for their discoveries.

"By cultivating and mentoring high-achieving scientists and pairing them with business-minded collaborators, this program has the potential to change industries—and lives.” — Tricia Serio, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, UMass Amherst

Read the press release about the program and the Mannings—who make it all possible»

Participating UMass units include:

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