The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account has now has limited funds. Future funding calls will be announced when funds are available for allocation.
Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs) are awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to accelerate the impact of research and help universities bridge the divide between academic research and the market place. The University of Birmingham's operational objectives for the IAA are:
Accelerate the rate of translation and maximise the impact from key research areas
Deepen the University's strategic relationships with long term stakeholders
Building capacity and a culture for the importance of impact
Three schemes are currently available under the EPSRC IAA:
Knowledge Transfer Secondments (KTS)
The KTS scheme provides funding to help ensure the exploitation of the University of Birmingham’s research and expertise in the engineering and physical sciences. The scheme operates on the principle that the best way to transfer knowledge is through the movement of skilled people both into and out of the University.
Further details about the KTS scheme are available here.
All applications to this scheme must be made via the online form available here: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/kts
Follow-on Fund (FOF)
The Follow-On Funding (FOF) scheme supports the development of outputs from existing or previous research at the University of Birmingham. The aim of the scheme is to ensure the translation and/or commercialisation of the University’s research outcomes in the engineering and physical sciences.
Further details about the FOF scheme are available here.
All applications to this scheme must be made via the online form available: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/epsrc-follow-on-fund-fof-application-form-2
Accelerating Research Impact (Invite-only)
The resources allocated through this strand of the EPSRC IAA play an important role in both de-risking and demonstrating the UoB’s technological capability within key strategic areas in order to realise their market potential and commercial return. Funds are distributed through a competitive, invitation-only process that includes both small (typically up to £25k) and large (£25k+) awards.
Further details about the Accelerating Research Impact scheme are available here.
All applications to this scheme must be made via the online form available here: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/epsrc-iaa-accelerating-research-impact-scheme-aug17
Strategic Placement Fund (Invite-only)
The Strategic Placement Fund is designed to respond to the needs of our major, long-term corporate and strategic partners who see value with us in the delivery of longer-term, flexible placements in areas of strategic significance for the exploitation of the University of Birmingham’s research within the EPSRC remit.
All applications to this scheme must be made via the onloine form available here: https://bham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/epsrc-iaa-strategic-placement-fund
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