EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

The University of Birmingham has been awarded a £2.4 million Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) by EPSRC to support impact and knowledge exchange activities in engineering and physical sciences.

The key aims and objectives of the Impact Acceleration Account are:

Aim 1. Accelerate the commercialisation of research in engineering and physical sciences across the University

  • Objective 1: Support the development of outcomes of research activities in all areas of engineering and physical sciences
  • Objective 2: Develop knowledge exchange with new and existing external partners

Aim 2. Enable researchers at all career stages to engage with impact

  • Objective 3: Support early career researchers in translating their research into impact
  • Objective 4: Celebrate the impact of engineering and physical sciences through public engagement

Aim 3. Support capacity building for key strategic areas of activity

  •  Objective 5: Support key areas of strategic potential to help them gain critical mass
  • Objective 6: Provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement

Funding Schemes

Funding is available to staff in all Colleges who are working in the engineering and physical sciences remit, and applicants do not need to have previously held EPSRC funding to be eligible.

The aims and objectives will be delivered through the funding of activities and responsive mode open calls:

EPSRC IAA Funding Schemes


If you have any queries about the EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, please get in touch with the central IAA team on epsrciaa@contacts.bham.ac.uk


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