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EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

The EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) is a smaller, follow-on grant from the Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA). The KTA finished on 30 September 2012 and the IAA started on 1 October 2012 and runs for three years.

There are some changes from the KTA, as the IAA will be funding projects which relate to an EPSRC grant, either during or within a few years of completion, to stimulate pathways to impact and collaborative research & development projects.  Non-EPSRC award-holders can apply in collaboration with a current or recent EPSRC award-holder (PI or Co-I).

Feasibility Awards of up to £5K (exceptionally £10K) are available for pathways to impact activities such as secondments, showcasing events, development of demonstrators, etc.

Travel Awards of up to £500 are available for visits to non-academic external organisations to build relationships, develop pathways to impact plans and showcase research.  Applications are via email to your Departmental KE Champion.

Partnership Awards are collaborative R&D projects, match-funded by external organisations.

Further information is available to staff:

Contact points and further details of the calls can be found in the calls for proposal documents above.

The next deadline for Feasibility Award Expression of Interest applications will be: Friday 12 December 2014, 12 Noon.

See the IAA Briefing Session slides for further information.

For enquiries, please contact the IAA Team.

Impact Assessement Group (IAG)

The Impact Assessment Group is a committee authorised by the Knowledge Exchange Board to allocate IAA funding on its behalf.  It reviews the IAA Partnership Development Award projects as they progress and when they complete.  The IAG meets quarterly, summary minutes of the IAG are available on the IAA News page.  The IAG is chaired by Professor Jane Millar, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research).

Knowledge Exchange (KE) Forum

The Knowledge Exchange Forum is a group of representatives known as KE Champions from each department across the University.  Originally set up in 2009 by the Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA), with support from Staff Development,  the Forum allocates IAA Feasibility Awards to encourage pathways to impact.  The KE Forum is chaired by Professor Chris Frost, Department of Chemistry; the Deputy Chair is Dr Aftrofiti Stathi, Department for Health.

Planning for Impact Toolkit

The Planning for Impact Toolkit is designed to help you plan for impact and gather the information required to complete the Impact Summary and Pathways to Impact for grant applications to the Research Councils UK.

IAA Project Pages

IAA project with Wessex Water - Home Page

Past KTA Projects

Information about past KTA projects is available on the KTA web pages.  A complete collection of project films can be found on the KTA project film page.