Funding available for Partnership Development Awards

The Knowledge Transfer Account was set up to generate impact through Knowledge Transfer by encouraging collaboration with external organisations and has funding available for partnership Development Awards.

These are match funded awards, which match 50 per cent cash investment from external organisations, taking the risk out of the investment for the end user. The funding can be used to enable you to:

  • carry out an experimental development (R&D) project to transfer and embed your EPSRC funded research outputs in an external organisation
  • co-develop continuing professional development (CPD) materials with an external organisation based on your EPSRC funded research

 Current funded KTA Partnership Development Awards include:

  • Professor Chris Eccleston, School for Health, is working with the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering to develop technologies for supporting long term assisted living in the home.
  • Professor Chris McMahon and Professor Steve Culley, Department of Mechanical Engineering, are helping Babcock Marine obtain knowledge from the data they hold to help their planning. The funding is enabling a Knowledge Transfer Fellow to spend six months at Babcock Marine’s premises, working with their engineers, to develop prototype software demonstrators.
  • Dr Chris Brace, Dr Sam Akehurst and Professor Gary Hawley, Faculty of Engineering, are working with Ford to help them improve their carbon emissions testing to enable them to more accurately assess potential model improvements. The funding is enabling a Knowledge Transfer Fellow to spend eighteen months at Ford and at Bath, working closely with the engineers and technicians at Ford.

Projects must arise from EPSRC funding, have high impact potential (economic, social, policy) and a commitment from the external organisation to adopt the research outputs. Contact Dr Denise Cooke, KTA Project Manager (ext 3622; to see if you might be eligible to present your 10 minute pitch to the Impact Assessment Group. Further information can be found at

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