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Impact Acceleration Account

The University's Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) provides opportunities to develop the impact from your research.

Impact Acceleration Account
Impact Acceleration Account

About the IAA

Since the inception of the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) in 2012, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Bath nearly £6 million and leveraged funds of more than £10 million, to support knowledge exchange and impact activities across our institution. IAA funds help to speed up the contribution that research makes towards innovation across industry, business and the public sector, underpinned by a culture of inclusivity and responsible innovation.

IAA Open Call

There are no current plans to run another EPSRC Open Call before 2025, as funds have been fully allocate for the current period. However, please get in touch if you have an idea for a project or would like to explore pathways to Impact or IP/commercialisation. This is in case additional funds are available or we can signpost you to other funding opportunities in the meantime.

Contact the IAA Coordinator, Alice Hovanessian:

IAA Placements and Fellowships Fund

Funding up to £20k (out of £40k in total) is now available for research staff and postdocs interested in taking part in external placements and fellowships which will support new routes to knowledge exchange and impact, particularly through policy placement opportunities such as those offered by with the Royal Society and UK Parliament, for example theRoyal Society Pairing Scheme.

This is a responsive award, with applications assessed in the order in which they are received, while funds last. These are open to staff and Postdocs who may be looking to develop new skills and contacts. Eligible costs include salary contributions and travel.

Contact the IAA Coordinator, Alice Hovanessian, for more information and to request an application pack:

Current IAA projects

See our IAA projects at the University, which have been funded to develop impact from EPSRC funded research.

Impact Assessment Group (IAG)

The Impact Assessment Group (IAG) makes decisions about knowledge exchange and pathways to impact funding schemes.

Useful resources


If you have any questions, please contact us.