EPSRC IAA 2022 - 2025

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the University of Glasgow a £3.19m Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) for the period from April 2022 to March 2025. These funds are being used to increase the global impact of the University through greater levels of external engagement and entrepreneurship.

The Impact Acceleration Account supports a range of interventions with a focus on investments that pump-prime wider KE activities and impact generation. The IAA aims to deliver this by focusing on 4 core objectives:

  • Commercialisation and entrepreneurship
  • Partnership development
  • Mobility
  • Capacity building, culture change and Engagement

The EPSRC IAA provides funding for projects which fit within the remit of EPSRC. Examples of eligible activities include: prototyping, collaborative development, enterprise, industry secondments, and travel to meet with collaborators or attend industry events. These are just a few examples of the types of project that can be supported by the IAA. Other types of activities to support culture change, public engagement, and training are also possible. We will announce new initiatives to support networking and relationship building as well as strategic investments and targeted calls in due course.

If you would like to apply for EPSRC IAA funds, please discuss your idea with a a member of the IAA Team, or a Business / Research Development, KE or Impact Manager in your College.

Download the EPSRC IAA 2022 Standard Application Form for standard IAA projects of up to £50,000.

Download the ‌EPSRC IAA 2022 Fast Track Application Form for projects of £5,000 or less.

Please ensure that you use the new application form and read the application guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting your application. For further guidance please see our new resources page.

IAA News

26 January 2022 - Entrepeneurship Workshop Series

Would you like to learn how to create commercial products based on your research?

In March and April 2023, we’ll hold an Entrepreneurship Workshop Series for all CoSE academic staff and PhD students, to support you to generate impactful commercialisation concepts.

Download the Entrepreneurship Workshop Series flyer for more information.

You can register by emailing IP and Innovation Manager, Darian Brookes, at darian.brookes@glasgow.ac.uk.


25 November 2022 - New EPSRC IAA Strategic Investments scheme

Three grants of up to £100,000 are available to PIs and research teams to develop excellent research to create far-reaching impact. Read the call >