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

18th May 2022 - New EPSRC IAA Research Associate Call Announced

The first opportunity to apply for funding for RA's who are interested in leading their own EPSRC IAA project is now open. The deadline is at 10am on Tuesday 5th July.  We have also announced a full schedule of RA call submission deadlines over the next two years. For full details please follow this link.


16th May 2022 - Engineering Net Zero Showcase

The EPSRC Engineering Net Zero (ENZ) showcase will take place in the ARC from June 21st-23rd 2022. This event will bring together researchers, industry leaders and policy makers to reflect on and raise awareness of the EPSRC investments made in this space and continue the conversations that took place at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Find out more>


12th May 2022 - New IAA Case Study: Vector Photonics

We are pleased to publish a new EPSRC IAA case study on the breakthrough laser diode technology which is being brought to market via University of Glasgow spin-out company Vector Photonics.


11th May 2022 - Nebuflow Secure Major Funding Investment

We are delighted to hear that University of Glasgow spin-out company Nebuflow, whom we have supported withseveral rounds of EPSRC IAA funding, have secure £1.7m of investment funding which will enable further development and commercialisation of their nebulisation medical device technology.


9th May 2022 - EPSRC IAA Festival of Impact 2022

The 2022 edition of the EPSRC IAA Impact Festival took place on 22nd March 2022 in Glasgow. Organised by the five Scottish Universities holding EPSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde & St Andrews), it brought together researchers from all of these institutions for a fascinating day of discussion and discovery. Read More>


29th April 2022 - Standard Call Deadline Schedule

The full schedule of standard IAA call submission deadlines has now been published. We have closing dates roughly every two months over the next two years. Next deadline is on 21st June.


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