EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

Funding to translate research into impact

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. We use these funds to increase the global impact of the University through greater levels of external engagement and entrepreneurship.

The IAA supports a range of interventions with a focus on investments that pump-prime wider Knowledge Exchange (KE) activities and impact generation. We deliver this by focusing on four core objectives: commercialisation and entrepreneurship; partnership development; mobility; and 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.

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

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Scottish EPSRC IAA cross-institutional funding

Do you have an idea for an impact project with an academic from another Scottish university with an EPSRC IAA? We invite you to express your interest in cross-institutional funding. The deadline is 25 October 2023.

The participating institutions are: Heriot-Watt University, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of St Andrews, and University of Strathclyde.

All projects must fall within the EPSRC IAA remit and add value from cross-institutional collaboration, for example by combining expertise that is not available at any institution individually, or by enabling increased impact regionally or in Scotland.

Find out more and express your interest

Pitchbook database access for enterprising staff and students

The EPSRC IAA has acquired an institutional license for Pitchbook, the market-leading intelligence platform for data on companies and investors. This tool is now available and accessible to all University of Glasgow staff and students. 

While shaping your IAA project proposal, you can use Pitchbook’s actionable insights to track market trends, research specific companies and investors, and conduct due diligence.

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