Keith Dingwall, IAA Project Manager

Keith is the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Project Manager in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Glasgow overseeing the delivery of the University's EPSRC and STFC IAA's. Keith has extensive experience in knowledge exchange within the higher education sector, and works to promote wider and more in depth engagement with the impact agenda across the University. Through his work on IAA he supports external collaboration, commercialisation, staff mobillity and culture change within the College of Science and Engineering.

Whilst specialising in the physical sciences, in particular nanotechnology, advanced materials, electronics, and other key enabling technologies, Keith oversees all IAA projects, enabling the exploitation of research outcomes from University's EPSRC and STFC research portfolio, with the key objective of shortening the time to impact.

Keith also has extensive experience in the delivery and assessment of large European projects. He has worked as an external expert for the European Commission having undertaken project review, innovation review and proposal evaluation in the FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes.

Keith is also a key partner in successful delivery of the cross-institutional IAA Impact Festival alongside IAA Managers from the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, and Strathclyde. This annual event recognises the on-going need to inform and train early career researchers about the impact agenda, ways in which impact can be achieved and the importance of collaboration both with academic colleagues and external stakeholders to maximise impact.