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21 Jan 2016

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account – call for proposals

EPSRC has awarded the University an extension of £1.7 million to deliver an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) following the successful conclusion of its £3.2 million IAA programme (2012-15).

The University’s IAA Operations Board is pleased to announce the 11th call for proposals under the following funding mechanisms:

  • Concept Development and Feasibility Study Scheme; ¬to bridge the gap in support for early stage commercialisation of ideas
  • Exploitation Secondment Scheme; to increase the exchange of knowledge through mobility of people between the university and user organisations
  • Academic Secondment Scheme; Support for Academic secondments between The University of Manchester and external organisations

The Relationship Incubation Scheme is run as an open and responsive call.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 16 March, 12 noon.

Further details

For more information, visit:

Please note that all EPSRC IAA expenditure must be complete by Friday, 31 March 2017.

Academics are encouraged to work with a KE Manager to develop a proposal ahead of submission, and it is recommended to initiate contact at least 1 month prior to the deadline. For further information, contact: