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EPSRC awards over £3.2M for delivery of Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

20 Nov 2012

Applications invited under First Call for Proposals by closing date of 12 December 2012 (12 noon).

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EPSRC has awarded The University of Manchester over £3.2M to deliver an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) following the successful conclusion of its Knowledge Transfer Account (KTA).

Running from 2012 – 2015, the £3.2M IAA will aim to ensure that the University fulfills its strategic Knowledge Exchange objectives in the domains covered by EPSRC research.

The IAA activities will aim to:

  • develop early stage contact and strategic alignment between business and academics through Relationship Incubation;
  • bridge the gap in support for early stage commercialisation of ideas through Concept Development and Feasibility Studies;
  • increase the exchange of knowledge through mobility of people between the university and user organizations through Exploitation Secondments;
  • extend the culture and skills for engagement in the University through Knowledge Exchange Fellows.

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

  • Relationship Incubator Scheme
  • Concept Development and Feasibility Study Scheme
  • Exploitation Secondment Scheme

Further details

The closing date for applications to this first call is 12 December 2012, 12 noon.