10 October 2013The University’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) has made seven new awards since June 2013, comprising four Knowledge Transfer Secondments, one Proof of Principle and two Proof of Concept projects.
Of the 30 awards made to date, one completed project has already secured further investment from the Technology Strategy Board, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, ARM Holdings and EPSRC.
Five secondments have been awarded in total and most involve both University researchers working in industry and business staff spending time with University research groups. The projects range from 8-12 months.
One recently awarded project builds on the University's shared investments with the BBC through an important exchange of staff to develop new video and television formats.
“The projects supported through the University’s EPSRC IAA show the many ways that researchers can work with business to develop both fundamental and applied research,” said Andrew Wray, Knowledge Exchange Development Manager.
The University’s IAA is distributed through an internal competition and panel review every eight weeks managed by the Research and Enterprise Development Division (RED).
If you are a science or engineering researcher at Bristol with an idea or project that would benefit from a secondment or other collaboration, please get in touch with Andrew Wray, Frances Frith or Lucy Stephens in RED's Alliance Development Group.