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EPSRC IAA case studies

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funds can help create impact by engaging with industry partners. View successful EPSRC IAA-funded projects to understand how the funds can be used to accelerate and amplify the impact from EPSRC-funded research.

EPSRC IAA funding is for University of Edinburgh researchers and academics at all career stages to support activities that accelerate or amplify the impact arising from EPSRC-funded research. The funds are managed by Edinburgh Innovations on behalf of the College of Science & Engineering. Please contact the EPSRC IAA team with any questions.

Building Partnerships with Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones

Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones
Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry, Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones, discusses his collaboration with TgK Scientific and how Edinburgh Innovations guided his project from the very beginning, helping him understand IP and patenting requirements.

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB)

An EPSRC IAA Partnership Development project paved the way for an £8.7m Prosperity Partnership collaboration with global pharmaceutical manufacturer, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies.

Aqualution Systems

Woman in blue hospital scrubs, disinfecting her hands
When the Covid-19 pandemic sent demand for disinfectant skyrocketing, leading manufacturer Aqualution rapidly rose to the challenge thanks to an EPSRC IAA collaboration.

Solar What?!

EPSRC IAA-funded project that set out to challenge unsustainable design practices in the off-grid solar industry.

Transformative, data-driven opportunities at Babcock 

Computers on a ship bridge
EPSRC IAA secondment of Dr Nick Brown to Babcock International Group.

Optimum swimwear compression for British athletes

Man swimming in pool
EPSRC IAA-funded collaborative project conducted across the two universities, Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt, in collaboration with two industry partners.