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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.

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.