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Industrial Collaboration using EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account Funding

Lancaster University has been awarded £600,000 from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to support University researchers deliver greater collaboration with industry and bridge the gap between the lab and the marketplace.

The Impact Acceleration Account funding is designed to stimulate a collaborative culture between university researchers and industry (in particular SMEs) and ultimately support the early stages of converting research knowledge outputs into commercial propositions. It can support any scientific discipline that falls under the EPSRC remit (such as Chemistry, Computing & Communications, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics).

Funding is available for a wide range of university/industry interactions such as university/SME and SME/university day long exchange programmes, seed funding to explore potential opportunities for further collaboration, access to core research infrastructure and post-doctoral and postgraduate Impact Fellowships (lasting up to 12 months) focussing on clear commercial exploitation of new products or services.

If you would like to learn more, please complete the expression of interest below. The information you provide here will be treated in the strictest confidence and once submitted this application will enter an expertise matching process. You will receive a response within 5 working days.

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