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Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

Lancaster University has enjoyed significant success since 2012 in attracting Research Council funding to support early-stage research with external partners through a range of Impact Accelerator Awards. 

IAA Accounts

What is an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)?

IAAs are strategic awards provided to institutions to support knowledge exchange (KE) and impact from their research. IAAs allow Research Organisations to respond to opportunities in flexible, responsive and creative ways, aligned to their institutional strategies and opportunities. Responsibility for management of IAAs is devolved to the institution to operate tailored schemes to facilitate the realisation of impact. The awards are intended to add value to existing funding and take advantage of new or unforeseen opportunities. IAAs are one of the funding mechanisms for supporting knowledge exchange, innovation and impact at UK Research and Innovation.

Accelerating Business Collaborations Programmes

The Accelerating Business Collaboration (ABC) is an ESRC-funded initiative aimed at Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers in the Social Sciences who want to understand how to successfully collaborate with non-Higher Education partners through research. You will either be interested in undertaking a career in academia or in making the most of your research skills through a career in industry. The programme commenced in November 2020 and applications are now closed.

Contact Us

For more information either click on one of the boxes above or contact Mark Bowen (ESPRC and STFC) or Melanie Burton (ESRC and MRC P2D)

Mark Bowen

Mark Bowen

Business Gateway Manager

+44 (0)1524 510877
Melanie Burton

Melanie Burton

Project Delivery Manager (Health Innovation Campus), Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Partnership Development Manager

+44 (0)1524 594650 B204, B - Floor, Management School