UKRI Impact Acceleration Account
The UKRI IAA supports translational activities to further develop the outputs of academic research towards having an impact in end-user communities.
Imperial has been awarded a new UKRI Impact Acceleration Account (UKRI IAA, with contributing funds from each individual Research Council BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and STFC), to replace the individual funding streams previously provided by the EPSRC, STFC and BBSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts and the MRC Confidence in Concept Scheme.
IAAs are institutional funding to unlock the impact of the research-base. They support a breadth of impact activities that allow funding to be used in flexible, responsive and creative ways. IAAs provide research organisations with agility to make decisions about how to invest funding in ways that best suit institutional strategies and opportunities. The awards add value to existing funding and take advantage of new opportunities in order to facilitate the realisation of impact.
Imperial's UKRI IAA is structured around four themes associated with the College's Academic Strategy:
- Innovation for a Healthy Society
- Innovation for a Resilient Society
- Innovation for a Smart Society
- Innovation for a Sustainable Society
These themes are intended to be considered very broadly and as inclusively as possible when applied to applications to the IAA.