A new call is open for the internal Impact Acceleration Account. There are categories are as follows:
Projects should aim to:
— develop new technologies to the point where they are suitable for venture capital funding (either from University or external sources); or
— transfer know-how whose take-up will provide benefits to users, but not generate a financial return to Oxford.
Secondment projects should aim to speed up or enhance the non-academic impact of EPSRC-funded research by engaging with the end-users of research outputs. Support is flexible, with a number of different secondment formats funded (please see the attached briefing note for details). Secondment projects should either:
— work with end-users to exploit existing EPSRC-funded research outcomes, or
— inform future EPSRC grant proposals that address end-user problems
We have decided to implement this process to ensure that all submissions to the IAA are within the scope of the call, as some past applications have not fulfilled the criteria. If you are intending to apply please submit a short, one paragraph outline of your proposal including the following details:
— Which scheme you’re applying to (Technology Fund or Secondment, including type e.g. KTS, Impact Delivery
— Details of the EPSRC funded work you are intending to exploit/explore (not applicable for pre-application Secondments
— Personnel involved
— Length of project
— Any industry partners
— Outline of the proposed work
Outlines must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Wednesday 15th July 2015. They will then be reviewed by an internal panel and we will aim to have the results to you during the week of 20th July. The official deadline for the call is noon on the 3rd August. Please note: applications that have not been through this process will not be supported by department.