Impact Acceleration Account (IAA)

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The University of Strathclyde's EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) will accelerate the impact from Strathclyde's Engineering and Physical Sciences research, with the aim of improving society and the economy.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) awarded £4.78M to the University of Strathclyde to support the development of impact from our EPSRC-funded research portfolio. The Strathclyde IAA opened on 1st October 2012, and will run until 31st March 2022.  

Impact from research can be defined as:

“an effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia”;

Research Excellence Framework (2011)


The Strathclyde IAA aims to make a permanent improvement in delivering impact from our research by engaging businesses and organisations in the development of that research, with the aim of addressing the challenges we face globally.

Engagements with businesses and organisations could include: secondment of personnel from an external organisation into the University; secondment of University personnel into an external organisation; early stage commercialisation activity; and feasibility type studies. These engagements might result in improved products/practices/processes/policies for organisations.

Further information on the Impact Acceleration Account can be accessed via the links on the right hand side of this page and on Strathclyde's IAA sharepoint pages.

Please contact Tanya Kay ( if you would like to discuss any aspect of Strathclyde’s EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account.