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Impact Acceleration

King’s has two active Impact Acceleration funding from EPSRC and ESRC. The awards help our researchers to enhance the impact of their research by:

  • Strengthening user engagement
  • Strengthening the exchange of knowledge through culture and capability development, including through the development of skills for knowledge exchange activity
  • Supporting knowledge exchange and commercialisation at early stages of progressing research outputs and outcomes to the point when they would be supported by other funding
  • Supporting new, innovative and imaginative approaches to knowledge exchange and Impact, including processes that enable “fast failure” and appropriate learning
  • Supporting activities that enable impact to be achieved in an effective and timely manner, including secondments and people exchange

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account

King’s College London has been awarded more than £1.1M as part of an Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). This new 3 year award will provide the support for researchers to transfer ideas and technologies developed from previous EPSRC-funded grants out into society.

The funding will be used to support prototype development, skills enhancement and training, placements and knowledge exchange, and to strengthen links with businesses and end users.

ESRC Impact Acceleration Account

The Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) funds Impact Acceleration Accounts in order to strengthen engagement between researchers and research users, support new, innovative and imaginative approaches to knowledge exchange and impact, and strengthen research organisations’ knowledge exchange through raising researchers’ awareness, skills and confidence.

The ESRC IAA is the principal mechanism for supporting King’s social science researchers in their knowledge-exchange and engagement activities with external partners. IAA funding (c.£1million for the period 2019-2023) is open to all social science projects that focus on impact and knowledge exchange with non-academic audiences and partners. 

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