Impact Development

Want to engage with our research?

The Impact Development team works with academics to develop their ideas, source relevant funding and identify external partners to create, commercialise and extend the impact of their research in the real world. We do this in a number of ways.

The Team manages Impact Acceleration Accounts that provide funding to enable researchers to bridge the gap between research outputs applying research to real-world challenges and generating significant economic, social and/or cultural impact. 

We provide consultancy services to academics wanting to engage with industry, such as guidance on competitive pricing, legalities, contracts and invoicing.

We can provide specialist support to access the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, which partners recently qualified graduates with companies, to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and develop business skills.

Visit our Business and Partnerships pages to find out more about different ways to work with the University or contact the Impact Development Team to discuss your ideas and to help you to source internal or external funding relevant to your project.

For internal colleagues please refer to our internal webpages for more details.