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Nottingham Impact Accelerator

Internal funding to support translational research and knowledge exchange.

The University administers a number of internal funding streams to support translation of research outputs and the transfer and exchange of knowledge between the University and the wider economy. Support mechanisms include secondments to industry and proof of concept funding to further develop new ideas arising from research carried out at the institution. Awards range from travel grants of up to £3,000 to translational research awards up to £100,000.

The different NIA funding streams are listed below, please click on the images for further information. 

Please contact the Nottingham Impact Accelerator team at any time as funding is available outside of the regularly administered calls for proposals.


Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation 'Lunch and Learn' - Limited places still available

The University's Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation 'Lunch and Learn' Programme was launched in January 2019.

Knowledge Exchange (KE) is the process of bringing together academia, users of research and wider groups and communities to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise for the benefit of society and the economy. 

An understanding of KE and commercialisation and how this relates to research is part of the role of the modern academic and funders of research make increasing amounts of funding available to support KE. 

The Programme is open to research staff from all disciplines across the University, with limited places still available.

Please contact Sam Stapleford-Allen if you have any queries.


Nottingham Impact Accelerator KE Annual Prize 2019 - £40k Prize Fund


Registration is now open for the 2019 Nottingham Impact Accelerator KE Prize event taking place over lunchtime on 22nd March.

Research staff are invited to come along to discover more about the internal funding streams available to support both translational research and knowledge exchange.

Registrants can also apply for up to £40k prize money to support KE activities.

The funding call is now open with a deadline of 1st March 2019.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Early Career Researchers and are open to researchers from all disciplines.

Please contact the NIA team if you have any queries.

Further information and registration





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