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Bioscience Impact Team


We offer ad hoc advice on impact and industry partnerships, but in addition we manage some key programmes as outlined below.


BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account

The Bioscience Impact Team holds the University’s Impact Acceleration Account from the BBSRC.

This funding is to support BBSRC-funded research to move towards impactful outcomes, and the current IAA runs until March 2021.

We will offer most of the IAA as pump-prime grants, enabling short projects to move BBSRC-funded research along its pathway to impact, usually with the involvement of an external partner. For open calls, please see our Internal Funding page

Some IAA funding will also be used to support training and events; for upcoming activities, please see our Events page





The Bioscience Impact Team currently holds a BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account (FTMA), targeted at talented early-career (postdoctoral or equivalent) researchers, which is intended to support the exchange of personnel, perspectives and knowledge, skills and expertise between the academic and industrial sectors. The current FTMA runs until March 2021.

We will offer most of this funding as fellowship grants, enabling postdocs to undertake placements in industry, or early-career industry researchers to spend time in a University lab. Some funding will be offered via our Growing Relationships Fund, which supports early-stage contact with external, non-academic partners or attendance at events and meetings which will provide a strong non-academic perspective on for researchers looking at research translation routes or career options.

You do not have to be funded by the BBSRC to be eligible, but you need to be working in an area of relevance to their research remit.

Please keep an eye on our Internal Funding page for open calls.





Innovation as related to agriculture and food security is an area we are keen to support, working closely with internal partners such as the Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, CambPlants Hub, EIT Food and others.

If you are a researcher within the School of the Biological Sciences with an interest in generating impact in this area, please look out for upcoming events and funding opportunities , or contact us if you have a specific idea or query.




Industry Partnership

We can provide support and guidance for any sort of industry contact taking place with researchers within the School of the Biological Sciences, working closely with the Research Operations Office  , Cambridge Enterprise , Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS)  and others.

If you have an ongoing industry partnership with which you need advice, or are looking to set up something new, please contact us.