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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 (IAA)

The next internal call for applications for IAA will be launched in early 2021.

More information will be available here shortly.

The Bioscience Impact Team holds the University’s BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account which has been extended until March 2022. The broad aim of the IAA is to support PIs with previously funded or current BBSRC grants to progress research outputs and outcomes to the point where they will be supported by other translational funding.

Funding will be available for early stage translational projects seeking to progress on the translational pathway including prototype evaluation, proof of concept studies, pump-priming of trials and scoping exercises.

Please note that IAA funding does not support:

  • Entire translational projects
  • Fundamental /basic research activities
  • Indirect costs
  • Bridging funds for staff between funding
  • IP costs

Project awards are expected to be up to £40,000 in value with objectives to be completed within 6 to 9 months of the award.

IAA funding will also be used to support training and events in 2021, details of upcoming activities will be available on our Events page.






BBSRC Flexible Talent Mobility Account

The FTMA call is now closed.

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 is extended to September 2021.






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.