Biotechnology & Biological Sciences IAA

Biotechnology & Biological Sciences

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) scheme awarded the University of Kent £224,000 to support Impact and Innovation work in BBSRC-facing areas. The award is active until March 2024 and includes strategic locally administered funding to flexibly support translational research projects led by academic staff, but which can also involve research staff and students.

Aims and Objectives


  • To make the innovation culture more inclusive by involving people engaging with innovation across the university
  • Enabling projects to translate from core of fundamental research towards upscaling and creating opportunities
  • Maximising and increasing our knowledge base and networks within the local community