Impact Acceleration Fund


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Mark Bacon
Posted on 18 January 2016

The Directorate of Engagement and Partnerships is pleased to announce the funding of 17 projects via the University's very first Impact Acceleration Fund (IAF).

The pilot scheme is aimed at accelerating and catalysing all types of non-academic research impact and enhancing the process of Keele research outcomes having wider societal impact.

DEP support amounted to £100,000 and the projects funded spanned all disciplines and a wide variety of activities from workshops, performances, visits with partners, summer studentships, validation studies and the facilitation of clinical and industrial collaborations. The funding is specifically targeted to enable the development of collaborations with both businesses and communities and to sow the seeds of more strategic engagement whilst enhancing the exploitation of Keele's world class research.

Projects were funded at three levels:

Explore - seed funding up to £1k, supporting small-scale activities to facilitate the development of external relationships and knowledge transfer

Progress - funding up to £5k, to build, develop or explore an external relationship/collaboration, such as supporting researchers’ time, knowledge exchange secondments, internships.

Advance - funding up to £10k which is matched by an external partner, to further develop a more substantial collaboration.

The funded projects are:

Daria Davitti

Explore

Rethinking International Investment Law: Civic Advocacy, Representation and Participation in the International Investment Regime

William Kirk

Explore

Enhanced environmentally benign thrips monitoring and control

Alannah Tomkins

Progress

Local history and local communities in Staffordshire

Alicia El Haj

Progress

Development and Innovation in Quality Assurance metrics and devices for commercialised tissue engineered products used in healthcare applications

Annette Shrive, Trevor Greenhough & Tony Fryer

Progress

Improving the accuracy of tests for markers of tissue injury and inflammation

James Tartaglia

Progress

Jazz-Philosophy Fusion: taking philosophy to a wider audience through a new medium

Mark Skidmore & Dave Hoole

Progress

Low cost, field monitoring of fish disease, infection and damage

Nick Forsyth & Ying Yang

Progress

Generation of nanofiber polymer substrates for the culture of stem cells

Peter Andras & Dave Hoole

Progress

Improving fish health and quality using chemically modified carbohydrates as novel agents

Richard Darton

Progress

Development of inorganic materials with optical properties for generating energy saving coatings and films

Emma Surman

Progress

Community empowerment; transforming community experience in relation to food poverty and sustainability

Emme Estacio & Jo Protheroe

Advance

Health literacy in the UK: Translating theory and research into policy and action

Jane Krishnadas

Advance

Community Legal Outreach Collaboration Keele (CLOCK) - supporting disadvantaged communities

Krysia Dziedzic, Helen Duffy & Rhian Hughes

Advance

Improving health outcomes and primary care services for osteoarthritis in primary care

Krysia Dziedzic, Helen Duffy, Simon Somerville, Kay Stevenson & Rhian Hughes

Advance

Optimising clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of primary care for patients with low back pain

Mim Bernard & Jackie Reynolds

Advance

Live Age Festival: Celebrating and showcasing later life creativity

Vladimir Zholobenko

Advance

Rapid, accurate and reliable on-site asbestos detection

 

Please contact Dr. Ann Diskin in DEP for any further information about the projects / scheme.


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