Projects Administered through DBIS
DBIS also co-ordinates Blueprint: The North East Universities Business Planning Competition, which runs on behalf of the region’s five Universities - Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside. For more information about the Regional competition visit www.blueprintcompetition.co.uk or contact Jill (email@example.com)
Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) have been established to make it easier for university research to find a pathway to making an impact on the economy and society at large. The funding provides a bridge between the outputs of EPSRC funded research and later commercialisation activities. It offers a range of funding streams with which both transformational and incremental activities can be undertaken.
The KTS (Knowledge Transfer Secondment) scheme funds inward and outward secondments of staff into companies to exploit research arising from EPSRC funding in sectors outside of the healthcare sector.
The EPSRC funded KTA (Knowledge Transfer Account) takes outputs from EPSRC funded research undertaken at Durham and Newcastle Universities, and commercialises them into the healthcare sector. The project seeks to use the clinical base of the NHS Trusts and Newcastle University’s Medical School to translate engineering and physical science research results so that they can be more readily exploited by the healthcare industry.