Information for stakeholders

Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) provide support for kick-starting and de-risking early collaboration between the University and external partners, and facilitate the exploration of exploitation and commercialisation routes. Funding is available for various means of collaboration such as placements/secondments, proof-of-concept, detailed market assessment, exploitation projects and industrial/public engagement as well as for facilitating access to world-class academic expertise and cutting-edge equipment.

Building your business success with our research excellence

Put your organisation one step ahead,  work with us on innovative solutions to your research and development challenges.

Innovation is vital if the UK is to remain competitive on the world stage. The University of Surrey has a proven track record of successful collaborations with industry and excellent research.

Bridging the gap between research and innovation by providing easy mechanisms for industry to make best use of the capabilities stored within the University and our key partners.  

We can provide your organisation with a range of opportunities including:  

  • Innovative research outputs and the capability to match industrial needs
  • Access to funding for pilot projects
  • Increased speed and reduced costs of innovation via industry / academic exchange
  • Access to a wide range of laboratory facilities and academic expertise.

Funding and dedicated industrial specialists, we can identify appropriate partners and market for exploitation and accelerate your opportunities for innovation.   

For more information on working with the Surrey Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) and to discuss your business needs, please contact the IAA Project Manager. You can also find out how the University of Surrey has worked with other organisations by visiting our case studies and publications pages.