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£1.4 million funding to bring innovations to life

26 June 2015

Science and engineering businesses in the region are being encouraged to work with the University of Bristol thanks to a £1.4 million grant to aid innovation.

The new funding aims to make innovative ideas a reality through collaborations between academics and external organisations.

It's part of the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), awarded by theEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Almost 50 new projects at the University have been supported since the first funding round in November 2012, including the creation of four new companies.

An extension to the scheme, including a further £1.4 million funding injection, has just been announced and will be available from October 2015 to March 2017, with up to £50,000 available for each project.

Partnerships to date have included working with the BBC and ARRI, the largest manufacturer of motion picture film equipment in the world, to make video images appear more lifelike; with Rolls Royce on modelling stress in composites materials; with Arup on Future Cities; and with the National Composites Centre on advances in structural composites.

Further information

For more information please see the press release.

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