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Development of Strategic Partnerships

A key success factor for large and ambitious translational projects is committed industrial partnership. Effective and trusted partnership is built up over time. York already has a number of strategic partnerships with businesses in the EPSRC space: IAA funding will be used both to develop these existing partnerships and to widen our engagement with users of our research. The development of key partnerships is a strategic goal of the University, with operational support from the Business Development Team and the Office for Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni, and funding from the IAA will support specific engagement activity

Key aims

  • Develop and strengthen existing strategic partnerships
  • Grow the number of businesses with whom the University has a strategic relationship


  • Management of strategic relationships through key account holders
  • Provision of specifically designed workshops and events with partners to understand their ‘key challenges’
  • Funding for short-term exchange of staff
  • Provision of budget to enable travel between companies and the University
  • Provision of priming funding for small projects

Outcomes sought

  • Repeat interactions with each relationship across a range of activities and individuals
  • Increase in number of business-led projects with University
  • Increase in number of university-led projects with partner
  • Shared capital expenditure
  • Co-funding and/or secondment of staff


The current call is open until 15 May 2020 unless funds are allocated before then. Call guidance and application form are below.

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Strategic Partnerships application form (MS Word , 38kb)

EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Strategic Partnerships funding guidance (PDF , 140kb)