We are creating a unified UKRI website that brings together the existing research council, Innovate UK and Research England websites.
If you would like to be involved in its development let us know.


We enable researchers to explore the commercial potential of their research, to acquire business skills to develop it, and to take it towards commercialisation.


  • Follow-on Funding: Follow-on Funding is intended to provide financial support at the very early or pre-seed stage of turning research outputs into a commercial proposition
  • RSE/STFC Enterprise Fellowships: The STFC and the Royal Society of Edinburgh offer support for STFC funded scientists who want to develop a business idea based on STFC funded research
  • Impact Acceleration Account: STFC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) provides flexible funding directly to the research organisation’s Knowledge Exchange / Technology Transfer Office to support STFC-funded academics to take their ideas towards commercialisation
  • UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund

Impact Through Innovation

Please see our brochure for short examples of work done using each scheme.

Impact Through Innovation brochure
(PDF - 2877KB)
(Credit: STFC)

Last updated: 23 February 2018


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