Innovations Partnership Scheme (IPS)

The Innovations Partnership Scheme (IPS) is designed to transfer technology and expertise developed through STFC funding to the marketplace in partnership with industry and other academic disciplines. STFC technology or expertise must be integral to the project.

Key Dates

Call opens Call closes Estimated date of panel meeting Outcome announced
25th May 2019 25th July 2019 October 2019 November 2019

Case studies

From Space science to space age medicine

Lasers keep greenhouse gases on the radar

Call Guidance Documents


This is the standard IPS call. Please note, requests for capital are allowed in this call and should be included in the IPS application.

IPS Guidance Notes

IPS Capital Call

This call is for IPS Capital only, and should not be confused with the standard IPS call above). This is a new call and is only eligible for recipients of active IPS grants at the time of the call deadline (26th July 2019).

IPS Capital Guidance Notes


For any queries over eligibility or for more details about the IPS scheme, please contact the programme manager Helen Randell-Sly or assistant programme manager Ed Mansfield


IPS Equality Impact Assessment (PDF, 128 KB)

Last updated: 20 May 2019


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