The BBSRC Open Call provides support for the College's academics to develop impact relevant activities which capitalise on the knowledge generated from BBSRC funded research and training grants. The resource can be used for a broad set of activities that deliver or promote the benefits of research and PhD training to a full range of end users across industry, the public sector and the third sector, such as:

  • Commercialisation of BBSRC-funded research outputs, e.g. funding small proof of concept studies.
  • Training of BBSRC-funded academics in knowledge exchange and commercialisation, e.g. hold internal business plan competitions or workshops.
  • Assessment for commercial potential of BBSRC-funded research outputs, e.g. carry out market surveys for new technologies.
  • Engagement of BBSRC-funded academics with relevant users of their research, e.g. hold showcase events to introduce businesses to applied research in BBSRC-funded academic groups or support short secondments to/from business.

More details of the call and how to apply can be found in the BBSRC IAA Open Call Guidance (pdf). Applicants must complete a BBSRC IAA coversheet (Word). Activities must be completed by 31 March 2021.

This call is currently closed at this time - the existing budget is fully allocated.