IAA Impact Festival 2024

A one-day event for academics from the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, St Andrews, and Strathclyde. Hear impact success stories, find a collaboration partner from another Scottish university, and access funds for impact collaborations.

4 September 2024 at COSLA, Edinburgh Haymarket


The festival will be held in September and will support you to:

  • find out more about the opportunities, funding and training available to you to create impact from your research
  • become a future impact leader
  • network with like-minded researchers from five Scottish universities with EPSRC Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAAs)
Academics networking during a session
Academics networking during a session

IAA Impact Festival 2023

Inspirational sessions included a keynote speech from Mark Miodownik and skills development and networking facilitated by Skillfluence. In lightning talks, impact leaders from all five universities shared their experiences of creating different types of impact from social and policy impact to industry collaboration, commercialisation and company creation. In the exhibition space, attendees met funders and innovation hubs that provide support for impact activities.