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BBSRC has awarded 15 research institutions around the UK a total of £1.5M to develop knowledge exchange activities and maximise impact from their research. The one-year Impact Acceleration Accounts (IAA) are being piloted to allow the institutions to quickly and flexibly identify and support opportunities for knowledge exchange and accelerate delivery of benefit from BBSRC investments in excellent bioscience.

One of the UK’s most renowned research institutions is starting a small revolution in how scientific discovery helps grow the plants that feed the world. Based in Hertfordshire, Rothamsted Research has been at the forefront of crop science for more than 170 years and is the longest running agricultural research station in the world.

BBSRC’s Dr Celia Caulcott has been appointed the next Vice-Provost, Enterprise, at UCL, with effect from 1 October 2015. The Office of the Vice-Provost, Enterprise, is responsible for delivering UCL’s Enterprise agenda with the greatest economic and societal impact.