How IIB works with other services

Research Services

Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) works seamlessly alongside Research Services. If you don’t know which directorate to contact, don’t worry - any member of either team will be able to point you in the right direction.

Both teams share best practice, offer advice and training on impact events, evidence and evaluation, and work with Associate Deans for Research, Directors of Research and Directors of Impact across Colleges. 

The table below gives an overview of each team's specialisms.

TopicIIBResearch Services
Research partnerships
  • Secure regional funding for research projects.
  • Lead support for collaborative research projects for RCUK and EU funds with business and other partners, drawing on IIB expertise and connections (ie, projects funded mainly by Research Councils and Horizon 2020).
  • Manage the GW4 relationships.
Impact and the REF
  • Develop commercial and regional impact.
  • Coordinate impact governance; ie, Impact Review panels and the Impact Strategy Group.
Impact events and communications
  • Focus on impact awareness raising internally.
  • Manage the impact and engaged research network.
Post award support
  • Offer post award support for industrial contracts.

Working with other directorates

We also work in partnership with the Employability teams in Education and Student Experience (ESE) to identify opportunities for degree apprenticeships and student and graduate placements. There are interdependencies between IIB and Legal Services - see the Legal Services flowchart:

Get in touch

To find out more about how IIB could support you, contact your Theme Lead or College Business Partner. Any member of the team will be happy to help.