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What Innovation, Impact and Business does

What IIB does

What IIB does

The Innovation, Impact and Business (IIB) team works across the research and education landscape. We are experts in:

  • Driving impact - We help with Impact case study development
  • Connecting partners - We help you build links with potential partners locally, nationally and globally
  • Creating opportunities - We help you structure relationships and create opportunities for collaboration using national and regional funding
  • Generating value - We help with income generation; such as IP exploitation, spin-outs, consultancy, facilities access, training services and entrepreneurship across the University

Read more about IIB's teams, themes and structure >>

University of Exeter Business Engagement Strategy 2017-2022

Pillar 1Pillar 2Pillar 3
Collaborative R&D services Highly skilled people Regional innovation
Strengthening existing ad-hoc approaches to research partnership with industry with a more thematic, customer-focused, engaged approach. A stronger focus on business engagement around training programmes, employability and student and staff entrepreneurship. A place-based investment focus which puts the University of Exeter at the heart of a thriving innovation ecosystem in the South West.


These pillars are underpinned by the following general principles:

  1. Impact  - developing an inspiring environment for impact as a driver for engagement with users
  2. Effective governance including the role of senior managers in encouraging and rewards required behaviours
  3. Engagement of all Colleges and Services and changes to working and attitudes to drive efficiency

University of Exeter Knowledge Exchange Priorities 2022-23

This new document highlights the University's Knowledge Exchange priorities for 2022-23, and achievements from across our business-engaged activity in the past academic year.