The Impact Connector
The Impact Connector programme aims to improve our partners’ capacity for the support and delivery of translational research along the commercialisation route.
The new programme targets academics and university staff across the consortium to improve their knowledge and understanding of commercialisation, as well as creating new opportunities for partnerships with companies in support of product development. These activities aim to develop a pipeline of skilled innovators and support staff, to boost competition of ideas and to progress to higher Technology Readiness Levels.
The delivery of this multi-institutional £1.9 million programme involves several groups that helps to steer the project through from start to completion.
We work closely with Knowledge Exchange Professionals from our four College partners, and we seek advice from academics, commercialisation and innovation experts and industry professionals to ensure the programme is correctly targeted.
The Bloomsbury SET (Science, Economics, Technology) is an innovation partnership that brings together Universities with a strong reputation for creating enduring impact from their research. The programme, awarded through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund, is led by RVC in partnership with LSHTM, SOAS University of London and the Infection Innovation Consortium (iiCON), led by the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
We also work closely in conjunction with the London International Development Centre (LIDC), a consortium of seven Colleges of the University of London – shaping the future of international development.
The Bloomsbury SET is a cluster of some of the UK’s best life scientists and social scientists, supported by dedicated, experienced KE professionals in an innovation setting. With our four college partners, we can help to broker successful collaboration and investment to produce tools, technologies, vaccines and models in infectious disease control.