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Industrial Partnership Award and 'Stand-alone' LINK schemes evaluation

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A specialist review panel has conducted an independent evaluation of the Industrial Partnership Award (IPA) and ‘Stand-alone’ LINK schemes.


  • To assess the quality and international standing of the research supported through the IPA and ‘Stand-alone’ LINK schemes
  • To identify major highlights and outcomes of the research, including any economic and societal impacts
  • To examine the extent to which the schemes have contributed to meeting our wider objectives for interaction with industry
  • To examine the balance and coverage of the schemes’ portfolios
  • To examine the schemes’ application and assessment processes
  • To identify ways to build on successes and address identified gaps and issues.

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Results of questionnaire surveys from a sample of former and current grant holders
  • Information from our databases.