The Aspect programme funds projects to test ideas and pilot new approaches, developing resources that share insights and learnings with the broader community.
Phase 2 Funded Projects
Generating frameworks for more efficient business-scaling support to academics
Increasing scholars’ capacity to commercialise their research interests through social enterprise models
Capacity building within Custodial and Detention Services
Developing resources that help deliver social value
Developing a prototype e-learning platform
Showcasing innovative and commercial projects within the arts, humanities the social sciences
Creating meaningful intrapreneurial placements and training for researchers
Accelerating the successful development of entrepreneurial activity across HEIs
Developing social ventures from a human and people-centred perspective
Creating capacity for engagement
PhD candidate placement opportunities within early-stage ventures
Encouraging the implementation of changes by businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve Net Zero
Building networks in the development of research-based games
Developing frameworks to address the challenges facing the Creative Industries
Identifying requirements for promoting worker satisfaction via new technology
Piloting a comprehensive Knowledge Exchange training programme
Enabling new software concepts to be market tested and de-risked
Providing mid-career researchers with an exciting and dynamic commercial experience
Ensuring the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies
Developing commercialisation strategies
Realising the value of research methodologies for creating change in society
Preparatory research for environmental start-ups grounded in robust research
Aligning academic career progression through systematic change
Supporting professional service staff to communicate knowledge exchange and its impact for SHAPE
The first accelerator dedicated to building SHAPE ventures
Supporting academic-led culture change towards innovation among SHAPE researchers in their institutions and beyond
Phase 1 Funded Projects
Developing working models of intrapreneurship in the social sciences.
Supporting social scientist entrepreneurs.
Aspect’s accelerator programme for social science academics and researchers.
Aspect’s social sciences student and alumni accelerator programme.
Creating an Ed Tech Games Hub for the Aspect consortium.
Exploring challenges related to industry and academic engagement.
Showcasing innovation from across the Aspect network.
Creating a pilot teacher training resource to combat online misinformation.
Identifying and mapping relevant resources for entrepreneurs and alumni.
A series of six workshops aimed at developing social innovation-based entrepreneurial activities.
Driving greater academic engagement
Building relationships with HEIs in middle income countries.
Developing a series of guidance and good practice cases for the communication needs associated with social science commercialisation.
Showcasing the value of social science methodologies to non-academic sectors.
Developing good practice for social sciences commercialisation.
Adding five more years of high quality to later life.
Unlocking new opportunities in places hard-hit by globalisation.
Supporting family and other informal carers as they adapt to caring under COVID-19 related restrictions.