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
ASPECT TRANSLATIONAL IMPACT HUB
Generating frameworks for more efficient business-scaling support to academics
THE CAMBRIA FELLOWSHIP
Increasing scholars’ capacity to commercialise their research interests through social enterprise models
HMP PARC SUPPORTING FAMILIES'
Capacity building within Custodial and Detention Services
OFFICE FOR NATIONAL STATISTICS AND CARDIFF UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
Developing resources that help deliver social value
POBL COMMUNICATIONS – E-LEARNING PLATFORM
Developing a prototype e-learning platform
SHAPE SUMMER OF INNOVATION
Showcasing innovative and commercial projects within the arts, humanities the social sciences
ABACUSS PHASE 2
Creating meaningful intrapreneurial placements and training for researchers
CONSULTING EXCHANGE – UNIVERSITY COLLABORATION
Accelerating the successful development of entrepreneurial activity across HEIs
DESIGN FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Developing social ventures from a human and people-centred perspective
BUILDING A SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMERCIALISATION PIPELINE
Creating capacity for engagement
PROMOTING SOCIAL SCIENCE IN VENTURES (ECRS)
PhD candidate placement opportunities within early-stage ventures
METHODS FOR EMBEDDING MICHANGE FOR NET ZERO
Encouraging the implementation of changes by businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve Net Zero
GAMES HUB PHASE 2
Building networks in the development of research-based games
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES BE DEEP DIVE PHASE 2
Developing frameworks to address the challenges facing the Creative Industries
A HUMAN CENTRIC RESEARCH OF SKILLS AND DECISIONS
Identifying requirements for promoting worker satisfaction via new technology
BUILDING ON ABC
Piloting a comprehensive Knowledge Exchange training programme
Enabling new software concepts to be market tested and de-risked
UNLOCKING TALENT IN THE ‘FORGOTTEN MIDDLE’:
Providing mid-career researchers with an exciting and dynamic commercial experience
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARBITRATION
Ensuring the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies
CASE: COMMERCIALISING RESEARCH INSPIRED PROGRAMMES
Developing commercialisation strategies
METHODS FOR CHANGE – PHASE 2
Realising the value of research methodologies for creating change in society
PUTTING SOCIAL SCIENCE AT THE CENTRE OF EARLY-STAGE INNOVATION
Preparatory research for environmental start-ups grounded in robust research
APPLE - ACADEMIC PROMOTION PATHWAYS LINKED TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Aligning academic career progression through systematic change
TRAIN THE TRAINER
Supporting professional service staff to communicate knowledge exchange and its impact for SHAPE
ARC ACCELERATOR PHASE 2
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.
Aspect Podcast and Creative Challenge Series
Supporting social scientist entrepreneurs.
Aspect’s accelerator programme for social science academics and researchers.
Aspect Student Accelerator Programme (ASAP)
Aspect’s social sciences student and alumni accelerator programme.
Board Games Commercialisation
Creating an Ed Tech Games Hub for the Aspect consortium.
Business Engagement Sector ‘Deep Dives’
Exploring challenges related to industry and academic engagement.
Showcasing innovation from across the Aspect network.
Digital Information Literacy Programme for Schools
Creating a pilot teacher training resource to combat online misinformation.
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping
Identifying and mapping relevant resources for entrepreneurs and alumni.
Entrepreneurship Workshop Series
A series of six workshops aimed at developing social innovation-based entrepreneurial activities.
Driving greater academic engagement
Internationalisation of Aspect
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.
Methods for Change
Showcasing the value of social science methodologies to non-academic sectors.
Research Commercialisation Workshops & Toolkit
Developing good practice for social sciences commercialisation.
Research Fellowships in Zinc Mission 3
Adding five more years of high quality to later life.
Research Funding Prize for Zinc Mission 2 Businesses
Unlocking new opportunities in places hard-hit by globalisation.
The Mobilise Carer Assessment Platform
Supporting family and other informal carers as they adapt to caring under COVID-19 related restrictions.