Aspect Research Commercialisation (ARC) Accelerator

The ARC Accelerator (formerly called the SUCCESS Programme) is a first-of-its-kind opportunity specifically designed to help social science academics and researchers to develop ideas based on their research into businesses or ventures to help people, society and the economy.

The programme is open to social science researchers (students and alumni are not eligible) from Aspect network members.

The ARC Accelerator is a six-month programme, and successful applicants will benefit from:

  • A half-day’s Business Canvas support session to explore and build out their idea
  • A virtual training bootcamp spread over three weeks, led by industry experts, to develop key entrepreneurial skills
  • Specialised, sector specific training, access to experts who have been there before, investors and key networks
  • Dedicated mentorship support to help validate their idea, develop the business model, and support their pitch for funding or investment
  • The chance to pitch for up to £50,000 in prize money at the final showcase event (subject to funder conditions)

Applications are now open for the next round

The application deadline for the next round of the programme is 4th December (and the programme will begin on 18th January 2021).

To find out more and apply, please contact Chris Fellingham (Head of the ARC Accelerator): chris.fellingham@innovation.ox.ac.uk

Watch the video to learn more about our 2020 programme (the SUCCESS Programme) and our fantastic cohort of projects.

Aspect Research Commercialisation (ARC) Accelerator

Aspect’s accelerator programme for social science academics and researchers.

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Aspect Student Accelerator Programme (ASAP)

Aspect’s social sciences student and alumni accelerator programme.

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Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping

Identifying and mapping relevant resources for entrepreneurs and alumni.

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ABaCuSS

Developing working models of intrapreneurship in the social sciences.

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Methods for Change

Showcasing the value of social science methodologies to non-academic sectors.

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Marketing Toolkit

Developing a series of guidance and good practice cases for the communication needs associated with social science commercialisation.

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Research Commercialisation Workshop Series

Developing good practice for social sciences commercialisation.

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Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

A series of six workshops aimed at developing social innovation-based entrepreneurial activities.

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Aspect Podcast and Creative Challenge Series

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The Mobilise Carer Assessment Platform

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Business Engagement insight generation

Exploring good practice cases in social sciences business engagement.

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Boardgames Commercialisation

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Internationalisation of Aspect

Building relationships with HEIs in middle income countries.

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Research Funding Prize for Zinc Mission 2 Businesses

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Research Fellowships in Zinc Mission 3

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