Entrepreneurship Workshop Series

The Aspect Entrepreneurship Community of Practice will host a series of six workshops aimed at developing social innovation based entrepreneurial activities, building institutional capacity, enhancing internationalisation and establishing the social sciences as a key driver for social innovation and social enterprise development. Each workshop will focus on a different part of social sciences entrepreneurship. The workshops are standalone but follow a logical framework to address the challenges faced in social sciences entrepreneurship. Outputs from the workshops will be developed into social sciences-based entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial activities, sharing of good practice and transferred through the development of occasional papers or opinion piece articles, toolkit style resources and training, amongst other routes.

Workshop schedule:

  • October 2019 – Ecosystem Journey Mapping
  • May 2020 – Supporting Entrepreneurship Remotely
  • May 2020 – How are social science entrepreneurs responding to COVID-19?
  • June 2020 – Making the case for entrepreneurship support services – How to demonstrate value and generate revenues
  • September 2020 – Increasing diversity in entrepreneurship 
  • November 2020 – Language of social science entrepreneurship
  • December 2020 – What’s different about social science entrepreneurship?
  • Plans for 2021 coming soon

The outputs from these sessions are available below (or will be in due course).

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

Supporting social scientist entrepreneurs.

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The Mobilise Carer Assessment Platform

Supporting family and other informal carers as they adapt to caring under COVID-19 related restrictions.

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Business Engagement Sector ‘Deep Dives’

Exploring challenges related to industry and academic engagement.

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Digital Information Literacy Programme for Schools

Creating a pilot teacher training resource to combat online misinformation.

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Board Games Commercialisation

Creating an Ed Tech Games Hub for the Aspect consortium.

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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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Creative Industries 'Deep Dives'

investigating activities between social science academics and creative industries