Aspect (a social sciences platform for entrepreneurship, commercialisation and transformation) is a network led by an alliance of seven UK universities who are encouraging collaboration between academics and businesses, and applying social sciences to private and social enterprise.
Launched in 2018 with a £5m award from the Connecting Capability Fund (CCF), Aspect aims to be an on-going and permanent network beyond its initial 3-year funding. Network membership will soon open to universities, research institutes, business, public sector, investors, funders and other organisations who share the Aspect mission and vision.
Our vision is to transform the contribution that social sciences research and student entrepreneurship makes for the betterment of society, through collaboration with innovators and business leaders.
Identifying entrepreneurship opportunities and sharing knowledge and expertiseEntrepreneurship
Building a shared network of business partnerships and industry engagementBusiness Engagement
Raising the profile of social sciences research commercialisation and supporting communication and network engagementCommunications
Sharing best practices and identifying new and experimental modelsResearch Commercialisation