Funded Projects

The Aspect programme funds projects to test ideas and pilot new approaches, developing resources that share insights and learnings with the broader community.

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Phase 2

A human centric research of skills and decision making capacity

Led by researchers from the RCA, Cranfield, and Manchester Metropolitan, the project team are building a business case to bring sustainable fashion garment manufacturing back to the UK.

1 June 2022

Phase 1

ABaCuSS

Developing working models of intrapreneurship in the social sciences.

11 October 2020

Phase 2

ABaCuss Phase 2

Creating meaningful intrapreneurial placements and training for researchers.

1 June 2022

Phase 3

APPLE

This project will explore how systems underpinning academic career progression can be better aligned to support meaningful engagement with Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

9 May 2023

Phase 2

Apple – Academic Promotion Pathways linked to Enterprise

Aligning academic career progression through systematic change.

2 June 2022

Phase 2

Applying social science to early-stage innovation to reduce environmental harms

Preparatory research for environmental start-ups grounded in robust research.

1 June 2022

Phase 2

ARC Accelerator Phase 2: Accelerator for Shape Ventures

The first accelerator dedicated to building SHAPE ventures.

1 June 2022

Phase 2

Artifical Intelligence in Arbitration: Ethical considerations

Ensuring the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies.

1 June 2022

Phase 3

Artificial Intelligence in Arbitration: Ethical Considerations

This project will allow researchers to engage with the relevant commercial stakeholders (specifically AI firms, law firms and arbitral institutions) to ensure the careful and ethically appropriate integration of AI technologies into commercial arbitration processes through the application of the academic research conducted by the authors.

10 May 2023

Phase 3

Aspect Angels

Aspect Angels is a first-of-its-kind network that builds pathways from ideas and research through to commercialisation via angel investment.

9 May 2023

Phase 1

Aspect Podcast and Creative Challenge series

Supporting social scientist entrepreneurs.

11 October 2020

Phase 1

Aspect Research Commercialisation (ARC) Accelerator

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

25 September 2021

Phase 1

Aspect Student Accelerator Programme (ASAP)

Aspect’s social sciences student and alumni accelerator programme.

11 October 2020

Phase 2

Aspect Translational Impact Acceleration Hub (TIAH) Phase 2

Generating frameworks for more efficient business-scaling support to academics.

1 June 2022

Phase 3

Aspect Translational Impact Acceleration Hub (TIAH) Phase 3

As a result of the Phase 2 funding, the TIAH members developed a workable process, and an understanding of the the costs (in time and funding) required to deliver a comprehensive SHAPE commercialisation offer.

9 May 2023

Phase 1

Boardgames Commercialisation

Creating an Ed Tech Games Hub for the Aspect consortium.

15 October 2020

Phase 2

Bristol Impact Hub

Bringing Bristol’s professional services teams together to deliver support for SHAPE using a shared framework.

30 May 2023

Phase 3

Building on ABC

Co-creating an online training resource for social sciences researchers.

9 May 2023

Phase 2

Building on ABC: Co-creating an online training resource for social sciences researchers

Piloting a comprehensive Knowledge Exchange training programme.

1 June 2022

Phase 2

Building on Social Sciences Commercialisation Pipeline

Creating capacity for engagement.

1 June 2022

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