Zinc builds companies that tackle important societal challenges. Its programmes bring together 50 entrepreneurs to build new products and services from scratch. Each programme has a specific ‘mission’ (e.g. ‘to improve the quality of later life’), and is supported by a network of world-leading experts (e.g. in research, technology, business, and creative design). Zinc’s top priority is to accelerate the impact of social science. Zinc is financially backed by the LSE, and proud to be part of the Aspect network.
30 September 2021
Social Science Commercialisation Case Studies
Sharing insights and examples that inspire social science commercialisation.
27 September 2021
Zinc Case Studies
Case studies demonstrating some of the partnerships between Zinc ventures and universities.
26 January 2021
Tackling taboos through research in ventures
Supporting start-ups working on taboo topics, in ageing and wider aspects of health.
21 January 2021
Catalysing Innovation Funding for Healthy Ageing
An event report from Tim Shakespeare, Research and Innovation Design Manager at Zinc.
17 December 2020
Invitation for social scientists to apply ideas for later life innovation
Q&A with UKRI’s Huw Vasey on the Healthy Ageing Catalyst Awards, run in partnership with Zinc
11 December 2020
Bringing startups and social science together for later life innovation
Tim Shakespeare highlights the key points from Zinc’s new report on innovation and healthy ageing
22 October 2020
Webinar recording: The case for working in start-ups
Early career social scientists: The case for working in start-ups