£250,000 Investment Opportunity

£250,000 investment opportunity for academics to transform the industries that have the most impact on the environment. 

Zinc’s venture builder programme supports founders from multidisciplinary backgrounds to build evidence-based companies around social missions. Their next programme is focussed on transforming the industries that have the most impact on our environmental crisis. Founders will receive up to £250,000 investment in their business, and 12 months intensive support. Here’s all the info in one sheet.

We’re looking for exceptional individuals to who want to build new commercial ventures to tackle the environmental crisis. We are also looking for what we call Visiting Fellows to join our network: experts and advisors from business, academia, design, technology and the public sector who support Founders and their newly created ventures by offering expertise in the form of talks, workshops, office hours and access to research and partners. If you would like to learn more, I’m happy to jump on a call–just drop me an email at stephen@zinc.vc–or you can join one of our upcoming Meet & Greets, either online or in-person.

Guidance on the application process can be found here.

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Launch of the Doing Well by Doing Good course in partnership with Berenbrug.

As part of Aspect’s ongoing provision of training and learning initiatives for Aspect members, today we are delighted to announce having teamed up with Berenbrug to release a new online course for Aspect members.

reSHAPE 2023

Innovation is the lifeblood of progress, and on the 7th of September 2023, the second edition of reSHAPE brought together visionaries, innovators, and thought leaders to celebrate and explore the dynamic world of SHAPE ventures.


On the 11th of September we’ll be holding the final live activity as part of Aspect Festival23 with the Dutch Knowledge Transfer Office Social Sciences & Humanities Working Group, hosted by Aspect member Leiden University.

Methods for Change: Creative, Participatory and Design Methods Showcase

Join the M4C team online from 11.30 – 12.30 Wednesday 13th September 2023 for the Aspect Methods for Change Showcase event!

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