Could you create a new venture that transforms the health of the planet and people?

Zinc VC is looking to invest in 70 innovative individuals who want to redirect their careers and build a mission-driven business from scratch on their next Venture Builder focused on eliminating environmental threats to our health.

Founders will be tackling the harmful impacts of chemical pollution, climate change, and biological hazards on our health and wellbeing. In ensuring we can live long, healthy and meaningful lives, there is a need to transform all aspects of our environment including:

  • Food systems
  • Water security
  • Air quality
  • Built and urban environments

Designed to launch you as a Founder, you will join the 12-month Venture Builder full-time in October 2023 and match with a co-Founder from a curated cohort of world-class talent. You will receive up to £250k in early funding and gain access to mentorship & support from expert Fellows and coaches, investors, and Zinc’s in-house R&D team.

Find out more & apply 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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