reSHAPE: investing in impact at scale

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ARC and Aspect

4th November 2022, Royal Society of Arts, London

Aspect, The British Academy, ARC and Aspect Angels have joined forces to present reSHAPE, the first comprehensive showcase event for high-calibre social science, humanities and arts (SHAPE) ventures.

Universities are transforming research from social sciences, humanities and the arts (SHAPE) to create ventures. These ventures are having a major impact in bringing products, services and insights into society and the economy. Uniting innovators, government and investors, reSHAPE showcases the pioneering work being done by ventures large and small in addressing challenges from poverty to climate change to big business and the opportunities this presents.

15 ventures will be presented to audience of over 100 investors, entrepreneurs, university staff, and key stakeholders.

Only 20 tickets available!

Register for tickets here.

Panel Sessions:

SHAPING Business and Society

Vivid Economics – Robin Smale, Director and Co-Founder

Wise Responder Inc – Jamie Coats, Co-Founder and CEO

Good Judgment Inc – Warren Hatch, CEO

Creating an innovation ecosystem for SHAPE researchers

ESRC – Mel Knetsch, Head of Commercialisation

British Academy – Hetan Shah, CEO

Research England – Ed Hughes, Director (Insights and Engagement)

The finance we need to deliver SHAPE ventures

NESTA – Max Seden, Chief Strategy Officer

OakNorth – Deepesh Thakrar, Senior Director Debt Finance

Global Innovation Fund – Francesco Valente, Investment Associate

Fireside Chats with ventures including:

OxCarbon – Atif Ansar, Founder and Director

In Place of War – Ruth Daniel, CEO and Creative Director

Versed AI – Fenella Boyle, Co-Founder and CEO

OnTrack Rehab – Gianpaolo Fusari, Project Lead

Parenting for Lifelong Health – Laura White, Consultant

Lightning pitches with ventures including:

Senseful AI, EQUAL-Futures, Humanity Research Consultancy, MFL Mentoring, The State of the States, Care Quality Evaluation


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