Zinc launches new mission! Transforming the industries that impact the environment

At Zinc we have just launched our next mission to transform the industries with the most impact on the environmental crisis. The manifesto for this mission can be found here.

We’re now recruiting 70 individuals to join our Venture Builder in October 2022 and build new businesses that tackle this mission by transforming the (1) fishing, farming & food; (2) manufacturing & supply chain; (3) construction & building operations; and (4) transport industries.

We’re looking for people with ambition, drive, resilience and entrepreneurial spirit. If this sounds like you the click here to apply.

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This Venture Builder will bring together talented professionals from a wide range of backgrounds including people working in corporates, start ups, research institutes, technology development (such as in data scientists), architecture, law, urban planning, construction management, shipping, manufacturing (fashion, car or food sectors), food and farming. In our last venture builder > 50% of the founders were women, 40% people of colour, and the average age was 38. We endorse UK Startup/Innovator visas so this opportunity is open to everyone around the world. 

Over 40% of the 220 Founders we have backed to-date heard about the Venture Builder through word-of-mouth and personal referrals, so your help in spreading the word is really valuable.

Our first deadline for applications (June 9th) is approaching fast! Those who will apply by then will have the option to join our first pre-founders day.  Places are offered on a first come first served, rolling basis.  

In case you missed it before, click here to apply.


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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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