Aspect Learning Report 2020BackResources
28th October 2020
The Aspect Learning Report provides an overview of the key insights and learnings from across the network over the last twelve months.
Despite the unprecedented challenges resulting from COVID-19, we are humbled by the significant amount of work that has been progressed within the Aspect programme – our members and projects have innovated and shown admirable drive and ambition, and ensured that Aspect’s important work has continued as effectively as possible.
We hope you find this report to be both insightful and uplifting.
Business Engagement, Communications, Entrepreneurship, Project Output and Research Commercialisation
Key report sections include:
- Early learnings from collaborative projects
- An update on the LSE Commercialisation Service
- An update on Zinc
- Progress in terms of building engagement
- How the challenges facing social sciences commercialisation have been addressed
- Practical considerations relating to the sustainability of the Aspect Network
We are now at the midway point of the programme, and we’re delighted to report that our ambitious activities are progressing well, including:
16 funded projects that are well underway, which aim to test and pilot new approaches to maximising the commercial and business opportunities from social sciences research
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Commercialisation Service is now well established, and – as a social science only offering – it is proving to be a valuable platform for developing and testing new models of commercialisation
Zinc continues its programme of activities, which has supported 150 founders and engaged social scientists in 65% of the currently active ventures
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Programme to support mid-career researchers with venture engagement for professional development
This is a report about the Zinc Mid-Career Researcher Innovation Safari 2022. It explains how mid-career researchers have fewer opportunities than ECRs to explore developmental routes outside academia, which leads to limitations of opportunities for professional and personal development.
Research Method: Designs for Addressing Racial inEqualities (DARE)
This ‘how to’ guide outlines the Designs for Addressing Racial inEqualities (DARE) research method used by Dr Temidayo Eseonu from Lancaster University. The artwork was created in collaboration with Caroline Boyd, Boy Oh Boy Designs.
Research Method: Critical Spatial Data Science
This ‘how to’ guide outlines the Critical Spatial Data Science research method used by Dr Caitlin Robinson from the University of Bristol. The artwork was created in collaboration with Jack Brougham.
Research Method: Constructivist Grounded Theory
This ‘how to’ guide outlines the Constructivist Grounded Theory research method used by Dr Denise Miller from the University of Greenwich. The artwork was created in collaboration with Chris Murray, More than Minutes.