Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping: Case studies


27th May 2021

This case study series was produced by the Aspect Ecosystem Mapping Project. The project, part of the Entrepreneurship Community of Practice, shares examples of best practice and showcases exceptional stories of innovation, entrepreneurship and research commercialisation in the social sciences from each of the participating universities.

I Speak Mental Health

Democratising access to mental health resources


The next generation of education finance.


Revolutionising sanitisation whilst tackling energy poverty.

Red Kite

Making sustainable travel accessible to all.


Removing barriers to social inclusion.


A planet-friendly alternative to plastic film packaging.


Reducing food waste in the catering sector.

Open Source Policy

Connecting people and policy.

Project Happy Note

Re-connecting through the gift of surprise.


Avoiding the crowds: social distancing app.

Blue Shoes Productions

Building a better society through film.

Here We Flo Ltd

Empowering women with planet-friendly feminine care.

Generation Purple Ltd

Addressing the diversity gap in recruitment.


Supporting parents and children through the early years.

Find out more about the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Mapping project here

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