Below you will find a range of bespoke tools for evaluating, supporting, developing and valuing social science opportunities.
Go to Market Communications Strategy for Social Science Project
Intended for use by the knowledge exchange practitioners in conjunction with an academic team presenting the opportunity so they can plan and share tasks to promote their projects.
Innovation Disclosure Form – suggested modifications
Bringing together good practice from across the RC COP membership.
Valuation of Social Science Opportunities Tool
Providing a summary of traditional valuation techniques, intended for use by the knowledge exchange team and academics, enabling additional thinking around the valuation of their social science projects being considered for commercialisation or further impact generation activities outside their institution.
PESTLE Tool – notes for guidance
Including examples specifically adapted for the social sciences.
Stimulating the Pipeline
A write up from a workshop aimed at developing social science commercialisation opportunities and sharing best practice amongst institutions.
An approach to help think about and then communicate how your new social science opportunity might work for customers and end users.
Five tips for Pitching a Social Science Project
A collection of tips for pitching social science opportunities to investors or other external stakeholders, intended as a starting point and not a replacement for the many resources universities have to support budding entrepreneurs.
Animated Case Study
The Research Commercialisation Community of Practice has developed an animated case study of an exemplar social science academic entrepreneur exploring the journey of social science commercialisation with the support of their University Innovation team and showcasing the toolkit in practice. Developed by the Research Commercialisation Community of Practice with Hobson Curtis Films, the animated video supports knowledge exchange professionals to show the possibilities of commercialisation to social scientists.
If you want to learn how you and your research can benefit from commercialisation, check out this video. If you have any further questions or want to take part in the Aspect Research Commercialisation Community of Practice, get in touch with us via the ‘Get Involved’ page on this website.
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