A Social Sciences Platform for Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Transformation (ASPECT)

Lead higher education institution (HEI): London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
HEI partners: University of Manchester and University of Sussex

This project is developing, implementing and scaling up a globally leading social sciences commercialisation ecosystem, based on an innovative new approach successfully piloted with “Zinc”, an LSE spin-out, and the development of social sciences-specific research commercialisation support services. The project will create new companies to improve productivity and solve the most pressing social challenges; address social needs through market solutions, and overcome traditional barriers to market by bringing together the best social sciences ideas with top entrepreneurs, and will create a global network of excellence in social sciences research commercialisation.