The SHAPE Pre-Accelerator is a pilot online programme that supports researchers from the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts explore routes to generating sustainable impact at scale. Participants from six UK Universities will come together to identify new audiences who could benefit from their research and explore financially sustainable models for generating impact.
Offline, participants will get the opportunity to test their idea with external stakeholders through a series of meaningful conversations and gather feedback to gain a better understanding of the problem and where their solution can fit in.
This will help inform a plan and identify next steps to progress their idea to the next stage whether that be: participation in an accelerator such as ARC or SETsquared’s ICURe programme; conduct collaborative research with a partner; a consultancy offering; licencing or developing a social enterprise or for-profit venture.
Participants will have access to support from their University, external mentors and online resources which will be uploaded throughout the duration of the programme on the Bristol GRID.
Programme Dates for 2023
- Session 1 – 7th February – 10am-12.30pm
- Session 2 – 10th February – 10am-12.30pm
- Session 3 – 28th February – 10am-12pm
- Session 4 – 9th March – 2pm-4.30pm
- Session 5 – 18th April – 10am-2pm
If you are interested in registering please do so via the following link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=d10qkZj77k6vMhM02PBKUz_XULcoLX5OtCkh72tvPpFUQlBTRzY5UEFGTzFRSklZNEYzT0xWOFRHVi4u