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Commercialisation of Research out of Social Sciences (CRoSS) Guidance


LSSI in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Leeds and Oxentia have developed a guidance document to help to support all social science researchers at the University of Leeds who are interesting in exploring commercialisation of their research.  This document provides details of the difference between commercialising for STEM and Social Sciences, the potential...

LSSI Early-Stage Enterprise and Commercialisation Funding


Through the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), LSSI is pleased to offer funding to social science researchers/social scientists who are interested in exploring commercial or social enterprise opportunities arising from their research.    Enterprise and commercialisation of your research can have great value for social impact.  Social impact can contribute to local economic growth and social...

Consumer Data Research Centre win prestigious ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize


The Nutrition and Lifestyle Analytics Team, from the University of Leeds won the award for 'Outstanding business and enterprise impact' Ateam of researchers from the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) have been awarded an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Celebrating Impact Prize for supporting healthier consumer habits. They won the award in recognition of...

Go Fund Yourself? Funding and the Future of High Growth Startups in the Leeds City Region


Sherif Youssef, Partnerships and Engagement Officer at the Leeds Social Sciences Institute at the University of Leeds is hosting an interactive workshop to gather business leaders and decision makers within the investment landscape in the Leeds City Region.  Highlighting investment and development opportunities the workshop seeks to propose evidence-based solutions to build and scale up...

Internship Vacancies x 3 posts


Horizons Institute Communications Intern x 1 post This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.  Link to the full advert here. To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please...

LSSI Internal News and Opportunities January 2024


We produce a monthly internal updates and opportunities bulletin, if you are a University of Leeds student or member of staff,  you can also sign up to our mailing list. Contents of the latest bulletin listed below: LSSI UPDATES & EVENTS Impact Acceleration Account - Joint Showcase Event LSSI project case studies LSSI Next Generation Co-production...

Joint LSSI and RIS Impact Acceleration Account Showcase


Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) and the Research and Innovation Service team (RIS) welcomed colleagues from across the university to the joint Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) Showcase Event.  The event celebrated the many meaningful cross faculty relationships and collaborations between LSSI, RIS and our colleagues at the University of Leeds. As holders of the Impact...

Long Covid patient reported app helps overcome socio-economic barriers


Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding gave Dr Manoj Sivan the opportunity to overcome socio-economic barriers between medicine and social sciences. He employed a research fellow to help develop a knowledge-sharing app for patients managing long Covid symptoms at home Dr Manoj Sivan, Associate Clinical Professor and Honorary Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine with Leeds Institute for...

Social and cultural causes of maternal mortality in East Africa


Professor of African History Shane Doyle secured Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) funding to hold research dissemination workshops in Kenya, exploring social and cultural factors behind the region’s high maternal mortality rates Shane’s research seeks to understand the cultural reasons why women in East Africa are at such high risk of death from maternity causes. ‘In...