Academic research takes hours to read

Academic findings and recommendations are hidden within lengthy and complex research papers that take a long time to read and interpret. 

Almost none of us have time to read one paper a month – let alone stay on track and digest the two million academic papers published every year.

Acume makes academic research quick and easy to find, read, and use relevant research.

We work with academics to turn valuable research publications into a 7-minute summary, including practical recommendations on how to implement the insight into policy and practice.

Being able to find and digest research facilitates evidence-based decision making, which drives better outcomes and  societal impact.

Quickly learn innovative insights

We know you don’t have time to read lengthy and complex papers. That’s why we work with academics to summarise their findings and ask them to explain how to use evidence and new ideas in action.

Find diverse and trustworthy info

While academia is known for its reliability, knowledge is even more trustworthy when inclusive of diverse scholars who represent a wide range of intersecting identities. Which is why value every form of scholarship.

Connect with a global community

We make it convenient to exchange ideas with a global community. We connect academics and professionals so they can learn and collaborate. Our aim is to bridge the wide gap between professionals and academics.

Academics

Professionals

We're on a mission to inspire better decisions

Our mission is to connect trustworthy and diverse academic knowledge to the world’s policymakers and practitioners in order to increase evidence-based decisions that enhance societal impact. 

"Acume works towards the democratisation, diversification and decolonisation of academic knowledge"

We imagine a world without barriers to knowledge

We believe academic research can shape better societies. But only if it is available to everyone. This is why we advocate for a world without any form of barrier for accessing knowledge.

We also believe passionately in the value of diversity and wish to remove all current barriers for participating in academic debate. We want to build a world where every academic has the same opportunities to contribute ideas – no matter their racial background, gender, age, (dis)abilities, religion, ethnicity or nationality.

Our values

Diversity

We believe that knowledge should be representative of the diverse communities across the globe. Diversity enables innovation, progression and strengthens collective understanding.

Learning

We believe we should never stop learning – and every experience or person we meet is an opportunity to learn a new perspective. We should always ask questions, be curious and remain open-minded.

Community

Community is our core and a way to collaborate across borders and sectors. But community can only exist with solidarity, meaningful connection and creating collaborative approaches where everyone wins. 

Trust

We believe trust and integrity are central for building a better world. We believe transparent and science-based information helps to counter misinformation and confusion, allowing leaders to do what’s right.

Meet Our Team

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Allegra Clark

Allegra Clark

Marketing & Communications
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Antoine Germain

Antoine Germain

Academic Operations
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Ben Levett

Ben Levett

Academic Operations
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Christina Takayama

Christina Takayama

Academic Operations
Kirsti Sletten

Kirsti Sletten

Academic Operations
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Phaedra Haringsma

Phaedra Haringsma

Editor
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Shane Nolan

Shane Nolan

Tech Lead
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Stefano Cisternino

Stefano Cisternino

Writer
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Yasmine Finbow

Yasmine Finbow

Founder

Advisory Board

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Ali Aljasem
Researcher
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Gina Dumfries
Advisor on Strategic Growth
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Liesbeth Rigter
Leadership Consultant
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Martin Haselhoff
Manager Products & Strategy