Digital Economy NetworkPlus

The Digital Economy (DE) Theme would like to support up to five 'NetworkPlus' grants to stimulate development of DE research and communities within key emerging areas of national importance for DE research. These networks will bring together relevant parts of the interdisciplinary DE communities and a variety of stakeholders, to identify the key research opportunities, build collaborations and grow the area of research for the benefit of the UK. The NetworkPluses will undertake a variety of activities including workshops, events, feasibility studies, secondments or horizon scanning. Applicants are encouraged to tailor their activities to the needs of the area and to be innovative in their approach.

The areas of focus for these NetworkPlus grants should be proposed and justified by the applicants.

There is up to £5 million available for this call.

Community event

To facilitate discussion of potential research areas where a NetworkPlus is needed, we hosted a one-day community event on 03 July in London.

The aim of the event was to enable those interested in running or participating in a NetworkPlus to meet and discuss ideas, and to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to better understand the scope and requirements of the call. Outputs of the event are given below, and a list of Frequently Asked Questions is available.

Key Dates:

Activity Date
Deadline for submitting a topic idea or applying to attend the Community event 1/6/17
Community event 3/7/17
Outline call opens in Je-S 4/7/17
Outlines call closes 29/8/17
Invitation to full proposals for successful outlines week beginning 23/10/17
Deadline for full proposals 20/12/17
Interview Panel February 2018
Funding decision March 2018