Digital Economy NetworkPluses

NetworkPlus awards aim to bring together new research communities and identify, prioritise and develop future research challenges in the digital economy research area. They undertake a number of different activities in order to do this, including secondments, workshops and pilot projects.

We set up four Network+s during the last delivery plan, based around our previous priority areas. These completed in 2016; however, where links are still appropriate, they have been provided below.

  • The Communities and Culture Network+ engages with digital transformations, bringing them together with a wider public through direct engagements, innovative methods and digital resources. The Network+ is led by Helen Thornham, University of Leeds.
  • The New Economic Models (NEMODE) Network+ connects top-level research with trail-blazing digital technology firms. NEMODE are bringing together the brightest and most innovative minds to inform academic research and public policy, to give support to innovative businesses in digital technologies. The Network+ is led by Roger Maull, University of Surrey.
  • The IT as a Utility Network+ is a collection of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in interdisciplinary collaborative activity that relates to IT utilities applied across the whole spectrum of disciplines. The Network+ is led by Jeremy Frey, University of Southampton.

We are in the process of funding up some further Digital Economy NetworkPlus awards, in research areas proposed by the applicants. The call for proposals has now closed and we plan to announce the new NetworkPluses in spring 2018.