Working in close partnership with Innovate UK, the Digital Catapult and with support from Microsoft Research, the RCUK Digital Economy Theme is seeking to promote the realisation of impact and enhanced exploitation of the outcomes arising from its investments in the research base.
The DE Theme and Innovate UK have provided funding to support 6 interdisciplinary and user-focused centres of excellence operating over a five year period. For details, please see :
The centres will draw substantially on the outputs, knowledge, positioning of DE expertise and demonstrations resulting from previous DE related funding to raise DE research to a new level of increased take up and exploitation, to really make a difference, and where real-world impact and influence is demonstrable through evidence of adoption by policy makers, improvements in services and economic/ social/ cultural benefits in the public, private or third sectors.
Details about the call can be found via the call webpage. Further announcements about the centres will be made on this webpage, once the awards have been made in March/April 2015.