2012 Digital Economy Research in Arts and Humanities; Economics and Social Science; Engineering and Physical Sciences, UK

The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme is supporting research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy. ‘Research in the Wild’ is about enabling researchers, in the digital economy, to expose and test their research ideas with potential beneficiaries – for example, the individual, business and/or society – in order to get closer to achieving a viable proposition with potential for transformational impact.

Applicants are invited to express their interest to apply for short-term funding to perform their Digital Economy ‘Research in the Wild’ in three challenge areas: -;Sustainable Society – Digital technologies can be used to make services more sustainable and enhance current systems (economic, environmental and social), in a way that is accessible, affordable, bespoke and popular. -;IT as a Utility – To realise the digital economy, digital infrastructure should be so simple, accessible and reliable it is invisible to the consumer. -;New Economic Models – New business models in a digital economy will create a more flexible, dynamic, resilient and individual-centred economy for the UK.

Scholarship Deadline: 18 April 2012

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