The RCUK Digital
Economy Theme
Social Media and its
Implications for the
Enterprise & Society
Research Workshop

IIIT Bang...
The RCUK Digital Economy Theme
“Technology alone is not enough”
Interdisciplinarity is key
ICT, Engineering, Social Scienc...
The Digital Economy Offers
huge potential returns for Social Media
RCUK DE

www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy
www.rcuk.ac.uk/...
Capturing value of Data is driving the DE
DATA
Collection and transport

KNOWLEDGE
Data Science

OUTPUTS
Disruptive and ma...
Leaders from across the major DE Theme
investments are at this workshop
3 Digital Economy Hubs
£12M each (inc £2M partners...
Major DE Theme investments - 2
Digital City Exchange - £5.9m Imperial College.
Focus on using digital technology to boost ...
Major DE Theme investments - 3
Sandpits in Designing Effective Research Spaces, Changing
Travel Behaviour and Design in th...
Research Council research plays direct role in
Industry Strategies & 8 +1 Great Technologies
BIS
Industrial
Sectors

Aeros...
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Social Media and its Implications for the Enterprise & Society Research Workshop

  1. 1. The RCUK Digital Economy Theme Social Media and its Implications for the Enterprise & Society Research Workshop IIIT Bangalore Wednesday 5 February 2014 Dr John Baird Lead, RCUK Digital Economy Theme john.baird@epsrc.ac.uk Tel: +44(0)1793 444047
  2. 2. The RCUK Digital Economy Theme “Technology alone is not enough” Interdisciplinarity is key ICT, Engineering, Social Sciences, Economics, Psychology etc). People/user focused research Energy, Transport, Healthcare, Creative, Services DE Vision: Rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy. 3 Research Council Partners: EPSRC (£106M), AHRC (£12M) and ESRC (£11M) 113 core projects >£150M since 2008, 400 User Partners www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy
  3. 3. The Digital Economy Offers huge potential returns for Social Media RCUK DE www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy
  4. 4. Capturing value of Data is driving the DE DATA Collection and transport KNOWLEDGE Data Science OUTPUTS Disruptive and mashed Energy Crowdsourcing Conversion to knowledge and insight User centricity Transport NEW Solutions Social Media Digital content Internet of Things Stored Curated Linked Analysed Visualised Retail Healthcare NEW Services Environment Creative Industries + Media NEW Applications Financial + other Services Space Enterprise Data Modelled NEW Products Defence Cities Public sector data Security and Trust Education Graphic courtesy: Neil Crockett, CDEC
  5. 5. Leaders from across the major DE Theme investments are at this workshop 3 Digital Economy Hubs £12M each (inc £2M partnership funding) + gearing 1. Horizon, Nottingham + Oxbridge, Brunel, Exeter - Mac 2. Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy, Newcastle and Dundee 9 Centres for Aberdeen –Training 3. dot.rural, Doctoral Pete (Each £5M >100 students p.a. - geared funding) Web Science, Southampton - Wendy Digital Entertainment, Bath & Bournemouth My Life in Data, Nottingham Financial Computing, UCL, LSE & Imperial Healthcare Innovation, Oxford High Wire, Lancaster Media and Arts Technology, QMUL Intelligent Games, York * Digital Civics , Newcastle *
  6. 6. Major DE Theme investments - 2 Digital City Exchange - £5.9m Imperial College. Focus on using digital technology to boost capabilities , integrating transport, health, social and other (utility) systems in cities. Dealing with costly peak demand e.g. issues & behaviours around Electric Car recharging Framework for Research & Innovation in MediaCityUK (FIRM, with AHRC) £2.7M. A 7 partner consortium - connecting BBC, BT and the Digital & Creative Industries sector to research and innovation at Salford Quays. www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy
  7. 7. Major DE Theme investments - 3 Sandpits in Designing Effective Research Spaces, Changing Travel Behaviour and Design in the Digital World 4 Network+s (Cathy, Gerard and Richard lead/involved in 3) Bridging the Urban & Rural Divide (BURD) – Pete, Cathy with India Research in the Wild Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation (TEDDI) in Buildings (Build TEDDI) Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy
  8. 8. Research Council research plays direct role in Industry Strategies & 8 +1 Great Technologies BIS Industrial Sectors Aerospace Nuclear Renewables Automotive Information Economy Construction Oil & Gas Life Sciences Education Professional & Business Services 8 Great Technologies  Big Data Space Robotics & Autonomous Systems      Regenerative Medicine  Synthetic Biology   Energy Storage Advanced Materials        Agri-science – 70% of EPSRC portfolio directly relevant to Industrial Strategies www.epsrc.ac.uk/digitaleconomy www.rcuk.ac.uk/digitaleconomy

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