Author Archives: davidlopezb

The rise of the Datavores

According to a recent research study conducted by Hasan Bakhshi and Juan Mateos-Garcia from NESTA, as much as 90% of the data that exists today has been produced in the last two years.

The Internet has a lot to do with that. Innovative businesses are exploiting this new resource to improve their operational efficiency, productivity and consumer satisfaction.

Are UK businesses making the most of this opportunity?

Their report, titled the Rise of the Datavores, addresses this question with data from a survey of 500 UK companies with more than 50 employees and are active online. We examine how these companies are collecting, analysing and using online customer data to make better decisions, and some of the benefits from doing this.

Image

Advertisements

3K Open Call

Reviewing dates: 1st February, 1st June, 1st September and 1st of December 2013

Applicants are invited to apply for a small research funding from the RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DE) NEMODE network. Research proposals must address topics which are relevant to the digital economy (e.g. case studies on DE, new business models, digital marketplaces, value constellations, etc) and will last no longer than 3 months in duration.

Please see the following documents for further details:

3K Open call

Research placements open call

Closing date: 17:00 on 1st April 2013

Applicants are invited to apply for funding for research placements from the RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DE) NEMODE Network+.
These placements are targeted at PhD students or junior research fellows eligible for funding under the RCUK scheme and must take place in commercial or government entities in the UK and overseas(e.g. industry, academia, research centres, public bodies, NGOs).
Proposals for placements must address topics which are relevant to the digital economy and will last no longer than 3 months in duration for placements in UK and 6 months for placements overseas. For exceptional proposals for international placements we are prepared to discuss longer term funding.

Please see the following documents for further details:

Open Call for research placements

Call for Pilot Studies. Data-driven Economic Models in the Digital Economy

Closing date: 17:00 on 28th January 2013

Applicants are invited to apply for a short-term pilot study funding from the RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DE) NEMODE Network+. It is anticipated that a single pilot study will be selected, to last for no longer than 6 months in duration and is designed to further develop theoretical insights around Data-driven new economic models in the Digital Economy.

Please see the following documents for further details:

Research Call on Data Driven Economies

Call for Pilot Studies. Platforms as New Economic Models in the Digital Economy

Closing date: 17:00 on 11th January 2013

Applicants are invited to apply for a short-term pilot study funding from the RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DE) NEMODE Network+. It is anticipated that a single pilot study will be selected, to last for no longer than 6 months in duration and is designed to further develop theoretical insights around platforms as new economic models in the Digital Economy.

Please see the following documents for further details:

Research Call (Platforms)