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NEMODE is moving!

As of today (04/02/2012), NEMODE is moving to a new platform, This version of the site will remain active at, until (01/03/2012) but will redirect you to the new platform. We hope that you like the changes that we have made and look forward to your involvement in discussions and future events!

-The NEMODE web team

Deadline extension- Pilot Studies: Platforms as New Economic Models in the Digital Economy

The Call for Pilot Studies: Platforms as New Economic Models in the Digital Economy deadline has been extended to 18 January, 2013. More information can be found here :Research Call (Platforms)

3D printing may be reaching highstreet soon as 3D ‘Photobooth’ opens in Tokyo

It may only be a temporary pop-up shop and a bit of a novelty at the moment, but branding agency, Party, has shown that there is potential in 3D printing technology for consumer markets. While not quick (the process involves a 15-minute scan with a handheld scanner, during which the subject must stay completely still), nor completely accurate (the scanner cannot yet detect fluffy fabrics, small detailed patterns or shiny materials, nor can it read small accessories such as earrings, glasses or bags) it does show the technology has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. It isn’t cheap either, starting at £160 for a 10cm version, rising to £320 for the 20cm model. To see examples of their products, visit the Omote3D website. (Site in Japanese)


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.


Congratulations to our First Dragons’ Den Winners

NEMODE held a Dragons’ Den Workshop 23rd October 2012- 25th October 2012 at the Digital Economy All Hands Conference, Aberdeen.  The focus of the workshop was on New Business Models.

Congratulations to our winning business idea Mogees(Bruno Zamborlin & Aidan Sheridan)  who win £10,000

And our runners up who each win £3,000:

Dynamon (Angus Webb)
Evolved (Chris Paulson & Andras Sobester)
Satalia  (Daniel Hulme)



TED Talk on Trust

Recorded at TEDGlobal, Edinburgh, in June 2012, Rachel Botsman explains why the currency of the new economy is ‘trust’. Do you agree? Leave a comment below.

New Call from RCUK DE (NEMinDE)

The RCUK Digital Economy Theme (DET) wants, through its investments, to engage more with business schools and economics researchers who have been under-represented in existing grants. This need was highlighted by the recent DE Impact Review. To encourage new participants to participate quickly with the community, RCUK would like to promote engagement between existing investments e.g. digital economy hubs, networks and new researchers.

Up to £3.5 million has been earmarked for this call, which seeks to support cross disciplinary research as well as building links between groups and disciplines. This call is being commissioned in close partnership with ESRC. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the call, ESRC will be contributing up to £1M to the call and the DET will be contributing up to £2.5M towards the call. Subject to the quality of the submissions received, it is anticipated that we will fund up to five proposals. Grants funded under this call will provide funding to support a suite of related research and people-based activities, which should complement the work of the DET Network+ ‘New Economic Models in the Digital Economy’.

The deadline for proposal submission is 16:00 on 11 December 2012.

Please note: Anyone intending to submit a proposal to this call must register their interest by completing the ‘Intent to Submit a Full Proposal Form’ on the RCUK DE Page by 12:00 on 19 November 2012.

A pdf with more details can be found here: NEMinDE Call

You may wish to contact researchers already working in this area. The list of attendees from our Cambridge Workshop in July would be a good place to start. It can be downloaded here.

For more on what was discussed during the Cambridge Workshop, visit our Outputs Page.

£10,000 Prize Workshop to progress your New Technologies ideas towards the market

NEMODE is looking to support researchers who want to turn a great piece of technology into a great business… and we have several awards of £10,000 and £3,000 to help!  We are holding a “Dragon’s Den” competition to find some great ideas worthy of funding.

See the Calls for Research page for more details.

AUG ’12 – Additional Call for Research

Systematic Literature Review

The previously published call for research has been amended, with extended timeframes and deadlines.   This new call extends time frames and deadlines.  The goal of the call remains the same: to provide insights into the differences between Business Models, Economic Models, and Operational Models and their link to business strategy.

The new deadline for this £3,000 award is 31 Aug. 2012

See our Calls for Research page for more details.

Cambridge Workshop Attendees

The list of attendees from the Cambridge workshop on 11-12 June can be found here.