DE NetworkPlus Call Community Event

EPSRC is launching a call for proposals to support new Digital Economy NetworkPluses. The aim is to support up to five 'NetworkPlus' grants to allow development of research and communities within key emerging areas of national importance for Digital Economy (DE) research. The areas of focus for these NetworkPluses should be proposed and justified by applicants. These networks will undertake a variety of activities to bring together relevant DE stakeholders to identify the key research opportunities, build collaborations and grow the area of research. Full details are available in the DE NetworkPlus call document.

To facilitate discussion of potential research areas where a NetworkPlus is needed, we will be hosting a one-day community event on 3 July 2017 at the Amba Hotel, Marble Arch, London (approx. 10:30-17:00). Attendance at the event will not be a pre-requisite for submission to the call and a report from the day including frequently asked questions will be published on the EPSRC website as soon as possible following the event.

The aim of the event is to enable those interested in running or participating in a NetworkPlus to meet and discuss ideas, and to provide an opportunity for potential applicants to better understand the scope and requirements of the call. There will be a pre-workshop activity for delegates to complete online, which will help to frame our discussions on the day. During facilitated sessions, attendees will be asked to share and discuss their ideas for NetworkPlus topics.

Those interested in attending are asked to complete the form below, by 1 June 2017. Please note that places will be limited and you will be notified as to whether you have a place at the event by 12 June 2017. In the event that we are over-subscribed, attendees will be selected to provide a good balance of expertise, organisation and career stage.

Expenses for travel, subsistence or accommodation incurred by attendees will not be covered by EPSRC.

If you are not able to attend the event but would like to input to potential topics for future DE NetworkPlus grants, please also fill in the form, indicating that you will not be attending, but explaining the area in which you feel there should be a DE NetworkPlus, and why. Please note that topic suggestions will be included (unattributed) in the workshop report.