Digital Economy Telling Tales of Engagement Awards

The Telling Tales of Engagement (TTE) Awards are funded by the EPSRC Digital Economy (DE) Theme. It is designed to help capture and promote the impact arising from Digital Economy research supported by UKRI.

The aims of the TTE awards were:

  • To capture the impact and benefits that the Digital Economy Theme’s research is having, how this impact unfolded and what benefits for society and economy has (or are expected to be delivered) from the research, and
  • To tell a tale that describe how the impact pathway genuinely unfolded in order to help the wider research community learn examples of best practice.
  • To engage the public (while helping to address UKRI’s equality, diversity and inclusion agenda) with the Digital Economy research in order to show how the benefits of the DE research help make a contribution to various challenges.

Since the award’s conception in 2011, the Digital Economy Theme has awarded three TTE awards per year to recognise Digital Economy research impact. The applications were open to teams as well as individuals, from all career stages in academia (including PhD students), industry, users and the third sector. Each TTE winner was awarded a grant from EPSRC, giving them access to £10,000 (100% FEC) over the course of 18 months to tell a tale of Digital Economy research impact through a serious of public engagement events or activities.

The objectives and the activities associated with the scheme are given in the call document (PDF).

2019 round assessment

Robert Phillips Design Products, Royal College of Arts Citizen Nature Watch
Roma Patel School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham The Undiscovered Island
Oussama Metatla Department of Computer Science, University of Bristol CRITICAL

2018 round assessment

Tom Cherrett Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton I want it now
Candice Satchwell Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, University of Central Lancashire Stories to Connect
Richard Ramchurn Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham The Moment

2017 round assessment

Carol Porteous ADRC-Scotland, University of Edinburgh Linking Scotland's Communities with Administrative Data Research
Ansgar Koene Department of Computer Sciences, University of Nottingham Building and engaging with multi-stakeholder panels for developing policy recommendations
Katrin Lohan Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Heriot-Watt University Human Robot Interactions (HRI) for School Teachers Engage with Machines

2016 round assessment

Richard Ramchurn Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham #Scanners: The Disadvantages of Time Travel
Rolf Black School of Science and Engineering University of Dundee More than just Computer Speech - giving People a Voice to tell their Story
Ewa Luger Department of Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh Designing Ethical Human-Computer Systems

2015 round assessment

Joseph Lindley HighWire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University Design Fiction: The Movie
Dhruv Sharma HighWire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University Radically Eradicating Age-related Loneliness Using Internet-based Simple Education (REALISE)
Phillip Wilkinson Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University From Digital Literacy to Capability: Developing Community Capability through Digital Access, Digital Literacy Training, and Family Learning

2014 round assessment

Sarah Norgate Department of Psychology and Public Health, University of Salford goWSB: A Smart Mobility Service to Promote Sustainable School Transport
Ben Wohl HighWire (Computing and Communication), Lancaster University Computer Science For Key-Stage One - Developing tools for teaching computing in rural primary Schools
Michael Cook Academy for Innovation and Research, Falmouth University ANGELINA On The World's Stage: Going For Broke At The Independent Games Festival

2013 round assessment

Tom Cherrett Department of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton Internet of Cars: A Distributed Exhibition & Public Talks
Jon Whittle Lancaster University Yes We Can! Interactive Stories of Digital Technology and Social Change
Rene van der Wal dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, University of Aberdeen Digital Conservation: Birds, Blogs and Volunteers

2012 round assessment

Oliver Case Highwire Centre for Doctoral Training, Lancaster University Life Mirror
Paul Eggestone Department of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire Interactive Newsprint
Laura Carletti Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham Art Maps
Katerina Pavkova Transport Operations Research Group, Newcastle University Supporting older drivers to drive safer for longer

2011 round assessment

Nicholas Race School of Computing & Communications, Lancaster University The Wray Broadband Project
Chris Speed School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh TOTeM: Tales of Things and Electronic Memory
Gemma Webster School of Computing, University of Dundee The Portrait System for Care Staff of People with Dementia