Support and focus

To provide multidisciplinary researchers with support, direction and resource, the Digital Economy theme has invested in six Next Stage Digital Economy Centres. These build on previous investments made by the DE Theme.

Several Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in the Digital Economy have also been supported, providing students with deep technical capability and a broad understanding of the societal and economic issues embraced by this new discipline in subjects including digital music, e-health, financial services and web science.

The Digital Economy Theme also supports Fellowships in a number of areas.

Deeper commitment

We will concentrate our support on research that transcends disciplinary boundaries and engages users in the research from the outset. We will focus on the participatory design of digital technologies, products and services, and build on the UK’s strong track record of research into areas such as human-computer interaction, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence and data analytics.

We will identify areas where the Digital Economy meets EPSRC's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Theme, a vital complementary research theme. We also work closely with other EPSRC Themes, such as Mathematical Sciences, Healthcare Technology, Manufacturing the Future and Energy.