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Live Twitter chat on RCUK Digital Economy Theme Next Stage call #NxtStage

Date: 11/07/2014

The rapid development of digital technologies have are having an impact on our lives, on aspects of community life, our cultural experiences, the development of society, and the economy. In order to understand the challenges posed by the expanse of the digital economy, we are supporting new research which involves researchers working across the creative economy; energy; health and social care; transport services; Government.

In the next stage of the research the Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme is working in close partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, the Connected Digital Economy Catapult and with support from Microsoft Research. In this next funding call we are seeking to consolidate, harness and build upon existing Digital Economy knowledge and skills arising from Digital Economy Theme-funded and related funded awards to help accelerate the research outcomes and outputs to the next stage and create more real impact (be it economic, societal or cultural).

Research Council staff from AHRC, ESRC and EPSRC will be holding a live Twitter chat on Thursday 17 July 2014 from 3pm to 4pm (BST) to answer your questions about the Next Stage call. You can follow the RCUK DE Theme on Twitter at @RCUK_DE, and the hashtag for the Twitter chat will be #NxtStage. Please note, it would be preferred that all queries about eligibility be directed to DigitalEconomy@epsrc.ac.uk and not at the Twitter chat.

The RCUK Digital Economy Theme is supporting research and doctoral training to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society and the economy. This addresses key societal challenges and social change across a wide number of different key sectors.

For more information please visit the funding call page (opens in a new window).

For further press information please contact: Danielle Moore-Chick (AHRC) on 01793 41 6021 ord.moore-chick@ahrc.ac.uk

Notes for editors

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK. www.ahrc.ac.uk

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