June 2020 Digital Economy Newsletter

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Digital Economy Newsletter - June 2020

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Identifying challenges for a Sustainable Digital Society

The virtual workshop “Identifying challenges for a Sustainable Digital Society” was run on 11th June, with 52 multidisciplinary attendees across academia, industry, government and the third sector. The related Sustainable Digital Society call for proposals will be opening over the summer. The outputs of the workshop will be available in the near future; please keep an eye on the workshop webpage.

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SPRITE+ Announces Digital Technologies, Power & Control Challenge Working Group

The Digital Technologies, Power and Control Challenge Working Group is led by Dr Lara Frumkin (The Open University), Dr Kovila Coopamootoo (Newcastle University), Dr Sabine Little (University of Sheffield) and Dr Vitor Jesus (Birmingham City University).

The group employs an action research model to solicit wide participation in societal decisions relying on theory, research and current practice from multiple academic and non-academic perspectives.

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Securing Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) Funding - PETRAS 2nd Strategic Research Fund (SRF) Call

The PETRAS National Centre of Excellence for Internet of Things (IoT) Systems Cybersecurity, as part of UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Securing Digital Technologies at the Periphery (SDTaP) programme funded by the Strategic Priorities Fund, is delighted to announce the launch of the 2nd Strategic Research Fund (SRF) call for proposals. Through this call, the Centre is making funds available of up to £4.5 million to eligible UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to support a maximum of 20 new collaborative research projects (18 months maximum duration).

Closing date for intentions to bid:  09 September 2020 at 09:00.

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Call for Participants in a three-day Sandpit focused on Digital Technologies for Health and Care

UKRI are pleased to invite participants to apply to attend a sandpit between 10-12 November 2020 on Digital Technologies for Health and Care. Whilst the current plan is for the sandpit to be held in-person near Guildford, Surrey, we are considering alternative options due to the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as the health and well-being of the sandpit participants is our top priority. This may involve moving the sandpit online to a virtual environment. Confirmed details will be made available as soon as possible.

Closing date: 08 September 2020 at 16:00.

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Funding Calls

NEH/AHRC New Directions for Digital Scholarship in Cultural Institutions

This is a joint initiative between AHRC and the US National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), funded through UKRI’s Fund for International Collaboration. The programme aims to advance digital scholarship in cultural heritage organisations such as museums, libraries, galleries, and archives.

Funding will support collaborative teams in the UK and US that have the potential to deliver a transformational impact on digital methods and digital research in cultural institutions.

Closing date: 18 August 2020 at 16:00.

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Hardware for Efficient Computing call

The EPSRC ICT theme is inviting submission of full proposals to a Hardware for Efficient Computing call.
Closing date: 23 July 2020 at 16:00

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Get funding for ideas that address COVID-19

Proposals are invited for short-term projects addressing and mitigating the health, social, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Refreshing membership of some EPSRC Strategic Advisory Teams

The ICT, Healthcare, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering Themes are inviting applications for their respective Strategic Advisory Team (SAT). Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to provide advice across the breadth of EPSRC's portfolio and the portfolios of other Councils where appropriate.
Individuals from industry, academia, users of research and those working in the third sector and government organisations are eligible to apply.

Closing date for applications: 31 July 2020 at 16:00

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AI Community

With the close of the Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship and proposals to be peer reviewed in the coming months, we anticipate a higher demand on those in the AI community as we reach out for reviewers and would therefore like to thank you in advance. Peer review is an integral part of ensuring we fund the highest quality research and the communities help in this is greatly appreciated.

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UKRI statement on Black Lives Matter

UKRI recognises the importance of taking a stand against racism and the violent acts of brutality connected to George Floyd’s and others’ deaths.

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