EPSRC Digital Economy theme

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The UK Research and Innovation Digital Economy (DE) Theme is led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in partnership with the AHRC and ESRC, and supports research to rapidly realise the transformational impact of digital technologies on aspects of community life, cultural experiences, future society, and the economy. 

The EPSRC DE Theme brings together a unique community of researchers from diverse disciplines, including social science, engineering, computer science, the arts and medical research; and users; including people, businesses and government; to study, understand and find solutions to real problems.

The theme currently has four priority areas:

  • Trust, identity, privacy and security
  • Digital business models
  • The internet of things for a service economy
  • Content creation and consumption.

Since 2008 the EPSRC has invested £150m in:

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