Previous Events

Since launching in April 2014, the EPSRC-funded Digital Economy Network has funded and delivered 46 events, activities and initiatives for the benefit of the EPSRC Digital Economy community of PGR researchers, CDT students and staff.

These activities have all been delivered across the DEN five themes, with some activities being cross-themed.

Please note: This page is currently being updated and developed to include a catalogue of information, reports and contacts  from each of the events.

Theme 1:


Sharing best practice


  • DEN Annual Meetings x 4 – held in February each year 2015-2018  for CDT staff & students in Central London.
  • DEN CDT Directors Meetings x 4 – held in Feb each year at the DEN Annual Meetings.
  • DEN CDT Managers & Administrators  Meetings x 8 – held in May & Nov each year, usually in London.


Total number of theme 1 events/initiatives: 20

Theme 2:


Large-scale shared events
  • Digital Economy Summer Schools x 5 – a 3 residential event held in July each year, hosted by a different CDT and funded by DEN since 2014.
  • Cross-CDT PhD Writing Retreats x 8– 2-day time structured, goal-based sessions held in Leicestershire, Gloucestershire , Lancashire Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire since June 2016.
  • Data Publics International Conference, Lancaster University, 31 Mar-2 Apr 2017.
  • Futures of the End of Life  International Symposium- Lancaster University, 21-22 Jan 2016.

Total number of theme 2 activities: 15

Theme 3:


Sustainable impact of research
  • CDT Entrepreneurial 2-day Workshop & Competition held at the Digital Catapult Centre, London, 19-20 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital YES 2015: Say YES to Digital Innovation & Mentoring, Manchester, 1 Dec 2015.

Total number of theme 3 activities: 3

Theme 4:


New collaborative initiatives

Total number of theme 4 activities: 7

Theme 5:


Community Outreach/Dissemination
  • INTER/SECTIONS 2017 – Symposium Day -DEN-funded Panel Discussion Session held in London,  8 Sept 2017.
  • FutureEverything Digital Research Impact Innovation Lab, Nottingham, 19 Jan 2016.
  • Digital Shoreditch 2015 – Hackathon expert panel on ‘Make’ Day, London, May 2015.
  • Digital Economy Research Showcase, RichMix, London, 22 Oct 2014.

Total number of theme 5 activities: 4


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