Digital Economy Sustainable Society Network+

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Imperial College Business School

Abstract

Sustainable Development and Sustainability are some of the most commonly talked about concepts in media today. "Sustainable Society", however, remains very difficult to actually define. For the purposes of this Network+, however, we have selected the following as a working definition:
"A Sustainable Society refers to one that takes into account the benefit of future generations of both the UK and the earth in its decision making processes through the protection and appropriate use of our economic, social and natural resources".
While the potential role that ICT can play has long been touted in the commercial sector, true interdisciplinary research covering the multitude of aspects involved in economically, socially and environmentally viable solutions for society is sparse. Some pockets of evidence exist that indicate the potential for ICT to have on sustainability, these remain pockets, however, and there is a need to ensure the continued collaboration around these important topics.
At the same time, digital technologies are in the process of tearing down traditional barriers between sectors, and the mobile and cloud computing platforms may be viewed as forming the "nexus of contracts" of the global economy. The role that these platforms play has a distinct role in the development of sustainable regions and nations as new communities, businesses and structures of government are formed in response to the incredible rise in data streams. For example, the vision of responsive and agile local services was traditionally hampered by a shortage of information. Today, the problem is opposite - information overload.
Research into the role of ICT in supporting the development of a sustainable society covers an extremely large number of research areas, from water, waste, energy, local and national transport infrastructures, national and international supply chains, rural and urban enterprise infrastructures, community development and social infrastructure support mechanisms. The systems that form the basis of our society are now extremely complex systems, with multiple layers and multiple interactions between the economic, social and environmental spheres - it is not possible to affect one without affecting the others. Research is required to understand the nature of these interactions and how to best deliver services within them.
In such complicated systems, it is extremely difficult for academics working in these areas to know the right people in other research groups and areas. Often, researchers have to bypass opportunities to apply for research grants because they do not have the right research partners, be they academic, industrial or third sector/NGO. As a result, opportunities to address policy and research challenges within Digital Economy are missed. In addition, UK companies are unable to take advantage of a multidisciplinary approach to their problems so the opportunity to create genuine, lasting, real-world change and value creation is also missed.
Over the next three years, we aim to redress these missed opportunities. This Network+ aims to change the landscape of connections between research communities in order to create a vibrant network of researchers who take not just a Digital Economy approach back to their home disciplines, but a Sustainable Society approach as well. We aim to seed a grassroots movement across Britain of researchers who naturally approach research questions from an economic, social and environmental perspective, with a particular focus on creating links between current researchers and the next generation of researchers. Through establishing these links, we will also identify the emerging research challenges within the Digital Economy.

Planned Impact

The DE Challenge Area Sustainable Society Network+ will create impact on several levels, including academic communities across the broad spectrum of activities ongoing within the context of 'Sustainable Society', the third sector and industry both nationally and internationally as and when appropriate. Through these interactions, Network+ membership will identify the new research challenges associated with the use of ICT to create a sustainable economy, environment and society.

Every project funded through this Network+ will be deliver impact both to the Network and the wider communities that members are associated with. Each project will report back its findings to the Network+ and illustrate those research challenges that they have uncovered. In this manner, impact is designed into the heart of every project that will be run during these network activities.

The research community associated with 'Sustainable Society' contains great breadth and depth. Every activity will therefore contain some aspect of interdisciplinarity or multidisciplinarity. Through this Network+, new research collaborations well be formed that allow members to exchange methods, best practice, knowledge, background and access to other relevant networks.

This Network+ will also inform the research challenges that will help define potential future research areas within the application of ICT to the creation of a Sustainable Society. Through this, the SS Network will create not just new avenues for research but also identify emerging areas of interest.

SS Network will engage fully with the existing DE communities that are already established, for example the DE hubs and the DTCs across the country. The SS Network will ensure that there is a suitable level of network activity across the UK in order to ensure as great a potential for impact as possible for all members of the Network.

Specifically, network activities are focussed around creating impact through capacity development for members in order to become ambassadors for 'Sustainable Society', empowering them to take the message to as wide a community of people as possible. All network activities are designed around ensuring that this 'network of networks' is created and nourished from day one.

Organisations

 
Title Computational Capacity Sample Box 
Description Design product that enables individuals to work with and understand digital economy through the concept of "computational capacity" 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact SMEs have started using this product to understand how to create new business models. 
 
Title Computational Capital Coin Holders 
Description Through representing elements of the digital economy (e.g. computation, mobile, distributed ledgers) we are able to interact with digital in a new way through physical artefacts ("coins") 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact SMEs applying it in workshops to design new business models 
 
Title Digital Disprutors Board Game 
Description boardgame to allow people to use outputs of the Desiging Future Economies project in their own time 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Being turned into a product for sale. 
 
Title Digital Disruptors visual language 
Description a visual language that allows people to work with and communicate around the digital economy. ideas such as computational capacity and mobility are captured 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact better discussions with non academics regarding economics and the role of digital 
URL http://digitaldisruptors.org/
 
Title Hedburg - Colony exhibition 
Description Dini, G. and Hedberg, D. (2014), 'Colony', A-EYE: An Exhibition of Art and Nature-Inspired Computation, London: Goldsmiths, University of London. https://sites.google.com/site/aisb14aeye/ Dini, G. and Hedberg, D. (2013), 'Colony', London Design Festival, Digital Design Weekend, London: Victoria & Albert Museum. http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/media/uploads/files/Digital_Design_Weekend_final.pdf 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Dini and Hedberg produced a project entitled "Colony" which had further success, beyond the exhibition at the V&A in May 2013. 
URL https://sites.google.com/site/aisb14aeye/
 
Title Newman - Co-curator of first Special Exhibition of The National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham, UK 
Description Co-curator of Jump first Special Exhibition of The National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham, UK 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Extensive coverage http://gamecity.org/press-release-worlds-first-dedicated-cultural-centre-for-games-opens-in-nottingham-saturday-28-march/ http://motherboard.vice.com/read/inside-britains-new-national-videogame-arcade http://www.nottinghampost.com/pictures/Videogames/pictures-26242480-detail/pictures.html 
URL http://gamecity.org/press-release-worlds-first-dedicated-cultural-centre-for-games-opens-in-nottingh...
 
Title Von Ompteda - Royal College of Art Space Program (2013), DataSpace, London: Sackler Centre, Victoria and Albert Museum. 
Description DATASPACE Showcase @ Victoria & Albert Museum Creating meaningful connections between data and the citizens of London I led this project as Visiting Lecturer within RCA's Information Experience Design (IED) programme. This was cross-disciplinary, involving 23 RCA students, 5 RCA programmes, 4 RCA tutors, and 4 Imperial College London researchers. Our collective efforts were showcased in May 2013 at the V&A's Sackler Centre - selected projects are shown here. Funding by the Sustainable Society Network+ and Urban Prototyping London is gratefully acknowledged. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact see above 
URL http://karinvonompteda.com/DataSpace
 
Description The Network+ was designed to connect best with best and create a flourishing network of researchers investigating the role of digital technologies in creating a sustainable society. We have been extremely successful in this with a number of successful events, a YouTube Channel, a website and newsletter to keep people engaged and informed. We have managed to allocate the significant majority of our Pilot Study funding with a total of 30 academic papers published from this research so far.

More importantly, however, the Network+ has engaged in detailed Horizon Scans with regards to digital technologies and their application in the future of our society. The aims of these Horizon Scans were to identify the remaining areas of research in relation to Sustainable Society. We found significant new areas that require investigation. The results of these studies were made available in 245 pages of analysis in the following industries
1 Retail
2 Energy
3 Transport
4 Finance
5 Media
6 Food and Agriculture

A final overall report was also developed that outlined the core underlying economic fundamentals of the "digital economy", which are fundamentally different to those of the industrial economy. The Horizon Scans were able to provide the empirical evidence of this shift in our economy, environment and society.
Exploitation Route Several companies have already used the Horizon scans. Others in the research community have also already used them to apply for their DE Next Stage applications.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Retail,Transport
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net
 
Description The pilot studies have been used to help researchers apply for further follow on funding but they have not informed us how much. The research conducted has been used extensively within EU Commission and within the UK. I have also been invited to become and government adviser for the Australian Government on the Digital Economy. The Horizon Scans have been well received and used by research colleagues in their applications to DE Next Stage and also by several companies. Ericsson have also put them on their global website in order to help us gain extra traction with the 'reach' of the reports - so far two of them have been downloaded over 3500 times in a 1.5 months. Within the network itself, we have had good impact: · SSN Transport event alone resulted in 510 hours workshop attendance (let me know if you want me to round up the other workshops) · The SSN youtube channel, which hosts presentations from Transport Futures and Foodbanks, has had a total of 947 views. · We have been using JISCM@IL to communicate with our network who have received roughly two messages per month since September 2013. · 3,156 have visited the SSN Imperial site over the last year. The SustainableSocetyNetwork.net website receives approximately 200 hits per week, depending on whether we have open and active calls available. In addition, the Network has run several successful events, listed below. Urban Prototyping London - April 2013 Attendees - 550 During April - June 2013, Sustainable Society Network+ and NEMODE Network+, led by Dr Catherine Mulligan from Imperial College, ran the "Urban Prototyping", or "UP London" festival. This festival was a unique experiment in innovation and digital technology in the urban space. An initiative of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), Urban Prototyping, or UP Festivals, explores how technology, art, and design can serve as new tools for civic participation in a digital era. Our theme for UP London was: Digital Innovation to create resilient environments, economies and communities. Through UP London, we explored how digital technologies can be used to create a Sustainable Society through empowering, engaging and connecting citizens to create resilience in their local communities. Transport Futures - Friday 21st March 2014. Imperial College London Attendees - 102 Our workshop sought to bring together transport sector specialists, industry experts, policy-makers, researchers and the private sector to exchange ideas and discuss key areas that could be disrupted by advances in digital technology. These are: • Change driven by the knowledge transfer of ICT solutions between the inter-city and commuter transport sectors. • New measures of success in climate change mitigation and/or adaption through "big data" in transport. • New measurements of gains and losses after disruptive changes to travel activity and congestion. • Future ICT in demand management, changing our understanding of the balance between transport efficiency and accessibility. • Change to the industrial structure of real-estate driven by advances in transport technology. Presentations were made by speakers from Imperial College London, Transport for London, Department for Transport, LSE Cities, Nanyang Technological University, Leeds University Business School as well as the Universities of Cambridge / Manchester / Oxford / Northumbria / Southampton Digital Technologies for Sustainable Local Agri-Food Systems - Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July 2014. Imperial College London Attendees - 37 Organized by Sustainable Society Network+ as part of its research activities into the use of digital technologies to create a sustainable society in conjunction with the Scaling the Rural Enterprise project. Digital technologies have a role to play in the co-ordination of local and "short" supply chains. Within this workshop, we will brought together a variety of researchers and others active in food supply chains in order to explore the use of digital technologies (DTs) in alternative agri-food networks (AAFNs) in their scaling-up process and also in the food supply and distribution system to cities focusing on the "Urban Food Strategies". Presentations were made by speakers from FoodTrade, FarmDrop, New Venture Advisors LLC, Aston Business School, Folk Labs, Centre for Technology and Development, MIT-IBM Network Science Research Center, Imperial College London and the Universities of Coventry, Wageningen, Swansea, Nottingham Design for Sharing, as new economy or age-old sustainable practice - Tuesday 4th November. Cinema Museum, London Attendees - Final count TBC, 100+ pre registrations This day reviewed sharing as a social, economic and environmental good, discussing how social cohesion as well as resource exploitation might be fostered and presenting examples of the nuanced work of local initiatives based in London and beyond. Bringing together experts from community, policy, academia and media discussions our workshop discussed how we can design to support sustainability through sharing and what the sharing economy might contribute. Presentations were made by speakers from Makerspace, Brockley Society, The Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment, University of Kent, NESTA, Timebanking UK, People Who Share and Casserole Club Member Run Pilot Studies: Title of Research Project DESIGN FOR SHARING Name of Principal Investigator and University Ann Light, Northumbria University AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Light, A. and Miskelley, C. Design for Sharing - as New Economy or Age-old Sustainable Practice? Working Papers of the Sustainable Society Network 2014 3 Accepted Light, A. Engaging Citizens - What Participatory Research Can Tell Us About Designing the Future Transport Futures Conference, March 2014 2014 Light, A. Design for Sharing - as New Economy or Age-old Sustainable Practice? Design For Sharing - as New Economy or Age-old Sustainable Practice?, November 2014 2014 Title of Research Project Exploring the role of Prototyping in Designing Future Cityscape Logistics Business Models Name of Principal Investigator and University Gary Graham, University of Leeds AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Graham, G. Too-smart cities? Why these visions of utopia need an urgent reality check Guardian 2014 13-Mar-14 Graham, G. Exploring the role of Prototyping in Designing Future Cityscape Logistics Business Models MIT Media Lab and Center for Transportation and Logistics. 2013 Graham, G. Exploring Future Cityscape Models through Urban Logistics Prototyping Working Papers of the Sustainable Society Network 2014 2 Title of Research Project Smart Cities Citizen Engagement and Environmental Impact Metrics Name of Principal Investigator and University Alex Peng, University of Sheffield AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Peng, G.C. Smart Cities Citizen Engagement and Environmental Impact Metrics World Mobile Congress 2014 Peng, G.C. Citizen Engagement and Environmental Impact Metrics Working Papers of the Sustainable Society Network 2014 2 Title of Research Project Sustainability of Mobile Broadband Architecture and Business Models Name of Principal Investigator and University Jonathan Liebenau, LSE AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Liebenau, J, Elaluf-Calderwood, S, and B. Carla Modularity and network integration: emergent sustainable services in mobile payment systems HICCS, Hawaii, Jan 2014 2014 Elaluf-Calderwood, S, Boucas, D, and J.Liebenau Sustainable Digital: Social Apps and Innovation in the Mobile Internet World ECIS, Tel Aviv 2014 Liebenau, J, and S. Elaluf-Calderwood Metrics for Assessing Internet Models and Sustainability TPRC41, Fairfax, Va. 2013 Liebenau, J, and S. Elaluf-Calderwood Institutions, Regulation and Governance of the Internet; A European Perspective on Traffic, Uses and Business Practices in the Digital Economy European Regional Conference of the International Telecommunications Society, Florence 2013 Title of Research Project Digital Conservation Name of Principal Investigator and University Koen Arts, Aberdeen University AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Arts, K. Impacts of digital innovation on volunteer data submission in ecological citizen science Digital Conservation, Aberdeen 2014 van der Wall, R. The role of feedback in citizen science projects Digital Conservation, Aberdeen 2014 Title of Research Project USE OF SMART METERING DATA TO ENHANCE THE DELIVERY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES Name of Principal Investigator and University Erica Marshall, University of Leeds AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Marshall, E. USE OF SMART METERING DATA TO ENHANCE THE DELIVERY OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY POLICIES Working Papers of the Sustainable Society Network 2014 2 Accepted Marshall, E. Secondments for academics - TEDDINET (Transformations in Energy Demand through Digital Innovation Network) and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) TEDDINET 2014 Title of Research Project Transforming Feedback Name of Principal Investigator and University Tim Harries, Kingston University AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page      Tim Harries, Enrico Costanza, Graca Brightwell      Notions of 'house' and notions of 'home' - their importance for interventions to  reduce domestic electricity consumption      Energy & Society Conference 2014                       Tim Harries, Enrico Costanza, Graca Brightwell      Notions of 'house' and notions of 'home' - their importance for interventions to reduce domestic electricity consumption      Behave Energy Conference 2014             Harries, T., Costanza, E., das Gracas Brightwell, M. Transforming feedback - a study of how interactive, engagement-oriented feedback can enhance behaviour change around electricity consumption  Working papers of the Sustainable Society Network+ 2014      3       Title of Research Project Supporting data-driven urban agriculture with "Internet of Plants" technology       Name of Principal Investigator and University Dr Gianluca Marcelli, University of Kent AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page C S Ang Internet of Things research at Kent Conference 2014             C S Ang Qualitative methods in HCI Conference 2014             Title of Research Project Live or Work? Name of Principal Investigator and University Rachel Granger, Middlesex University AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Granger, R. and Wejdan, K. Live-Work Units as Creative Place-making AAG 2015             Title of Research Project SMARTER METERS: LESSONS FROM THE IMEASURE TOOL Name of Principal Investigator and University Chris Foulds, Anglia Ruskin AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Foulds, C. and Robison, R. Investigating the influence of digital feedback technologies and the provision of long-term consumption data on everyday life Midterm conference of ESA RN 12, in cooperation with ISA RC 24: 2nd Energy & Society Conference. 4-6 June 2014, Krakow, Poland. 2014             Foulds, C. (2014) Why do energy efficiency projects rarely achieve anticipated savings? A theoretical comparison Home Energy Liaison Group seminar, 5 August 2014, Cambridge, UK. 2014             "Foulds, C. (2014) " 'Everyday sustainability: Negotiating carbon footprints', ESRC Festival of Social Science. 05 November 2014, Cambridge, UK. 2014             Foulds, C. and Green, M. 'Challenges for developing a Built Environment in a changing and uncertain world', Global Sustainability Institute public seminar. 13 November 2014, Chelmsford, UK. 2014             Title of Research Project Online Social Networks (OSNs) Based System for Flood Prediction and Management Name of Principal Investigator and University      Prof Qiuhua Liang, Newcastle Unviersity AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Smith LS, Liang Q, James P, Lin W      Crowd-sourcing for a flood resilient city      Circulation - the Newsletter of the British Hydrological Society      2014 No. 120           4-5 Smith LS, Liang Q, James P, Lin W           Assessing the utility of social media as a data source for flood risk management using a real-time modelling framework Journal of Flood Risk Managemen        ??    under review            Title of Research Project SUSTAINABILITY-ORIENTED INNOVATION: A DIGITAL PERSPECTIVE Name of Principal Investigator and University Richard Adams, University of Surrey AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Adams, R., Albareda, L., Jeanrenaud, J-P. and Jeanrenaud, S. Sustainability Oriented Innovation 6th International Conference on Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, 8/9 October 2014, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin 2014             Title of Research Project DIGITAL HEALTH AND WELL BEING Name of Principal Investigator and University DR MARIA EDITH BURKE AUTHOR(S) TITLE REFERENCE Journal/Conf. year vol. page Dr Maria Edith Burke Well being and use of technology at home                        
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Financial Services, and Management Consultancy,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Retail,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services
 
Description 5G Strategy Input for European Commission
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Gave input and recommendations to European Commission for the 5G strategy plan
 
Description DCMS and GDS Workshop on DLT
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Ran a workship for GDS and DCMS to train them on Distributed Ledger Technology
 
Description ETSI Vice Chairmanship ISG on Context Information Management
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact European Telecommunications and Standardisation Institute Vice Chairmanship (C Mulligan) of the Industry Specification Group for Context Information Management
URL http://www.etsi.org/news-events/news/1152-2017-01-news-etsi-launches-new-group-on-context-informatio...
 
Description EU Commission policy input - Open and Agile Smart Cities
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Redefinition of how the EU approaches the concept of smart cities and their impact Development of ETSI ISG (standardisation body) for delivering broadscale impact for companies and cities (http://www.etsi.org/)
URL http://www.oascities.org/
 
Description Ministerial Roundtables - Distributed Ledgers
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description Open Agile Smart Cities Standardisation Lead
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Standardisation Lead for global community of cities working towards smart cities - over 113 cities currently. Have developed a global and effective standardisation startegy for these global cities to remove barriers to entry for SMEs, provide greater economies of scale and scope
URL http://www.oascities.org
 
Description Provided input to G20 Digital Task Force
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact G20 Digital Task force input around digital technologies and how to effectively work across the G20 to create economic growth through standardisation
 
Description Standardisation Roadmap for European Commission
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Assisted in development of Standardisation Rolling Plan for the European Commission, ensuring that Smart Cities were included in this process Ensured funding was made available for smart cities within the standardisation plan
 
Description Lockwood, J. - EPSRC, RCUK, £15,000; 3 Months
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 06/2015 
End 08/2015
 
Description Peng, G.C. (2014). Smart Cities Market Sizing. develop and validate a customisable and systematic approach to measure and forecast the market size of smart cities, with Dr. Peng as the PI.
Amount £15,500 (GBP)
Organisation GSMA 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2015
 
Description Peng, G.C. (2015). Smart Cities Need Engaged Citizens. Sheffield IIKE Early Career Researcher scheme with the GSMA, Bristol and Sunderland City Council, aims to validate a citizen engagement approach and measure smart citizen engagement
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. and Walker, K. - Data Visualisation, Public Engagement Scheme
Amount £2,500 (GBP)
Organisation Institute of Physics (IOP) 
Sector Learned Society
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2014 
End 06/2014
 
Title Industrial System Dynamics 
Description developed a method to analyse industrial systems that analyses boundary conditions, rather than traditional economic metrics 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact tool taken up for trial in corporation 
 
Description A Pilot Study on a Fully Deployable Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicles System for Flooding Prediction, Monitoring and Response Services 
Organisation University of the West of Scotland
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pilot study
Collaborator Contribution Pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2013
 
Description An inquiry into the disruptive effects of digital technologies on financial services 
Organisation University of Exeter
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately Horizon Scan on Financial Services sustainablity
Start Year 2014
 
Description Assessing the long-term sustainability of UK and European mobile Internet Business Models and Mobile Platform Architecture 
Organisation London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers and events reported separately
Start Year 2012
 
Description Attention Economy: Review and Implications 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description COPE--automatic diagnosis of crop diseases from images 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Community-Based Eco-Drones for Environmental Management and Governance 
Organisation Open University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Conveying the valuation of environmental change for landscape planning 
Organisation University of East Anglia
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Creative Gardens: Emergent Sustainability Through Disruptive Innovation! 
Organisation Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description DECC Secondment 
Organisation Institute of Psychiatry (IoP)
Department Depression Case Control Study (DeCC)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Energy Consumption Pilot study
Collaborator Contribution Secondment to DECC to access staff and expertise
Impact pilot study report
Start Year 2014
 
Description Design for Sharing: People, Place, Materiality and Digitising Exchange Tools 
Organisation University of Northumbria
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Designing the Future Economy 
Organisation Glasgow School of Art
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers, workshops and artefacts submitted separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Digital Conservation 1.0: Setting a Research Agenda at the Interface of Digital Technology and Nature Conservation 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study small grant
Impact reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Digital Technology and Diabetes in Ethnic Minority Cultures: A Historical Study 
Organisation Liverpool John Moores University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Digital Ubuntu: Exploring the Feasibility of Digital Timebanks in Southern African Townships 
Organisation University of Newcastle
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Fully embedded RFID devices in textiles 
Organisation Nottingham Trent University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description GLA data store UP London 
Organisation Greater London Authority (GLA)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution ran UP London Festival
Collaborator Contribution GLA data store provided access to staff and expertise for the UP London festival (4 days / 3 people)
Impact a number of new visualizations were created for the data store in the GLA data science design economics
Start Year 2013
 
Description GPRBased Water Reservoir and Pipe Work Inspection System 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description GSMA Secondment 
Organisation GSMA
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution City Index created for GSMA
Collaborator Contribution GSMA provided an award for the UP London festival
Impact Alex Peng presentaon at MWC
Start Year 2013
 
Description GSMA award 
Organisation GSMA
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ran the UP London festival
Collaborator Contribution flights and participation at the GSMA Mobile World Asia expo for the winners. introduction to venture capitalists
Impact start up was created called "CNRY" that created a early warning system for firemen
Start Year 2013
 
Description Horizon Scanning 
Organisation Ericsson
Country Sweden, Kingdom of 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Horizon Scanning research completed investigating the future role of ICT from a sustainability perspective on 6 industries
Collaborator Contribution extensive interaction with senior managers, providing feedback on the research and access to data sets that would otherwise not be available.
Impact 6 reports on industrial disruption published as a joint report between Ericsson and Sustainable Society Network+
Start Year 2013
 
Description Horizon Scanning for Future of Cities Foresight with GO Science 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description ICT, Place and Transport 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Innovate UK UP London 
Organisation Government of the UK
Department Innovate UK
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ran UP London Festival
Collaborator Contribution cash contribution to UP London festival
Impact UP London festival - 6 month festival to understand the role of IoT in the Urban Environment
Start Year 2013
 
Description Integrating Lay Perspectives into Understanding Urban Environmental Quality 
Organisation Middlesex University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Intel Urban Prototyping Award 
Organisation Intel Corporation
Department INTEL Research
Country United States of America 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ran the Urban Prototyping Festival
Collaborator Contribution cash award and judging at ceremony
Impact UP London award Design Electrical Engineering
Start Year 2013
 
Description Island Stories: Growing Digital Heritage - A case study with a rural island community 
Organisation University of Leeds
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Live or work? The sustainability and local economic impact of live-work schemes. 
Organisation Middlesex University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Locating and obtaining mixtures of foodstuffs likely to have a long non-refrigerated shelf life, in the form of 'organic veg box' scheme style. 
Organisation Ravesbourne
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Making Healthcare Data Sustainable: Challenges and Opportunities for the Semantic Web 
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study - small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study - small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Mapping the relationship between the urban environment and vulnerability to addictive behaviours using ecological momentary assessment technology 
Organisation King's College London (KCL)
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers and events reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Models+and+Metrics+for+Quantifying Performance+in+Reverse+Supply+Chains 
Organisation University of Portsmouth
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study small grant
Impact reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Online social network based system for flood prediction and management 
Organisation University of Newcastle
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported seapartey
Start Year 2014
 
Description Quantified Self 
Organisation Royal College of Art
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description SMARTER METERS: LESSONS FROM THE IMEASURE TOOL 
Organisation Anglia Ruskin University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study small grant
Collaborator Contribution pilot study small grant
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Supporting data-driven urban agriculture with "Internet of Plants" technology 
Organisation University of Kent
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution pilot study
Collaborator Contribution pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2014
 
Description Transforming Feedback: the interactive, practice-level visualisation of electricity consumption 
Organisation Kingston University
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Pilot Study
Collaborator Contribution Ran the pilot study
Impact papers reported separately
Start Year 2013
 
Description unilever secondment 
Organisation Unilever
Department Unilever UK R&D Centre Port Sunlight
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution IoT research into behaviour change
Collaborator Contribution access to staff and data
Impact secondment report
Start Year 2014
 
Description van alen 
Organisation Van Alen institute
Department Research Department
Country United States of America 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing a pilot study to create UK - USA research relations on city, digital and addiction.
Collaborator Contribution providing access to resources in New York and providing links to Stanford for awardees
Impact psychology digital architecture urban planning
Start Year 2014
 
Title Han, J. - COPE: Crop disease detection software 
Description Developers: Liangxiu Han and Muhammad Salman Haleem The yields of crop plants are deleteriously affected by various diseases. Effective control measures are dependent on symptom recognition and assessment of severity. Currently, these are achieved by visual observation and estimation when crop walking which leads to inaccuracy and bias as well as being costly and time consuming. In collaboration with our partner organisation who will provide large-scale crop image datasets, this project aims to develop a novel diagnostic software using image processing and machine learning approaches to both identify and measure severity of diseases in wheat crops which will give growers more accurate information on which to base decisions about control strategies. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact This proposed work is extremely relevant to this call under the Digital Economy theme. Food is of key importance in a sustainable society. Plant diseases are a major foe to global food security, which have the potential to significantly decrease crop yields and increase postharvest losses, especially in the face of climate change. Disease prevention and management are essential for the sustainability of our society. This project aims to develop a software tool to effectively detect crop diseases, reduce yield losses, improve food security and therefore achieve sustainability. 
 
Title Juntti, M. - Urban App 
Description This project entailed designing the Urban App - a smartphone application to enable lay data collection about environmental quality. The app was finished in November 2014 and is now available in the App Store (IPhones) and Google Play (Android). it has since been used in the Woodberry Down target area as intended and we are continuing data collection again this summer. We are in the course of analysing the data and writing up an academic paper on the findings: Juntti M. Lundy L. Ecosystem Services and lay experience of urban environmental quality: insights form the Woodberry Down estate in east London, intended for publication in Environmental Science and policy in 2016. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact The above paper has been accepted for presentation in the UK-Ireland Planning Research Conference 2015 in London 9-11th of September 2015. Preliminary findings from the app work were also presented in the AAG2015 in Chicago 21-25th of April 2015: AAG Panel 2540 The Ecosystem Approach: A new tool for Urban Development? We have also secured funding to continue working with the app to record experienced environmental quality in Brazil. This is an ESRC-CONFAP co-funded collaboration and research project entitled ADEPT: developing the ecosystem approach to drive positive urban transformations in the context of intersecting vulnerabilities. In terms of impact, the Woodberry Down estate is a hub of regeneration and social housing development and we've had a lot of interest from the local Manor House Development Trust who have been an important gate keeper helping us recruit participants. The app is also being trialled by the Genesis housing association that operates in the area and I have introduced the app and preliminary findings to the board of Woodberry Down Community Organisation, Berkeley Homes and Genesis as well as Hackney Council. While no specific impact has emerged yet, there appears to be interest in our findings and in appropriating the app for different local uses. 
 
Title Lockwood, J. - Designing the Future Economy 
Description Game Format Developed - of the research output for use by SMEs, which is to be shared with HIE regional development agency 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact see above 
 
Company Name Contextualised 
Description Company that houses the Safe Operating Boundaries research 
Year Established 2014 
Impact several clients in process of signing contracts
Website http://www.contextualised.com
 
Description (Marcelli, L.) Ang, J. - Chair an industrial event on User Experience: learnt from Google and Phillips Research, Cyprus 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact to come
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://twitter.com/disruptcyprus/status/617453459130855424
 
Description (Marcelli, L.) Ang, J. - DigiPlant at Engineering for humanity conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Feb 2015, Engineering for humanity conference, Delft University of Technology. Dr J. Ang delivered a seminar in which he introduced and discussed the Digiplant project

see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description (Marcelli, L.) Ang, J. - Intoduction to DigiPlant, Research Methods in HCI Summer School 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research Methods in HCI, in Limassol, Cyprus. Summer school, July 6 - July 10, 2015.

The overarching aim of this summer school course is to improve participants' understanding of significant research methods commonly or increasingly used in the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Dr J. Ang introduced and discuss the DigiPlant Project.


see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://summerschool.tlu.ee/research-methods-in-hci/
 
Description (Marcelli, L.) Ang, J. - Presentation about Internet of Things (including DigiPlant) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Sep 2015, Engineering for humanity conference, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
Presentation about Internet of Things (including DigiPlant) delivered by Dr J. Ang.


see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1st International Conference on Cyber Security for Sustainable Society 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event description:

The digital infrastructure underpinning our society allows us to achieve these goals by various mechanisms including online social networks, trust and reputation, peer-to-peer and content sharing, secure transactions and online voting. Such mechanisms however are at increasing risk from cyber attacks, industrial espionage, online fraud and government surveillance; each serving to undermine trust and security at different levels. This conference offers a unique platform to address the issues of cyber security and trust in the context of sustainable societies. Authors are invited to submit original research papers addressing theoretical foundations, modelling and empirical approaches, along with more exploratory work, and position papers to raise open questions.

Topics

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Cyber Attacks (Phishing, Reputation Attacks)

- Identity, Trust and Trustworthiness

- Privacy, Surveillance and Control

- Reputation Systems and Social Networks

- Security Governance and Public Good

- Human Factors and Behavioural Dynamics

- Ethics, Philosophy, Politics and Innovation

- Security Economics, Incentives and Liabilities

- Low Carbon and Resilient City and Transport
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/th_event/cyber-security-event-1/
 
Description Computational Capital at XpoNorth Creative Industries Festival 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact public communication regarding possibility of digital economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dias, T. and Cork, C.R. (2015) - Design for Clothing Longevity Project meeting with representatives from Next, Morrisons and Intertek 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dias, T. and Cork, C.R. (2015), Venturefest, Nottingham 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.venturefestem.com/
 
Description Dias, T. and Cork, C.R. (2015). Arcintex Workshop, February 2015. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://arcintex.hb.se/uploads/ArcintexPlan2015_final.pdf
 
Description Digital Technologies for Sustainable Local Agri-Food Systems Event 3rd - 4th July 2014, Imperial College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event description:

Our Agri-Food Systems workshop, organised by Sustainable Society Network+ saw over 45 academics, practitioners and representative of public institutions attend with the aim of:

• Developing a research narrative about the use of ICT for the management and coordination across Alternative Agri Food Networks (AAFN) and their scaling up to develop sustainable local agri-food systems.
• Understand different needs of different actors involved in AAFNs and how DTs can support them in scaling up.
• Present best practices for the use of DTs in AAFNs and for their scaling up;
• Discuss current agri-food governance and policies and develop policy recommendations.

Food supply chains are one of the most important areas of investigation in the next decades as people become increasingly concerned with traceability of food supply, costs of food and the environmental impact of large-scale agricultural systems.

Digital technologies have a role to play in the co-ordination of local and "short" supply chains. Within this workshop, we will bring together a variety of researchers and others active in food supply chains in order to explore the use of digital technologies (DTs) in alternative agri-food networks (AAFNs) in their scaling-up process and also in the food supply and distribution system to cities focusing on the "Urban Food Strategies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/digital-technologies-for-sustainable-local-agri-food-systems/
 
Description EU Commission - ICT 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote Panel on Innovation and impact on growth and jobs - advisory to EU policy makers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/events/cf/ict2015/item-display.cfm?id=15129#feature-1288
 
Description Frei, R. - Project kickoff workshop, 9 April 2015, University of Portsmouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project kickoff workshop, 9 April 2015, University of Portsmouth. Attended by the project team, MSc students working on related dissertation topics, and invited academics from the School of Engineering, the Department of Mathematics, and the Business School.

see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Granger, R.C. - Flexible and Sustainable Work, Middlesex University 26th June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Han, L. - An invited talk at University of Central Lancashire, Large-scale data processing and data analytics on images 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Liangxiu Han

An invited talk at University of Central Lancashire: Large-scale data processing and data analytics on images ( with applications to Health, Food).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Han, L. - Curious Images, An invited talk at British Library: Large-scale data processing and data analytics on images 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Large-scale data processing and data analytics on images

Liangxiu Han, Reader, School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology , Manchester Metropolitan University

Liangxiu will talk about work she has been doing using image processing, machine learning and parallel processing / cloud computing in the application areas of health / biomedical sciences and food. For example, eye disease detection from retinal images, gene expression patterns and crop disease detection from crop images.

An invited talk at British Library: Large-scale data processing and data analytics on images ( with applications to Health, Food).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curious-images-tickets-14438270255
 
Description Hedburg - 'Information Experience Design Projects to Go on Show at London Design Festival', Royal College of Art News, 31 July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Royal College of Art (2013), 'Information Experience Design Projects to Go on Show at London Design Festival', Royal College of Art News [Online], 31 July, Available from: http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/information-experience-design-projects-festival/
[Accessed 20 July 2015].


see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/information-experience-design-projects-festival/
 
Description Hedburg - Dini, G. (2015), 'Gabriele Dini', Technarte: International Conference on Art & Technology, Bilbao: Spain. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hedburg - Dini, G. and Hedberg, D. (2013), 'Colony', Sustain Talks, London: Royal College of Art. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ICT at the Nexus of Environment, Food and Energy September 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event description:
Sustainable Society Network+ will be hosting an event in September about the role that ICT might play at the Nexus of Environment, Food and Energy.
This promises to be a very exciting event and we will be hosting some of the UK's leading academics in this space
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/ict-at-the-nexus-of-environment-food-and-energy/
 
Description ITU Telecom 2015 Keynote Speech 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Keynote panel discussion on how to manage privacy in the era of big data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://telecomworld.itu.int/2015-highlights/
 
Description Imperial College Fringe Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 850 attended the Imperial Fringe Festival on on the Future of Food. 3 presentations on the research within Scaling the Rural Enterprise were made presenting the framework for policy and effective use of ICT for running Food Hubs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description KEVIN 1: Computational Capacity at Creative Campus 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Digital and physical artefacts were trialled and tested with right audience - feedback was used to improve the product
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description KEVIN 2: Computational Capacity at Highstreet Studio 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SMEs trained in digital economy and helped to improve their business models
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Liebenau, J. - Professor David Clark, MIT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

Professor Clark took some knowledge back to MIT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Lockwood, J. - XpoNorth (creative industries festival), 10/11.06.15 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact XpoNorth (creative industries festival), 10/11.06.15, SMEs and HIE Regional development agency, Creative Industies sector

Expected impact on SME awareness of the potential of digital and HIE awareness of the potential of research method developed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Luo, C. - Workshop UKRC SSN+ Project on Flooding and UAV with BT 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendees: Louise Krug (BT), Mark Shackleton (BT), Gerard Parr (Ulster), Stephen Cameron (Oxford), Gwyn Rees (NERC CEH), James Nightingale (UWS), and Chunbo Luo (UWS)

Impact: The workshop discussed BT's experience regarding flooding response and disaster management and NERC CEH's flooding model. BT has been involved to advise and test the developed technologies for flooding services.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Luo, C. - Workshop on Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) for collaboration with the UKRC SSN+ Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/parliamentarians
Results and Impact We introduced the project, determined the nature and availability of flooding related GIS data held by SEPA, discussed use cases for UAVs in flooding related disasters and promoted SEPA's participation in the project for making suggestions on the relevant public policies.

Attendees: Rick Haynes (SEPA), Susan Stevens (SEPA), James Nightingale (UWS), and Chunbo Luo (UWS)

See above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Newman, J. - 'Welcome to the Minus World: You'll never leave!', 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Newman, J. (2015) 'Welcome to the Minus World: You'll never leave!', Replaying Japan 2015, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, 21-13 May 2015.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Newman, J. - \' "It\'s a feature not a bug": documenting and preserving videogame glitches\' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Newman, J. (2015) ' "It's a feature not a bug": documenting and preserving videogame glitches', Games and Playable Media Research Group, Santa Cruz, CA: University of Santa Cruz, 11 February 2015.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Peng, G.C (2014). Developing a robust global smart city measurement index, Future Intelligent Cities Conference, London, UK, 4-5 Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Peng, G.C (2014). World's ?rst Smart City index calculator & Smart city market sizing, Intelligent Cities Conference, Bradford, UK, 15 Jul 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Quantified Self in a Sustainable Society event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Event description:

Our Quantified Self Workshop explored ways in which Quantified Self technology creates opportunities to increase sustainability. The workshop, held in Somerset House London, aimed to stimulate dialogue between academics, practitioners and industry to provide opportunities for researchers to contribute to a future research funding agenda on the Quantified Self.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/quantified-self-in-a-sustainable-society-november-13th-2014/
 
Description Smarter Energy GB @ British Chamber of Commerce 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact policymaker discussions continued
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeCV2hkor24
 
Description Transport Futures: The Role of Digital Technologies in Future Transport Systems, Friday 21st March, Imperial College London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Event Description:

Over 100 delegates joined us as we explored thought-provoking and challenging questions about how digital technologies are changing the ways we move people and goods around city, town and country.

Our workshop brought together transport sector specialists, industry experts, policy-makers, researchers and the private sector to exchange ideas and discuss five key areas that could be disrupted by advances in digital technology. These are:

• Change driven by the knowledge transfer of ICT solutions between the inter-city and commuter transport sectors.
• New measures of success in climate change mitigation and/or adaption through "big data" in transport.
• New measurements of gains and losses after disruptive changes to travel activity and congestion.
• Future ICT in demand management, changing our understanding of the balance between transport efficiency and accessibility.
• Change to the industrial structure of real-estate driven by advances in transport technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/transport-futures-event/
 
Description UP London - April 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Event description:

During April - June 2013, Sustainable Society Network+ and NEMODE Network+, led by Dr Catherine Mulligan from Imperial College, ran the "Urban Prototyping", or "UP London" festival. This festival was a unique experiment in innovation and digital technology in the urban space.

An initiative of the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), Urban Prototyping, or UP Festivals, explores how technology, art, and design can serve as new tools for civic participation in a digital era.

Our theme for UP London was: Digital Innovation to create resilient environments, economies and communities.

Through UP London, we explored how digital technologies can be used to create a Sustainable Society through empowering, engaging and connecting citizens to create resilience in their local communities. The technologies we focused on were:

Internet of Things (IoT),
Cloud,
Mobile and
Big Data.
The experiment was run in various forms in order to understand the best approach to engaging citizens and others in the design process. We held both a hackathon and a physical prototyping event, as well as a series of debates and art works designed to expose, elaborate and allow citizens to understand these technologies in the context of the city and the impact they will have on their lives.

It was extremely hard work, but also some of the most fun that we have ever had. Special thanks go to Hackney Council for their efforts and support with the Physical Prototyping Exposition, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and the GSMA for putting up great prizes and awards for this unique event. In addition, sincere thanks go to the RCA, whose talent and passion were evident in many of the art works.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://sustainablesocietynetwork.net/up-london-2013/
 
Description Von Ompteda - McCann, C. (2014), 'Sublime by Numbers: How the Art World is Reacting to Big Data', Prospect Magazine [Online], 28 July, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/science-and-technology/sublime-by-numbers-how-the-art-world-is-rea...
 
Description Von Ompteda - Milner, E. (2014), 'Underground Art: Old Street's Hidden Installations', Made in Shoreditch Magazine, 9 January, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://madeinshoreditch.co.uk/2014/01/09/underground-art-old-streets-hidden-installations/
 
Description Von Ompteda - Royal College of Art (2013), 'RCA Information Experience Design Duo Takes on Old Street Station Commission', Royal College of Art News [Online], 30 May 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/rca-information-experience-design-commission/
 
Description Von Ompteda - Wang, S. (2013), "Data, Wisdom, Life" - In-Depth report of im Interaction X Information Innovation Forum', CAFA Art Info [Online], 8 October, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://en.cafa.com.cn/data-wisdom-life-in-depth-report-of-im-interaction-x-information-innovation-fo...
 
Description Von Ompteda - Zheng, L. (2013), Data Visualization for a Better Life', China Daily [Online], 2 October, 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/tech/2013-10/02/content_17007898.htm
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2013), Critical Visualisation, London: AcrossRCA, Royal College of Art 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2013), Critical Visualisation, London: Visual Communication, Royal College of Art. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Data Manifestation, Toronto: Visual Analytics Lab, OCAD University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Data Provocation, London: AcrossRCA, Royal College of Art. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Data: New Forms of Artistic Practice, Epsom: University for the Creative Arts. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Data: New Forms of Artistic Practice, Manchester: Arts Council England. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Faculty of Design Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Candidate Presentation, Toronto: OCAD University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2014), Information Visualisation, Kingston: Kingston University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Von Ompteda, K. (2015), Data Manifestation, Toronto: Strategic Foresight and Innovation, OCAD University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description the bespoke smart city 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact increased activity in the smart city space, in particular around the area of citizen engagement
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StywpLuxDJo
 
Description von Ompteda - BBC Radio 4 (2014), 'Design and Identity', The Design Dimension, Tue 18 Feb 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. None of us can avoid its influence. It's a ubiquitous element of our world that determines how we feel, what we do and whether we succeed or fail. In this new four-part series, the architectural writer Shumi Bose explores its power to affect us, for better and worse.

In each episode of 'The Design Dimension' Shumi charts a different aspect of our relationship to design - desire, damage, choice and, finally, truth.

This week, Shumi examines how we express our identity through design - from the mark we leave on our cities through to the indelible designs we place on our bodies. We hear stories of the tattoo designs of Russian gang members, the memory aids which are being used to help preserve the identity of dementia sufferers and Shumi's own experiences in the the city where she grew up - Calcutta.

Produced by Alan Hall and Hana Walker-Brown
A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4.

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03vf07s
 
Description von Ompteda - BBC World Service (2014), 'Big Data and Us', The Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact From digital exahust to data-brokers, algorithms and data art, who and what can we believe in the world of Big Data? Bridget Kendall asks data researcher Adam Tanner, governance expert Sharath Srinivasan and designer Karin Von Ompteda to dive into the data lake.

see above
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029y54m