In October 2015 we hosted a research workshop entitled, What's Digital about Fashion Design? in partnership with The London College of Fashion and the initiative Fashion Innovation Research and Enterprise (FIREup), a collaborative platform uniting academia with designer and industry experts in order to share and gather information and help build commercially viable businesses.
The session offered insight into current uses of technology within the designer fashion community and a facilitated discussion on the opportunities presented by the digital economy to create new business and economic models.
The workshop is funded by NEMODE Network+ , an initiative under the Research Councils UK (RCUK)’s Digital Economy (DE) research programme to bring together communities to explore new economic models in the Digital Economy.
We have partnered with Dr Giles Hindle and Professor Richard Vidgen at Hull University Business School, funded by Surrey University’s New Economic Models in the Digital Economy programme to investigate the potential of technological innovation within UK food bank supply networks.
We are currently researching the operational models present within the The Trussell Trust's food bank network and global digital approaches that could be a powerful ally across food distribution supply chains.
The outcome of this work will be published early 2016.
In February 2015 we held a discursive research workshop in partnership with Staffordshire University inviting industry professionals from the creative arts sector to interrogate and discuss the statement: Exploring the barriers to developing new data-driven business models in the creative arts sector.
The session aimed to stimulate a discussion and debate about the internal and external barriers which are stalling data-driven activity from progressing further or even starting. We also questioned how organisations and the sector as a whole could capitalise on the opportunity presented by data-driven approaches, and the level of appetite within the sector to embrace such strategic opportunities.
The workshop was funded by NEMODE Network+ , an initiative under the Research Councils UK (RCUK)’s Digital Economy (DE) research programme to bring together communities to explore new economic models in the Digital Economy.
In 2014 we researched the current state of mobile phone ecosystem and mobile giving in the UK for a major global foundation.
This internal report focused on the charitable sectors view on mobile giving campaigns and the key emerging mobile trends in the sector.