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EPSRC Reference: EP/R044937/1
Title: Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services Network+
Principal Investigator: Maull, Professor R
Other Investigators:
Fletcher, Dr S Wood, Dr Z Baines, Professor T
John, Professor RI
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Aggregate Industries Asset Alliance Group Holdings Ltd
Axis Fleet Management Ltd Bevan Group BigChange Apps Limited
BVRLA Clevedon Fasteners Ltd Columbus Global UK Ltd
Digital Catapult Fraikin Ltd Gartner UK
Green Gorilla Apps Limited High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Catapult Huntswood CTC Limited
Interoute Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Insurance
Microlise Group MNB Precision Ltd Nicklin Transit Packaging Ltd
Resonate Rimilia Road Haulage Association Ltd
Rolls-Royce Plc Royal Sun Alliance Siemens
Society of Motor Manufacturers UV Light Technology Limited Vanti
Department: Management
Organisation: University of Exeter
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 October 2018 Ends: 30 September 2021 Value (£): 1,116,752
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Artificial Intelligence Human-Computer Interactions
Information & Knowledge Mgmt Transport Ops & Management
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Financial Services Manufacturing
Information Technologies Transport Systems and Vehicles
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Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
26 Feb 2018 DE NetworkPlus Full Proposals Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
This Digital Economy (DE) Network Plus will deliver a vibrant community that will position the UK as the internationally leading research hub for Digitally Enhanced Advanced Services. Rather than focus on the product or service that is delivered DEAS focuses on how the product or service is used. This is a major change in how firms earn money and is being enabled by transformative digital technologies that allows for example, payment per use or availability or outcome. The impact of these changes is in firm productivity. The traditional focus of productivity (outputs/inputs) is on internal efficiency. However, digital technologies can also transform the value of the output (payment for use, availability or outcome). Haldane (Chief Economist of the Bank of England) in his recent report on productivity puzzle (essentially stagnant growth since the financial crash) argues that despite the advent of the digital age and their adoption by some leading companies there is a very long tail of poorly productive firms across all sectors. He calls for the development of, for example, online tools that will speed the process of technological diffusion to the long tail. The development of the underpinning digital technologies for the purposes of developing DEAS is the key research challenge adopted by this Network+.
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