Digital Economy “Researcher in Residence” Programme


The Digital Catapult’s vision is to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas from concept to commercialisation to create new products, services, jobs and value for the UK economy. The areas of interest relevant to Computer Science include:

  1. Personal Data
    Helping to overcome the challenges of creating trust in the use of personal data.
  2. The Internet of Things
    Including being a convening force in creating large scale Internet of Things demonstrators.

The Digital Catapult and the RCUK Digital Economy (DE) Theme will shortly announce a call for research residencies at the Digital Catapult Centre in London. There will be two types advertised:

Junior Residencies: these will enable early career researchers to develop their existing research interests within a user-led project in conjunction with the Digital Catapult. Holders will be based in the Catapult or a relevant user organisation full or near full-time. Projects will be user-centred and focused on impact generation, whilst also feeding back user experience to the DE research community.

Senior Residencies: targeted at exceptional researchers with a significant track record in relevant areas for the Digital Catapult. Holders will be expected to help shape Catapult projects, provide thought leadership, and drive the creation of new activities, on either a full time basis or via a series of short secondments to the Catapult.

The programme will open for applications shortly, with the closing date for the first round round at the end of June.

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