Major projects and industry engagement

Our group has been extremely successful in attracting major grants from a variety of sources, including ESRC, EPSRC and ARHC, the EU and from industry.

Current major projects include:

  • DCLabs – The Digital Creativity Labs
    Total funding £18.3M awarded in 2015
    Sponsored by Research Councils UK (EPSRC, ESRC, AHRC) and 80 Business Partners
    Prof. Feng Li (Business Theme Leader and Co-Investigator)
  • INJECT – Innovative Journalism: Enhanced Creativity Tools  
    Total funding €1M awarded in 2016
    Sponsored by EU H2020 Innovation Action
    Prof. Neil Maiden (Project Coordinator and Principal Investigator)
  • NEMOG – New Economic Models and Opportunities for Digital Games  
    Total funding £1.2M awarded in 2013
    Sponsored by EPSRC & ESRC Joint Programme (Research Councils)
    Prof. Feng Li (Co-Investigator)
  • GAMBIT – GAMification for better living in the cities by influencing tourist behavior
    Total funding £700K awarded in 2015
    Sponsored by Innovate UK  and 6 Business Partners (including Bosch, Virtual Viewing, and ARUP)
    Prof. Feng Li (Co-Investigator)
  • CareVBook ­– Digital Apps to Capture and Assess Care Experiences  
    Total funding £240K awarded in 2016
    Sponsored by Innovate UK – KTP Programme
    Prof. Neil Maiden (Principal Investigator)
  • CarePulse ­– Digital Apps to Capture and Assess Care Experiences
    Total funding £150K awarded in 2015
    Sponsored by Innovate UK – KTP Programme
    Prof. Neil Maiden (Principal Investigator)
  • Creative Goal Modelling   
    Total funding €210K awarded in 2014
    EU-Funded Marie-Curie Fellowship
    Prof. Neil Maiden (Principal Investigator)

Major past projects include:

  • SiDE - Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy [2008-2013]  
    Total funding £12.6M
    Sponsored by the UK Research Councils (EPSRC/ESRC) under the Digital Economy Programme
    Prof. Feng Li (Business Theme Leader and Co-Investigator)
  • COLLAGE: Social Creativity and Learning [2012-2015]  
    Total funding €3,7M
    Sponsored by the EU STREP Programme
    Prof. Neil Maiden (Scientific Director and Principal Investigator)
    The project website is here.
  • SALT - Designing Scalable Assistive Technologies and Services for Independent Healthy Living and Sustainable Market Development in the Mixed Digital Economy [2011-2014]
    Total funding £2M
    Sponsored by TSB (InnovateUK), ESRC, NIHR and 10 business partners
    Prof. Feng Li (Principal Investigator and Project Leader)

  • Information Visualisation for Creativity [2011-2013]
    Total funding £243K
    Funded by E.ON
    Dr. Sara Jones (Principal Investigator) and Prof. Neil Maiden (Co-Investigator)