Research exploring the deployment of digital technologies in social care work and experiences of remote working among disabled and neurodiverse individuals are among projects awarded funding by Digit’s Innovation Fund for 2021-22.

In this funding round six projects were awarded a total of £122,894.17.  The projects are:

  • The Care Necessities – Developing Inclusive Digital Technologies for Scotland’s Post Pandemic Social Care (Dr Kendra Briken, University of Strathclyde)
  • A Framework for Digital Strategy Work: Exploring Inclusion and Transparency in the Strategy Process (Dr Josh Morton, University of Leeds Business School)
  • Creative work – A “hotspot” for digital skills? Identifying digital skill developments in the UK creative online freelance industry (Dr Fabian Stephany, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)
  • Virtually the same thing as in-person internships? Mapping the virtual internship landscape and exploring intern and employer experience in the UK and Italy (Dr Daria Luchinskaya, University of Strathclyde Business School)
  • Disability, neurodiversity, and remote e-working: Promoting the creation of an inclusive workplace. ‘Remote for All’ (Dr Christine Grant, Coventry University)
  • Robots at the Gates? Robotic Process, Automation, Skills, and Institutions: The Case of Financial Services in the UK and Germany (Dr Andreas Kornelakis, King’s Business School, King’s College London)

The Digit Innovation Fund supports innovative research projects that advance our understanding of how digital technologies are transforming work.

A total of £500,000 will be awarded over the life of the Digit Research Centre (2020-2024) through this fund. Funded projects will complement our core Digit research programme.

All projects funded in Round 2 will run from September 2021 to August 2022.  Find out more about projects funded in Round 1 here.