Five new projects supported in Digit’s fourth round of Innovation Funding

2 November 2023

Five projects have been awarded funding in the fourth round of the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre’s Innovation Fund.

The Innovation Fund supports short research projects that complement the core Digit research programme.

The fourth round projects will explore the digital inclusion of disabled individuals; digitalisation and work intensity in the UK and Europe; whether digital technologies can contribute to inclusive and sustainable fisheries; generative AI and skills in SMEs; and changing middle manager practices in the context of ‘industry 4.0’.

The Innovation Fund is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

The successful applicants are:

  • Dr Albert Varela (University of Leeds), Digitalisation and work intensity in the UK and Europe: A multilevel approach
  • Dr Daiga Kamerāde (University of Salford), DIGITVOL: Digital inclusion of disabled individuals in online and offline voluntary work
  • Dr Demet Dinler (University of Sussex), Can digital technologies contribute to inclusive and sustainable fisheries: Exploring fishing communities’ perspectives in Devon and Cornwall
  • Dr Dimitrinka Stoyanova Russell (Cardiff University), Generative AI and skills in SMEs: A study of skills replacement and augmentation in digital and media firms in greater Brighton
  • Dr Zahira Jaser (University of Sussex), The changing middle managers’ practices for good work in the context of Industry 4.0.

These projects will conclude in September 2024.

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