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 to complement our core Digit research programme.

The next funding round will be announced in Spring 2022.

Funded projects

Round 1 (2020-2021)

The projects funded in Round 1 are:

These projects have now concluded.

Round 2 (2021-2022)

The projects funded in Round 2 are:

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

These projects will conclude in August 2022.