Digital Economy Centres

Horizon ‘Trusted Data Driven Products’ is one of six national Digital Economy Centres, each focused on a specific area of digital innovation:

Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) 2.0, University of Bath

CAMERA 2.0. led by the University of Bath, will use 3D cameras and AI to enhance participants’ health and deliver education or training in virtual environments which can be transferred into the real world.

Principal Investigator: Dr Darren Cosker 

The Centre for Digital Citizens, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

The Centre for Digital Citizens (CDC) led by Newcastle and Northumbria Universities will design new digital technologies and services. They will look at using data to inform public health and wellbeing, community engagement including citizen-led public services and technology enhanced learning opportunities for the old and the young.

Principal Investigator: Professor David Kirk

The Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE), University of Surrey

The Centre for the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE) led by the University of Surrey will explore how the platforms that underpin our digital economy, like Airbnb and Deliveroo, could be transformed by emerging data-centric technologies like AI and Blockchain, and made more accessible to individuals across society.

Principal Investigator: Professor John Collomosse

The Future Places Centre, Lancaster University

The Future Places Centre led by Lancaster University will explore how technologies such as the Internet of Things can help individuals design and adapt the places they live, work and spend time in for healthier and more sustainable living – such as using IoT sensors to monitor pollutants like tumble-drier generated microplastics.

Principal Investigator: Professor Richard Harper

The National Research Centre on Privacy, Harm Reduction and Adversarial Influence online (REPHRAIN), Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Bath, King’s College London and UCL

REPHRAIN brings together researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Bath, King’s College London and UCL and will develop a world-first Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) testbed to trial new measures to boost privacy for the use of ‘sequential’ data.

Principal Investigator: Professor Awais Rashid


EPSRC Digital Economy Centres 2015 – 2020