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Regional Technology Foresight

Working with industrial partners, this project aims to develop a set of pratices and processes for identifying, transferring and integrating technological innovations to help firms maximise competitiveness and sustainability.

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An organic knowledge management system

This project was funded by the European Union FP7 programme and developed an organic knowledge management framework system for small European knowledge-intensive companies, using enterprise social software and semantic technologies.

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Health Device

Tools for Life: Data Sharing and Public Health

This project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, is engaging patients and the public in a dialogue about the benefits and risks of sharing their personal data for purposes beyond their direct care.

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Our research themes

  • Strategic approaches, management strategies and innovation;
  • Social practice approaches, including knowledge work and knowledge communities;
  • Systems approaches including the digital workplace, KM systems and collaborative systems, virtual interaction and knowledge organisation.

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Recent projects and research areas

  • Cross-boundary knowledge management: the case of an interdisciplinary research project for the development of Computerized Tomography (CT) and Digital X-Ray (DR) scanners at National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), in Thailand
  • Tools for Life: Data Sharing and Public Health

Funders and collaborators

Research carried out within this group is funded by a wide range of organisations

  • European Union FP7 programme
  • Santander
  • Cross-cutting Directors of Research and Innovation Interdisciplinary Scholarships
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences (HEA-ICS)
  • Centre for Inquiry-Based Learning in the Arts and Social Sciences (CILASS)
  • Regional Studies Association

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