Monday, 29 April 2013

Web Science - Industry Partnerships

The Web Science Doctoral Training Centre has always aimed to have a close relationship with industry, as part of its mission to provide a leadership role in the UK's Digital Economy. With 63 members of our growing Industry Forum meeting regularly to discuss the future of the Web, we offer many opportunities to transfer knowledge and expertise between academia and our partners.

Switch Concepts, a trail-blazing Hampshire-based IT firm that specialises in digital advertising, claims that its partnership with the DTC contributes to its success. For the past year we have been working closely together with Switch to share understanding of the world of online advertising, swapping knowledge of our world-leading digital research. Switch, and our other DTC partners, work with teams of our students on the challenges and opportunities that the Web raises for their businesses.

Business Solent, which unites business leaders to drive economic prosperity, partnered with the DTC to host an exclusive Directors’ Forum Dinner to share the developments in the study of Web Science with business leaders in the region –  going beyond the theory with an overview of the commercial opportunities being created by leading Solent businesses. At the event we shared the outcomes of the most recent set of Industry Forum Research discussions in Big Data, Social Businesses, Cybercrime, E-health and the Open Data Economy.

We look forward to increasing the size and scope of our Industry Forum, and would be delighted to hear from any businesses who would benefit from the latest research insights into the Web and Digital Economy.