Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Sociology

Abstract

The Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems programme (ERIE) will address a series of fundamental questions relating to the application of complexity science to social and economic systems. Our programme of research aims to embed cutting-edge complexity science methods and techniques within prototype computational tools that will provide policymakers with realistic and reliable platforms for strategy-testing in real-world socio-economic systems. The programme includes the gathering of data from case studies, the development and application of appropriate theoretical and computational techniques, simulation using agent-based models and the incorporation of all these elements into 'serious games' for use by policymakers. We will study the negotiation of policy goals and options, explore the role of models in policymaking and involve policymakers in the design and testing of our strategy tools.The programme will focus on a crucial aspect of the UK economy: the way in which firms are interdependent on each other, with the interrelationships being multi-level and multi-valued. Within an industrial 'ecosystem', there can be relationships of supply and demand; the transfer of knowledge; competition for labour; the transfer of materials down supply chains; negotiation over standards; collaboration in trade associations and unions; and innovation, product differentiation and branding. We will use mathematical and computational approaches to model these layered, nested, multiscale systems, where the links between actors are dynamic and the exchanges between them are unpredictable, fluctuating and perhaps sporadic. Within this context we will examine concepts and measures of resilience (the ability to recover from external shocks), emergence (the ways in which social institutions arise from individual activities) and immergence (the ways in which individuals react to institutional constraints). This leads us to some of the most intriguing open questions of complexity science. We will seek answers inspired by the real-world industrial ecosystems as captured in our case studies. Our vision is to provide models of multi-level socio-economic systems that are useful for decision-makers aiming to 'steer' towards policy-relevant goals. It is not our intention to provide 'the' policy solution to policy problems (specifically, it is not our intention just to show how particular ecosystems may be made more resilient or more sustainable), but rather to provide a suite of tools which will allow decision makers and their representatives to investigate alternative scenarios given a set of assumptions and initial conditions.We will apply the methods of data assimilation, largely developed in the context of weather forecasting, to incorporate the inevitably incomplete data from case studies into agent-based models, on an ongoing basis, with the aim of providing 'predictive' tools that are continually updated with real-world data. By 'prediction' here we mean the identification of alternative scenarios along with estimates of the probability that each will be realised over given time frames, and estimates of the sensitivity of these to uncertainties in the data and underlying model. It is an integral part of ERIE to study - and involve - those involved in the case study sites. One research stream is concerned with studying those with a stake in the system, as controllers, decision makers, customers, workers, etc., their goals, policy options and their links with the industrial ecosystems that they are interacting with.The research programme is divided into four streams, each consisting of a number of cross-disciplinary projects. Four post-doctoral researchers and a project officer will work on the programme, with seven Investigators from the disciplines of mathematics, computing science, environmental science and sociology, and 9 PhD research students, the latter funded from internal University of Surrey resources.

Planned Impact

The ERIE programme has the potential to have an impact on the nation's economic competitiveness and its quality of life through its work on improving the capacity of policy makers to make evidence-based decisions on matter of industrial policy, sustainability and security, by developing and improving the tools and techniques that they need to steer complex socio-economic systems. The ERIE programme will make an impact on a range of communities, including: Policymakers in central government; Decision makers in local and regional government; Trade associations and individual businesses, both large (e.g. multinational supermarkets) and small (e.g. small businesses in South Humber); Non-governmental organizations and campaigners seeking policy goals and Third sector voluntary agencies and charities. They will value our tools and techniques for gaining a better understanding of the policy problems that confront them and the specific knowledge and policy options relating to the two Case Studies (South Humber and Food supply chains) that we shall gather. Engagement with policymakers will primarily be through regular Stakeholder Fora (workshops) that will be held every six months in convenient locations. The project needs to understand the concerns and constraints of stakeholders, as much as telling the stakeholders about work we shall be doing. Another important channel of communication will be through the Advisory Board. This will include senior people in relevant policy locations who will be kept informed of the progress of the programme and who will help to spread the word in influential policy circles. The membership will be refreshed during the life of the programme, ensuring that the most effective people we can find to communicate our message will be members. A third channel of communication will be the Seminar Series. Six seminars will be held every year of the programme. We shall invite influential members of stakeholder organizations to tell the programme members about their experience and concerns. We shall use the opportunity of their visit to give them an intensive introduction to the programme, so that the engagement can be two-way. In addition to these formal activities, we shall exploit our existing informal links with stakeholder organisations. For this, we have the advantage of existing long-term relationships forged through the Centre for Environmental Strategy, who have close links with several organisations in the South Humber area (including the National Industrial Symbiosis Programme and Link2Energy Ltd) and with various bodies concerned with food security and food supply chains (e.g. the Food Climate Research Network). In addition, the ESRC-funded RESOLVE project has many valuable contacts with relevant policy networks. In addition to the above, Consumers, Individuals affected by the operations of industrial sectors and areas and the Public are potential beneficiaries. The programme will communicate its activities with interested individuals and smaller organisations primarily through a range of electronic media. In accord with our general approach that emphasises engagement rather than one-way communication, we shall endeavour to provide interactive means of communication where possible. There will be a 'traditional' website that will hold a variety of programme documents ranging from straightforward explanations of our activities intended for browsing by the public to technical documents intended for specialist audiences; a regular email newsletter, available by free subscription; and a blog written by all members of the programme, with opportunity for readers to comment. We shall also publish a biannual newsletter as a colour printed brochure that will describe outcomes and activities in a way that is comprehensible and attractive to the public. This will be distributed at public events and exhibitions, and also in local libraries and similar in the South Humber region.

Publications

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Title Steering Complex Systems pinball machine 
Description The 'steering complex systems pinball machine' is an interactive analog game. This activity is designed to give an insight into the challenges of interacting with complexity by allowing you to attempt to steer policy outcomes in our specially-constructed "complex systems machine". The machine combines an underlying structure that embodies some of the key properties of complex systems and a selection of different players simultaneously trying to manipulate the system. Through trialling "policies" you can gain a better understanding of how the system responds to intervention and modify your strategy accordingly. Then attempt to adapt your strategy to maintain your desired outcome as other players react to system changes and "change the rules of the game". In steering the machine you will face not only the inherent problems presented by complex systems management, but also the particular issues of such management in a multi-faceted social world. 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact engagement with policy and industrial stakeholders at dissemination events to illustrate project activities. 
 
Description A range of software tools for steering complex social and technical systems have been developed.
Exploitation Route The tools we are developing will be useful to policy analysts and others in central and local government and in industry.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL http://steerplex.org.uk
 
Description CSRW
Amount £103,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/I037741/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2011 
End 06/2014
 
Title Company interactions and dynamics of bio-waste flows (ABM) 
Description An agent based model exploring company interactions and the dynamics of bio-waste flows based on the Humber region 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This model has been utilised by organisations int he Humber region to illustrate how more symbiotic business relationships could be developed. 
 
Title Computer Model - Control nodes analysis of a Bio-based Economy in the Humber region (FCM) 
Description Analysis of key factors within a fuzzy cognitive map of the Humber region 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Secured further participation from stakeholders. Novel methodological development. 
 
Title Exploring a Bio-based Economy in the Humber region - Fuzzy Cognitive Map 
Description A fuzzy cognitive map exploring the dominant factors identified as key in the development of a bio-based economy in the Humber region, taking into account relationships between factors and their strengths 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The FCM was developed via stakeholder engagement in the Humber region as been utilised to continue data collection ad engagement with stakeholders in the region. Furthermore the project has made methodological developments for the analysis of this model via a 'control nodes' approach. 
 
Title Food Incident Interactive Training Tool (FIITT) 
Description Development of a serious game informed by workshops and interviews with food stakeholders 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Data collection activities provided us with the knowledge to develop a tool that will be of use in the running of food businesses 
URL http://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/complexitytoolkit/
 
Title Food Supply Chain Workshop 
Description This data was generated through discussion and the outcomes of the workshop. Please see separate sheets of the schedule of the workshop, worksheets used and presentations. The data is being used to populate the Agent-based model for the FoodSCCAM part of ERIE project, to check on the applicability of the food classification to the food industry and generate the scenarios which will be added to the Agent-based model 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Verification of the ABM 
 
Title FoodSCCAM: exploring the beef food supply chain (ABM) 
Description This agent based model illustrates the complexity involved in the global food supply chain of beef. This model has been developed in collaboration with industrial and policy stakeholders for a valid representation and can be utilised to test different scenarios. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This model has been completed. 
URL http://cress.soc.surrey.ac.uk/complexitytoolkit/
 
Title Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping: Factors 
Description The factors identified as integral to the development of a bio-based economy in the Humber region as agreed upon at a stakeholder workshop utilising a fuzzy cognitive mapping method 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data set is confidential. However the method has been utilsied and extended further in the ERIE project to improve stakeholder engagement methodology 
 
Title Humber Region Metabolic Network Model 
Description A network model exploring the metabolic network of the Humber region 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The model was developed via engagement with stakeholders in the Humber region and further reinforced the ability to engage new stakeholders in the projects activities. The network model has been utilised in a number of workshops to provide stakeholders with an insight into their connection to other organisations in the region and possible implications of this. 
 
Title Interview coding: Grounded theory 
Description Coding of interview data utilising a grounded approach to explore factors and themes which emerged as key for stakeholders 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This dataset is confidential 
 
Title Interview coding: Heuristic 
Description Coding of interview data utilising a heuristic approach to explore factors and themes which emerged as key for stakeholders 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data set is confidential 
 
Title Interview coding: Metabolic network 
Description Coding of interview data to identify the metabolic network of the Humber region 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data set has been in integral in developing subsequent models and understanding the narrative of the Humber region 
 
Title Interviews for the development of Food ABM 
Description Interview data obtained from several expert stakehoders from across the supply chain to gain a greater understanding of the supply and the direction the project should take 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Insights were utilised to inform the direction of the project and the development of an ABM 
 
Description 'Mapping the impacts of a geo-politically motivated shortage of phosphorous' 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution To collaboratively explore and construct a systems model of the impacts of a geo-politically motivated shortage of phosphorous on agriculture, food and the environment.
Collaborator Contribution Eight members of DEFRA participated in the workshop alongside one member from the Government Office for Science (GOS).
Impact Collaboration was multi-disciplinary, predominantly with Centre for Environmental Strategy
Start Year 2012
 
Description CRESS 
Organisation University of Surrey
Department Centre for Research in Social Simulation - CRESS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration and knowledge dissemination with CRESS (Centre for research in social simulation)
Start Year 2010
 
Description Complexity Science for the Real World Network 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with UCL, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of southampton in the knowledge exchange of complexity science tools and techniques for the real world and the development of a network organisation
Start Year 2010
 
Description Complexity Science for the Real World Network 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with UCL, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of southampton in the knowledge exchange of complexity science tools and techniques for the real world and the development of a network organisation
Start Year 2010
 
Description Complexity Science for the Real World Network 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with UCL, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of southampton in the knowledge exchange of complexity science tools and techniques for the real world and the development of a network organisation
Start Year 2010
 
Description Complexity Science for the Real World Network 
Organisation University of Southampton
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with UCL, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and the University of southampton in the knowledge exchange of complexity science tools and techniques for the real world and the development of a network organisation
Start Year 2010
 
Description Food Case Study - DEFRA FCM 
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Food Case Study - Engagement and collaboration with DEFRA in the development of a FCM centering on phosphorus
Start Year 2012
 
Description FoodSCCAM case study - Engagement with industrial and policy stakeholders to develop a typology of food scares 
Organisation British Pig Executive BPEX
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Meetings and interviews
Collaborator Contribution Meetings and interviews
Impact Data and model
Start Year 2014
 
Description FoodSCCAM case study - Engagement with industrial and policy stakeholders to develop a typology of food scares 
Organisation EBLEX
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Meetings and interviews
Collaborator Contribution Meetings and interviews
Impact Data and model
Start Year 2014
 
Description FoodSCCAM case study - Engagement with industrial and policy stakeholders to develop a typology of food scares 
Organisation Fareshare
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Meetings and interviews
Collaborator Contribution Meetings and interviews
Impact Data and model
Start Year 2014
 
Description FoodSCCAM case study - Engagement with industrial and policy stakeholders to develop a typology of food scares 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Meetings and interviews
Collaborator Contribution Meetings and interviews
Impact Data and model
Start Year 2014
 
Description FoodSCCAM case study - Engagement with industrial and policy stakeholders to develop a typology of food scares 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Meetings and interviews
Collaborator Contribution Meetings and interviews
Impact Data and model
Start Year 2014
 
Description MILES 
Organisation University of Surrey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaboration with the University of Surrey internal funding body, MILES (Models and Mathematics in Life and Social Sciences)
Start Year 2011
 
Description Alergic talk at the University of Sussex 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Offers for collaboration

Na
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Attendance and presentation of developments at HINCA conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation and discussions with stakeholders was warmly received with many people interested in further work

Industrial stakeholders contacting us to be involved in further work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BHP / UCL Grand Challenge Symposium on Food Security (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Craig Shenton presented his research on price variations on network models on international food commodity markets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Applied Mathematics Colloquim 2015 - Poster presentation "Equation-free analysis of Agent Based Models" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at a conference: the poster was displayed for the duration of the conference and there was a dedicated poster session when Spencer answered questions about his work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description British Meat Processors Association Legislation and Technical Committee (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Elizabeth York presented and then had a round table discussion regarding the ERIE tools linked to food scare incidents
A third party has emailed to ask for further information as a result post meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Challenges in Nonlinear Systems meeting - Poster presentation "Equation-free analysis of Agent Based Models" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation at a conference. The poster was displayed during a dedicated poster session during which Anne Skeldon answered questions about ERIE's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Conference of the European Social Simulation Association (Groningen, Netherlands) 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Paolo Campo presented ERIE tools at conference to stimulate discussion of food incidents
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Crisis Management in the Food and Drink Industry workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Informed project developments surrounding food scares. Informed participants about our projects activities (Dr Angela Druckman)

Able to identify additional audiences to target and how best to design a serious game for food stakeholders. Identified key areas of expertise previously unknown
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Expert Interviews for FoodSCCAM (Food Supply Chain Complexity, Analysis & Modelling) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Eight interviewees were met with on multiple occasions to discuss the current situation of the ERIE food scare tools and get expert steer on the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2015
 
Description Food Matters ExCEL (London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Angela Druckman presented the ERIE tools for discussion surrounding the projects research into food incidents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Food Studies 2014 - Conference presentation: Food Scares: What makes them go Viral? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Several audience members interested in utilising the new food categorisation diagram

Engagement for future workshops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Humber Environmental Managers Presentation - Feedback on the CAST-ReD toolkit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The presentation provided feedback as the audiences of the toolkit and how best to focus activities on the auience

Further engagement from participants in the continued development of the ERIE toolkit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ISIE presentation - Alex Penn: A complexity management methodology applied to an industrial ecosystem in the Humber Region, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Raised questions surrounding the application of steering complex systems framework to IS

Gained valuable feedback from participants and increased visibility of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ISIE presentation - Anne Velenturf: Promoting Industrial Symbiosis: The Role of Governmental Organisations 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation to inform of PhD outcomes

Interesting feedback obtained
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ISIE presentation - Elizabeth York: When the horse goes moo: Exploring intervention points to reduce food scares 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Informed audience about the use of ABMs for IE and the development of food scares

participants for study increased
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description International Youth Science Forum (London) 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spent an hour with children to discuss Dr Elizabeth York's research into Food Scares, then ran a brief workshop explaining the complexity of supply chains.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Interviews with Humber region stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 20 interviews conducted with Humber region stakeholders including industrial, policy makers and academics.

Increased interest from stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Invited keynote speaker - Testing Times for Food Standards: Ensuring the Integrity of the UK's Food Supply Networks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation disseminated project activities and plans. Dr Angela Druckman presented at Westminster Public Policy Conference.

Obtained additional participants in study and gained feedback on design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation to Humber region stakeholders at HINCA event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An initial presentation to Humber region stakeholders to engage in the project.

An initial presentation to stakeholders in the region proved fruitful in engaging people in the work and organising interviews

Interest from HNCA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation to Humber region stakeholders at HINCA event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation outlining project objectives and participatory exercises to Humber region stakeholders at HINCA event in March 2012.

Presentation to stakeholders at the monthly HINCA sponsored environmental managers meeting in order to engage stakeholders in the project, organise interviews and identify participants for future activities.

Engagement of stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Presentation to the University of Tokyo: Steering "Real World" Complex Adaptive Systems: developing bio-based economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talked raised interesting questions relating to the application towards IS in Asia

Potential development of collaboration with institution
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SciCADE 2015 conference (Potsdam) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A short 25min talk given to academic peers on latest research and tool developed in ERIE for equation-free continuation of agent-based models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicade2015.math.uni-potsdam.de/scicade2015/index.html
 
Description Social Science Expert Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Nigel Gilbert: Member of the DECC/DEFRA Social Science Expert Panel.

Contribution Method: Expertise

Expertise
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop - Development of Scenarios for FIITT (University fo Surrey) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr York, Dr Campo, Dr Druckman ran a workshop with food industry stakeholders to design new scenarios for the FIITT tool - which will be live and useable on the SteerPlex website from launch date mid-March 2016, along with all the additional ERIE outputs to aid policy decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop - Food Scares (2) - University of Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr York, Dr Campo & Dr Druckman facilitated a workshop with selected key industry stakeholder, with the aim for participants to be able to trial and inform the development of the food scare tools.
During the workshop tools were tested and feedback given for further development - enabling further industry engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop - Food Scares (University of Surrey) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr E York, Dr Campo and Dr A Druckman hosted a workshop with industry stakeholders to explore key intervention points for reducing frequency and severity of food scares and co-develop interactive simulation tools
Very positive and meant stakeholders engaged further.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Stakeholder Workshop - Reducing Waste Due to Food Scares 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Elizabeth York & Dr Angela Druckman hosted a workshop with primarily industry stakeholders - aiming to bring together key industry players within the food supply chain to look into issues of waste due to food scares with particular emphasis on the role that improved information might play in this process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Steering complex systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion and extension of concept

Na
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Crop Association Chairman's Meeting (Peterborough) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dr Angela Druckman presented 'Averting Food Scares' which introduced stakeholders to ERIE tools which would aim to help them aid their policy decision making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop - Food Scares: How can we reduce their frequency and severity? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A workshop held to gain feedback on project activities and to gain access to specific data (Dr Angela Druckman)


Developments made on two different ERIE projects
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop - FoodSCCAM initial ABM validation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation raised interesting points and ways to extend our model concept

Recruited further participants via snowballing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop - Humber - 13th February 2014: Development of control nodes methodology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Participants were interested in the methodology presented and int he engagement activities for application to the real world

Additional participants recruited
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop based on Evidence based Decision Support for Food Security (Warwick University, Coventry) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Angela Druckman presented tools created by the ERIE project which generated discussion around food incidents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Workshop presentation: Network meeting - Bremen, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Na
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop with Humber stakeholders - FCM activity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ERIE organised workshop to engage stakeholders in a fuzzy cognitive mapping exercise of the development of a bio-based economy in the Humber region.

The workshop developed a fuzzy cognitive map of key factors, links and weights related to the development of a bio-based economy in the Humber region, agreed by all participants

Enhanced interest by stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011