Next Stage Digital Economy Centre in the Decentralised Digital Economy (DECaDE)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Vision Speech and Signal Proc CVSSP

Abstract

Data-driven innovation is transforming every sector of our digital economy (DE) into a de-centralised marketplace; accommodation (AirBnb), transportation (Uber), logistics (Deliveroo), user-generated vs. broadcast content in the creative industries (YouTube). We are witnessing an inexorable shift from classical models centred upon monolithic institutions, to a dynamic and decentralised economy in which anyone is a potential producer and consumer. A gig economy, underpinned by digital products and services co-created through shorter-lived, diverse peer-to-peer engagements.

Yet, the platforms that enable this DE are increasingly built on centralised architectures. These are not controlled by society, but by large organisations making commercial decisions far from the social contexts they affect. There is an urgent need to disrupt this relationship, to deliver proper governance that empowers society to take control of the DE and enables people to assert greater agency over the vast centralised silos of data that drive these platforms.

We stand on the cusp of a second wave of DE disruption, driven by bleeding edge data-driven technologies (AI) and secure, distributed data sharing infrastructures such as Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT), in which data is no longer siloed but becomes a fluid, de-centralised commodity shifting power away from tech giants to individuals and de-centralised organisations. This future Decentralised Digital Economy (DDE) enables people and organisations to work together, to trade, and ultimately to trust via frictionless digital interactions free from reliance upon centralised third parties, but often with reliance upon autonomous services.

This shift in agency and power is a game changing opportunity for society to take back control over its digital economy - but we have a limited window of opportunity to get it right. We have already witnessed de-centralisation in the financial sector, where the lack of regulation and clear governance of crypto-currencies has proven a double-edged sword, allowing free exchange of value across the globe, but that is coupled with fraudulent company flotations and currency rates rigged by large mining pools. This is a consequence of technology-driven innovation unchecked by socio-economic insight; a lack of knowledge making policy makers impotent in the face of the tech giants. We are now at the tipping point of similar wide-sweeping disruption across all sectors in the DDE, a transformation that will radically redefine our models of value and how it is created, the ways in which we work, and how we use and extract value from our data.

DECaDE represents a critical and timely opportunity to shape this emerging de-centralised digital economy (DDE), to develop insights that define a new 21st century model of work and value creation in the DDE, and ensure a prosperous, safe and inclusive society for all.

DECaDE is a 60 month centre, comprising 21 people and building upon over 8.6 million pounds of feasibility scale UKRI/EPSRC investments in DLT and Human Data Interaction (HDI) held by the proposing team. DECaDE is a three-way partnership between the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh, and the Digital Catapult DLT Field Labs. The latter is a full member of the consortium, through which we have co-created this research programme and with whom we will engage in further co-creation of the future DDE through diverse end-users in the public and private sector to support the competitive position of the UK

Planned Impact

DECaDE will enhance the competitive position of the UK, working with 34 industry and government end-user partners (match investment 4.1M of total match 6.8M) to deliver a prosperous, safe and inclusive digital economy (DE). DECaDE will deliver long-term horizontal impact across all sectors within the DE, as it transitions to a fully decentralised form in which data becomes a fluid, de-centralised commodity, shifting governance back to society and generating radical new opportunities for working and co-creating value. The Digital Catapult (DC) Field Labs are front and centre of DECaDE as the primary mechanism for co-creating this impact, engaging current (and future) end-users to co-create and translate research within a 'living lab'.

TH1 delivers vertical impact across the key creative industries sectors covering content production: TV broadcast via the BBC, Sony; music via Blokur; video streaming via Youtube. Outcomes include new business models and ways to co-create value from creative content via improved IP attribution, facilitating re-use of content through smart contract enabled micropayments and novel models of content ownership (Audience Strategies, Bristows). DECaDE will develop new ways to protect content though digital provenance, working with key actors in different media forms (Adobe: image/video, Dimension and Insurent: 3D assets/4D Video, Coinmode: virtual assets in video games, BBC/National Archives: cultural heritage). A use case in news integrity will be run with BBC News, leveraging Synthesia video rewrite technology to produce test footage. Exploitation will be driven through licensing technology, delivering growth in audience and revenue.

TH2. Working with digital identity platform providers and (TRUU, Consult Hyperion) and NCSC/GCHQ we will map the capabilities and governance structures of self-sovereign ID schemes that utilise DLT and develop policy recommendations around the interplay between UK legislation and self-sovereign identity. TH2 will output novel federated machine learning technology that can leverage de-centralised data to collaboratively build AI models and help users visualize (Wallscope) and extract value from data understanding the legal frameworks to enable that in decentralised form (Bristows). With DC Field Labs we will co-create a data marketplace that enables data to move with fluidity and (controlled) autonomy between creator and provider, co-creating personalised services and compensating the owner (buildingon COMEHERE). This will unlock new economic models for data that will deliver broad impact across all sectors of the DE. Our frameworks will adapt ODI's ongoing work on Data Trusts and embed RRI throughout via Data and AI Ethics workshops at DC Machine Intelligence Garage.

TH3 delivers impact for those working in future gig economy enabled by the DDE; focusing on casual or voluntary sectors (Volunteer Scotland and Oxfam, building on OXCHAIN), and professional services. We will develop technical prototype of a self-sovereign work record, developed alongside UKGov departments (DWP Scottish Government, HMRC) and the SCRIPT centre. Within the Field Labs, work with DWP will study how definitions of the value of work evolve (e.g. toward reputation, or qualification) and relates to the provenance and integrity of a self-sovereign work record. Integration of payment technology from Fintech providers (DCT, Clarion Bond, Thomson) will develop new forms of value exchange that are linked to the individuals work record, and from this we will develop policy recommendations with HMRC for digital taxation in this ecosystem, as well as legal insights into employment law (with Fieldfisher, UCU) in the DDE.

DECaDE will deliver training and capability in DE research; including 9 PhDs and 5 PDRAs with translational opportunities toward full academic posts and for industry fellows to embed within the centre. DE researchers will undertake international exchanges with Blockchain@UBC

Organisations

 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Blockchain
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://twitter.com/appg_blockchain/status/1407321913345679369?s=20
 
Description British Academy funded £69,364.00 for the project Fighting fake news: online disinformation in COVID time's
Amount £6,936,400 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 04/2022
 
Description Future Infrastructure for Retail Remittances (FIRE)
Amount £280,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2021 
End 10/2022
 
Description Decentralised trading floor for content ownership and rights 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposed solution: 1. Fingerprinting- Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Platform- Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3. Law- Provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Business- Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will be giving their inputs related to business challenges during the course of the project.
Impact This project is still going on.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralised trading floor for content ownership and rights 
Organisation SONY
Department Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed solution: 1. Fingerprinting- Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Platform- Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3. Law- Provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Business- Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will be giving their inputs related to business challenges during the course of the project.
Impact This project is still going on.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralized Registry for Content Attribution 
Organisation Adobe Inc.
Department Adobe Research
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research outcome proposed: 1. Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3.Create provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute by providing technical inputs through out the course of the research.
Impact Research is still ongoing. The collaboration is multidisciplinary and the research work trying to solve DLT, AI, Business and legal challenges .
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralized Registry for Content Attribution 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC Research & Development
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research outcome proposed: 1. Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3.Create provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute by providing technical inputs through out the course of the research.
Impact Research is still ongoing. The collaboration is multidisciplinary and the research work trying to solve DLT, AI, Business and legal challenges .
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralized Registry for Content Attribution 
Organisation Protocol Labs Inc.
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research outcome proposed: 1. Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3.Create provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute by providing technical inputs through out the course of the research.
Impact Research is still ongoing. The collaboration is multidisciplinary and the research work trying to solve DLT, AI, Business and legal challenges .
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralized Registry for Content Attribution 
Organisation SONY
Department Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research outcome proposed: 1. Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3.Create provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute by providing technical inputs through out the course of the research.
Impact Research is still ongoing. The collaboration is multidisciplinary and the research work trying to solve DLT, AI, Business and legal challenges .
Start Year 2021
 
Description Decentralized Registry for Content Attribution 
Organisation The National Archives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research outcome proposed: 1. Develop tamper-evident content fingerprinting technologies for tracing images and video. Draw upon partner expertise for audio fingerprinting. Explore tamper visualization. 2. Develop and deploy a DLT prototype across a federation of project partners, for storage and query of provenance information. Compare decentralised tech with a focus on Layer 2 DLT solutions and ZK rollups. Build a technical demonstrator of the platform e.g. for misinformation 3.Create provision of detailed understanding of how civil society fights fake news and the emotional mechanism through which fake news spreads and can be counteracted. 4. Report of the emerging legal landscape around AI and reverse asset lookup considering the privacy and IPR issues raised by a provenance system
Collaborator Contribution Partners contribute by providing technical inputs through out the course of the research.
Impact Research is still ongoing. The collaboration is multidisciplinary and the research work trying to solve DLT, AI, Business and legal challenges .
Start Year 2021
 
Description Future of work and content production 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposed solution: 1. Design. Prototype an end-to-end workflow model for content production in the gig economy. Prototype technical solutions for location-aware contracting in a creative production. How might design thinking methods support the development of conceptual and early prototypical models that best represent the flow of value across a distributed creative value chain 2. Cyber security/Legal- Study what kinds of identity service and privacy features might be required by participants in a decentralised creative workplace. 3. Technological//Legal- Developing a new legal framework to replicate rights and responsibilities of unions and work councils in the old economy can facilitate for collective action of gig workers without running foul of competition law 4. Business- Study how value could be co-created through the use of decentralised organising tools.
Collaborator Contribution Providing technical inputs during the course of the project.
Impact This research work still going on. Some of the outcomes are listed in the publication and outcome section. Minimum Viable Prototypes (MVPs) of technologies Ticket Designer CityScreen NFT
Start Year 2021
 
Description Future of work and content production 
Organisation SONY
Department Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed solution: 1. Design. Prototype an end-to-end workflow model for content production in the gig economy. Prototype technical solutions for location-aware contracting in a creative production. How might design thinking methods support the development of conceptual and early prototypical models that best represent the flow of value across a distributed creative value chain 2. Cyber security/Legal- Study what kinds of identity service and privacy features might be required by participants in a decentralised creative workplace. 3. Technological//Legal- Developing a new legal framework to replicate rights and responsibilities of unions and work councils in the old economy can facilitate for collective action of gig workers without running foul of competition law 4. Business- Study how value could be co-created through the use of decentralised organising tools.
Collaborator Contribution Providing technical inputs during the course of the project.
Impact This research work still going on. Some of the outcomes are listed in the publication and outcome section. Minimum Viable Prototypes (MVPs) of technologies Ticket Designer CityScreen NFT
Start Year 2021
 
Description Identity in Decentralised Creative Economy 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Proposed Solution: 1. Develop a prototype decentralised self-sovereign identity scheme and integrate with decentralised platforms developed for content attribution. Determine the requirements for such schemes and develop the protocols to realise them. 2. Cyber Security. Develop security protocols for issue and use of credentials within a self sovereign identity system and formalise the required security and privacy properties. Verify the protocols against the requirements in the context of trust frameworks, and incorporate them into the prototype identity system. 3. Law. A computational turn in law that turns as much of it as possible into executable code. This will find new forms of governance for those aspects that are difficult to hide, but need new forms of enforcement to stay true to the decentralised nature of the platform and does not replicate hierarchical legal structures unnecessarily 4. Design. Study existing interfaces for platforms that engender trust and decentralised identity. Use service design methods to journey map freelancers experiences through the lenses of cost, risk, effort and friction.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will be providing technical inputs during the course of the project.
Impact This research work is ongoing. Minimum Viable Prototypes (MVPs) of technologies- SSI photo credential issuer
Start Year 2021
 
Description Identity in Decentralised Creative Economy 
Organisation SONY
Department Sony Broadcast and Professional Europe
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Proposed Solution: 1. Develop a prototype decentralised self-sovereign identity scheme and integrate with decentralised platforms developed for content attribution. Determine the requirements for such schemes and develop the protocols to realise them. 2. Cyber Security. Develop security protocols for issue and use of credentials within a self sovereign identity system and formalise the required security and privacy properties. Verify the protocols against the requirements in the context of trust frameworks, and incorporate them into the prototype identity system. 3. Law. A computational turn in law that turns as much of it as possible into executable code. This will find new forms of governance for those aspects that are difficult to hide, but need new forms of enforcement to stay true to the decentralised nature of the platform and does not replicate hierarchical legal structures unnecessarily 4. Design. Study existing interfaces for platforms that engender trust and decentralised identity. Use service design methods to journey map freelancers experiences through the lenses of cost, risk, effort and friction.
Collaborator Contribution Partners will be providing technical inputs during the course of the project.
Impact This research work is ongoing. Minimum Viable Prototypes (MVPs) of technologies- SSI photo credential issuer
Start Year 2021
 
Description "Blockchain for Supply Chain Management" Undergraduate Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A guest lecture for Trinity College Dublin final year supply chain module. The work created awareness on how blockchain technology/ decentralization could help addressing many challenges faced by firms in otherwise complex supply chain management system. Blockchain technology can be used to create platforms which could provide complete provenance of a product or service, and an auditable trail of data related to the firms offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description "Blockchain for Supply chain management" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Create awareness on how blockchain technology/ decentralization could help addressing many challenges faced by firms in otherwise complex supply chain management system. Blockchain technology can be used to create platforms which could provide complete provenance of a product or service, and an auditable trail of data related to the firms offer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description A Token Gesture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A Token Gesture is an academic research project, led by researchers at the Institute for Design Informatics, part of the UKRI funded DECaDE: Centre for a Decentralised Digital Economy. DECaDE is a collaboration between the Universities of Surrey, Edinburgh and the Digital Catapult.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://inspace.ed.ac.uk/
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Blockchain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribute to evidence session on Blockchain for Government
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Behavioural Science for Usable Security 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Half day interdisciplinary workshop on the application of behavioural science to usable security design
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.ias.surrey.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Behavioural-Science-Event-Programme.pdf
 
Description Border Innovation Hub meeting (Cabinet office and Home Office) 
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 Attendance and discussion of future of UK borders. Work from Mike Brookbanks feeds into this group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Conference presentation: Exploring paradoxes in Distributed Ledger Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Conference presentation. The 7th Competitive Advantage in the Digital Economy (CADE) Conference is an exclusive two-day event, bringing together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of the digital economy and present the latest cutting edge research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://twitter.com/appg_blockchain/status/1407321913345679369?s=20
 
Description Cryptocurrency and electric money 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press piece on cryptocurrency and its impact
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description DECaDE Showcase Event 
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 DECADE Research Showcase took place on 2nd of December 13.00-17.00 (UK/GMT). This was a wonderful opportunity for us to share all the exciting work that has been happening in the field of Decentralised Digital Economy, with particular focus on the Creative Economy with our industry partners and new businesses. Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, Co founder and CEO of Vastari, joined us as our key note speaker and shed some light on the rise of NFTs and their future implications for the decentralised creative economy, and lightning talks were given by our researchers about the future of AI and DLT in creating decentralized platforms for the creative industry. There was also a networking event and a virtual posters sessions to share industry insights over AI, and DLT/Blockchain, and the Digital Economy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Designing from/with/ by data, Invited speaker for Research Libraries UK (RLUK)Digital Shift Forum. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RLUK's Digital Shift Forum brings together colleagues from across the information, research, cultural and heritage communities, and third and commercial sectors, to discuss the future of the digital shift in collections, services, and audiences.

These monthly seminars include high-profile international speakers, from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions, who are at the forefront of current thinking around the digital shift. They provide time and space for wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary discussions regarding the future of the digital shift, and provide a springboard for cross-sector collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Emotional regulation and institutional maintenance: debunking fake news with emotions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Leading conference for organisational studies. Conference presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://youtu.be/Jl800bJlQUY
 
Description Executive Education - MBA class lecture 
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 Lecture introducing theory, method, and application of blockchain. Then a task to design a blockchain based system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Funging the non-fungible: Laying down the law on NFTs 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is a panel discussion chaired by Smita Kheria, University of Edinburgh. The panel includes- Alexandra Giannopoulou (Universiy of Amsterdam); Andres Guadamuz (University of Sussex) Sean Thomas (University of York); Burkhard Schafer (The University of Edinburgh). Through this event, we try to answer few important questions related to NFTs such as- what do we buy if we buy an NFT? How does the law think about this new phenomenon? NFTs seem to speak to some deeply felt needs in the artistic community, but can they deliver, or are they at best a fad, at worst a rip off? Can they help struggling artists whose income streams have been depleted through Covid, or can they fuel illegal activities and much more.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://decade.ac.uk/?page_id=560
 
Description Future of Cyber: e-voting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Webinar on the opportunities and risks of e-voting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.evensi.com/digital-democracy-electronic-voting-opportunities-challenges/408968097
 
Description Geocoin: An Interactive Workshop, Hyper Island, Manchester. 19th May 2021. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited talk hosted by Hyper Island Manchester and attended/presented online.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Guest lecture on business models at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Guest lecture on business models, introducing the business model canvas theoretically and practically drawing on examples from DECaDE research on content trading
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited Talk, University of Swansea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk + discussion: Verify My Vote: Augmenting an Internet Voting System with Voter Verifiability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Invited talk and panelist for the final DLT4EU event, Brussels / online 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 8 Venture Teams developed spearheading solutions for our Accelerator programme. But, only three of them were awarded with follow-on funding to keep working on their initiatives. Leading-voices of the sector joined a live Round Table to discuss how emerging technologies can help tackle social and environmental challenges.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dlt4.eu/final-event
 
Description Seminar on legal ontologies given at ReMeP: Research Meets Practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact ReMeP is an annual event to bring research in law and technology to practice. It is attended mainly by representatives from industry, legal practice and government Chaired panel and gave keynote talk on Legal Ontologies. 470 participants, lead to extended questions and discussions, and 2 follow up invitations Recordings of the talks are made available as training tools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.remep.net/materials-2020/
 
Description Video in Surrey's "Impact in Conversation" series on voting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Talk on verifiable electronic voting system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAL9cFSY5I
 
Description security and investment challenges in digital economy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press piece on Emerging trends in the digital economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021