Sustainable Society Network+ is up and Running

Posted on by Gerd Kortuem

The "Sustainable Society Network+" is a new research network funded by Research Councils UK and the EPSRC Digital Economy Program and I am happy that my research group at the Open University is part of the network. The network's goal is to create a community of academics, corporations and third sector/NGOs interested in the application of Digital Technologies in achieving sustainability goals. 

The network grant, made possible by the EPSRC Digital Economy Program and managed by Catherine Mulligan, is designed to bring together the best and brightest in the UK and across the world to help solve some of the world’s toughest sustainability problems – from reducing environmental impact to creating jobs, reducing poverty and developing new industries.  Specifically, this network aims to create connections between those who have not discussed with one another previously and also to help define the policy and research grand challenges in this area. 

The Network+ (who came up with the + suffix?) is not only for academics, but also includes industry and third sector organisations that help define the research agenda.

Read more aboyt the network at the community blog