Key features: Investment of up to £4.5m in collaborative research and development that addresses the technical challenges and business opportunities presented by the huge growth in data.
Programme: Collaborative research and development
Award: Up to £4.5m
Opens: 06 Jan 2014
Registration closes: 26 Feb 2014
Closes: 05 Mar 2014
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Data exploration - creating new insight and value
- designing data exploration tools for non-ICT specialists across different sectors
- exploring various types of data across application areas or sectors
- enabling collaborative exploration of data by two or more experts simultaneously
- reducing the cost of high-fidelity visualisation of data
- identifying exceptions, deviations or unusual occurrences in behavioural data
- providing tools that enable intelligent, predictive modelling capabilities, including the integration and analysis of heterogeneous data types
- more immersive interaction with data using appropriate interfaces (for example touch, speech, gesture, emotion-sensing).
- bioscience and bioinformatics
- creative industries
- defence and intelligence
- engineering and manufacturing
- financial services
- oil and gas exploration
- space and physical sciences
- telecommunications and transport networks and services.
- novel insights to emerge more easily
- unobvious value to be realised more easily
- key decisions to be made more easily.
- Projects may wish to consider using the facilities of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). More information can be found at www.stfc.ac.uk/1792.aspx
The focus of this competition is not on collecting, refining or cleansing data, so projects that address only these challenges and not the techniques listed above will be considered out of scope.
- AHRC: for example, finding ways to better explore the potential richness of data embedded in social media, gaming, or historic/heritage data
- BBSRC: for example, software to enhance data analysis, integration and exploitation by the bioscience R&D community, particularly where it will address bioscience challenges such as global food security, helping the UK become a low-carbon economy and driving advances in fundamental bioscience underpinning health and quality of life
- DSTL: for example, analysing and visualising behavioural information from various sources to identify exceptions, deviations or unusual occurrences. More generally, exploring data in support of defence and security applications
- EPSRC: for example, real-time data analytics (and in particular those arising from the Internet of Things and evolution of the Internet) in areas such as modeling and inference and for these to have actionable outcomes that deliver usable tools and fast routes to application
- ESRC: for example, development of tools and methodologies that will be of interest to the social science community, particularly interested in projects that lend themselves to areas such as financial services, retail, cities, healthcare and energy/social science of the environment, drawing on complex and diverse datasets.
Looking for partners to work on your project?
- Competition helpline: 0300 321 4357
- Competition opens: 6 January 2014
- Briefing event: 7 January 2014
- Registration deadline: 26 February 2014 noon
Deadline for completed applications: 5 March 2014