SESERV partners at Oxford are also involved in new efforts to develop a ‘Digital Economy Catapult’. The following report:
“summarizes discussion at a seminar, entitled ‘The Converged World of the Internet in a Connected Digital Economy: A Workshop to Focus Collaboration Across Business, Industry and Academia’. The workshop was designed to explore strategies for building the collaboration essential to support a Connected Digital Economy Catapult (CDEC), an initiative of the UK’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB). The organizers saw the success of the proposed catapult to depend in part on business, industry, and university centers of excellence defining a clear conception of the converged world of the Internet, and related media, information and communication technologies, particularly with how it connects with the creative sectors of the digital economy. A key impetus of this workshop was the need to join thinking across different sectors of business, industry and academia.
(Quoted from the abstract of:
"William H. Dutton, Marc J. Ventresca, Caroline Bucklow, Eddie Townsend, Nick Wainwright: Catapulting Britain into a Connected Digital Economy: Issues of the Scale and Scope of a New Centre. http://ssrn.com/abstract=2096819, June 30, 2012."