Insights from Data and Research: the BLGDRC Conference 2017
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The colloquium will highlight exciting research in the innovative use of data, within the areas of finance, economic policy, agriculture, and GIS.
Data integration and the potential to enhance traditional datasets by linking, calibrating and interoperating them with ‘new’ data offers exciting opportunities to gain new insight and perspective on existing research challenges, and to investigate new questions in the context of an increasingly connected and digital world.
Through keynote lectures, presentations and discussions delegates will explore how different datasets, and the way in which they are being used, are advancing research and policy decisions. We are delighted to be welcoming representatives from policy, academia and research.
Professor Vania Sena, Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Maya Haran Rosen, Hebrew University and Bank of Israel
Mingchen Sun, University of Essex
Professor Andrew Lovett, University of East Anglia
Ross Burton, Smart Specialisation Hub, Innovate UK
Ruth Weir, University of Essex
Juan Mateos-Garcia, NESTA
Dr Marina Chang, Coventry University
Professor Jerry Coakley, University of Essex
Neil Wholey, LARIA
Areas of discussion include:
• Clusters for the industrial strategy
• Economic policy, alternative data and global agriculture
• Strengthening research and innovation networks with open data
• Fintech advancement and bank lending conditions in UK SMES
• Spatial analysis of predictors at neighbourhood level
• Representatives from LARIA on the importance of data in research
Delegates will hear about how different datasets, and the way in which they are being used, are advancing research and policy decisions.
Session slides, recordings and information
You can download a PDF copy of any of the presentations delivered on the day by clicking on the title of the session you wish to download, you can also listen to the session using the player underneath each session title. View the speaker list here.
Professor Jerry Coakley—Crowdfunding: Supporting Businesses to Start and Grow
Mingchen Sun—Bank Lending Conditions for SMEs
Viola Hay, Smart Specialisation Hub, Innovate UK – The Importance of Place
Professor Vania Sena—Structural Funds and Firms’ innovation performance: a network analysis
Neil Wholey (LARIA)—Data in Research
Professor Andrew Lovett—Mapping green infrastructure
Ruth’s presentation is also available as a video here