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The latest news from the Centre. Find out what the Centre's researchers have been
involved in, about events we have attended and how you can be involved.
9 May, 2017

Apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship hosted by BLGDRC

The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is inviting postdoctoral researchers from the EU to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to contribute to its Local Economic Growth research programme.

The Centre provides unique data services and a world-class facility that brings together the expertise of academic researchers, social scientists and data scientists to help organisations to solve real issues.

27 April, 2017
Computer with data on the screen

Does your organisation need help with data?

Experts from local universities will help businesses exploit their data thanks to funding available from innovation vouchers.

BLGDRC is inviting small business owners, public sector organisations and local government including councils to apply for a £2,000 Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIV).

1 February, 2017

Beta blockers offer best chance of increased heart attack survival

The risk of death after a heart attack is lower than previously thought, and more widespread prescription of beta blockers could further improve survival rates, according to new research.

Researchers from the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre contributed to a study which calculated the chances of survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over in the UK.

12 December, 2016
railway tracks

Will the National Productivity Investment Fund deliver local economic growth?

In this year’s Autumn Statement the Government pledged to create a National Productivity Investment Fund which will spend £23billion on innovations and infrastructure over five years. The funds will be allocated to areas that are deemed to be critical to productivity growth including transport, research, housing and digital communications. University of Essex academic Professor Vania Sena considers what this could mean for local economic growth.

1 December, 2016

On Small Business Saturday: What could small businesses learn from data?

This Small Business Saturday businesses in Essex are being encouraged to make better use of data in a bid to become more competitive.

Small Business Saturday takes place on 3 December 2016 and is a national campaign encouraging people to support small and local businesses. In 2015 the campaign saw £623m spent at small businesses across the country.

23 November, 2016
The panel at the fourth Talk Big Data Event

Big Data and Society: Is it a game changer?

In the conclusion of its popular ‘Talk Big Data’ series the University of Essex will host a panel discussion to examine why Big Data is being hailed as the answer to so many questions.

The ‘Big Data and Society: Is it a game changer?’ event is taking place on Monday 28 November, 5.30-7.00pm, at Essex Business School at the University’s Colchester Campus.

17 November, 2016
Fibre optic cables

Can Tendring’s superfast broadband boost business?

Business experts at the University of Essex have welcomed plans for further investment which will see the Tendring district reach 100% superfast broadband coverage. However, they stress that businesses need to consider their internal skills and processes if this is to guarantee growth in the Tendring area.

On 11 November Superfast Essex reported that the Tendring district, in north east Essex, would become one of the first districts in the UK with near 100% superfast broadband access.

4 November, 2016

How is Big Data research changing lives?

Big data projects at the University of Essex are taking part in the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science with a panel discussion exploring the impact of Big Data on today's society.

The free event ‘Changing Lives through Big Data Research’ will be introduced by Professor Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex.

2 November, 2016

Job Opportunity – Research Fellow

An opportunity has arisen to join the team, apply by 16 November 2016. The successful candidate will have a PhD or be close to completion in a relevant social science or quantitative discipline or have equivalent experience.

14 October, 2016

What can Big Data do for Businesses?

Researchers from the University of Essex are encouraging businesses small and large to make better use of their data to aid business performance and benefit society.

Professor Vania Sena, from Essex Business School, is Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGRDC) which is also based at the University. She believes that small and medium businesses often don’t realise the potential of the data they already hold or those they could collect.

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News


The latest news from the Centre. Find out what the Centre's researchers have been involved in, about events we have attended and how you can be involved.
9 May, 2017

Apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship hosted by BLGDRC

The Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is inviting postdoctoral researchers from the EU to apply for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship to contribute to its Local Economic Growth research programme.

The Centre provides unique data services and a world-class facility that brings together the expertise of academic researchers, social scientists and data scientists to help organisations to solve real issues.

27 April, 2017
Computer with data on the screen

Does your organisation need help with data?

Experts from local universities will help businesses exploit their data thanks to funding available from innovation vouchers.

BLGDRC is inviting small business owners, public sector organisations and local government including councils to apply for a £2,000 Data Analytics Innovation Voucher (DAIV).

1 February, 2017

Beta blockers offer best chance of increased heart attack survival

The risk of death after a heart attack is lower than previously thought, and more widespread prescription of beta blockers could further improve survival rates, according to new research.

Researchers from the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre contributed to a study which calculated the chances of survival after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the general population aged 60 and over in the UK.

12 December, 2016
railway tracks

Will the National Productivity Investment Fund deliver local economic growth?

In this year’s Autumn Statement the Government pledged to create a National Productivity Investment Fund which will spend £23billion on innovations and infrastructure over five years. The funds will be allocated to areas that are deemed to be critical to productivity growth including transport, research, housing and digital communications. University of Essex academic Professor Vania Sena considers what this could mean for local economic growth.

1 December, 2016

On Small Business Saturday: What could small businesses learn from data?

This Small Business Saturday businesses in Essex are being encouraged to make better use of data in a bid to become more competitive.

Small Business Saturday takes place on 3 December 2016 and is a national campaign encouraging people to support small and local businesses. In 2015 the campaign saw £623m spent at small businesses across the country.

23 November, 2016
The panel at the fourth Talk Big Data Event

Big Data and Society: Is it a game changer?

In the conclusion of its popular ‘Talk Big Data’ series the University of Essex will host a panel discussion to examine why Big Data is being hailed as the answer to so many questions.

The ‘Big Data and Society: Is it a game changer?’ event is taking place on Monday 28 November, 5.30-7.00pm, at Essex Business School at the University’s Colchester Campus.

17 November, 2016
Fibre optic cables

Can Tendring’s superfast broadband boost business?

Business experts at the University of Essex have welcomed plans for further investment which will see the Tendring district reach 100% superfast broadband coverage. However, they stress that businesses need to consider their internal skills and processes if this is to guarantee growth in the Tendring area.

On 11 November Superfast Essex reported that the Tendring district, in north east Essex, would become one of the first districts in the UK with near 100% superfast broadband access.

4 November, 2016

How is Big Data research changing lives?

Big data projects at the University of Essex are taking part in the Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science with a panel discussion exploring the impact of Big Data on today's society.

The free event ‘Changing Lives through Big Data Research’ will be introduced by Professor Sasha Roseneil, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Essex.

2 November, 2016

Job Opportunity – Research Fellow

An opportunity has arisen to join the team, apply by 16 November 2016. The successful candidate will have a PhD or be close to completion in a relevant social science or quantitative discipline or have equivalent experience.

14 October, 2016

What can Big Data do for Businesses?

Researchers from the University of Essex are encouraging businesses small and large to make better use of their data to aid business performance and benefit society.

Professor Vania Sena, from Essex Business School, is Director of the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLGRDC) which is also based at the University. She believes that small and medium businesses often don’t realise the potential of the data they already hold or those they could collect.

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