DAIV - Case Studies

In 2016, ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre launched its Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIV) initiative.

DAIV allows small- to medium-sized businesses, charities, and not-for-profit organisations to apply for £2000 (excl. VAT) worth of knowledge sharing from the Centre's academic experts. The initial offer was well-received and featured below are examples of some of the projects the Centre was able to assist with.

We are still accepting applications for our DAIV initiative. If you are a small or medium-sized business, charity, or not-for-profit organisation,

please go here to find out more.


CASE STUDY: Prediction model for imputation of missing data for young homeless people

In England, youth homelessness is documented poorly in official statistics. To describe the problem more carefully, a leading charity for young homeless people in the UK created a comprehensive Youth Homelessness Databank, but they found that the quality of the information provided was not satisfactory.


CASE STUDY: Data Needs Analysis Project

The main focus of this project was to align the Local Enterprise Partnership’s data requirements with their policy objectives to ensure they were focusing on the areas that would assist local businesses and local authorities to the best of their potential. The major focus was to review the key strategic decisions/policy objectives that are aligned with economic growth and job creation in their LEP area with the intention of discovering their data needs.


CASE STUDY: Green Finance Enterprise Project

This project worked with a data analytics company whose strategic mission is to apply data analytics to build point solutions for organisational challenges, building business specific insights and analytics solutions that can be used with minimal customisation and at an affordable price.


CASE STUDY: Modelling the deterioration processes of pavement systems

This project was undertaken with a local authority specifically considering the highway infrastructure in their area, which is an essential asset and underpins the economic growth of the county.