Digital Society Institute

A collaborative centre for research in data and digital that will underpin innovation in the business, health, cultural and public sector economies.

The Digital Society Institute's vision is to drive business growth and innovation, helping organisations understand and adopt advanced data and new digital technologies.

With academic expertise to develop research partnerships, support programmes, and talented students and graduates on hand, the Institute is specifically designed to support businesses.

The new institute will provide an environment for Keele's world-leading research to interact with local communities – sharing our research expertise with relevant industries including health, business, energy and computing.

Launching in 2022, the Institute will be based within IC7 and will have access to a Data Visualisation Suite, office space, and hi-tech meeting and collaboration space. Through the University's commitment to the region in its Keele Deal Recovery, IC7 will support over 400 SMEs over an 18 month period. The facility will enable businesses to keep pace with fast-changing technologies.