Digital Society Institute

Scientific breakthroughs and societal transformation via responsible data science and digital technology.

The Digital revolution is affecting all aspects of our life. To both address the challenges and make the most of the opportunities linked to this revolution, Keele established the Digital Society Institute (DSI) and built a digital and data focused Innovation Centre (IC7).

The vision for DSI is to enable "Scientific breakthroughs and societal transformation via responsible data science and digital technology".

To achieve this vision, DSI brings together major strands of expertise from across Keele that can contribute to a digital economy and society, and by doing so make a real difference. From ‘data, analytics and AI’ right through 'ethics and regulation' on to 'future service design and behavioural insights' DSI will create an interdisciplinary and intersectoral community including researchers, students and businesses to make a positive difference to society, creating new partnerships and contributing at regional, national and international levels. 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. With academic expertise to develop research partnerships, support programmes, and talented students and graduates on hand, the Institute is specifically designed to support businesses.

Launched in 2023, the Institute is based in IC7 and has access to a Data Visualisation Suite, an Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) room, a conference area, a digital training space, and hi-tech meeting and collaboration space. In addition, DSI will soon have access to new data storage and high-performance computing facilities based in IC7's data centre. Through the University's commitment to the region in its Keele Deal Recovery, the facility will enable businesses to keep pace with fast-changing technologies.

If you want to get involved, please contact a member of our steering committee or register to join our DSI community. You can also follow us on Twitter.