EPSRC CAMERA legacy “The digital economy is in safe hands”

CAMERA EPSRC CAMERA legacy “The digital economy is in safe hands”

DE-Nexus, the Digital Economy Next Stage Symposium, 10-11 June 2024

Early June saw members of the CAMERA team attending an in-person symposium to showcase our research alongside the other five EPSRC funded Next Stage Digital Economy Centres.

The event was an opportunity for us to showcase our work across an incredible landscape – encompassing the themes of Creative Science and Technology, Human Performance Enhancement and Digital Health and Assistive technology. It also maintained the sporting flavour of the summer with the opening address being given by British gold medal winning paralympic swimmer (& life peer) Lord Chris Holmes (and his dog Nancy).

CAMERA Centre Director Professor Neill Campbell gave an energetic and engaging presentation on our achievements, facilitated interactive breakout sessions on AI and Trust

and introduced Professor Christopher Smith’s UKRI Perspective on a Digital Future.


“Through this programme we have trained a new generation of researchers in a multidisciplinary way of working who will build on and propagate that out across different research areas and into industry,” said Professor Neill Campbell. “From what I have seen here today, the digital economy is in safe hand.”

“The legacy of CAMERA is a centre with critical mass to continue after the grant funding has ended – not just physically in terms of the facilities built and the people who staff the studio. It is also philosophically enduring.”

Our researchers from the centre spent the two days at One Birdcage Walk, listening to and engaging with colleagues from around the UK, attending panels and sharing their expertise and findings over the past 8 years.

Collaboration and dedication

The event was organised by a committee of Centre Managers including CAMERA’s Centre Manager Rebekah Hole who said:

“It was brilliant to work with such a diverse and large team of Centre Managers and event coordinators for this event.”

“We are incredibly proud to see everything come together so seamlessly, showcasing our collective efforts and achievements. The collaboration and dedication of everyone involved made this event a great success..”

We were delighted to share the journey of CAMERA from our initial set up in 2015, developing and enhancing technology for applications across sectors. We demonstrated how we work at the intersection between research and industry, finding new ways to solve the impossible with our role as a multidisciplinary catalyst for creativity central to CAMERA’s mission.

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