An incubator fund established to support innovative new ideas at the UK Data Service has selected four pioneering projects to move into implementation.

In late July 2014, the leaders of seven pilot projects shared findings from a three-month pilot in Dragon’s Den-style presentations to the Innovation Fund panel. At the end of the day, four got a green light to Round 2. Each will receive a share of £450,000 grants from the Economic and Social Research Council to implement their ideas over the coming year.

The four projects provide a spread of initiatives across the Service, all offering creative innovations for digital data services. Two of the four are led by companies outside the higher education sector, marking a turning point in the UK Data Service’s technical scope and development.

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