Seminar 12: Women and Innovation in the Digital Economy: Triumphs and Challenges

19th Jun 2014

ESRC Seminar Series: Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights

Thursday June 19, University of Brighton, UK.

This seminar brings together academic researchers, policy experts, social, cultural, arts, and business practitioners and innovators in the digital economy, to consider women and innovation from a range of perspectives.

The aim of the seminar will be to outline and address key areas of achievement and challenge in relation to local, national and global developments and to share perspectives across policy, research and practice contexts. It will include short inspirational presentations, updates on current research and policy trajectories and priorities, and contributions from innovators in various fields.

Places are limited to a maximum of 30 participants to ensure all those taking part are as fully engaged as possible in discussions.

Anyone interested in participating should contact the seminar organizer Gillian Youngs ( as soon as possible by email with ‘ESRC seminar series’ in the subject line of the email, their full contact details and a short paragraph on their work and proposed contribution and why they would like to be involved.

We welcome participation from people working in all areas of research and practice whether from academic, policy, community, business or cultural sectors. We are keen to hear from PhD students whose work on relevant areas is at an advanced stage.

These seminars are fully funded covering standard UK travel and accommodation where necessary and all catering so there are no charges for participants.

The ESRC research seminar series Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights (ES/I001816/2) is led by Gillian Youngs, University of Brighton, with Tracy Simmons, University of Leicester, William Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute and Katharine Sarikakis, University of Vienna. Information on other seminars in the series and resources related to them can be found at

A volume from the series edited by Gillian Youngs, Digital World: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights, has recently been published by Routledge.