Next Generation Digital Economy Centre: Horizon - Trusted Data Driven Products

Project Details


Title: Horizon 3.0: Trusted Data Driven Products
Amount: £4,075,505
Position: Founding Partner
Funder: EPSRC – EP/T022493/1
Length: Aug 2020 – July 2025 (ongoing)
Institutions: Universities of Nottingham; Newcastle; Edinburgh; De Montfort; Glasgow; East Anglia.
Detail: Boriana Koleva + 22 Co-I’s
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Layman's description

The Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute is a multidisciplinary centre of excellence for Digital Economy research centred at the University of Nottingham.

Horizon explores how challenges, such as trust regarding the use of personal data, can be addressed in the development of new technologies and products that blend physical and digital elements, for example: community casting of virtual music festivals, personalised digital mental health interventions, and data-driven consumer goods.

Dr Lachlan Urquhart, Lecturer in Technology Law at Edinburgh Law School, is a founding academic partner of the Horizon Institute, along with colleagues at Glasgow, Cambridge, East Anglia, Newcastle and De Montfort. As part of a £4.1 million grant from UKRI’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy Theme, he will work closely with Horizon’s Cross-Cutting Programme to provide new cross-sectorial insights that can be applied to emerging issues more widely across the Digital Economy.

Building on his previous Horizon projects, including Defence Against the Dark Artefacts, Cardographer, Memory Machine and Moral-IT cards, Dr Urquhart will undertake new projects and activities that focus on legal and design aspects of building trustworthy data driven products.
Effective start/end date1/08/2031/07/25


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  • Regulating Emotional Artificial Intelligence in cars

    Urquhart, L. & McStay, A., 18 Jan 2024, (Accepted/In press) The Cambridge Handbook of the Law, Policy, and Regulation for Human-Robot Interaction. Barfield, W., Weng, Y-H. & Pagallo, U. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, (Cambridge Law Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • UbiFix: Tackling repairability challenges in smart devices

    Sailaja, N., Castle-Green, T., Coulton, P., Stead, M., Lindley, J., Urquhart, L. & Darzentas, D. P., 8 Oct 2023, UbiComp/ISWC '23 Adjunct: Adjunct Proceedings of the 2023 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing & the 2023 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computing. Tentori, M., Weibel, N., Van Laerhoven, K. & Zhou, Z. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 802-806 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • How do you solve a problem like Alexa?

    Atabey, A., Schafer, B. & Urquhart, L., 30 Mar 2023, In: Jusletter IT. March, p. 185-198

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access