What is the CHERISH-DE Crucible?

The UK Digital Economy Crucible is one of the integral project outputs of CHERISH-DE. As the project enables facilitation of innovative interdisciplinary projects within Swansea, UK Digital Economy Crucible reaches out to outstanding Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from across all UK universities.

UK Digital Economy Crucible is a UK-wide, multi-disciplinary leadership programme developed by the Centre at Swansea University for ECRs to develop career-altering skills surrounding digital economy research, network and collaborate to achieve societal impact and economic gain. The programme has nurtured 80 ECRs from 30 different UK universities so far. 

Our past participants have achieved a wide range of impacts, including policy shaping at Parliament and Government level, public engagements through BBC News, secured funding of over £8 million for their institutions since joining the programme, excelled in their careers and adopted interdisciplinary and co-creation (with user and industry) research approach.