Data Driven Research and Innovation (DDRI) Programme
The Data Driven Research and Innovation (DDRI) Programme is a major strategic initiative by Coventry University involving close collaboration with University and Sector partners that are amongst the leaders in their respective fields. A key part of this collaboration includes creating a group of 14 fully funded PhDs (including a full bursary and tuition fees) from across a range of disciplines. These bring together Research Centres and Institutes from the Universities of Coventry, Greenwich, Sheffield, Stirling, and the West of England (UWE). 8 of these PhDs have already been filled through an earlier advertising round; a further 3 are now being recruited to start in September 2018.
The DDRI Programme involves residential facilities and domestic homes, as well as private vehicles and public transport services, and there is a strong community focus throughout. Its major goal is to use data driven analytics and insights to support: independent living; healthy ageing; improved quality of life, well-being and care (self-care or care from others); improved management of particular health conditions; and enabling people to stay in their own homes for longer. The use of smart buildings and intelligent mobility to support improvements in health, care and well-being are also important themes.