Decoding value for the digital era

INDEX is a Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy (ESE) Research Centre at the Univerity of Exeter. Our multidisciplinary team looks at the coalescing of data with value, and its implication upon individuals, organisations, innovation and society. Our team brings together computer science, social science and engineering design perspectives.



We are a research centre. We have 
11 funded projects
running at the moment and 18 researchers on our team.



We share our knowledge, through
teaching and executive education. We also take part in conferences, panels and roundtables.


Practical use

We work with organisations to ensure that they are skilled for a digitally transformed future. We have worked with 20+ elite organisations. Why not engage with us?


Creativity in Crowdfunding Product Design

Discover how creativity impacts crowdfunding success in product design.

Learn the secret to success

Photo by Google DeepMind on Unsplash

Moral decision-making in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence has emerged as a potent force capable of impacting every fabric of our lives

Discover Dimitris’ insights

A female engineer in the near future who operates a hologram screen

Dstl’s new Defence Data Research Centre

University of Exeter leads consortium for Dstl’s new Defence Data Research Centre, with Zena Wood as Director

Discover DDRC

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Next Stage Digital Economy Centre

Our DIGIT Lab research project has a £3.6m investment from EPSRC.

DIGIT Lab website

Team spotlight

Professor Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

Saeema’s research focuses on design engineering including the impact and integration of digital technologies on: creativity and cognition, data and knowledge structuring, data-driven design process to customise products and quantifying and predicting user experiences.

Saeema’s profile

Professor Alan Brown

Alan’s research is focused on agile approaches to business transformation, and the relationship between technology innovation and business innovation in today’s rapidly-evolving digital economy.

Alan’s profile

Professor Roger Maull

Roger’s initial research interest focused on Operations Management, specifically in the services sector and he has continued to publish widely on that topic.

Roger’s profile

Professor Mark Thompson

Mark’s research draws on practice-based theories to investigate the intersection between emerging digital business models, and organisational innovation and transformation.

Mark’s profile

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