DEAS have an open call for proposals relating to the charitable and voluntary sectors with 4 small grants available of up to £5K. Closing date is 19th June 2020.
The DEAS network seeks to enhance the use of innovative digital technologies, to provide advanced services. Advanced services may be defined for traditional manufacturing companies as instead of merely selling and possibly servicing a product, the organisation transitions its offering to providing a service based on the customers desired outcome. This inevitably involves a change and innovation in business model and how value is created for the organisation and the consumer.
This call explores the application of DEAS to the charity/voluntary sector since they have yet to be widely adopted by the sector. DEAS are very keen to receive original and distinctive ideas that could help this learning and practical experiences, and operational changes to improve or maintain outcomes in the face of the current disruption, and how they deliver outcomes, which might include a review of what those outcomes should be. It could also include a review of the way in which the charity raises and applies resources to improve outcomes for its users and beneficiaries.
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