Following a competitive procurement process, Macclesfield design agency, Nexer Digital, has won a year-long contract with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to provide user research, interaction and service design expertise in the development of its new digital funding service.
Nexer Digital’s team is collaborating with an in-house team from UKRI, as well as other suppliers, to simplify and harmonise the funding process for research and innovation in the UK. These improvements will allow applicants to spend more time conducting research and innovation to benefit our communities.
Shaun Gomm, commercial director at Nexer Digital, said:
“We are very pleased to be working with UKRI as they work to make the process of applying for funding simpler and more accessible. Our work will support this ambition and allow those seeking funding to spend more time on their important work rather than time consuming administration.
“It is excellent to be working with UKRI on this project, to be playing a small part in helping innovation to thrive in this country.”
Anne Sofield, Simpler and Better Funding Programme Director at UK Research and Innovation said:
“The development of our new UKRI funding service will streamline our users’ journey through the application process. Nexer Digital’s experience will enable us to tackle the current challenges faced by applicants and their organisations. We will be working collaboratively to ensure that the platform is future-proof, secure and represents good value for money.”
Established in 2007, Nexer Digital (formerly Sigma) is a leading digital User Experience (UX) agency that designs digital products and services that help people to live and work better.