Dr Angela Dy has been short-listed for the Calibre Awards 2019

Dr Angela Dy, Lecturer within the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, has been short-listed for Loughborough University’s Calibre Award 2019.

Recognising the breadth and diversity of research across both Loughborough University and Loughborough University London, the Calibre Awards 2019 is set up to highlight the tremendous work of researchers.

Dr Angela Dy’s project is about understanding diversity in tech initiatives. She is leading evaluations of OneTech – a consortium-led initiative headed by Capital Enterprise to diversify the East London digital technology start-up sector, funded by JP Morgan Chase, and its sister project OneTech Talent which encourages 18-24 year-olds from across London into tech careers, funded by the Mayor of London.

The evaluations focus on the programmes’ impact on their direct beneficiaries, potentially more than 150 people. A mixed methods longitudinal study, the evaluation combines a bespoke quantitative survey instrument administered to programme participants, semi-structured interviews, focus groups and case studies of selected individuals as well as innovative interactive data collection at events.

Angela heads up a team of researchers, from social enterprise Renaisi and The University of Nottingham as well as Loughborough University London MSc students – conducting this work.

This study is set to make exciting theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to understanding the current wave of diversity and inclusion initiatives in London’s tech start-up ecosystem. The final reports will be submitted in June 2020 and November 2020.

You can see all the nominees and cast your vote for your favourite project here. Voting closes at midnight on 30 June 2019.