October 20, 2023
Developing recommendations grounded in leading industry insights to empower DSIT to support the SafetyTech sector’s growth effectively and navigate potential challenges
Following its formation, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) set out to understand and highlight the UK’s safety tech sector. This included a clear and actionable view of revenue, employment, opportunities, risks, and challenges to enable evidence-based recommendations.
We conducted numerous interviews, literature reviews, and subject matter expert input to address this need. We followed a structured approach that included a PESTLE Framework and thematic analysis. By triangulating data from various sources, we delivered actionable recommendations for DSIT.
Our research equipped DSIT with a deep understanding of the safety tech sector’s dynamics and implications. By offering recommendations grounded in leading industry insights, we empowered DSIT to support the sector’s growth effectively and navigate potential challenges.
Through extensive desk research, use case development and stakeholder engagement, we recommended four areas of focus for the EHRC’s Strategic Plan relating to AI and equality and human rights.
Empowering DSIT to assess the Online Safety Bill’s effectiveness with a flexible M&E framework informed by robust research
Researching accreditation approaches across the technology sector to develop recommendations for a tailored accreditation process for the online safety tech industry
Comprehensive research to equip Ofcom with a deep understanding of online content accessibility via search services, informing online safety guidance
Crafting a comprehensive Interactive Services (IS) Model to provide Ofcom with a common framework for understanding user journeys and platform workflows
Developing a ‘minimum-viable product’ for a standards framework to assess online safety compliance solutions
Through mixed methods user research we mapped the prevalence and impact of OVAWG, identified key dynamics characterising how these harms occur, and categorised 18 harm types.
Researched innovative design approaches that can support the safety of women and girls on online platforms and services.