How can citizens and society engage and benefit from digital transformation?

The idea that digital transformation can have a considerable sustainable impact on the public sector and, consequently on society, it is at the heart of Trilateral Research work. Combining technology development with social science expertise, we investigate how data analytics, artificial intelligence, and new ICT technologies can transform our society for the better. As coordinator […]

Data Science Frontiers – Capturing the benefits of “extreme scale” analytics

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Extreme scale analytics is characterised by a data volume, variety or velocity well beyond traditional “big data” measures, which require new computing skills and tools able to organise and analyse these enormous data sets. This latest technological development at the frontiers of data science may have an extreme impact on specific industrial sectors or service […]

Assessing your data makes you more efficient in protecting vulnerable persons

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Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service delivery by optimising its use of technology, user interaction […]

Digital transformation for the public sector: The case for National Health Services

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Public authorities across Europe are under pressure to maintain and improve the quality of public services despite austerity cuts and demographic changes, which see an ageing population requiring increasing health and social care arrangements. National Health Services across Europe, for example, suffer the impact of Europe’s ageing population and stalled economic growth. There is a […]

Assessing the Ethical, Legal and Social Impacts of new technologies: the DEVELOP project case study


Trilateral’s interdisciplinary team is made of data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists and ethical and legal experts who develop, test and implement technologies that pay attention to ethical, legal and social impacts, respects human rights and dignities, and avoids negative and unwanted outcomes. We work across the technology-social disciplinary divide both when we engage in […]

The ResiStand Final Conference: boosting disaster resilience through standardisation

ResiStand is a a two-year project (May 2016 – April 2018) that aims to identify new ways to improve the crisis management and disaster resilience capabilities of the European Union and individual Member States through standardisation. On the 17th and 18th January 2018, ResiStand’s partners gathered in Berlin, Germany to discuss the ResiStand Process and […]

Combining technology and social sciences for sustainable innovation

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Trilateral Research’s integrated approach combines technology and social sciences to deliver sustainable impact. In fact, our interdisciplinary team is made of data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists and ethical and legal experts. We employ co-design methodologies with end users to develop, test and implement state of the art technologies. Our solutions pay attention to the […]

What impact will new technologies have on our lives? Job losses or new opportunities?

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Trilateral Research’s SIENNA team is researching the social, economic and environmental impacts of new technologies. As part of the SIENNA project (a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Union), Trilateral Research is conducting socio-economic and environmental impact assessments of human enhancement technologies, artificial intelligence and robotics to provide insights that will help advance the […]