Last Thursday 12 October, Ci and RAND Europe launched both our new Observatory for a Connected Society app and the reports from our 2017 Thought Leadership programme at the House of Lords. We were delighted to be joined, on a wonderfully sunny day, by around 160 invited guests from across industry, government, academia and the not-for-profit sector to celebrate our achievements.


The reception was kindly hosted by The Rt Hon. the Lord Knight of Weymouth and featured speeches from RAND Europe President Hans Pung, as well as a video on the government’s policy agenda from the Digital Minister, the Rt Hon. Matt Hancock MP, who was unable to attend in person.


You can download the Observatory for a Connected Society app here:


You can also find out more about our launch activities in the news post below, and download the reports from our research pages.

We are thrilled with the response we have received for the app and the reports – both at the launch event, and in subsequent feedback. Ci’s vision for a fair, inclusive, prosperous and creative society, based on trust and security, has really resonated with representatives from many different sectors and we look forward to building many collaborative partnerships to take forward our shared areas of interest.

We have also had huge support on social media and within digital networks for the launch, with some great coverage of our work:

Read Computer Weekly

Read Commentator piece

Read Public piece 

This is just the start for Ci. We are excited about what lies ahead and will build on the momentum from the launch with news on further activities and events, including our 2017–18 Thought Leadership programme, in the coming weeks and months.

To keep in touch, follow us on Twitter @Corsham_Inst for regular updates.