The HAT project was a £1.2m multi-disciplinary project funded by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Digital Economy Programme. It involved seven academic investigators with a team of researchers from the domain of Economics, Business, Computing and the Arts across six UK universities: Warwick, Surrey, Nottingham, Cambridge, West England and Edinburgh.
The project’s original objective was to create the HAT (Hub-of-All-Things), a Multi-Sided Market Platform (MSMP) for connected services and products through a home information hub powered by the Internet-of-Things (IOT). It subsequently re-positioned its research to focus on the marketplace for data powered by IOT.
The Original HAT project ran from June 2013 to December 2016.