Photo by Jon Aitken of Squidsoup's AudioWAVE at SWCTN Immersion Showcase

Photo by Jon Aitken of Squidsoup's AudioWAVE at SWCTN Immersion Showcase

Automation Prototypes: Invitation to Apply

South West Creative Technology Network are looking to invest in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original processes, experiences, products, services or platforms within the field of automation.

They are looking to fund ideas that are brave and distinctive, that open up the field of automation to new voices and challenge the status quo within the field. If automation is to be harnessed as a force for good and to be fully realised in new markets, makers must demonstrate creativity as well as a diversity of perspective, experience and skills. The making phase will run from Feb 2020 with a showcase in July 2020, and they anticipate awarding grants of between £10k and £40k.

How to apply?

Please read the full Automation Prototype: invitation to apply before completing the online application form. We will continue to update our Automation Prototype FAQs.

Get in touch with Charlie Tapp, producer at Kaleider, if you have any questions or want to talk through your application.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and work to accommodate all access requirements. We will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can. We welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQI, Deaf and disabled practitioners. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their idea at a pitching day on 27 or 28 Nov in Exeter.

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the region. The network will offer three one-year funded fellowship programmes around the themes of immersion, automation and data. The grant is part of Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, which supports university collaboration and encourages commercialisation of products made through partnerships with industry.

Closing Date: Monday, 16 September 2019 - 17:00