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Become a Fellow in Automation

Interested in ideas, experiences and technologies to do with automation, but just starting out or changing your career?

South West Creative Technology Network is recruiting for 24 Automation Fellows.

    • Fellowships run from April 2019 to January 2020
    • Candidates must have a meaningful relationship to South West England
    • Fellowships are part-time
    • Each fellow receives £15k

This is a flexible, part-time paid (£15k) opportunity for people from industry and academia, as well as those in the early stages of their careers who are interested in the future of Automation.

We will support fellows during a 10 month programme to think deeply about the potentials, challenges and opportunities in this area.

This is a unique and exciting chance to step back from commercial, academic or career pressures, and focus on new and innovative areas of research, exploration and collaboration.

What do we mean by Automation?

Automation is changing the way we live. It is increasingly important within the creative industries as well as manufacturing, retail, financial services, and healthcare, to name just a few sectors. Automation could be seen as the ‘quiet’ revolution – working in the background to assist in creative processes, gradually transforming agriculture through robotics, or re-imagining how we search the internet.

We are looking for people to explore the frontiers of automation technology and its applications, to ask: What already exists? What’s new and what’s good in automation? Where are the gaps in the market? What are the challenges? What opportunities are out there? What are the possibilities? Come and join us as a paid Fellow.

How to apply?

Please read the brief carefully before you apply.  Please read the full Automation fellowship briefing before completing the online application form. Please also read the FAQs. We will continue to update FAQs throughout the application period. Get in touch with Charlie Tapp, Producer at Kaleider ( if you have any questions or want to talk to us over the phone or Skype.

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the region. Funded by Research England, the network will offer three one-year funded programmes around the themes of immersion, automation and data. This new network is led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Watershed in Bristol, Kaleider in Exeter, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University.

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 January, 2019 - 09:00