The freelance Business Development Advisor will support the commercial development of creative technology companies and projects supported by Watershed through Pervasive Media Studio residency and/or through key partnership projects in the region.
It will be funded by and have a focus on the work of the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) which works with Universities and businesses to innovate through creative technologies. The South West Creative Technology Network is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England. The grant is part of Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, which supports university collaboration and encourages commercialisation for products made through partnership with industry.
We have been supporting the creative development of individuals and companies through the Pervasive Media Studio for ten years. While we don’t distinguish between commercial and cultural practice, we have learned that establishing a sustainable/growing business is complex and difficult. This is especially true for many in our community whose ideas fall between and across established routes to investment, market strategies and business models because they are making something new.
Deadline for expressions of interest Thu 28 Feb. Interviews week of Mon 11 March.
Work to begin as soon as possible after 1 April 2019, ongoing contract to end March 2021
Fee: Up to £100k total for two year contract (including VAT if applicable)
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 February, 2019 - 17:00