Automation Prototypes – Invitation to Apply

Aug 5, 2019

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

The 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.

SWCTN anticipate awarding grants of between £10k and £40k, and 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. The making phase will run from February 2020 with an industry showcase in June 2020. More information on the callout can be found here.

SWCTN think that it’s really important to reach people across the entire South West, so whether you are interested in applying yourself, or think you know someone who might be, please share this opportunity around.

The deadline is 5 pm Monday 16th September 2019.

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