Applications for Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs open now!

November 11, 2019

Applications for the second round of Resident Entrepreneurs are open now. If you are an individual or small team working in Edinburgh/South East Scotland that would like to develop an innovative creative product or service using data or data-driven technologies, you can apply for funding of up to £12,000 to support your work. Successful applicants will be matched with a host organisation that will provide office space, insight and support for the duration of your project.

Current Resident Entrepreneurs include audio design company Black Goblin Audio, ethical fashion and beauty search engine STATEMENTS, new media artist Martin Disley, and music asset management platform Delic.

Resident Entrepreneur applications should be made in alignment with at least one of the following Creative Informatics innovation challenges:

  • 1) Developing access to and engagement with new audiences and markets
  • 2) Developing new modalities of experience
  • 3) Unlocking the value of archives and data sets
  • 4) Exploring new business models for the creative industries

Open calls for Resident Entrepreneur applications open twice a year in April and October, with up to nine projects selected per call. The deadline for round 2 applications is 25 November 2019.

For more information on the application process visit https://creativeinformatics.org/ or contact the Creative Informatics team who will be happy to help at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.

About Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics is an ambitious research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences. The programme is nurturing local talent through five key funding programmes and regular events that support Edinburgh’s creative industries to do inspiring things with data.

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