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Challenge Projects

DEVELOPING ACCESS TO NEW AUDIENCES AND NEW MODALITIES OF EXPERIENCE FOR THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.

Challenge Holders

Potential applicants can come with unformed or semi-formed challenges that can be co-designed with the Creative Informatics team. Applications should respond to one of the following R&D priorities:

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

Open calls for challenge project applications will happen twice a year in April and October. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed by a panel, who will select up to five challenges to take forward.

Applications for Round 1 Challenge Holders are now closed.

Challenge Respondents

Once challenges have been set, applications will open for Challenge Respondents. Up to £20,000 is available to support successful research and development proposals that answer the Challenge. Respondents can be SME’s, teams or individuals that have the skills to answer one of the selected challenges, using data (from the Challenge Holder and/or from other sources) and data driven approaches and technologies.

Round 2 applications for Challenge Holders will open on 8th October 2019. If you would like to discuss a potential Challenge Project application, please contact the Creative Informatics team who will be happy to help.

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TIMELINE

  • 12.04.2019
    Call 1 Applications open
  • 29.04.2019
    Call 1 Applications closed
  • 06.05.2019
    Panel meets to select projects
  • 08.05.2019
    Applicants informed of decision

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS ROUND #1

Our first round Challenge Holders are New Media Scotland, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, The List, and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust. Applications for Challenge Respondents will open on 08 July 2019.

New Media Scotland

Developing a data-driven participant journey for multi-sensory cinema experiences.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

How can audience insight data and show data be used to provide new ways for attendees to navigate the Fringe programme?

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The List

How can large collections of images be resized, so they look good across a range of websites, apps and print publications?

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Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust

Developing digital visitor experiences for Edinburgh’s Literary Quarter.

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Round 1 applications for Challenge respondents are now open. Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 12 August 2019. Please refer to the Challenge Project Guidance before submitting your application which contains information on eligibility criteria and selection process.

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TIMELINE

  • 08.07.2019
    Call 1 Applications open
  • 12.08.2019
    Call 1 Applications closed
  • 03.09.2019
    Panel meets to select successful applicants
  • 09.09.2019
    Applicants informed of decision

APPLICATIONS

Open calls for Challenge Project applications will happen twice a year in April and October. The application and awarding process for Challenge Projects involves two separate selection processes:

  1. Selection of up to 5 appropriate challenges to take forward.
  2. Selection of an appropriate response to each selected challenge to take forward and fund.

A selection panel will be put in place for both selection processes, with Challenge Holders forming part of the panel for the second phase of selection, where responses to their challenges are reviewed.

DATES

12.04.19ROUND #1

Applications open for the first round of Challenge Projects.

09.10.2019ROUND #2

Applications open for the second round of Challenge Projects.

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If you require any further information on the application process for Challenge Projects, or have any questions about your application, please contact the Creative Informatics team.

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