Connected Innovators supports emerging leaders from within the creative industries who want to take time out to conduct research and development that will enable them to advance their own careers and/or business.
If you are looking to develop a specific area of your creative practice or business using data or data-driven technology, you can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to support your work.
Connected Innovators is delivered by Creative Edinburgh who will be on hand to help you find the support, skills, and expertise you need to develop your practice and ideas so you can take your work to the next level.
There are no restrictions on the focus of your Connected Innovators application, provided it meets the selection criteria. Potential areas for exploration could include:
New approaches to your work (e.g. problem solving, generating income, collaboration)
Developing your practice (i.e. gaining new skills or learning to work with new tools or technologies)
Scaling your business (i.e. engaging with new markets, expanding your team, or developing new products or services at scale)
Supporting your community (i.e. showcasing or facilitating work happening within your community, collective or studio).
Applications for Connected Innovators will open twice a year. Up to eight projects will be selected per year, with successful applicants receiving facilitated peer support and funding of up to £10,000.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea for a Connected Innovator application, please contact the Creative Informatics team who will be happy to help.