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Resident Entrepreneurs

SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DATA-DRIVEN PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IN EDINBURGH AND SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND

If you are an individual or a small team that would like to develop a new product or service using data or data-driven technology, you can apply for funding of up to £12,000 to support your work.

Due to current social distancing measures, the Creative Informatics team are accepting applications for Resident Entrepreneur projects that can be completed remotely and do not require applicants to be matched with a host organisation.

Successful applicants will still be paired with a mentor from the creative industries through Creative Edinburgh’s Mentoring Programme and additional support will be provided by the Creative Informatics team.

Become a Resident Entrepreneur

Applications for Round 4 Resident Entrepreneurs open on the 5th of October 2020.

Find out more about our Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 Resident Entrepreneurs.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency and the social distancing measures currently in place, we will not be matching Resident Entrepreneurs with Host Organisations at this time. However, if you are interested in hosting a Resident Entrepreneur in the future, please get in touch with the Creative Informatics team who will be happy to discuss this further with you.

More information on what being a Host Organisation involves, including eligibility criteria and selection process, can be found in the Resident Entrepreneur Guidance Document.

Resident Entrepreneurs Guidance

TIMELINE

  • 05.10.2020
    Applications for Round 4 Resident Entrepreneurs Open
  • 09.11.2020
    Application Deadline
  • 25.11.2020
    Panel meets to select Resident Entrepreneurs
  • 27.11.2020
    Resident Entrepreneur applicants informed of decision

Round 4 applications for Resident Entrepreneurs will open on the 5th of October 2020.

If you have any questions about the Resident Entrepreneur application process, please contact the Creative Informatics team at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.

TIMELINE

  • 05.10.2020
    Applications for Resident Entrepreneurs open
  • 09.11.2020
    Application deadline
  • 25.11.2020
    Panel meets to select Resident Entrepreneurs
  • 27.11.2020
    Resident Entrepreneur applicants informed of decision

APPLICATIONS

Applications for Resident Entrepreneurs open twice a year in April and October. Projects can run for between 3 and 9 months and 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

The Resident Entrepreneurs programme is funded through the City Deal Data Driven Innovation (DDI) Initiative and is open to applicants from Edinburgh and all six of the Edinburgh and Southeast Scotland city regions (Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, West Lothian, Fife, and Scottish Borders).

DATES

23.03.2020ROUND #3

Applications open for Round 3 of Resident Entrepreneurs.

05.10.2020ROUND #4

Applications open for Round 4 of Resident Entrepreneurs.

Featured Projects

FIND OUT MORE

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

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