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Our Round 3 Challenge Projects are live!

We are delighted to announce our third round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects!

Our Round 3 Challenge Holders are National Theatre of Scotland, Pianodrome, Children’s Parliament, Vintage Vibes, The Big Light, and Edinburgh Science!

National Theatre of Scotland – Fraserburgh

Applications are open now for individuals and small and medium-sized enterprises working in and around Edinburgh that have the skills to provide data-driven solutions to the challenges posed.

Funding of up to £20,000 is available to successful Challenge Respondents who will retain part or all of the intellectual property for their work, enabling them to commercialise any products or services they produce. Applications for Challenge Respondents close on Monday 28th of September.


The Challenges

National Theatre of Scotland’s challenge is to use their production data from the last 14 years to map their touring activity and create a new tool that will enable NTS and others within the theatre sector to make informed decisions when planning tours in the future.

Pianodrome – credit Chris Scott

Pianodrome CIC, creators of the world’s first amphitheatre made entirely from upcycled pianos, want to find a technological solution that will enable live performances to happen concurrently in a network of custom built amphitheatres across the world.

Children’s Parliament are looking for a Challenge Respondent that can unlock the value of the wide ranging data they hold, supporting them on their journey to implement children’s rights in Scotland by communicating the positive outcomes of their work in a way that engages new audiences and increases awareness of their activity.

Vintage Vibes’ challenge is to develop a digital training and communication platform that complements their face-to-face activity. They want to find an innovative solution that encompasses the positivity, inclusivity and sense of community involved in their existing work, adding real value to their volunteer experience.

The Big Light – Fiona White and Janice Forsyth

The Big Light, a new Scottish podcast network founded by broadcaster Janice Forsyth and producer Fiona White, want to utilise the data they produce to create added value for their business and their listeners, through improving their existing data processes and developing personalised user experiences that deepen user engagement with their content.

And last but by no means least, Edinburgh Science would like their Challenge Respondent to create a fun, interactive experience that encourages audiences to make a donation when attending events.

Visit our Challenge Projects page to view full details of all our Round 3 Challenges!

Creative Informatics Director Chris Speed said:

“We’ve had an excellent response to our call for Round 3 Challenge Projects, and it’s a pleasure to announce another five fantastic Challenge Holders today, looking to overcome a variety of creative problems using data and data-driven technologies.

“We hope that these projects will inspire other organisations working in the creative industries to think about obstacles they are facing that could make for Creative Informatics Challenge Projects in the future. I look forward to seeing how these projects develop over the coming months as Challenge Respondents are appointed and solutions start to form.”

If you have questions about any of our Round 3 Challenge Projects contact the Creative Informatics team at creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk.



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