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Digital Placemaking R&D Production - Invitation to Apply

Bristol+Bath Creative R+D are looking to invest in prototypes that demonstrate the potential of new technologies and the future internet to expand and shape our understanding of Digital Placemaking and its role within the future Smart City, looking ahead to 2030. We are looking to fund the research and development of creative products, future platforms, services, large scale production, content or market-ready applications.

The production phase will run from January-April, with a showcase in May 2020. We have a funding pot of £235,000. We are expecting to make two or three awards that could be up to £100,000 with some smaller investments in response to your ideas.

How to apply?

Please read the brief in full before completing the online application form, which asks you to upload a proposal (no longer than two pages) that outlines your idea in response to the brief. It also asks you to upload a budget for the amount of investment you are asking us for and some basic information about your business. If you prefer, you can also download a plain text copy of the brief here.

We will continue to update the Digital Placemaking R&D Production FAQs.

We will be holding one-to-one surgeries on Mon 28 Oct (Bristol) and Wed 30 Oct (Bath) these are an opportunity for you to talk through your ideas with us before applying. Please contact one of the producing team if you have any questions, or want to book a session in one of our surgeries:

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and will work to accommodate all access requirements. We will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can. If writing is not your thing, we welcome alternative forms of application. Please get in touch to talk about your options.

Bristol Surgery - Watershed: Monday 28 October

Bath Surgery - Enterprise & Innovation Hub: Wednesday 30 October

Closing date: Monday 18 November 2019, 10am