What is SWCTN?

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the south west of England.

It is funded by Research England, and offers three one-year funded programmes around the themes of immersion, automation and data.

This new network is led by the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Kaleider, Watershed, Bath Spa University, the University of Plymouth and Falmouth University.

You can visit the SWCTN website here.

Fellowship Programme

Each year Fellows will go through a period of deep thinking, followed by opportunity to be involved in a prototyping phase, where we will invest £240k in eight prototypes.

Teams will have access to business development advice and support following the prototype phase, with a view to gaining further investment in order to get the prototype to its potential users or audiences.

Each Fellow will receive a £15k bursary to support time and research costs. Academics must be based at one of our University partners, others will have a connection to the South West.