Applications for Resident Entrepreneurs and Marchmont House Creative Residency open now!

Are you an individual or a small team working in Edinburgh or South East Scotland that would like to develop a new creative product or service using data or data-driven technologies?

Applications are open now for the next round of Creative Informatics Resident Entrepreneurs and close on Wednesday 19th May at 5pm. Nine projects will be selected to receive funding of up to £12,000, plus mentoring via the Creative Edinburgh Mentorship Scheme, a paid membership for FutureX Plus, and access to the Edinburgh Innovations Enterprise Toolkit.

For the first time, Creative Informatics is teaming up with Marchmont House, a home for makers and creators situated in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders, to offer a creative residency to one successful Resident Entrepreneur applicant. This fantastic opportunity will include an initial two week stay at Marchmont House in September 2021 and use of the Tower Studio workspace, with the possibility of an additional two week stay in 2021/22, subject to agreement between the successful applicant and the Marchmont House team.

As well as accommodation and studio space, the residency will include regular check-ins and mentoring with a member of the Marchmont House team, led by Hugo Burge, former CEO of Momondo Group, now Co-Founder of Marchmont Ventures and the Marchmont Makers Foundation.

Find out more about the Creative Informatics Marchmont House Creative Residency.

Creative Informatics welcome Resident Entrepreneur applications from individuals and small teams working in any area of the creative industries. Present and previous Resident Entrepreneurs include new media artist Martin Disley, music asset management platform Delic, screenshot note-taking app PicoJar, robotics startup Touchlab, and women’s magazine site The Flock.

If you would like to discuss your idea for an application, contact creativeinformatics@ed.ac.uk to arrange a chat with a member of the Creative Informatics team.

Open calls for Resident Entrepreneur applications open twice a year in April and October, with up to nine projects selected per call. For more information on the application process visit the Creative Informatics website.

Creative Informatics
Creative Informatics is an innovative research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences. The programme is nurturing local talent through five key funding programmes and regular events that support Edinburgh’s creative industries to do inspiring things with data.

Find out more at https://creativeinformatics.org/

Creative Informatics is a partnership between the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University, Codebase and Creative Edinburgh, funded by the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

Marchmont House

Marchmont House sits on the Marchmont Estate, to the east of Greenlaw Village, approximately 40 miles from Edinburgh. First built in 1750, the house has recently been redeveloped as a multi-purpose space, with an emphasis on creativity and traditional crafts supported by the Marchmont Makers Foundation.

A variety of studios and workspaces have been set up within the house, breathing new life into this incredible historic building and nurturing a home for makers and creators, inspiring creativity in the arts, crafts, purpose driven business and social enterprise.

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