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Applications for Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now!

Applications for the second round of Creative Informatics Challenge Projects are open now, with a deadline of the 6th of November.

Challenge Projects offer an opportunity for creative and cultural organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland to bring forward challenges relating to their work that require innovative, data-driven solutions.

Up to five challenges will be selected to take forward, with applications for individuals or SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) that have the skills to respond to challenges opening on the 3rd of December.

Areas for research and development

Challenge Holder applications should respond to one of the following research and development areas:

– 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

Find out more about Round 1 Challenge Projects set by New Media ScotlandEdinburgh Festival Fringe SocietyThe List, and Edinburgh City of Literature Trust.

If you have any questions or would like further information on applying as a Challenge Holder, contact the Creative Informatics team at

About Creative Informatics

Creative Informatics is a collaboration across 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 Industrial Strategy, with additional support from the Scottish Funding Council. The programme is part of the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation initiative.

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