Bees, Robots and Light : A Celebration of South West Creative Technology


Bees, Robots and Light : A Celebration of South West Creative Technology

In 2018 the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) began a £6.5m Research England funded project to expand the use of creative technologies across the South West.

We’re now ready to share the learning from an incredible three years, as we launch our SWCTN Final Report.

Taking place on Youtube we will be joined from around the South West by partners from Plymouth, Falmouth, Exeter, Bristol and Bath, looking at the amazing projects that were developed and what the future holds.

In a unique partnership between the University of the West of England (UWE), Bath Spa University, Falmouth University, Plymouth University, Watershed and Kaleider, the main focus of the SWCTN was to build a network across the South West and support big thinking.

We ran three one-year funded programmes around the themes of Immersion, Automation and Data, with the aim of linking up research, prototyping and business development in the world of creative technology.

Three years later we have supported 75 research fellows, 24 prototype teams, plus a whole host of microgrants. It has been a wonderful journey, and with the added challenge of the pandemic, a time of great learning for all of us.

In this celebration we will be sharing our learning, bringing all of our partners together to speak about their part in this groundbreaking R&D project, asking questions about how we can support the future of creative technology in our specific regions as well as in the wider South West.

Come join us and help raise an online glass to the past three years and an exciting future.

Online details to be sent closer to the event

The event will be BSL interpreted and contain automated live captioning but please email if you have any further questions or access requirements.