Immersion Prototypes: Invitation to Apply

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We are looking to invest in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original immersive processes, experiences, products or services. The making phase will run through April, May, June with showcasing at the end of June 2019. We anticipate awarding grants of between £20k and £40k.

Photo: Only Expansion by Duncan Speakman

We are excited about innovative uses of technologies that engage users in immersive experiences that are brave, ethical, connect us to one another and create value. The network is rooted in the creative industries but aims to make connections into other sectors. Our programme is designed to build creative capacity, generate shared knowledge and maximise potential for specific commercial impact.

How to apply?

Please read the full Immersion Prototype: Invitation to apply

We will continue to update our Immersion Prototype FAQs

Get in touch with Hannah Brady, Producer at Watershed ( if you have any questions or want to talk to us over the phone or on Skype.

We aim to be as inclusive as possible and work to accommodate all access requirements. We

will openly discuss and tailor how we do things to support you as best we can.

We welcome applications from BAME, LGBTQI, Deaf and disabled practitioners.

Please follow this link to apply by 31 January 2019

Deadline for applications: 9am, 31st January 2019

We will let you know if you are invited to the Pitching day by the end of week commencing 11 February 2019

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their idea at a pitching day on week of 25th February 2019

The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is a £6.5 million project to expand the use of creative technologies across the region. The network will offer three one-year funded fellowship programmes around the themes of immersion, automation and data. The grant is part of Research England’s Connecting Capabilities Fund, which supports university collaboration and encourages commercialisation of products made through partnerships with industry.

Photo: WITCHiH late night at We the Curious, image by Paul Blakemore