Automation Prototype: Invitation To Apply

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Automation Prototypes: Invitation to Apply

We are looking to invest in prototypes that use creative technologies to deliver original processes, experiences, products, services or platforms within the field of automation.

We are looking to fund ideas that are brave and distinctive, that open up the field of automation to new voices and challenge the status quo within the field. We anticipate awarding grants of between £10k and £40k.

Applications will open on 29 July and close on 16 September. The making phase will run from February 2020 with an industry showcase in June 2020.

Please read the information below and then apply here.

Photo by Jon Aitken of Squidsoup’s AudioWAVE at SWCTN Immersion Showcase

How to apply?

Please read the full Automation Prototype call: Automation Prototypes: invitation to apply

We will continue to update our Automation Prototype Call FAQ’s

Please complete the application form here.

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 16 September 2019.

We will let you know if you are invited to the Pitch and interview by the 8 November 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present their idea at the pitch and interview day on the 27 or 28 November 2019 in Exeter.

Get in touch with Charlie Tapp, Producer at Kaleider ( if you have any questions or want to talk to us about your application.

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.

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Talk to us about your application:

If you’d like to discuss your idea before applying, you can attend a local surgery with one of our team members. Please remember to book a 1:1 slot in advance.


19 August, 2 September & 12 September

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Friday 23 August 2pm – 5pm 

Friday 30 August 2pm – 5pm

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2 & 3 September 

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5 & 6 September

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12 August & 6 September

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