Results of the Bath SWCTN Automation Small Grant Competition

Millenium Constellations at Layered Realities. Photography: Jack Offord.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the Bath SWCTN Automation Small Grants Competition. These awards of £2000 were match funded by Bath Spa University’s new city centre Enterprise and Innovation Hub, The Studio at Palace Yard Mews. The recipients are:

Julia Keyte

A designer and a course leader in Furniture and Product Design from the School of Design at Bath Spa University, Julia aims to research into pioneering examples of localised automated manufacture.

Alex Witty

Alex’s start-up is developing footwear tech that enables users to generate electricity to power their devices.

Emma Pauncefort

A linguist and deep literacy exponent, Emma is exploring how automation could scale support for young people on their  critical literacy journeys in her project Automating Critical Literacy.

Dave Webb

A PG student on the MSc in Creative Computing at Bath Spa University and creative designer, Dave is developing a set of workshopping tools to demystify AI and automation, through art and hands on activities.

Annie Lywood

Annie’s start-up, Bonnie Binary, embeds smart textile technology into her products to create sensory and interactive tools to enhance quality of life for people with autism, dementia and anxiety. She will be spending her grant on R&D into printed inks to develop textile sensor technology.

Watch this space to learn more about the work that they create!