Connected Innovators Discovery Session

  • 17 Apr 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Keen to know more about Connected Innovators? Join Creative Edinburgh for this Zoom Webinar, delving in to the programme and helping you to identify, explore and expand your idea! To register for free, visit Eventbrite.


About the Event

Through presentations and panel discussions, this session will explore the key elements of the Connected Innovators funding programme, including:

  • The value of taking time out of creative practice for R&D
  • What leadership looks like within the creative industries
  • How data-driven innovation can advance creative careers and businesses

We’re inviting folks from across the creative industries with experience in these areas to lead these conversations. This session will be interactive, encouraging your comments, questions and involvement throughout.

If you’re thinking about applying for Connected Innovators, join us as we explore the programme over the course of the morning. We hope to see you there!

Please note, this is the first of two events we’re running. Connected Innovators Workshop: Writing a Funding Application will take place on Friday 8th May 2020 and will help with budgeting and filling in the application form. After that event, there will be one-to-one slots available with team members from Creative Edinburgh and Creative Informatics for you to explore your application further.

If you'd like to discuss your idea one-to-one in the meantime, get in touch with us at and we can arrange a time.

What is Connected Innovators?

Delivered by Creative Edinburgh, Connected Innovators is an opportunity for emerging leaders in the creative industries with an idea, practice, business, or approach to apply for funding for research and development or professional development. Successful participants will receive financial support and facilitated peer support to complete R&D projects and/or professional development around data and data-driven innovation. Connected Innovators is seeking leaders with social impact at the heart of their practice, the results of whose research will be shared across Edinburgh’s wider creative community.

Connected Innovators Events are open to anyone working in the creative industries in Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

About Creative Informatics

Connected Innovators is part of Creative Informatics, a research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses and experiences.

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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Meet the Speakers

David Lemm is a visual artist based in Edinburgh. Through a multidisciplinary and process driven approach, he creates context specific outcomes which are research led and often informed by particular environments, systems and encountered phenomena.

He works across a range of activities spanning residencies, exhibitions, education and commissions.

David will be sharing his experience of residency projects and how research feeds in to his work, exploring with us the value of taking time out of daily practice for research and development.

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