Our Ideas Lab is currently closed. 

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Applicants seeking early stage R&D grants for scoping work should check out our Open Call

Our two-day lab is designed for freelancers and micro businesses working in South Wales who have the skills and potential to develop innovative ideas for a new screen or news related product, service or experience.

This Lab provides an opportunity to explore, develop and refine new ideas with the support of the Clwstwr team, taking you through a user design process.

This Lab involves up to 20 participants and includes a mixture of group work, wider discussion and involvement in presentations.

At the end of the Clwstwr Ideas Lab participants will have an opportunity to apply for up to £10,000 seed funding from Clwstwr to further develop an idea. Ordinarily, we would expect projects to take place over a three-month period.

We recommend you read the Clwstwr Criteria for more information about how we assess proposals and the Projects section to get an idea of the type of projects Clwstwr is currently supporting.

Seed funding will be provided in line with De Minimis State Aid rules. We advise applicants to check that they are eligible to receive De Minimis funding before applying. You can find a useful guide to De Minimis funding here.

Got a question? Get in touch

Please email if you have any questions about the Ideas Lab.