Our two-day labs are 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. 

It provides an opportunity to explore, develop and refine new ideas with the support of Clwstwr partners PDR, taking you through a User Design process. 

A Lab involves up to 20 participants and includes a mixture of group work, wider discussion and involvement in presentations. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, upcoming labs will take place online in Zoom.

The next Clwstwr Ideas Labs will be held from 9.30am until 4.30pm on:  

  • Thursday, 3 December and Friday, 4 December 2020  
  • Thursday, 10 December and Friday, 11 December 2020 

We will support your attendance at the Clwstwr Ideas Lab with a stipend of £500 for the two days as well as any further childcare/carer costs. 

Clwstwr are keen to attract people from a broad range of backgrounds to work with us. We want to continue to look at the world with fresh eyes and find new ways of doing things. 

If you are interested in the Clwstwr Ideas Labs but are unable to attend on the above dates, please outline why in your application and, if successful, a member of the team will be in touch to discuss alternative options. Access support will be provided on request – please contact us as early as possible. 

Apply for Clwstwr Ideas Lab  

Applications for the next Clwstwr Ideas Lab close on Friday, 20 November 2020 at noon.  

Register to apply for the Lab here.

You will be asked to create a log-in for the Clwstwr website and will then receive an email with log-in details (please check your junk mail).

When you log-in, the short application form for the Clwstwr Ideas Lab will be available on your Dashboard.

If you are already logged in, you can find the short application form for the Clwstwr Ideas Lab here.

At the end of the Clwstwr Ideas Labs 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. 

Seed funding application forms will open online for Ideas Lab participants on 14 December 2020 at noon and close on 8 January 2021 at noon. A PDF of this application form will be available from 3 December 2020. 

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. 

You can find out more about the first funded Seed Cohort and their projects here. 

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 Clwstwr Ideas Lab or if we can assist you with your application. 

Please contact us if you need this information in another format or have any access needs.