Caper is working with The University of Leeds’ Cultural and Creative Exchange to run a Creative Technology Lab in Leeds in October 2012. The Lab aims to:

  • find new and innovative ways to interrogate data and showcase academic research
  • increase our understanding of how technology might impact research
  • spark collaborations between academics and those working with digital technology
  • create digital prototypes using research data
This is part of a longer-term programme of engagement and collaboration between the University of Leeds and the local creative and cultural industries.

We would like to invite applications from academics and technologists who are interested in participating in the Creative Technology  Lab. Links to the application forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Academics must be affiliated to the University of Leeds, as part of either the Faculty of Arts or the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications.

Technologists (or technology teams) may be from a range of backgrounds, including but not limited to, software development, graphic or product design, game design, producers, etc. Preference will be given to technologists living or working in the Leeds area.

The outcomes of the Lab might include tools, visualisations, games, websites or Internet-connected hardware.


We are matching three academics (or academic teams) with three groups of technologists (or technology teams) for a short, intensive period of collaborative development.

Technologists/technology teams will be offered a bursary of £1,000 in exchange for their time and contribution to the project.

Expressions of interest must be received by 28 September 2012. See the bottom of the page for instructions on how to apply.

A matchmaking event will take place on Leeds University campus on 11 October 2012, from 13:00 to 14:30, to put academics and technologists together. (Please note, change of date.)

Successful applicants will be selected based upon their experience of collaboration and their ability to create new and innovative work, their fit with their prospective technical or academic partner as well as their availability for the event on the 11 October.

Then over 3-5 days in October/November 2012 (at times to suit), the successful teams will work together to create tools, visualisations, games, websites or Internet-connected hardware that explore the themes and findings of the academic research in new ways.

All prototypes will   be made available to the general public  once the Labs are finished.

If you have any further queries, please contact  or

How to apply

Please complete the relevant Expression of Interest (links below). Please note there are separate forms for those wishing to apply as groups or as individuals.

Technologists (individuals) | Technologists (groups)

Academics (individuals) | Academics (groups)