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2023 funding call now open

The pro² network+ aims to improve the transition process for digital devices from prototype to product. We envisage a world where anyone with the ambition to make a digital device has the means to do so. To this end, pro² provides funding for people and organisations to find ways to make this happen. This may include, for example, coming up with new tools, processes, materials, platforms or funding models.

The pro² network will operate for 5 years from 2023 to 2027. We will issue a funding call each year. The funding available will be themed according to the main challenges we have identified in device production.

Visit our website to learn more about this year’s funding call on the theme of ‘Replicability’.

Awards for up to £80,000 are available to eligible applicants to fund projects of a maximum of 12 months starting from September 2023. The call closes on 15 June 2023.

Currently seeking academics for Advisory Board roles

The pro² network team are recruiting members of our advisory board. The advisory board currently contains several representatives from across industry and we’d like to increase our representation from academia. If you’re someone that works in a senior role in academia with expertise or an interest in digital device production, we’re keen to hear from you.

The advisory board has been created to provide feedback on whether we’re on track to achieve our ultimate goal: to democratise access to digital device production. The commitment required includes a twice-yearly online meeting and occasional requests for your help in getting the word out about our events, funding calls and news.

If you’re interested in this opportunity to help influence our work, please send an expression of interest to admin@prosquared.org including your name, role and organisation, and we will get back to you.

New pro² network+ website

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Come take a look at our brand new website where you can find everything you need to know about the pro² network+. Network members can access the members’ section using the password shared by email. In this area you’ll find a list of members open to collaboration, which may be useful for those planning to apply for our funding call.

Follow pro² on social media

We’re growing our social media presence with new accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn. Connect with us to stay up-to-date on all things pro², including events, funding calls, and networking opportunities.



25 May Funding Call Webinar

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As we have now launched our first funding call, we recently held a question and answer webinar to give interested applicants an opportunity to find out more about the theme and eligibility.

If you weren’t able to join us for the webinar, you can view the full recording on the Funding page of the pro² website. Get in touch with any queries you may have about this call at admin@prosquared.org.

pro² network+ launch event

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The launch event for the pro² network+ took place on 27 March in Bristol, attracting academic and industry professionals with expertise in areas including electronics, manufacturing, digital health, business, journalism, inventions, materials and robotics.

Read the full story on the pro² blog.



Share your news or event with us!

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Got an upcoming event or an exciting news item you’d like to see featured in our next newsletter? Share it with us at admin@prosquared.org.