Sandpits are quarterly gatherings open to academics and creative entrepreneurs, of around 30 persons in size.
They offer brainstorming, networking and collaborative opportunities for cross-disciplinary projects which are rooted in knowledge exchange. During our sandpits, we define the scope of an issue, agree upon a common language amongst diverse backgrounds and disciplines, and use creative and innovative thinking techniques to focus on a problem.
Our Sandpits are recorded by scribes, to ensure a boost to the legacy, and they may be followed by an invite-led publication. We welcome ideas for Sandpits, which are evaluated against current research trends, future funding opportunities and knowledge exchange potential.
The Crafts Council and The Culture Capital Exchange ran a RobotTechCraft Ideas Lab in July 2016. The event aimed to build a network of academics, makers, artists and entrepreneurs interested in applied robotics, and provided a platform to come together and explore the future considerations, applications and sector crossovers.