Immersive Technology Investment Landscape 2017

Immerse UK, in association with The Accelerator Network, has launched a new infographic outlining growth in investment deals in AR/VR from 2016-17.

This shows a steady increase in deals made and around double the number of investors active in the UK compared to 2016.

All investor data is available in our Online Guide to Funding and Finance for Immersive Technology.

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ISCF Audience of the Future Workshops

On 27th November 2017, BEIS published the "Industrial Strategy - Building a Britain fit for the future” White Paper. The Industrial Strategy includes a number of valuable opportunities for the Creative Industries including a proposed £33m challenge fund for Audience of the Future.

The business case for the challenge is currently being finalised. Should the business case receive approval, the expectation will be for the funding to become available in Spring 2018.

This programme of workshops, organised by KTN / Immerse UK on behalf of Innovate UK and the Research Councils, presents an opportunity for delegates to learn more about the proposed Audience of the Future programme, as well as a chance to meet other businesses, researchers, etc. and build new collaborations. Feedback gathered will inform and influence grant-funding opportunities.

Places are strictly limited. Successful applicants will be informed by 22nd January. Find out more and register for workshops in:

 

Immersive Economy Mapping Survey open for participation

With the rapid growth of immersive technologies across the UK economy, gaining insight into the size and shape of this emerging sector is crucial. That's why we've partnered with Nesta and Glass AI to undertake the first ever Immersive Economy Mapping study. 

We would like you to be part of this important study by telling us about your company. We want to hear the opinions of ALL organisations, big or small. In return we are offering a summary of the findings, emailed directly to you.

 

Purpose of the Survey

The results of our survey will help policymakers, investors, investors and businesses make better decisions, driving our industry’s success. It will directly inform our Immersive Economy report, due out in early 2018, which will shine a spotlight on UK immersive tech businesses, profiling the sector on a national level.

The UK is one of the global leaders in the Immersive Economy - including VR, AR and wearable and haptic technologies, content and services. Ensuring that the sector continues to expand requires the right policies informed by the best data.

 

How to participate

It couldn't be easier to get involved. Simply click on the link below to start the survey, which takes around 10 minutes to complete. The deadline to participate 8th December 2017.

If you have difficulties completing the survey, please feel free to contact surveys@mtmlondon.com.