CreativeXR Programme

Unlocking the creative potential of immersive content

Immerse UK and Digital Catapult are pleased to give you advance warning of a new project, CreativeXR, which has been developed in collaboration with Arts Council England. It is designed to unlock opportunities for creative talent to experiment with immersive content that inspires audiences.

This exciting three month programme gives creative teams the chance to access early stage finance, facilities, industry leaders and commissioning bodies, and the opportunity to pitch for further development funding.  

Briefing sessions will be taking held throughout October in:

Visit creativeXR.co.uk for more information 

Immerse UK September update

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Hot off the Press, Immerse UK, Digital Catapult and AMRC are working together on a large scale programme of business support for the UK's Immersive Tech industry over the next 8 months.

As part of that work, we are pleased to announce that we will be working with NESTA on an in-depth and comprehensive report on the UKs immersive tech ecosystem, launching in March 2018. 

We will also be launching Speed Networking events, kicking off in October, an Investor Readiness Programme and 60 case studies of best in show immersive tech innovations.  And Creative XR, developed with Arts Council England, by Digital Catapult and supported by Immerse UK, will offer access to early stage finance, facilities, industry leaders and commissioning bodies, more info in our events section.

Lastly, we are putting the final touches to our online Immersive Tech Funding and Finance Directory - watch this space for further details!

Prospering from the energy revolution consultation event

Innovate UK in collaboration with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the research councils and the KTN, are seeking innovators, academics and thought leaders to participate in a consultation workshop on the 7th September in Birmingham, to review and validate the proposed Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) theme, Prospering from the energy revolution which has an aspiration to create a number of “whole system”, local energy demonstrators around the UK to accelerate the energy system transition.

 

Background

Secure, affordable and clean energy is critical to our economic productivity, competitiveness, and employment. Optimising the transition in the UK first helps our economy to thrive while also opens up domestic markets and immense export opportunities for UK businesses.  The UK is taking a lead in the move to a cleaner system.

 

A series of local demonstrators across the UK is now essential to serve as ‘innovation runways’ that link up new solutions, assess and prove clean, affordable energy outcomes in the real world, and launch innovative businesses into commercial readiness, prepared for export. 

 

Funding is not guaranteed for the programme.  This engagement forms a vital part of the process to finalise a proposal on which funding decisions will be made in early autumn, alongside others dealing with challenges across the economy.

 

Innovate UK are looking to engage with stakeholders to;

·      Validate the scope of the challenge they are proposing

·      Understand the market opportunity

·      Ensure the programme time scales are reasonable

·      Gather feedback on the scale of investment that might be needed

·      Understand industry appetite to participate and co-fund

 

Have your say at the consultation event

You can register your interest here to attend the consultation event on 7th September in Birmingham.  As places are limited for the event you will be contacted by 28th August to confirm if you have been allocated a place.