The FutureScope Heritage XR programme’s purpose is to drive ideas and innovation within the heritage sector, which generates over £10bn a year for the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic forced heritage institutions to innovate and adapt the ways in which they share their stories. Now Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival are exploring how advanced digital technologies can be used to engage audiences in new and original ways.

Successful applicants will receive £20,000 in funding, and will be able to experiment with 5G and other advanced digital technologies as they take the UK’s immersive creativity to a new level. This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of Brighton’s historic landmarks.

This programme has been designed for UK-based startups, scaleups, creative studios, developers and consortia who have an interest in, and use case for, augmenting an already developed interactive or immersive experience, installation or production with 5G.

Other programme benefits in addition to the funding include:

  • Regular interactions with the Digital Catapult team, BDBF and Wired Sussex to bring concepts to life
  • Access to state of the art 5G testbed facilities in Brighton for testing and experimentation
  • Tailored workshops to develop and improve wider business capability
  • Unique opportunity to showcase immersive experiences at an end of programme event to programme partners and UK tech and heritage sector representatives

A briefing event for this programme is taking place 10.30am-noon on Tuesday 29 November – click here to register.

Applications close at 23:59 on Tuesday 13 December.

Find out more and apply.