Immerse UK only

VIVE Developer Jam – London

London

Spend the weekend experimenting and creating the next generation of XR applications. This event will bring together a mix of software developers, designers, researchers and specialists to use the latest Vive hardware, including SDKs like Eye/Lip and Hand tracking to redefine how people interpret and interact with VR.

5G – Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands – Birmingham

Birmingham

Find out more about £5 million funding in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers. West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the DCMS, West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK.

Webcast: 5G – Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands

Find out more about £5 million funding in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers. West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the DCMS, West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK.

StoryFutures Academy:Skills for Immersive Experience Creation Report Launch

London

Join StoryFutures Academy to the launch of the UK’s first comprehensive report on skills for immersive experience production. Produced in collaboration with Immerse UK, the report highlights skills gaps within the sector and outlines the urgent need to build a cohesive skills pipeline across professional, tertiary and secondary education to support the continued growth of the UK’s immersive economy.

Sheridans Games Industry Masterclass

London

Join leading media law firm, Sheridans at this interactive and informative masterclass that will focus on finance and the future of the games industry. Speakers include representatives from Flavourworks, Sold Out, Bossa Studios UK, Int./Night, Weather Factory and Size Five Games.

Immerse UK premium members-only webinar: XR Inclusion and Accessibility

Online

This lunchtime webinar with accessibility and inclusion expert, Christine Hemphill from Open Inclusion will explore inclusive design, why it matters and how it can benefit immersive businesses and end users. She will highlight how immersive technologies can include or exclude users through design of content, software and hardware. For Immerse UK premium members only.

Bridging the Gap Midlands

Hinckley

Are you a Health-Tech developer or company looking to get your innovation into the NHS? This event, from AHSN is designed for health technology innovators and companies based in the Midlands who have a product or service which improves health and care for patients and citizens and who want to find out more about connecting with the NHS

Investing in Innovation & Creativity

London

A pitching showcase presenting 7 innovative screen-focused founders seeking investment to grow! UKBAA, Creative England and the BFI have partnered to bring together the UK’s creative founders innovating the screen-based space and offering some incredible solutions through the use of AR/VR, animation, games, high end and children’s TV, mixed media and more. Also includes plenty of networking in the Founder Marketplace, which will welcome 20 early stage screen-focused businesses.

Clwstwr Ideas Lab

Cardiff

This two-day lab is designed for freelancers and micro businesses working in South Wales who have the skills and potential to develop innovative ideas for a new screen or news related product, service or experience. By attending, you will have an opportunity to apply for up to £10,000 seed funding from Clwstwr to further develop an idea over a three-month period in Spring 2020.

5G – Enabled Road and Rail Transport Trials in the West Midlands – London

London

Find out more about £5 million funding in innovation projects that develop a new service or product. These must improve road and rail operational efficiency, provide better-connected transport or improve the experience for travellers. West Midlands 5G (WM5G), in partnership with the DCMS, West Midlands Combined Authority and in collaboration with Innovate UK.

Invest to Innovate – Driving Productivity and Building Resilience through Collaboration

Reading

Inject innovation into your business, processes, projects or ideas. The KTN and Innovate UK have teamed up with Thames Valley Berkshire LEP (TVB LEP), Thames Valley Berkshire Business Growth Hub and the University of Reading to find out more about funding and support, explore how you can tap into university cutting-edge expertise and meet new potential collaborators

How to work with Interactive/Animation Tax Credits – Liverpool

Liverpool

Immerse UK has teamed up with leading media law firm, Sheridans to demystify the world of tax credits. During this two-hour session, you will gain an overview of interactive/animation tax relief schemes and how these can be accessed by those working within the AR/VR/animation/gaming space. It will provide a high level overview of how the schemes operate and who is entitled to claim. Additionally, it will debunk some of the common myths around these schemes. Hosted by Liverpool John Moores University.

Digital Business Meet Up: Cyber Security – February 2020

London

The ideal KTN event for those working in digital technologies who are looking for support and making new connections. Learn more about new opportunities and how Innovate UK, Digital Catapult and other organisations can support UK-based businesses.

How to work with Interactive/Animation Tax Credits – Manchester

Manchester

Immerse UK has teamed up with leading media law firm, Sheridans to demystify the world of tax credits. During this two-hour session, you will gain an overview of interactive/animation tax relief schemes and how these can be accessed by those working within the AR/VR/animation/gaming space. It will provide a high level overview of how the schemes operate and who is entitled to claim. Additionally, it will debunk some of the common myths around these schemes. Hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.

Experimental Lab – Game Engines for Creatives: Unity

Beaconsfield

Experimental Labs from StoryFutures Academy allow creative professionals who have developed interest and initial competencies in immersive to begin to experiment further in a collaborative and open environment.By the end of this lab, participants will have gained a technical understanding of how real-time engines fit into the pipeline of digital interactive production. Apply by 29 January.

Immerse UK Premium Members Webinar – XR and healthcare – working with the NHS

Online

This lunchtime webinar with XR healthcare specialists, Ross O’Brien and Sarah Ticho will explore the variety of ways that immersive technologies can be used in healthcare and highlight the realities of working with the NHS. For Immerse UK premium members only.

Demystifying VR – ‘Creative immersive technology as a tool for innovation’

London

Hear from Sean Rodrigo a commercially focused immersive artist working internationally (and an Immerse UK premium member). He will take you through the landscape of technology, highlight innovative practical uses and the insightful new ways immersive tech is being used to initiate positive change and innovation in business.

StoryFutures Academy Introductory Lab

Beaconsfield

This free, one-day Introductory Lab will provide a forum for discussions around immersive storytelling, develop new thinking, grow a community of practice and give a safe space for people to start to dream up new ideas of their own. Aimed at creative professionals working in adjacent fields (eg film, TV, games, etc). Restricted to 12-16 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis, subject to eligibility – apply by 4 February.

StoryFutures Academy Introductory Lab

Egham

This free, one-day Introductory Lab will provide a forum for discussions around immersive storytelling, develop new thinking, grow a community of practice and give a safe space for people to start to dream up new ideas of their own. Aimed at creative professionals working in adjacent fields (eg film, TV, games, etc). Restricted to 12-16 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis, subject to eligibility – apply by 6 February.

Immersive Bootcamp – Dundee

Dundee

This bootcamp, from StoryFutures Academy in association with TRC is an exciting opportunity for creative professionals working in film, television, theatre or games who are keen to explore immersive storytelling. It will be a fast-paced intensive 2-day introduction to the skills and knowledge required to become an Immersive Creative. Application deadline – 20 January

StoryFutures Academy Introductory Lab

Egham

This free, one-day Introductory Lab will provide a forum for discussions around immersive storytelling, develop new thinking, grow a community of practice and give a safe space for people to start to dream up new ideas of their own. Aimed at creative professionals working in adjacent fields (eg film, TV, games, etc). Restricted to 12-16 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis, subject to eligibility- apply by 19 February

AVR360 Show

London

Bringing together the leading exponents of the AR, VR and XR sector for engaging debates, presentations, product demonstrations, networking and so much more.

Digital Health Technology Show

London

Join key industry influencers for the largest show in Europe focusing on disruptive technology at the forefront of the healthcare revolution and patient-centric care.

SXSW – join the DIT trade mission

Austin, Texas

Join artists, innovators and thought leaders from around the world and turn your ideas into reality. Experience 10 days of unparalleled discovery, learning and networking with creatives across interactive, film and music. The Department for International Trade is leading the UK trade stand at SXSW, which offers the chance to showcase UK innovations, as well as run meetings, host events and get your brand recognised on an international stage.

StoryFutures Academy Introductory Lab

Egham

This free, one-day Introductory Lab will provide a forum for discussions around immersive storytelling, develop new thinking, grow a community of practice and give a safe space for people to start to dream up new ideas of their own. Aimed at creative professionals working in adjacent fields (eg film, TV, games, etc). Restricted to 12-16 places, allocated on a first come, first served basis, subject to eligibility – apply by 4 March.

Experimental Lab – Image Capture For Immersive Production

Beaconsfield

Experimental Labs from StoryFutures Academy allow creative professionals who have developed interest and initial competencies in immersive to begin to experiment further in a collaborative and open environment. By the end of this lab, participants will gain deep insight into the requirements and limitations of new image capture technologies including photogrammetry and volumetric video capture. Apply by 11 March.

The Space in Sound

Brighton

A day of talks and an evening performance exploring ways sound can occupy space. Discover ways in which sound appears in its physical, psychological, compositional, digital, electronic and analogue forms. Themes will interrogate spatial sound, architecture, objects, experimentation and how it can play, interact and synergise between individuals, communities and the environment.

Experimental Lab – Game Engines for Creatives: Unreal Engine 4 (UE4)

London

Experimental Labs from StoryFutures Academy allow creative professionals who have developed interest and initial competencies in immersive to begin to experiment further in a collaborative and open environment. By the end of this lab, participants will have gained a technical understanding of how real-time engines fit into the pipeline of digital interactive production. Apply by 18 March.

Laval Virtual

Laval, France

An unmissable international event for the immersive community. Explore the latest innovations, hear from industry leaders and connect with the creators, technologists and users of VR, AR and XR.

XR Europe 2020

London

A gathering of 300+ senior business executives across enterprise, entertainment, gaming, tech and investment, putting customers at the hear of innovation. Join thought leaders from major growth verticals to discuss how VR & AR/MR can bring ROI and propel your business forward. Immerse UK is proud to be a media partner, in addition to our Asha Easton as a speaker.

XR Immersive Enterprise 2020

Boston, USA

The leading senior-level B2B conference for executives looking to unleash the power of XR technology across enterprise. Bringing together global business leaders from AEC, automotive, manufacturing, engineering, retail, pharma, healthcare and more, the event is purpose built to look at how VR, AR and XR are transforming collaboration, design, manufacturing and marketing.