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What is the AotF Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator and how could it benefit your business? The full details of this new competition have now been announced.

As part of the ISCF Audience of the Future Challenge (AotF), a new fund, the Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator opens to companies on 20th May 2019. Companies can now find out full details about this new programme of support, including whether your company is eligible to apply and the full scope of the competition. Visit the Audience of the Future section for more information.

About the AotF Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator

Up to £2m is available for UK creative and tech businesses to undertake R&D projects that enable immersive content to be created faster, more efficiently or in new ways through simultaneous grant funding and venture capital investment.

The AotF Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator supports companies who require funding and finance at seed stage to drive R&D and company growth whilst providing the runway for later stage capital and equity investment in the future.

The competition is open to UK-based small businesses working with immersive technologies. Total project costs must be between £150,000 and £300,000. Innovate UK will provide up to 70% of costs dependent on your business size, with the remaining funds provided by one of the following selected investor partners: Creative England, GC Angels, HTC Europe, London Venture Partners, Mercia, Northstar Ventures,Oxford Science Innovation, R/GA, Station12, Techstart Ventures and Warner Music.  More information on the investor partners can be found here.

A series of briefing events are scheduled across the UK. These are a great opportunity to learn more about the competition scope, eligibility and how to apply from the Innovate UK and Audience of the Future team. Register for: London (20th May), Edinburgh (21st May), Manchester (4th June), Belfast (10th June). And if you can’t make it to these events in person, you can register for the webcast on 20th May. Find out more

Get full details about the competition

Find out more about the AotF Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator, including how it works, the scope and if you’re eligible to apply, visit our Audience of the Future section