21 June 2018
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IMMERSE UK’S FIONA KILKELLY SHARES HER OVERVIEW OF THE CURRENT ROUND OF INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUND COMPETITIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS WHERE THERE ARE EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMMERSIVE TECH BUSINESSES.

There has been a flurry of activity over the last two months relating to the Industrial Strategy Challenge Funds (ISCF). We have had a wave of announcements, briefing events and competition launches which are difficult to keep track of, particularly when trying to identify which challenge is relevant to you.

I have tried to simplify that job for the immerse tech sector by filtering through and consolidating the ISCF challenges open already and those in the pipeline that you should take a look at, as they all have immersive tech within their scope.

This is a major opportunity for UK immersive tech businesses. Our recently published Immersive Economy Report illustrates how immersive tech is transforming lives and the way we do business across almost every industry. Immersive businesses are well placed to maximise and further exploit opportunities to drive growth, and create economic and social value.  The R&D funds available through ISCF can enable you to achieve this.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is working with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on each of the challenges listed below. I have included links and contacts for each challenge if you need more information.

  1. 1. Audience of the Future
  2. 2. Robotics and AI in Extreme Environments
  3. 3. Next Generation Services
  4. 4. Data to Early Diagnosis and Precision Medicine
  5. 5. Prospering from the Energy Revolution
  6. 6. Healthy Ageing
  7. 7. Transforming Construction