£8 million funding available for immersive content creation

Over the next 20 years, it is expected that immersive technologies will fundamentally change the way we experience products and services – including art, shops and classrooms.

Innovate UK estimates that there are 1,000 immersive-specialist
companies in the UK generating £660 million in sales, potentially
representing as much as 9% of the global market share.

For the UK to become a world-leading developer of immersive experiences, the government are looking to support content creators to produce immersive content that goes above and beyond the current ‘state of the art’.

Innovate UK funding

A new £8 million funding competition will enable virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences to be created faster and more efficiently by UK content creators. The funding is provided by UK Research and Innovation through Innovate UK and is part of a £33 million ‘Audience of the Future’ Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

They are looking to fund projects within creative industries:

  1. Advertising and marketing
  2. Architecture
  3. Crafts
  4. Design, including products, graphics and fashion
  5. Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  6. Computer games and services
  7. Publishing
  8. Museums, galleries and libraries
  9. Music, performance and visual arts

The funding can go to a portfolio of projects, across a variety of technologies, markets and technological maturities. These may include feasibility studies, industrial research projects or experimental development projects.

The deadline for applications is midday on 29th November 2018. Click here to find out more and apply.

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