UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £8 million for research and development projects to create faster, more efficient immersive content. This funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £8 million
Opens: 1st Oct 2018
Closes: 28th Nov 2018
Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, will invest up to £8 million in innovation projects to enable immersive content to be created faster and more efficiently. This competition is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund’s Audience of the Future (ISCF AotF) programme.
This is a single stage competition. Innovate UK require a written application, a 2-minute video and graphical representations that help demonstrate your proposal.
The aim of this competition is to explore future commercial opportunities in the creative industries through pre-commercial, innovative projects. These projects must enable immersive content to be created faster, more efficiently or in new ways which improve significantly on the current ‘state of the art’.
Your project must:
Innovate UK define immersive experiences as multisensory narrative or interactive experiences through technologies including:
The 9 sectors in the UK creative industries are:
Innovate UK will not fund:
This competition is open to all creative industry organisations working with immersive technology.
To lead a project you must:
Projects with costs:
To collaborate you must be a UK based:
All partners must:
Single applicants must claim funding. If the project is collaborative, the lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding.
Single SME: project duration 6 to 12 months, total project costs £100,000 to £250,000.
Collaborative: project duration 6 to 18 months, total project costs £250,000 to £1 million.
All projects must start by 1 April 2019 and end by 31 December 2020.
For feasibility studies and industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: