ISCF Audience of the Future – Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator

ISCF Audience of the Future - Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator Listen

A livestream from Knowledge Transfer Network published in Tech

As part of the ISCF Audience of the Future Challenge, a new competition, the Immmersive technology investment Accelerator opens to companies on May 20th 2019. A programme of UK wide briefing events are scheduled in May and June and are designed to give you an opportunity to meet the teams behind the competition, learn more about the scope of funding on offer and details of how to apply.

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 investor partners, selected in Stage 1 of this competition, are: Creative England, GC Angels, HTC Europe, London Venture Partners, Mercia, Northstar Ventures, Oxford Science Innovation, R/GA, Station12, Techstart Ventures and Warner Music.

The competition is open to UK 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 byone of our investor partners.

Briefing Bookmarks:

0:00:00 - Welcome, Fiona Kilkelly, KTN
0:04:18 - The Audience of the Future Programme, Andrew Chitty, IUK
0:33:15 - Investment Panel
0:54:02 - Q&A
1:04:33 - Scope, Matt Sansom, IUK
1:23:36 - Application Process, Melissa Hiughes & Julie Brown, IUK
1:50:55 - Q&A - Scope & Application

The presentations from the day can be found online here:

Details of the competition and how to apply can be found here:
The closing date is midday July 3rd 2019.

Contact details for the Investor Partners can be found here:
You are encouraged to contact the investor partners before submitting your application

You can also visit the Immerse UK Resources and Support page for guidance and support to help with your application:

If you would like to attend elsewhere in the UK, we are running similar events as follows:

Edinburgh, 21st May

Online, 3rd June (This event will be an online webinar aimed at Welsh businesses.)

Manchester, 4th June

Belfast, 10th June

Nottingham, 12th June


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