Screen Innovation Lab at XPLOR

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A two-day event focused on building bridges to innovation, aimed at anyone working in film, TV, games, animation, or immersive tech.

Join Creative UK and Digital Catapult for a two-day event focused on building bridges to innovation. Developed by Creative Enterprise, Wakefield: Advance and Digital Catapult with support from the XPLOR, we are looking to bring together screen industry innovators to hear from experts and find new ways to collaborate towards accessing funding.

The first day of the event will focus on the best ways to innovate and collaborate, while the second day’s focus will be solely on funding and finding ways to address the briefs set forward by Digital Catapult and Creative Enterprise. Together, the funding initiatives and challenges presented will open more than £500,000 of funding available to applicants, as well as highlight other ways to fund innovation in the creative sectors.

We are looking forward to welcoming companies and freelancers from the following fields: games, film & tv, animation or immersive (AR/VR/MR/XR/VP), prioritising those who have not yet had the chance to take part in a Wakefield: Advance workshop!

Places for this event are limited. Any creative industry companies or freelancers are welcome to attend, however if interest is strong we will be prioritising businesses in the Wakefield area.

To register your interest in attending, sign up on Eventbrite and the Creative UK team will be in touch to confirm your place and provide full details of the event schedule.

Deadline for registration: 5pm on Monday 06th June 2022

Our Funders:

Advance – is a support programme for creative and cultural practitioners, freelancers and SMEs based in Wakefield and the wider Yorkshire Humber region. Advance is delivered in partnership with Wakefield Council and funded by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cultural Development Fund grant, which is administered by Arts Council England.

Creative Enterprise – Creative Enterprise is a bespoke set of initiatives by Creative England for ambitious screen businesses to access connections, training and networks to achieve business growth. Working closely with our partners at the BFI, Creative Enterprise has been designed by industry leaders to take ambitious entrepreneurs who work in moving image for storytelling, spanning film and television, games and technology, on a journey to maximise their ability and create opportunities for business growth.

Digital Catapult – Digital Catapult drives early adoption of artificial intelligence, immersive and future networks technologies to make UK businesses more competitive and productive, and to grow the country’s economy.

Supported by:

XPLOR – the world’s first research and innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Based on Production Park – the world’s premier campus for live events, film and TV, where industry, education and innovation come together in the creation of live experiences. Our creative community includes industry-leading production studios, a community of live events businesses, higher education institution Backstage Academy.

Founded in 2015 with the express intent of being ‘Where Live Industry Lives’, Production Park is an international destination of choice for technically challenging productions and the only place on earth where that pioneering work is continually fed back into the educational ecosystem that will sustain our unique industry into the future


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