Digital Catapult

DTG secures government funding for 5G stadium broadcast initiative

The UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) has secured government funding to develop a 5G-based platform to broadcast events in stadiums and other venues.  The funding was secured in partnership with Digital Catapult, Global Wireless Solutions, O2, and Rohde & Schwarz. The project has an overall funding of £2.3 million, with £1.3 million coming from the […]

CreativeXR: new round of immersive UK content funding announced

Digital Catapult and Arts Council England have opened the next round of immersive content funding via their CreativeXR programme. CreativeXR has put out an open call for creative, consumer-facing experiences enabled by virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies. These could include art pieces, cultural experiences and new forms of interactive entertainment or storytelling. Twenty successful […]

Digital Catapult and Arts Council fund five VR and AR projects

Digital Catapult and Arts Council England have selected five projects that will receive further funding from Creative XR, a programme to support the development of VR and AR products in the creative industries. The five projects will receive a total of £350,000 in funding and will also receive support from a range of creative technology […]

Digital Catapult selects 10 UK companies for VR and AR Augmentor scheme

Ten early-stage VR and AR businesses have been selected to join Digital Catapult’s Augmentor programme, which is designed to accelerate business adoption and investment in the UK immersive sector. The 10 selected companies include: hologram company HoloMe; VR and MR technology firm KageNova; scientific VR platform Lume VR; AI haptic interface company Valkyrie Industries; and […]

Arts Council England backs new VR and AR content project

Arts Council England and technology innovation centre Digital Catapult have launched a new programme that will see VR and AR content makers pitch to the BBC and Google. Virtual, augmented and mixed reality content creators can apply to get support and funding through  the CreativeXR scheme, with up to 20 companies to be supported by […]