Our partners

XR Network+ is a collaboration between partners based at Cardiff University, Ulster University, University of the Arts London, Edinburgh University and the University of York.

The project is a five-year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project (Grant Ref: EP/W020602/1).

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) creates knowledge in engineering and physical sciences for UK capability to benefit society and the economy. It is part of UK RI.

    EPSRC is the funding body supporting the work of XR Network+ over the five-year term of the project.

  • XR Stories

    XR Stories is responsible for leading the XR Network+ project.

    XR Stories provides access to expertise, infrastructure and facilities to help researchers, companies and creatives working in extended reality (XR) and next generation convergent media technologies unleash their full potential.

    From a state-of-the-art technology lab in the heart of York, XR Stories helps to advance research activities, accelerate student outputs, and propel innovation and growth in the creative and digital sectors, for Yorkshire and the Humber region, and extending to the whole of the UK

    The XR Stories team facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships between the University of York and the creative industries, pioneering new experiences, new ways of working, and new opportunities.  

  • Creative Informatics

    Creative Informatics is an ambitious research and development programme based in Edinburgh, which aims to bring the city’s world-class creative industries and tech sector together, providing funding and development opportunities that enable creative individuals and organisations to explore how data can be used to drive ground-breaking new products, businesses, services and experiences.

    The programme works with creative Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and larger creative and cultural organisations in Edinburgh and South East Scotland, providing support for them to innovate with data and data-driven technologies. It also provides opportunities to develop skills and confidence, benefitting the sustainability of the creative sector.

    Creative Informatics is a partnership across four organisations: the University of EdinburghEdinburgh Napier UniversityCodebase and Creative Edinburgh.

  • Clwstwr

    Clwstwr was a five-year programme (2019-2023) to embed research, development and innovation (RD&I) into media production in South Wales. Led by Cardiff University, Clwstwr invested a total of £3m into 120 creative industries projects, which created new products, services and experiences for the screen and news sector.

    Clwstwr is one of the partners collaborating on XR Network+.

  • Future Screens NI

    Future Screens NI is led by Ulster University and delivers expert technical skills, opportunity and growth across film and broadcast, animation, games and immersive technologies and industries in Northern Ireland.

  • The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT)

    The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) is a partnership between six universities, led by University of the Arts London that focuses on delivering sustainable innovation within the entire fashion and textile supply chain.