Prototyping, Impact and Acceleration (PIA) Research & Development Grants

End date: 30 June 2023

The Prototyping, Impact and Acceleration (PIA) R&D funding call is an opportunity for research staff at UK universities to bid for up to £10,000 to develop new ideas and complete existing research related to Virtual Production (VP) and the themes of XR Network+:

  • VP Integration of virtual game worlds and physical content. 
  • Sound Design in VP.
  • Environments, Characters and Objects.
  • Digital Assets, Data, Ethics, and Intellectual Property.
  • AI and data-driven automation.
  • Translation and Impact in the Digital Economy.

XR Network+ will award up to 20 grants to projects that help establish new relationships between academia and industry. The projects must be informed by industry and focus on short term interactions and testing ideas.

PIA R&D Objectives

The projects will help identify and start to solve real industry problems. In parallel they will help to build a clearer research agenda for VP and the use of real-time technologies in the screen and creative industries. 


Call Closes 30 June, 2023 at 12:00pm
Funding Decisions and Agreements sent TBC
Projects Start 1 September, 2023
Projects Finish 29 February, 2024

For more information please email [email protected]