2024 Activities

A roundup of activities, opportunities and funding from XR Network+ in 2024

Online seminars: A series of online seminars for researchers and industry members working in extended reality (XR) technologies and virtual production (VP). Taking place from 2:00pm to 3:15pm on the third Wednesday of every month, the seminars provide a forum for academic and industry peers working in XR and VP to delve into new R&D in the field. Visit our seminars web page to find out more and register to join upcoming sessions.

XR Accelerator: A part-time, six-week accelerator programme for people working in XR and VP technologies at UK universities. Running from 13 May to 18 June 2024, the XR Accelerator provides a unique opportunity for participants to develop entrepreneurial skills, explore what goes into creating a tech product business and apply their research in commercial contexts. Open to early-mid career researchers, late stage PhD students and research-engaged technicians, visit our XR Accelerator web page to find out more and apply by 15 March 2024.

Embedding R&D Grants round 2: An opportunity for research staff at UK universities to bid for up to £60,000 to explore the transfer of knowledge between academia and industry in areas aligned with VP. Applications open early May 2024 with projects commencing in mid-September 2024 for six months. Visit our projects web page to find out more about the projects funded by round 1 of XR Network+ embedding R&D grants

Prototyping, Impact and Assessment grants round 2: 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 VP and the themes of XR Network+. Applications open early May 2024 with projects commencing in mid-September 2024 for six months. Visit our projects web page to find out more about the projects funded by round 1 of XR Network+ prototyping, impact and assessment grants.

XR Challenge: An R&D programme with funding and support for academic-led projects to explore the creative possibilities of virtual production technologies in collaboration with a large multinational organisation in the creative industries.

Challenge process and timeline to be confirmed.

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Published on 6 February 2024

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