XR Network+ launches new Virtual Production R&D projects

XR Network+ has awarded research and development grants to 12 new projects focused on research collaboration, co-creation and challenge-led innovation in areas aligned with Virtual Production (VP).

The projects are led by researchers working in VP at universities across the UK in partnership with industry. The collaborations span diverse aspects of VP technologies including sound design, Artificial Intelligence, mixed-reality performance, and games. 

Five ‘embedded R&D’ collaborations will transfer tangible and intellectual property, expertise and learning between academia and industry. A further seven ‘prototyping, impact and assessment ‘ collaborations will test new ideas and complete existing work.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and led by XR Stories at the University of York, XR Network+ will establish a ten-year research agenda for VP related content creation and consumption for the creative and digital economies. 

XR Network+ is a collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, University of the Arts London, Cardiff University and Ulster University. The project will support growth and facilitate collaboration between academia and industry on a national scale.

Visit our projects web page to find out more about the work taking place.


Published on 7 November 2023

Filed under: XR Stories