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Creative Industries

The KTN Creative team helps organisations interested in innovation in the Creative Industries to access funding, expert knowledge and to make powerful and diverse connections.

We can help you take the next step by connecting you with the right funding, people and expertise. 

Our people have a deep expertise and work with a wide range of companies who are developing new technologies, platforms, products and solutions that enable the Creative Industries to thrive. These companies are innovating in the areas of production, creation, distribution and sales of creative content. They are improving workflows and ways of doing things, enabling inspiring media and content to be produced and sold across the globe.The kind of Creative industries companies we work with are developing new technologies for use in sectors like Broadcast, Streaming and Film, VFX, Immersive and VR, Games, Live Events. They are utilising technologies such as AI, IoT, Machine Vision, fast 5G and telecoms tech, cybersecurity and online safety technologies, advanced projection and lighting, smart and green fabrication and manufacturing

The Creative Industries team will help you find out about opportunities for the sector including funding. We’ll also support you when applying for funding so you maximise your change for success. We’ll identify partners best suited to your needs from our network of innovators, across sectors and technology areas.

By helping connect organisations and people across all sectors, we help shape the future and build a better and stronger innovation system. 

Click here for open funding opportunities for the Creative Industries.

Our current focus in this area

Immerse UK

Immerse UK brings together industry, researchers and research organisations, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end-users to support the UK in becoming the global leader in applications of immersive technologies: high-end visualisation, virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, haptics and other sensory interfaces with data.

Funding Opportunities

MyWorld Collaborative Research & Development

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2million for collaborative R&D projects in creative technology. Your proposal must demonstrate a positive impact in the West of England area.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 01/06/2022

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Design and pilot digital skills training programmes to embed digital skills in arts and humanities research

Apply for funding to design and pilot digital skills training programmes for the use of digital tools and methods in arts and humanities research. You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for AHRC funding.

Opens: 03/05/2022 Closes: 28/07/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: April 2022

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million for game-changing, commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy. It must be an innovative, disruptive, ambitious, world-class solution, with no similar technology commercially available anywhere in the world.

Opens: 25/04/2022 Closes: 27/07/2022

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Events

Wed
12
May
2021

Digital Business Meetup - Creative Industries

10.00 - 12.30 | Online

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Fri
14
May
2021

Creative Industries Fund: Briefing Event

09.30 - 12.30 | Online

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Mon
27
Sep
2021

5G and the Creative Industries: Gaming

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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News

18.02.2022

Young Innovators Success Stories: Megan Jones, Curated Makers, North West

North-west based Megan Jones won the Young Innovators Award 2020/21 with her innovative ambition of curating local groups of micro-businesses and helping them access the UK’s biggest high-street chains.

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15.03.2022

Young Innovators Success Stories: Abbey Gregg, Alyda, West Midlands

West Midlands-based Abbey Gregg secured the Young Innovators Award 2020/21 from Innovate UK and The Prince’s Trust at the very beginning of her innovation journey. 

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