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 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.

Related Opportunities

Creative Catalyst 2023

Opens: 05/12/2022 Closes: 15/02/2023

UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative industries sector can apply for funding up to £50,000 with a package of support to grow their business.

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XR prize challenge: fight climate change

Opens: 20/10/2022 Closes: 31/12/2022

The XR Prize Challenge: Fight Climate Change is a global competition harnessing AR and VR (XR) solutions to help fight climate change. AWE is inviting submissions from teams and individuals, and especially collaborations between XR technologists and climate change experts from around the world, to…

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DCMS Create Growth Fund: Competition 1

Opens: 28/11/2022 Closes: 08/02/2023

UK registered micro/SMEs in the creative sector, in six specified regions of England, can apply for £10k-£30k for innovation projects to grow their business.

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Related Events and Recordings


Create Growth Programme - Funding Competition Briefing Event

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Innovate UK Creative Catalyst - Briefing event

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Ignite Conversation: Creativity, the Circular Economy, and Commercial Control

12.00 - 13.00 | Online

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