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.

Current Creative Industries funding opportunities

Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2022 to 2023, Round 3

Opens: 27/06/2022 Closes: 14/09/2022

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme allows a UK registered business or not for profit organisation to partner with a UK education institution, research and technology organisation (RTO) or Catapult to deliver a specific, strategic innovation project.

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Knowledge Assets Grant Fund: Explore, Expand, Extend

Opens: 15/07/2022 Closes: 15/12/2022

UK public sector organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.9 million to better exploit high-potential intangible assets. This funding is from the Knowledge Asset Grant Fund programme and delivered by the Government Office for Technology Transfer.

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Scottish EDGE round 20

Opens: 20/07/2022 Closes: 23/08/2022

Having already invested £20 million into over 500 businesses with entrepreneurial potential, the Scottish EDGE Awards round 20 opens in July 2022. Awards can be up to £100,000 per company.

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Related Events and Recordings


Digital Business Meetup - Creative Industries

10.00 - 12.30 | Online

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Creative Industries Fund: Briefing Event

09.30 - 12.30 | Online

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5G and the Creative Industries: Gaming

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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