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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

Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society - Cluster 2

Horizon Europe has a wide variety of open calls for culture, creativity and inclusive society, with closing dates in September 2021 or April 2022. Some of these also include AI, big data, digital tech, materials and health.

Opens: 19/07/2021 Closes: 06/04/2022

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22

Applications are now open for National Lottery Grants for Heritage from £3,000 to £5million, prioritising heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development and job creation, support wellbeing, create better places to live, work and visit, and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 30/04/2022

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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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

26.08.2021

Covid-19 safety in large events: supporting the events industry through mathematical sciences

The events industry has been particularly impacted by the pandemic. KTN recently advised several large event operators on how transmission risk can be understood and managed as large event gatherings reopen.

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28.09.2021

Young Innovators Success Stories: Ben Bowler, Founder, Indie

Serial innovator Ben Bowler is on a mission to revolutionise how the music industry uses cutting-edge AI technology to support the next-generation of creators.

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