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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

Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting

The SME Brexit Support Fund could give you up to £2,000 to help with training or professional advice, if your business has up to 500 employees and no more than £100 million annual turnover.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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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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Creative Industries Fund: fast start business growth pilot

UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for a package of support to grow their business. This package includes ongoing support from Innovate UK EDGE and funding of up to £25,000 for innovation projects.

Opens: 17/05/2021 Closes: 16/06/2021

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Events

Fri
2
Oct
2020

Material and Manufacturing Challenges in making Fashion sustainable?

10.00 - 15.00 | Online

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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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News

09.04.2021

Join our Digital Business Meetup 2021/22 Online Series

Learn about funding and business support opportunities available for UK-based digital companies.

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14.04.2021

Launching soon - £2.5m Creative Industries Fund

Innovate UK is launching a new funding competition called ‘Creative Industries Fund’.

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