CALL FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS
This £2m Research and Partnership Development call for the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences supports the development of early-stage research partnerships that will explore the creation of new immersive experiences addressing three key themes: Memory, Place and Performance.
STOP PRESS: AHRC and EPSRC have announced the 32 research projects that have successful secured funding.
This page brings together details of the projects funded plus a series of helpful resources about the call, including: a short video intro from Professor Andrew Chitty, a list of over 1,000 potential collaborators, a glossary, FAQ and videos from our London briefing event and Head of BBC R&D, Adrian Woolard.
Funded Projects Announced
Professor Andrew Chitty, AHRC Creative Economy Champion, said: “The unprecedented breadth and quality of applications for this call illustrates the extraordinary dynamism and expertise of practitioners applying immersive technologies to new narratives and experiences.
“As UK creative industries continue to excel, it is vital that they are positioned to make the most of the opportunities that arise from new technology. The 32 chosen research projects will help ensure that they’re ready to do just that.”
These 32 projects will lead the way for the future of immersive experiences and form part of a wider investment strategy, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and the recently announced £33m* Audiences of the Future programme and demonstrators. –see page 76 of the Industrial Strategy White Paper for further details
» The hills are alive: combining the benefits of natural environments and group singing through immersive experiences led by Dr Helena Daffern at University of York
» XR: CIIRKES / Extraordinary Circus Creative Immersive Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchanges led by Helen Wendy Kennedy at University of Brighton [more]
» Augmented Browsing of Books in Historic Libraries led by Professor Nicholas Pickwoad at University of the Arts London
» Immersion and Inclusive Music Performance led by Dr Franziska Schroeder at Queen’s University of Belfast
» Virtual Holocaust Memoryscapes: Scoping the Creation of Immersive, Spatial Archives of the Bergen‐Belsen and Neuengamme Memorial Sites led by Dr Matthew Boswell at University of Leeds [more]
The full list of projects is available here.
- address 3 theme challenges
- grants up to £75k FECFully Economically Costed, see call docs for further details
- 6-9 month research projects
- interdisciplinary teams
- include industry partners
- lead org must be UK based
Immersive Experiences Intro Video
Only have 3 minutes to spare? Watch a short intro to the Immersive Experiences Research call from AHRC Creative Economy Champion, Professor Andrew Chitty.
Aug 2 Webinar Briefing + Q&A
Recording of the Immersive Experiences Research call webinar briefing and Q&A, Aug 2 2017.
Adrian Woolard Interview
Interview with Adrian Woolard, the BBC’s Head of North Lab & Connected Studio including tips on partnerships, proposals and how to engage with the BBC. (3mins)
London Briefing + Q&A
Recording of the Immersive Experiences Research call London briefing and Q&A at the Digital Catapult.
IMMERSIVE BRIEFINGS PRESENTATION
This slide deck was used during the Immersive Experiences Research Call briefings events
A core aim of this goal is to support the formation and development of interdisciplinary early-stage research partnerships between industry partners and academics from the disciplines covered by both AHRC and EPSRC.
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