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We will support the development of creative, consumer-facing experiences enabled by immersive technologies, which may include:
Content may be intended for in-home use (i.e. distributed online) or location-based use (i.e. part of a physical installation) and delivered* using:
Key Application Questions
Applicants will be asked a range of questions. These include but are not limited to:
As an internal team at Digital Catapult, we will filter the applications down initially to 50 using standardised criteria. We will then more manually (through group discussion) finalise the 40 that are to go to the external judging panel of 20.
There will be 20+ external judges, who are specifiCally chosen for their technical, business or creative expertise. Every application be judged by at least 3 independent judges (as well as the initial Digital Catapult and Arts Council England judges).
The judging criteria are:
*The criteria will be presented as statements. The judges will respond by indicating how strongly they accept these statements.
We will carry out due diligence on lead companies/organisations at the point of selection onto the programme. You must be willing to submit documentation upon request (including but not limited to bank account statements for the business, personal references)
The Marketplace event will be hosted at the end of the 12 week programme at the end of March (28 March TBC). This is a chance for you to show your prototype to a panel of the involved commissioning partners and supporting partners.
At this event there is the opportunity for further development funding and collaborations to form with the partners. However there is no guarantee of this funding being successful. Any further funding will require a further agreement with relevant terms and conditions to be put in place.
As this programme is being run with public funding, Digital Catapult and Arts Council England may carry out research related to this project, to help gain shareable insights around content making, and to assess impact of the content experiences and the programme itself. This may include (but is not limited to) producing published case studies or testimonies for which teams would be expected to contribute by providing appropriate feedback as required.
Deskspace is not included in this programme. We expect you to have the facilities to produce your experience already.
In order to carry out adequate user testing, companies will have access to immersive lab space in London, Brighton, Bristol, Gateshead and Belfast (subject to opening dates), in order to test their experience adequately.
Participants will receive details to book use of the labs.
We accept no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, that may arise from your participation, your reliance on any statements we may have made about the programme, or its suspension or withdrawal. We limit our liability overall to £20,000.