BIG GROWTH:
CREATIVE AND DIGITAL TECH
INNOVATION PROGRAMME

Starting in May for businesses working with creative and digital tech

A fully funded programme of support will be available to South London-based businesses and third-sector organisations working with creative and digital tech.

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Workshop Dates to be Announced (June 2024)

Join LSBU for a two-day creative tech introduction with Virtual Reality Artist Sean Rodrigo. Explore rapid idea creation using a suite of innovative creative tech tools.

The workshop will experiment with VR + AR, Motion Capture, and AI for immersive storytelling and business innovation. It will suit cultural institutions, advertisers, marketeers, and artists alike.

This hackathon-style workshop will guide attendees through use cases for different immersive technologies and include demonstrations of how they could be applied to respond to a clients’ brief, prototype new products, or, enhance existing services within your business offer.

Attendees will be able to get hands-on with these technologies and enhance their knowledge and skillset in relation to immersive tech.

To register – use the button at the end of the page. Attendees will be able to apply for academic collaborations in addition to attending this introductory workshop.

Why take part?

Are you exploring the use of creative and/or digital technologies to enhance your products and services? Perhaps you’re already running a creative tech business and are looking for support and a strong network to support your growth?

Led by London South Bank University’s (LSBU) Immersive Media Hub, this project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. In recognition of this rapidly growing area, this programme is designed to support companies in accelerating their technology/product development, access specialist expertise, and facilities available at LSBU, and network and connect with a cohort of creative and digital technologies companies and academics.

Participants who successfully register for the programme will have access to a range of creative, content production technologies from virtual reality, motion capture, virtual production and high-end editing workstations.

What format will it take?

The programme will offer various support, regardless of whether you/your business is familiar with immersive technology or not.

Group based workshops will be available to those looking to test and explore new technology and gain a better understanding of how creative tech can enhance their productivity, or be used to prototype new products and services.

Academic to Business’ collaborations are also available through the programme. This stream of support works by pairing enterprises with academic expertise from LSBU’s School of Arts and Creative Industries. Collaborations provide businesses with more bespoke, 1:2:1 support whereas the workshop support is designed to be more introductory and idea-provoking.

Who can take part?

This programme is open to start-ups, established businesses, social enterprises and charities in the following London boroughs: Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Richmond, Southwark, Sutton, and Wandsworth.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. Find out more

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