VRTGO 2017 Supported by Innovate UK
Immersive Technology promises to bring change in every aspect of our lives. From the way we experience entertainment and education, medical research, vehicle design, manufacturing processes or how we interact as citizens, the possibilities are endless. The technologies, tools and platforms are just starting to take shape and the UK is in a great position to be an international leader.
Attend VRTGO 2017 and find out how Immerse UK network can help your business and how Innovate UK are supporting Immersive tech to maximise the creative and commercial opportunities. The global VR market is predicted to be worth over $100bn by 2021 and the UK is at the forefront with major private investment in VR technologies and content production.
Innovate UK, through KTN, recognises that if we are to remain competitive in this area we need to stay ahead of the game in terms of research and development, user experience, design and creative storytelling. As such it has established Immerse UK as the national network of immersive businesses and researchers, and is hosting a future technology panel at VRTGO this year.
Matt Sansam, Innovation Lead for Digital at Innovate UK said: “UK businesses are in an excellent position to maximise opportunities from Immersive Technology. I’d urge companies attending VRTGO 2017 to seek out Innovate UK or Immerse UK to find out about the funding and connections available to help them grow and innovate.”
Fiona Kilkelly, KTN said: “We have some of the best developers here in the UK creating new hardware, software and standards for these emerging technologies. Immerse UK aims to be the voice and the beating heart of the Immersive sector. We will be ensuring that government is putting together the right programmes to help business, shouting about our achievements to the rest of the world and attracting business and investment for our members.”
Immerse UK’s advisory board is chaired by Sol Rogers, an Immersive tech legend, CEO of REWIND studios and founder of VRLO. “We have seen first-hand the impact immersive technology has on an audience, we are excited about being part of this new era and we want to help other companies in the UK benefit. We realise the bigger the sector in the UK the better it is for all ofus in terms of skills, businesses, and research. Immerse UK is the first nation-wide network for immersive companies and we aim to keep these “firsts” coming to drive the industry forward”
Find out more about Innovate UK support for VR and AR by attending this year’s VRTGO event on the 1st and 2nd of November, Newcastle Gateshead UK. Also meet the teams from Digital Catapult and Immerse UK. Sign up www.vrtgo.co.uk