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Applications Are Now Open To Join Digital Catapult’s CreativeXR Programme

January 22, 2019 / Peter Graham

A year ago digital technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and the Arts Council England launched CreativeXR, a programme aimed at supporting the development of new virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) experiences. Today, they’ve announced that applications are now open for CreativeXR 2019.The initiative is looking to fund 20 immersive projects, with successful applicants able to receive up to £20,000 GBP of early-stage investment to develop their prototype. Those chosen will also gain access to mentoring from industry leaders, as well as Digital Catapult’s nationwide network of Immersive Labs and opportunities to pitch for further development funding.For 2019 CreativeXR ‘is seeking submissions which focus on creative, consumer-facing experiences enabled by immersive technologies’ states a press release. Examples given include:New forms of interactive entertainment.