The Innovate UK KTN Creative team helps organisations interested in innovation in the Creative Industries to access funding, expert knowledge and to make powerful and diverse connections.
We can help you take the next step by connecting you with the right funding, people and expertise.
Our people have a deep expertise and work with a wide range of companies who are developing new technologies, platforms, products and solutions that enable the Creative Industries to thrive. These companies are innovating in the areas of production, creation, distribution and sales of creative content. They are improving workflows and ways of doing things, enabling inspiring media and content to be produced and sold across the globe.The kind of Creative industries companies we work with are developing new technologies for use in sectors like Broadcast, Streaming and Film, VFX, Immersive and VR, Games, Live Events. They are utilising technologies such as AI, IoT, Machine Vision, fast 5G and telecoms tech, cybersecurity and online safety technologies, advanced projection and lighting, smart and green fabrication and manufacturing.
The Creative Industries team will help you find out about opportunities for the sector including funding. We’ll also support you when applying for funding so you maximise your change for success. We’ll identify partners best suited to your needs from our network of innovators, across sectors and technology areas.
By helping connect organisations and people across all sectors, we help shape the future and build a better and stronger innovation system.
Click here for open funding opportunities for the Creative Industries.
Our current focus in this area
Helping businesses in six English regions convert their creative potential in to creative growth.
The Creative Catalyst is a £30 million programme of phased financial and non-financial activities to provide end to end innovation support for high potential businesses in the creative sector.
Immerse UK brings together industry, researchers and research organisations, the public sector, entrepreneurs, innovators and end-users to support the UK in becoming the global leader in applications of immersive technologies: high-end visualisation, virtual, mixed, and augmented reality, haptics and other sensory interfaces with data.
Empowering UK organisations to harness the power of AI through support and funding, bridging the AI divide for a more productive UK.
Zero Waste Scotland Circular Textiles Fund
Opens: 01/05/2023 Closes: 09/06/2023
Scottish businesses can apply for support from the Circular Textiles Fund to support the development of circular supply chains in Scotland.
Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition: Round 9
Opens: 11/05/2023 Closes: 12/07/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for loans of £100k-£2m for innovative projects with strong commercial potential to improve the UK economy.
Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2023 to 2024, Round 3
Opens: 23/05/2023 Closes: 05/07/2023
UK registered academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £9m to fund innovation projects with businesses or not for profits.
Related Events and Recordings
DCMS Create Growth Programme – Investor Roundtable 1
10.30 - 16.30 | London
Digital Business Meet-up: Creative Industries
10.00 - 12.30 | Online
Digital Modernisation of Textiles and Fashion
10.00 - 16.00 | Manchester
Event slides now available
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