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Open call

The future of training: Virtual, augmented and mixed reality showcase

Open date: Monday 1 October 2018   Close date: Friday 9 November 2018

This open call will shine a spotlight on the immersive opportunities for enterprises and how content can be used in a training environment. We’re looking for startups and scaleups with the latest solutions and applications in virtual, augmented and mixed reality, to showcase at Digital Catapult.

Virtual, augmented and mixed reality create the opportunity to transport people into an environment or situation where they are enveloped and engaged at greater depth than previously possible. Immersive technology has proved to be a powerful tool in increasing memory retention through meaningful learning experiences. For this reason, over the last decade VR/AR/MR have been used for training purposes across a range of industries. Digital Catapult is looking for startups and scaleups creating training content to showcase their solutions at our London centre.

Some common themes explored through training content include: accounting for implicit biases, developing career skills, improving interpersonal relationships or the replication of dangerous situations.

Who should apply

We’re looking for UK startups with immersive applications in training with informative, engaging and informative content.

  • Preferably, companies developing content that is applicable to the manufacturing and creative industries.
  • This is a showcase looking at the industry potential of training content and not education.

Why should you apply

Successful applicants will showcase at Digital Catapult for three months.

Participants in the showcase will:

  • Obtain a physical display of their product and company in Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab.
  • Have the opportunity to present at our immersive in training conference (29 November)
  • Have one-to-one time with Digital Catapult experts, as well as access to our network in the public sector, to larger companies and in the research and academic communities
  • Get discounted access to Digital Catapult’s Immersive Lab and other facilities

Additional information

Please see below for requirements and requisites:

  • Startups must be able to showcase from November 2018 – March 2019 (note you do not have to be on site all the time but we do encourage you to use the centre to make the most of your time with us).
  • Startups must be open to showcasing content at Digital Catapult London and our regional centres (North East and Tees Valley, Brighton and Belfast)
  • Applicants must have at least a working prototype and be looking to develop use cases or begun recruiting clients.