Calling all Creative Companies! – Join us to find out about funding and support for SMEs to develop innovative formats, stories and experiences.

StoryFutures is a new regional initiative that will work with SMEs to create innovative content and story experiences in next generation technologies. It will involve collaboration with top industry players such as BBC Studios, Pinewood, Heathrow, and The National Gallery – and offer funding and business development opportunities.
We have identified your company as an SME based in our area that could benefit from the opportunities on offer. We would like to invite a representative of your team to our first briefing event. Please see the details below, and you can register on Eventbrite.  StoryFutures briefing event

Date:          Wednesday 6th March 2019
Time:         4:30pm – 6:30pm (please arrive 4:30pm for 5pm start)
Location:   Shilling Building,  Royal Holloway University, Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0EX

Please book your free ticket on Eventrbite:

Why attend?

1.   Learn about StoryLab, our R&D commissioning process: Hear from The National Gallery, partners on our pilot R&D challenge that tackled immersive art, as well as the winning SME developing the prototype in collaboration with our research team.

2.   Find out our about our next R&D Challenge: We’ll be announcing our next StoryLab challenge in partnership with Heathrow Airport, with a £60,000 production budget. Find out about the challenge and the R&D expertise on offer to develop it.

3.    Network with others and gain support: Find out about our innovation support opportunities, including our production facilities and hot desking space. Meet potential new commissioners and collaborators, and network with other innovative SMEs in the region.

4.   Visit our Audience Insight Labs – Explore our testing facilities and meet our research team who offer cutting-edge expertise in audience behaviours in next generation story formats and environments.

What is the Gateway Cluster?

StoryFutures will primarily work with SMEs based in the Gateway Cluster – the blue area in the map below.