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Winners to host new creative industries centre of excellence announced

Date: 04/10/2018


A new £10 million centre funded by the Government’s Industrial Strategy will develop cutting-edge creative training and research programmes in immersive storytelling to ensure the UK creative workforce is the most skilled in the world in the use of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technologies.

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal Holloway, University of London, have won a competition to run the new National Centre of Excellence in Immersive Storytelling following a UK Research and Innovation competition.

The centre is a key element of the £33 million Audience of the Future programme, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. The winning bidders were announced during a speech at the Raindance Film Festival by Andrew Chitty, Audience of the Future Challenge Director.

To find out more about Audience of the Future, the National Centre of Excellence and its launch, please visit the UK Research and Innovation website.

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