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Immersive Technology Investment Accelerator

Up to £2m grant funding alongside private equity investment to support innovative immersive technology companies

SME projects UK businesses doing R&D in immersive technology can apply for a share of up to £2 million grant funding alongside private equity investment.

The grant funding is from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

This investment accelerator competition is for UK-based micro, small or medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who are looking for grant funding and who want to establish an equity relationship with a UK venture capital firm. The competition aims to encourage investment in innovative immersive technology companies.

These companies can be engaged in: 

  • immersive content production
  • the delivery of new immersive products, services or platforms 
  • or the development of novel immersive software, hardware or devices


To lead a project you must:

  • be a UK-based micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) in immersive technology
  • carry out your research and development (R&D) activity in the UK
  • commit to co-investment from one of the investor partners listed in the scope section
  • apply as a single company

    Opening 20 May 2019
    Closes: 3 July 2019

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