About the Briefing Event

This Immersive Experiences: Briefing Event is part of a programme of national outreach and engagement activities, which have been organised by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support the new AHRC and Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) call for Immersive Experiences Research Development Partnerships.

The event will provide delegates with the background and detailed information about the call. There will also be opportunities to explore the call themes, as well as meet and network with potential partners and the AHRC Creative Economy Programme team.

This event is supported by the Pervasive Media Studio

About the Research Call

The AHRC and EPSRC Immersive Research Development Partnerships call is seeking proposals for grants for up to £75K to support the development of early stage research partnerships that can explore the creation of new immersive experiences addressing the call’s three key themes:

  • Memory
  • Place
  • Performance

This is a multidisciplinary research call with up to £2M available to support collaborations between the Arts and Humanities and other disciplines from Psychology to Engineering and between researchers, creative practitioners and businesses.

Collaborations must address the call themes with creative practice research, be led-by academic researchers and include industrial partners that can demonstrate domain knowledge or provide user insight or access.

The aim is to support new interdisciplinary research that has the potential to develop into larger scale projects suitable for future funding. This call will support partnership building, concept formation and prototyping projects of 6-9 months duration.

Key Dates

  • Call documents available: July 2017
  • Joint Electronic Submission System (Je-S) open: Sept 2017
  • Deadline for proposal submissions: 5th October 2017


Who is this event aimed at?

Arts and Humanities and Technology, Social Science Researchers, Creative Economy Industrial Partners.

  • Arts and humanities researchers: Performance Studies, Philosophy, Music, Architecture, Design Research, Service Design, interactive Design, Design Informatics, Media and Arts, Film, Digital and Creative Arts, Fine Art, Archaeology, Environmental Humanities, Museum Studies, information Studies, Digital Humanities, Heritage, IROs
  • Technology and social science researchers: in HCI, Sensors and Signal Processing, Cybersecurity, Telecommunications (infrastructure and services), Satellite and Space Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Graphics, Simulation and Modelling, GIS and informatics, Computer Games, Motion and Performance Capture, Urban Planning and Smart Cities, Ethnographers, Anthropologists, Geographers, Psychologists and those interested in new business models and cultural practice.
  • Creative Economy industrial partners: GIS providers, Planners, Publishers, Software and Service Providers (including OEMs) Aerospace, Film and TV Production Companies, Motion and Performance Capture, Film Studios and support services, Design Studios, Computer Games Developers, Theatre Companies, Live Events Producers and Technical Providers, Retailers, Museums and Galleries, Heritage sector (including interpretation and land management), VR & AR software developers, Animations and GFX, Architects and Digital Design Companies supporting all these sectors

Why you should attend

  • Discover more about the immersive research call: the landscape, aims and outcomes
  • Explore the themes: memory, place and performance and how to apply them to your field
  • Be inspired by case studies and interviews with experts in immersive experiences
  • Talk to the AHRC, Creative Economy Programme and EPSRC teams about the call
  • Network with fellow attendees from academic and industry organisations and find potential collaborators

What will happen at the Event?

A full agenda will be released shortly.

Will there be any refreshments?

Yes, there will be tea, coffee and soft drinks available during the event and a light buffet lunch following the presentations or a light breakfast in Glasgow and London. Let us know about any dietary requirements when you register.

Are there events in other cities?

Yes, please see the full programme of events below:

  • 04 July - Bristol
  • 05 July - Glasgow
  • 06 July - York
  • 07 July - Manchester
  • 13 July - Brighton
  • 14 July - London
  • 14 July - Webinar

More information and event/webinar registration

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can email Eliza, who is coordinating this event, and she will be happy to answer any questions.

If I can't make any of the events how do I find out more?

We will be recording and live streaming the briefing event in London on 14th July, so you can either watch online on the day (register for the webinar here) or view the recording afterwards.

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