💲 Funding 💲
Deadline 12th August (round 1) and 21th August (round 2). Part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Directorate, CivTech brings together public expertise and private sector creativity to solve real problems, develop new products and deliver better services and make people’s lives better.
Deadline 12th August. This new Creative Europe pilot call will focus on supporting learning and innovation in the cultural and creative industries.
Deadline 13th August. The call offers recipients a share of $750,000 in funding, as well as optional technical support from Microsoft, including mixed-reality mentorship and technology access and training.
Deadline 4th September. Awards of up to £150,000 will be on offer
Deadline 10th September. Prize money totalling £100k.
Deadline 11th September. Up to £10m in loans to SMEs for game-changing late stage innovations with strong commercial potential that will significantly improve the UK economy.
Deadline 11th August. Offers up to £100k per developer. Must be in England but outside Greater London. Must include a dedicated version for Windows 10, distributed via the Windows 10 Store, and/or Xbox One.
Deadline 14th August. Female entrepreneurs running for-profit businesses that meet at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with over 1 year of revenue. 7 regional winners each win $100k. A further 14 runners up each win $30k, and all get high level coaching, workshops and media exposure.
Deadline 5th September. €50k available to "high risk" European companies looking to do market research, user testing, IP management, or feasibility assessment etc. The funding is to formulate a solid, high-potential innovation project with a European or global growth-oriented strategy.
Deadline 19th September. UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to develop innovative proposals with Singapore and other EUREKA countries.
Deadline 25th September. Total of €2 million to projects that test new initiatives in regard to rethinking the cinema experience. [CM; eSports, AR and geolocation gamification possibilities here].
Deadline 9th October. £50k funding to support innovation-led relative regional growth with local collaborations involving research and innovation.
Deadline 31st October. A total of €1.5M is available and the maximum funding per selected project is €50,000, to develop new XR solutions e.g. plugins for games engines such as Unity, low level components based on open APIs, standards and frameworks such as SolAR, or any XR Application.
Deadline 13th November. Develop AR/VR authoring tools for automated interactive content creation or develop solutions where the use of such technology is not mainstream. Focus should be on developing richer virtual environments, new user interfaces and improved immersion maximizing the feeling of presence. Budgets expected but not limited to being EUR 1.5-2 million with a duration from 12 to 24 months.
Deadline 17th September. Awards up of to $25k for projects focussed on avatars / digital humans.
Although seemingly can't afford an official website or corporate email to post this on, so not sure how real this one really is folks 🤷