Digital & Creative Clyde Launchpad
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £900k in innovative R&D projects centred on the emerging cluster of creative and digital businesses in Glasgow.
Digital and Creative Clyde Launchpad is a new competition which
aims to stimulate this hotspot of digital and creative industries
by enabling companies to go further and/or faster towards
commercial success. The competition was launched in January
Working in partnership with us here at Creative Clyde, the
Technology Strategy Board ambition is to draw investment and people
into the area, and to encourage networking and collaboration to
strengthen the cluster.
Eleven creative and digital businesses in Glasgow have have now
been announced. They have won £620,000 between them to help develop
innovative new products and services.
Among their innovative ideas for new products are a small
flexible digital tag for wireless monitoring and security
applications, a 3D virtual reality technology that creates highly
immersive branding and training experiences and computer games
rendering technology that will help make feature films easier and
cheaper to produce (see editor's notes for descriptions of all
eleven winning projects).
The Digital and Creative Clyde Launchpad is designed to
accelerate the growth and expansion of digital and creative
businesses and help develop the growing community of creative
businesses in Glasgow. The competition was open to SMEs and after a
series of competitive rounds, the successful eleven companies have
been offered up to 60% funding for their innovative R&D
projects, up to a maximum of £60,000 per project.
The eleven winners are Connect-in, Axis Productions, Market App,
Streamba, Screenmedia Design, Front Page, Creative Training
Unlimited, Distrify, Stem Cloud, Dimensional Imaging and We Are