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CREATIVE, DIGITAL
& DESIGN BUSINESS
DIGEST
October 2017 
A monthly round-up of useful information for UK
businesses seeking business support
@ktnuk
To subscribe to our updates click the
link below:
bit.ly/KTNregister
Main Feature 
Innovate UK funding calls
Funding Competitions 
Upcoming Events 
Investment
Support
Latest News
Contents 
Main Feature
Rise to the i3P Immersive Challenge at
Digital Construction Week
Heathrow Airport, Kier Group (Crossrail project) and CH2M
(Tideway Tunnel project) have set three exciting challenges
for UK businesses to address using immersive technologies.
The challenges are based on real-life issues and pitching
your innovative ideas could lead to working with these
industry-leading companies to develop your concepts
further.
P I T C H Y O U R I D E A S T O
T H E B I G G E S T N A M E S I N
C O N S T R U C T I O N
FIND OUT MORE 
Emerging and Enabling - Round 3 
Innovate UK funding call
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £25
million to develop innovative solutions to
challenges in emerging and enabling
technologies.
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
Opens: 04.09.17 | Closes: 08.11.17
Innovation in Health and Life Sciences - Round 3
 
Innovate UK funding call
UK businesses can apply for up to £15m for
projects that support small & medium sized
enterprises to develop innovations in health and
life sciences.
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
Opens: 02.10.17 | Closes: 06.12.17
Immersive Experiences Research Call  
Funding Competition
The AHRC and EPSRC Immersive Research
Development Partnerships are seeking proposals
for grants up to £75k to support the development
of early-stage research partnerships that can
explore the creation of new immersive experiences
addressing three key themes of memory, place
and performance.   
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
EDF Energy Pulse Awards 2017 - Energy in a digital world
Funding Competition
If you want to help shape the energy future and
are a budding entrepreneur, startup or SME have a
look at the categories for this year's competition. 
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
Upcoming Events 
12 October, London
Health & Life Sciences Round 3 Competition
Briefing
17 October, Sheffield
Digital Meet Manufacturing: Speed Networking
event
18 October, London
From mind’s eye to epic build: i3P challenges for
immersive technology
8 - 9 November,  Birmingham
Innovate 2017
15 November, Cardiff
Rethink Reality
Investment 
Digital Refer now includes more than 250 organisations that provide private
investment to Digital and Creative businesses in the UK, including: 
Accelerator Programmes
Business Incubators  
Start-up Studios
Venture Capital Funds
Angel Investor Networks
Corporate Venture Capital firms  
CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
Private Investment Directory
Latest News
FIND OUT MORE
We undertake a growing and broad range of
services, including delivery of small to large
projects/programmes. As our activities grow in
scale and complexity we are keen to ensure our
organisation has the right tools to support
resource management in a highly dynamic
environment as well as project and portfolio
management.
We are reviewing resource, portfolio and project
management software to assess suitability for
deployment in KTN:
In Scope: Resource Management, Portfolio
Management and Project Management
Out of scope: New Finance system, CRM
functionality.
Invitation to Tender:
Resource Management and Portfolio
and Project Management; Software
Service and Implementation Support
Latest News
FIND OUT MORE
RSSB, via the Rail Research UK Association
(RRUKA), is to invest up to £500,000 in academic-
led feasibility studies to identify data-driven
solutions to key network performance challenges
in the rail industry in order to increase reliability,
capacity and maintainability of the railway system.
An information and networking day will be held on
31 October 2017 in London.
Could your research help the rail
industry identify data-driven 
solutions to key network
performance challenges?
Latest News
FIND OUT MORE
The programme, a key recommendation in the
recent Bazalgette Review, starting in 2018, will
create new R&D partnerships across the UK. It’s a
fantastic opportunity for leading organisations
from industry and academic sectors to shape and
build the future of the creative industries.
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity.
Discover the £80m Creative
Industries Clusters Programme at
eight UK-wide briefing events this
October

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Creative, Digital & Design Business Digest - October 2017

  • 1. CREATIVE, DIGITAL & DESIGN BUSINESS DIGEST October 2017  A monthly round-up of useful information for UK businesses seeking business support @ktnuk
  • 2. To subscribe to our updates click the link below: bit.ly/KTNregister
  • 3. Main Feature  Innovate UK funding calls Funding Competitions  Upcoming Events  Investment Support Latest News Contents 
  • 4. Main Feature Rise to the i3P Immersive Challenge at Digital Construction Week Heathrow Airport, Kier Group (Crossrail project) and CH2M (Tideway Tunnel project) have set three exciting challenges for UK businesses to address using immersive technologies. The challenges are based on real-life issues and pitching your innovative ideas could lead to working with these industry-leading companies to develop your concepts further. P I T C H Y O U R I D E A S T O T H E B I G G E S T N A M E S I N C O N S T R U C T I O N FIND OUT MORE 
  • 5. Emerging and Enabling - Round 3  Innovate UK funding call UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £25 million to develop innovative solutions to challenges in emerging and enabling technologies. CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE Opens: 04.09.17 | Closes: 08.11.17
  • 6. Innovation in Health and Life Sciences - Round 3   Innovate UK funding call UK businesses can apply for up to £15m for projects that support small & medium sized enterprises to develop innovations in health and life sciences. CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE Opens: 02.10.17 | Closes: 06.12.17
  • 7. Immersive Experiences Research Call   Funding Competition The AHRC and EPSRC Immersive Research Development Partnerships are seeking proposals for grants up to £75k to support the development of early-stage research partnerships that can explore the creation of new immersive experiences addressing three key themes of memory, place and performance.    CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
  • 8. EDF Energy Pulse Awards 2017 - Energy in a digital world Funding Competition If you want to help shape the energy future and are a budding entrepreneur, startup or SME have a look at the categories for this year's competition.  CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE
  • 9. Upcoming Events  12 October, London Health & Life Sciences Round 3 Competition Briefing 17 October, Sheffield Digital Meet Manufacturing: Speed Networking event 18 October, London From mind’s eye to epic build: i3P challenges for immersive technology 8 - 9 November,  Birmingham Innovate 2017 15 November, Cardiff Rethink Reality
  • 10. Investment  Digital Refer now includes more than 250 organisations that provide private investment to Digital and Creative businesses in the UK, including:  Accelerator Programmes Business Incubators   Start-up Studios Venture Capital Funds Angel Investor Networks Corporate Venture Capital firms   CLICK TO FIND OUT MORE Private Investment Directory
  • 11. Latest News FIND OUT MORE We undertake a growing and broad range of services, including delivery of small to large projects/programmes. As our activities grow in scale and complexity we are keen to ensure our organisation has the right tools to support resource management in a highly dynamic environment as well as project and portfolio management. We are reviewing resource, portfolio and project management software to assess suitability for deployment in KTN: In Scope: Resource Management, Portfolio Management and Project Management Out of scope: New Finance system, CRM functionality. Invitation to Tender: Resource Management and Portfolio and Project Management; Software Service and Implementation Support
  • 12. Latest News FIND OUT MORE RSSB, via the Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA), is to invest up to £500,000 in academic- led feasibility studies to identify data-driven solutions to key network performance challenges in the rail industry in order to increase reliability, capacity and maintainability of the railway system. An information and networking day will be held on 31 October 2017 in London. Could your research help the rail industry identify data-driven  solutions to key network performance challenges?
  • 13. Latest News FIND OUT MORE The programme, a key recommendation in the recent Bazalgette Review, starting in 2018, will create new R&D partnerships across the UK. It’s a fantastic opportunity for leading organisations from industry and academic sectors to shape and build the future of the creative industries. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. Discover the £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme at eight UK-wide briefing events this October