University of Hertfordshire

Create Converge

Project: OtherResearch Grant

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Description

This is an ERDF INTERREG North Sea Region proposal, led by Dundee City Council in which UH is a partner. Funding is provided at 50%. The total amount shown below (£162,738) is the 50% that will be funded by INTERREG. The other half (£162,738) needs to be provided by UH over the course of the 3-year project. The amounts shown under "Budget" are the full amount, ie 100% of the eligible costs. The expected start date is the one shown on the application, but will now be changed, as we still wait for the signed agreement despite knowing for months that the bid has been successful.

Abstract:

The Hollywood movie “Interstellar” has seen calls from eminent science journals for this to be shown in schools. Why? Because top scientists say it accurately shows wormholes in space. The partners in Create Converge (CC) are celebrating this news because more importantly, it's a story of creative technology working in partnership with science - not just for entertainment. So The project is all about getting visualisation and games tech to work together and work with sectors from architecture to science. It brings together partners in four countries of the North Sea Region and taps into their wider networks to deliver on the promise of converging creative technologies (CCTs). Encompassing animation, visualisation, visual effects, virtual reality and games, these tools can be used to explore, interpret and present content and information. Beyond entertainment, they offer applications for all kinds of sectors and markets - medicine, industry, architecture - for training, service delivery and marketing. CC wants to strengthen and increase the existing capacity of NSR companies and organisations, improve service and systems and contribute towards the NSR as an internationally recognised hub for CCT services. Across the NSR, the project will benefit production service companies operating in CCT, foster cooperation with different sectors, and benefit organisations working in those sectors with tools so they can better show, tell and sell.
AcronymCC
StatusActive
Period2/04/161/04/19

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