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Attracting investment for immersive experiences

Friday 11th November

Looking for investment to help you turn your great idea into a compelling immersive experience? Interested in understanding who is funding  different forms of immersive content?  Keen to understand new financial models and opportunities?

Attracting investment for immersive experiences  brings together experts from  key  organisations, such as  Creative UK, Arts Council England, Immerse UK and Innovate UK  to discuss who  supports immersive content production, what they are looking for and  what you need to do to be successful. 

Come prepared to be excited and stretched – gaining investment and funding is never easy – but also to be inspired by those who have succeeded.  Immersive content and the tech used to create it is evolving rapidly. The same is true for funding and investment, but with challenges come opportunities for those prepared to be pioneers.

Hear from a range of fantastic speakers:

David Nottage

David is an award-winning Creative Director, working in the communications and content spaces in the UK, USA and Middle East.

As creative lead David has devised and delivered projects for broadcast channels such as the BBC, ITV and Discovery, and brands including Audi, Tesco, Renault, Kraft, Axa, IBM and Youngs. David has also worked extensively in the third sector, developing campaigns for Mencap, Macmillan, CLIC Sargent and the NSPCC among others.

Working extensively in multi-agency and multi-stakeholder environments, David has gained an innate understanding of how to distil key messages and position them effectively in markets, to grow awareness, raise profile or drive sales.

Nema Hart

SW Director Place, Economy & Partnerships, Arts Council England Nema has worked for Arts Council England, the national development agency for creativity and culture since 2003 in numerous roles regionally, nationally and in the SW Area. She is currently seconded into the role of SW Director Place, Economy & Partnerships where she is responsible for leading on SW’s approach to ‘Levelling Up for Culture’. This includes working in partnership with key stakeholders including local government to drive up investment and engagement in creativity and culture. Nema’s previous roles included Senior Manager for the Cultural Investment Programme in the SW and area lead for Creative Media where she facilitated several international programmes supporting talent in immersive creative tech. She is passionate about supporting creative talent and has founded several organisations and initiatives to nurture and celebrate diversity within the creative technology sectors. Nema’s academic background and interests are in arts, science, and technology. She has a BSc (Hons) MediaLab Arts and an MSc in Digital Futures from the University of Plymouth.

Ralph Heimsohn

Based in Germany, specialist in creation, design and production of non-astronomy related content für Fulldome Projection. Founder of Tilt Design Studio, the company that created the fulldome shows “Alien Action” and ”Darwin and his fabulous Orchids”.

Juli Tagger

Based in Buenos Aires, Juli is a director, producer and scriptwriter specializing in character animation, with 20 years of experience working in international projects. Creative director at Buenos Aires Planetarium and founder of the Immersive Animation Workshop in order to create science visualization immersive content.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans is Creative Industries Impact and Partnership Development Manager at the University of Exeter. She started her career as a television director/producer and co-founded one of the UK’s most innovative and successful digital production companies which pioneered online services for UK cultural institutions, education providers and media organisations. Joanne has delivered complex cross-media projects with multimillion budgets. She exec produced hundreds of hours of broadcast television and produced one of the BBC’s first interactive online drama. Her company won 3 BAFTA Interactive Awards, United Nations World Information Society Award and a Royal Television Society Award for Education. She subsequently spent 10 years as an investment manager and director, investing in start-up and early stage creative, media and digital companies in London, Liverpool and Manchester.

Ruth Coalson

Independent consultant for the creative, attraction, fulldome and immersive film sector, successfully securing funds, producing invaluable market research, sales strategy, marketing, business advice and show distribution expertise. Advises the US International Planetarium Society’s (IPS) strategic planning team; member of the advisory board of IMERSA; who developed new VR software, Festoon.