North East England has a fantastic portfolio of physical space and technical support for new and growing companies moving to the region.
PROTO in Gateshead is Europe’s first dedicated centre for emerging technology. Its world-class facilities include a motion capture studio, sound stage for digital content creation and a photogrammetry rig to create 3D models.
The North East Tees Valley Immersive Lab, managed by North East Tees Valley Digital Catapult, gives businesses the chance to experience immersive technology – such as augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality – first-hand to improve the impact and efficiency of the technology. Academic and research institutions also work with the Lab to advise industry on opportunities for market growth.
In early 2021, Gateshead will open an Immersive and Games Incubation Hub to support start-up games and immersive technology companies. It will provide funding to access specialists, community and in-house consultants and connect businesses to leading companies such as Apple, Epic, Steam and a range of publishers.