Challenge North East
We were delighted to receive funding from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership Challenge North East Fund, which allowed us to further develop our immersive capabilities and generate AR and VR from performances. Another step along the way in our digital dance innovation journey! Pictured below are dancers Arran Green and Jenna Anne Nathan, experimenting with our new volcap rig. We are very grateful for the support from the LEP, from Dance City and from the Sage Gateshead.
Challenge North East saw the LEP offer funding and development support to SMEs whose ideas could help the North East adapt to the challenges of COVID-19 in two specific areas – delivering safe and engaging in-person events; and safely adapting in-home services. Challenge North East is delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork, Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley and Sunderland Software City. Challenge North East was funded through the government’s Local Growth Fund. The Local Growth Fund is supporting capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport as part of the North East Growth Deal.