Digital Catapult has announced an Open Call for Augmentor, a 12-week accelerator programme offering early stage immersive companies technical and business mentorship, access to state-of-the-art facilities and regular check-ins with investors.
Augmentor is aimed at the next generation of companies developing innovative, commercially focused applications for augmented and virtual reality. Bringing together investors, commercial partners and early-stage companies, it aims to accelerate UK investment in immersive technologies, their development and adoption by industry.
Up to ten companies selected to participate in the programme will receive 12 weeks of support from Digital Catapult and partners, to help them fine-tune their technology and business proposition ahead of pitching to investors at a showcase in January. Propositions can be relevant to any sector, but the ideas must be commercially viable.
Alongside mentoring, successful applicants will receive masterclasses delivered by Digital Catapult, programme partners and mentors, including HTC Vive X, Edge Investments, Remagine Ventures, Station 12 and Mercia Asset Management PLC. They will also have access to state-of-the-art immersive facilities, including Digital Catapult’s Immersive Labs, and the opportunity to draw on Digital Catapult’s network of supporters, research groups and academic institutions.
Partnering with some of the World’s leading investment funds on the programme, Digital Catapult aims to stimulate UK private investment into companies developing innovative and commercially-focused applications of augmented, and virtual reality. Through driving awareness and understanding of the emerging sector, the programme plays a crucial role in developing an immersive ecosystem in the UK and delivering sustainable sector growth.