Community and Cluster Building, 2018-19
In January 2018 we started the Immersive Liverpool network group to bring people together across the city region to start thinking about the potential of Immersive Technologies across a number of sectors.
The first event took place at Sensor City and focused on Mixed Reality. Speakers including Laval Virtual in Liverpool from France, Invest Liverpool and demos from companies including Realspace and others ranging from Virtual Reality, Holographic Experiences and Mobile Apps.
Our second event in February was held at the VR Here Arcade in Liverpool and focused on shared experiences in immersive environments, with speakers including vTime and Synthetic Worlds and a number of other city region companies.
In March we held our third event, focused on Storytelling in Augmented Reality with speakers including BBC R&D talking about their AR apps, as well as augmented reality specialists Draw and Code and the Immersive Storylab showing some of their work and experiences in this space. We also had a live link to the Laval Virtual Festival in France.
In April we took a delegation of 10 companies and organisations out to the ARVR Innovate Conference in Dublin to develop collaborations with our twin city across the Irish Sea.
In May we held an event, in collaboration with BIMA Immersive Tech Thinktank and Alder Hey Childrens Hospital Innovation Unit, focused on the applications of Immersive Technology in healthcare. Including the work of surgeons using mixed reality and training innovations from the University of Liverpool Medical School, Diabetes UK and Immersive Interactive.
In June we helped to support another event focused on Immersive Technologies Disrupting the Future of Healthcare at the International Festival for Business, with over 200 people coming to hear about the important work that is being developed in this space.
In December 2018 we supported the Immersive Storytelling Experiences Research Symposium, which had over 250 companies and delegates exploring R&D in Immersive Tech
In March 2019, we supported the Storyhack XR residency and in April 2019 we ran a workshop on Interactive Video with Artist Sam Meech.
We are also currently working with Liverpool City Council on a strategy for the region.
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