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/ 29.11.2019

Immerse UK launches new Premium Membership to fast track innovation in immersive technologies

Today sees the launch of Immerse UK’s NEW premium membership model.

It offers individuals, businesses, and research organisations a range of services and member benefits to help grow their businesses, make new connections and discover new markets. 

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The UK is steaming ahead in the area of immersive technology and organisations such as Immerse UK help us cement our position as a world leader in this space. Not only is it shining a light on the exceptional talent that is developing in the UK and is helping it grow through identifying opportunities and connecting the industry as a whole, but Immerse UK also has the ability to lobby government to support this high growth industry.

Over the past three years, Immerse UK has established itself as the UK’s leading membership organisation dedicated to supporting those developing, creating, and embracing immersive technologies. It has been a privilege to be the Chairman for the last couple of years and I’m excited about the new phase Immerse UK is entering.

Having grown a strong and diverse community of over 4,000 active members, Immerse UK is evolving to reflect membership needs and industry demands. Developed in partnership with industry, Premium Membership provides additional member benefits that target some of the issues and challenges outlined in the annual Immersive Economy Report, the most recent report being published on November 19th in association with Digital Catapult.

Some of the exciting new benefits include a listing in The Directory, the definitive guide to the UK’s immersive tech sector with a member listing, a showcase of their work and direct connections across the UK’s immersive marketplace; the ability to discover immersive projects on the R&D Project Board and the ability to find and connect with the potential collaborators, customers, investors and researchers through the extensive network of Immerse UK connections. 

REWIND is proud to be one of the 23 Founder Members. These UK companies and Universities will support the growth of the network over the next few years and help champion the brand on a UK and international stage.  The founding members are:

  • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Innovation
  • AMRC
  • BAE Systems
  • CAMERA at University of Bath
  • Digital Catapult
  • Epic Games
  • Factory 42
  • Imagination
  • InnovationRCA
  • HVM Catapult
  • HTC Vive
  • Marshmallow Laser Feast
  • Microsoft
  • National Theatre
  • Pre-Loaded
  • PwC
  • REWIND
  • Royal Holloway
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Sheridans
  • Sublime
  • Unity
  • University of York

Fiona Kilkelly, Head of Immerse UK said, “We are very excited about the next growth stage of Immerse UK.  Our support from Innovate UK over the last three years has been instrumental in helping us develop a good foothold in the industry and understand what the industry really needs to help it grow and develop on an international scale.  We have a strong network of Founder Members and a supportive network of partners who will help us deliver a membership network that is designed for the industry by the industry.”

This article was written by Sol Rogers, Founder and CEO of REWIND and Chairman of Immerse UK.

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