Convergent screen technologies and performance in realtime (CoSTAR) - AHRC

Logo of the CoSTAR (Convergent screen technologies and performance in realtime) programme

The CoSTAR programme provides researchers, companies and institutions across the UK with the infrastructure they need to conduct world-class research and development (R&D) in screen and performance technology.

CoSTAR will support the design, development and creation of state-of-the-art facilities, resources and expertise to underpin the long-term competitiveness of the UK’s screen and performance sectors.

Established with £75.6 million of funding and delivered by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the CoSTAR national network comprises a National Lab, three Network Labs and a Foresight Lab.

The CoSTAR programme was announced alongside the government’s Creative Industries Sector Vision in June 2023, and launched at the Beyond Conference in November 2023.

CoSTAR is funded through UK Research and Innovation’s Infrastructure Fund, which supports the facilities, equipment and resources that are essential for researchers and innovators to do groundbreaking work.

The CoSTAR network includes:

Last updated: 27 November 2023

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