CoSTAR Live Lab - AHRC

The CoSTAR Live Lab is led by the University of York with core partners:

  • Production Park
  • Screen Yorkshire
  • Wakefield Council
  • Vodafone
  • York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

The CoSTAR Live Lab will develop technologies for future live performance experiences using virtual production, from small-scale pilots to arena-sized productions.

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The Live Lab facility will:

  • provide research and development (R&D) capabilities to develop innovative, low-cost technologies and efficient workflows to transform the live performance sector
  • enable commercialisation of research and novel technologies that are close to market and shaped by the needs of industry
  • incubate startups and high-growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
  • deliver an access programme to enable public and industry participation in R&D activities, workshops, networking events, technology showcases, lectures and symposia

CoSTAR Live Lab will include three main laboratory spaces:

  • a large-volume commercial virtual production stage with high-resolution motion tracking, LED panels and 3D immersive sound
  • a network lab for performer-performer and performer-audience interaction
  • an end-user experience lab for virtual production

Last updated: 22 November 2023

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