Event: CoSTAR briefing event: online

10:15am to 12:00pm UK time
Registration deadline:
Registration closed
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Consortia members considering applying for funding

Introducing CoSTAR

The Convergent Screen Technologies and performance in Realtime (CoSTAR) programme is a major UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)-AHRC research and innovation infrastructure investment. It is an estimated £75.6 million investment over 6 years, subject to business case approvals.

Funded primarily through the UKRI Infrastructure Fund, it will support a network of experimental labs to research the development and use of convergent technologies in the creative sectors. Applications for this funding opportunity opened on 11 October 2022.

To support the launch of CoSTAR we are running a series of briefing events around the UK in October and November.

These events are an opportunity for potential bidders and consortia to learn more about the CoSTAR programme and find out full details of the application process.

About CoSTAR

The unprecedented success of AHRC’s Creative Industries Clusters programme demonstrated the transformational impact that funded research can have on the creative sector. AHRC is committed to building on this legacy to secure the UK’s competitiveness, and this major new infrastructure investment in CoSTAR is leading the way.

CoSTAR will transform the screen and performance sectors of the UK’s creative industries.

CoSTAR is intended to be a networked infrastructure supporting a series of facilities operating in close collaboration. The forthcoming funding opportunity is for proposals to deliver a CoSTAR national lab and 3 or more CoSTAR network labs which together will comprise the central architecture of the new infrastructure.

The network labs will work close to the current challenges faced by industry while the national lab will support research on future waves of technology.

Who can apply to CoSTAR

Funding applications are welcome from higher education institutions, independent research organisations or research and technology organisations as lead bidders, in partnership consortia with:

  • at least 1 commercial or industry co-location partner
  • 1 local enterprise partnership, local or combined authority or equivalent economic development body or enterprise agency

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