Creative Cluster

StoryFutures Creative Cluster creates and helps fund R&D projects with creative businesses in the 'Gateway Cluster region' immediately to London's west.

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StoryFutures Academy delivers cutting edge training in immersive technology and immersive storytelling for the traditional screen industries nationwide.

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Our Business Network

If you are a creative or digital business with under 250 employees based in the Gateway cluster, you can join our network to connect with other innovators, meet potential customers and collaborators, and gain access to business support and cutting-edge market intelligence.

Joining the network is free, quick and easy. As a member you can:

  1. Apply to take part in Innovation Opportunities, including StoryLab commissions, R&D on demand and support with funding bids to develop innovative projects with significant commercial potential.
  2. Attend our Networking and Showcase events, to grow your networks, promote your work, hear about latest market and sector developments, meet potential collaborators and much more.
  3. Gain access to Business Support providers that can help your business grow, from Local Enterprise Partnerships, to regional and national business networks, to specialist support in finance, exports, intellectual property and more.
  4. Receive StoryFutures R&D briefings with cutting-edge insights into developments in technologies, markets, user propositiions and audience insight in next generation technologies such as virtual, mixed and augmented reality and AI-powered stories.
  5. Receive our newsletter updates with the latest opportunities, events and announcements from StoryFutures and our sister project, StoryFutures Academy.
  6. Apply for desk space at the StoryFutures innovation base at Royal Holloway or at one of our partners’ spaces across the cluster. We will announce details later in 2019.

Eligibility requirements

  • Location: Address where work will be carried out must be based in the Gateway Cluster (see map). If applying as a collaboration, at least one company must be based in the Gateway Cluster.
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