Immersive Visualisation and Gamification in Enterprise M3

Invest in immersive visualisation

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Make seamless digital experiences a reality from the UK

Immersive technology is expected to be a £71 billion business by 2025. Powered by 5G, immersive visualisation will provide seamless digital experiences with applications across a multitude of sectors like Healthcare, Cyber Security, Automotive and Education.

Benefiting from the world’s leading independent 5G testing site and the UK’s largest cluster of game developers outside of London, the area provides the perfect eco-system to enable your business to capitalize on this opportunity. Together with financial support ranging from funding to reduced rate tax incentives, Enterprise M3 is the easy choice for your business.

The investment opportunity

  1. Leading the world in 5G

    Home to the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, advance your business with access to the world-leading independent testbed for emerging 5G ideas, with help on proving concepts, validating standards and vendor interoperability. Access direct 5G connectivity within proximity to the 5GIC, allowing for real-world 5G R&D before more wide-scale rollout of the technology.

  2. Gaming and creativity at home

    World-renowned gaming and creative industries provide talent and skills for your business. Collaborate with industry leaders and suppliers including international publishers and developers such as EA Europe. There’s a strong community with regular support and events like the Guildford Games Festival, Rocketdesk co-working space and DeskLodge business scaler.

  3. Comprehensive local support

    Three enterprise zones (EZs) in the region allow you to tap into benefits including 100% business rate discounts and Government R&D Tax Credits. The Digital Catapult initiative provides support for start-ups and scale-ups in the form of financial incentives, training and support.

    The UK’s Creative Sector Deal promises over £150 million across the life cycle of creative businesses, while the Industrial Strategy Challenge fund is investing a further £58 million in harnessing the power of immersive technology, with the aim to double the UK’s share of the global creative immersive content market.

12,500 creative professionals, 110 video games studios, 5 local universities

Enterprise M3

Cutting across Surrey and Hampshire, the Enterprise M3 region connects easily with air, road and rail networks providing excellent access to the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond.

  • Local expertise

    • With the largest games development cluster outside of London, Guildford is a region that provides access to experienced visualisation and gamification specialists with decades of experience.
    • Key institutions in the area include the University of Surrey, the University for the Creative Arts, Royal Holloway and the University of Winchester.
    • Dedicated educational programmes in the region include StoryFutures, specialising in creative storytelling and R&D, Surrey Centre for Cyber Security and Surrey Space Centre.
  • Customers on your doorstep

    • The Enterprise M3 corridor is home a number of key businesses often specialising in technology.
    • Create immersive applications to enable new R&D processes within aerospace technology.
  • Strategic location

    • Proximity to London Heathrow, the UK’s largest international airport.
    • Rail links to London, Birmingham and Oxford. 30 minutes to London Waterloo from Guildford.
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This opportunity is:

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    Cost competitive

    Costs of labour, industrial property and utilities are highly competitive in the UK.

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    Supported by government

    The UK’s visa system is investor friendly and the Department for International trade offers advice on skills, finance and more.

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    Supported locally

    Business networks and access to funding and academic institutions can help you get established and growing.

Who’s already here

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Success snapshots

Figment Productions

Figment Productions

Figment Productions was founded in Guildford over 10 years ago. It has grown to deliver hundreds of audio-visual, digital and immersive (VR/AR) projects globally. From film and animation production through to free-roam VR experiences, the production work is varied and cutting-edge, so requires a uniquely skilled team. Being surrounded by some of the biggest names in games development has allowed Figment to flourish by leveraging a huge local talent pool.

“Our project work is often high pressure with tight deadlines and extraordinary technical challenges, so it’s been hugely beneficial that the team are in a place that relieves the stress. Many live locally, so no need to commute and it’s a beautiful town with stunning local countryside, yet we’re within touching distance of London so we can stand toe-to-toe with those companies living in the city.”

“The talent around here is phenomenal, and it feeds into all aspects of life in the town. There are certain pubs you know will have a significant population of AAA game dev talent, and the industry connections into local academia are excellent. Figment has collaborated with many universities in the region, including the world-class computer vision and AI centre, CVSSP at the University of Surrey.”