Creative Industries Clusters

The Creative Industries Clusters Programme is an example of successful collaboration between industry, government and higher education. So far the £80 million investment has leveraged over £150 million from the private sector.

XR Stories, the R&D partnership for Yorkshire and Humber's Screen Industries, was set up in November 2018, along with seven other clusters across the UK, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy.

Since launch, XR Stories has delivered 60+ projects with 50 SMEs, two global media companies, eight universities and 52 academics. The investment in industry-led collaborative R&D has leveraged twice as much co-investment.