Digital Catapult has announced the opening of its new Immersive Lab in Brighton giving access to the latest technologies in virtual, augmented and mixed reality, to support the UK’s burgeoning immersive community.
The Brighton lab is the second to open following Digital Catapult’s successful Immersive Lab launch in London earlier this year, which has already hosted over 80 events, meet-ups and demos and welcomed over 1100 attendees through its doors. The immersive labs are part of Digital Catapult’s wider strategy to develop the best ecosystem for AR, VR and MR developers to create and experiment with the next generation of immersive content. The lab will be available to businesses of any size, alongside researchers and investors, to demonstrate, innovate, test and experience the latest immersive technology and content.
“Brighton is uniquely positioned to take advantage of immersive technologies because it is home to many disruptive companies operating in the creative and digital sectors,” said Phil Jones, Lead at Digital Catapult in Brighton. “The opening of the Immersive Lab here is part of the wider strategy to bring these organisations together and encourage their collaboration to accelerate the immersive industry’s growth both regionally and nationally. Digital Catapult is committed to opening a number of Immersive Labs across the country, where anyone in the community can gain access to state-of-the-art equipment. Each Lab will build on the unique expertise of the local ecosystem, with the Brighton Lab drawing on Digital Catapult’s 5G test bed to help the SME community explore how 5G networks can open-up new applications and services using virtual and augmented reality.”