InGAME: Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise is an £11.5 million pound R&D Centre based in the heart of the Dundee videogames cluster. Led by Abertay University, in partnership with the University of Dundee, the University of St Andrews and local and international industry partners, InGAME will deliver innovative research and offer R&D support and services to games companies in the city and beyond. InGAME is part of the Creative Industries Cluster Programme, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council and part of the Industrial Strategy. We also receive significant funding from the Scottish Funding Council.
The primary purpose of the project is to increase the value and scale of the cluster. This will be achieved through a combination of the following priority areas: Creative experimentation. InGAME will create mixed teams from enterprises and the universities to develop prototypes and proof of concepts utilising new and emerging game technologies. The teams will explore new audiences and interdisciplinary working relationships as well as creating new content and models for gaming.
Exploiting innovation. InGAME will identify and exploit technical and process innovations that have potential value as a standalone product/service in their own right, via cross sector engagement, and develop solutions to enhance opportunities for incremental innovation to be used to drive disruptive innovation.
Sector intensification. SMEs in the sector need organisational development support that allows for cooperative engagement to provide scale while firms retain independence and innovative, outward- looking potential. InGAME will establish new modes of collaboration, facilitate diversity, improve access to high cost development services and develop tools and processes that locate commercial viability at the heart of game design and development.
InGAME offers a range of opportunities to the access resources from events, workshops, technology test beds and hotdesking in our lab space. At the heart of our offer is the InGAME Voucher Scheme, an independently assessed application for R&D Support, which offers organisations the chance to utilise the talent, technology and knowledge available through the InGAME Partnership. The InGAME voucher scheme will launch in July 2019 and more information can be found on the opportunities page.
InGAME is home to a diverse, interdisciplinary team ready to help you reach beyond the business as usual and develop exciting new innovations within the Dundee Cluster. Led by our Project Director, Sean Taylor, InGAME boasts a team of dedicated Research and Development Fellows with a backgrounds ranging from game development, data science marketing and sound installation. The team is supported by 15 leading academics from Abertay University, University of Dundee and University of St. Andrews who provide oversight, guidance and expertise.
InGAME is fortunate to have a wide network of partners from academia, funding bodies, local and International Games companies and service delivery organisations. We are delighted to introduce you to our partners who support the work of InGAME.