R&D Voucher Scheme

What is the InGAME R&D Voucher Scheme?

The InGAME R&D Voucher Scheme responds to the needs of the Dundee videogames cluster by unlocking access to research expertise, state-of-the-art R&D facilities and diverse postgraduate talent to work on small scope, collaborative R&D projects that help prototype new ideas and de-risk innovation opportunities. The scheme issues vouchers worth a maximum of £5,000 (non-monetary award). 

Organisations can apply for InGAME R&D Vouchers to explore, prototype and test new gaming concepts, tools, technologies, processes, platforms and business models. The Voucher Scheme is open to individual games professionals/games companies, media companies, other organisations seeking to develop new products and services that engage games development or games developers.

Who should apply?

The R&D Voucher Scheme enables organisations engaged in, or with, game development in the Dundee videogames cluster.  We have identified a range of example applicants:

  1. Start-ups (pre- and post-incorporation) and university spin-outs
  2. Freelancers
  3. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  4. Third sector Organisations
  5. Public sector Organisations

Anyone can apply to the voucher scheme, providing they:

  • Have their main company operations in the UK or are individuals based and eligible to work in the UK
  • Propose an R&D collaboration concerned with game development, game developers or media enterprise
  • Propose an R&D collaboration with InGAME that creates value for the Dundee videogames cluster*.

* The Dundee videogames cluster covers the Tay Cities Region, using the council areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross as a contextual boundary.

Vouchers in Progress

Since the scheme launched in 2019, we have issued seventeen InGAME R&D Vouchers to individuals and companies who are looking to take their products and services beyond the business as usual.

In 2021, we will begin showcasing our work on our website alongside free toolkits to help the Dundee videogame cluster increase in scale and value.  For more information on previously successful applicants, please check our news section for information on Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 voucher awards.

How to Apply?

The next R&D Voucher open call begins in January 2021. To ensure you don’t miss out on a voucher, or any other of our great events. Please sign up for our mailing list below.

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