State of the Art: Immersive Technologies - VR, AR & MR

Thursday 9 November / 9.30am - 2pm / The Box / Free, booking required


LCR Activate supports digital and creative SMEs in the Liverpool City Region to grow and prosper by providing access to the future technologies they need to develop their products and scale up their businesses. We’re running a series of State of the Art events where businesses can get more information on the process of getting involved in LCR Activate, as well as an inspiring snapshot of some of the latest in emerging tech.


So join us for the first State of the Art event, looking at VR, AR & MR and features talks and demonstrations from creators at the cutting edge of virtual, augmented and mixed reality.


This event is perfect if you're looking to find out about LCR Activate, to develop a VR, AR or MR prototype or to experiment in the field or are searching for collaborators.


Projects featured include:


Hold - Invisible Flock are a Leeds-based arts organisation who has developed a prototype in situ with dementia care homes the Liverpool City Region with a tool to help families communicate with their loved ones through a remotely updatable digital book that is deployed in the care home setting.


Swap Bots - Draw and Code are a key Liverpool-based SME exploring AR and games through to a commercial product.


Turning Forest - S3A Audio and BBC R&D is a children's game and experience in VR which came about through a collaboration between Surrey, Salford, and Southampton Universities and BBC R&D in the North West.


Future Aleppo – Artist/producer Alex Pearson led on a collaboration between FACT and Sheffield Doc Fest and tells the story of a young Syrian boy through the reimagining of his destroyed home city of Aleppo. 


The programme for LCR Activate State of the Art events is still developing, so if you have any thoughts on the format of the event, topics or technologies we should cover or businesses/speakers we should invite, do let us know either in person at the event or via


LCR Activate is £5million ERDF-funded project which, over the next 3 years, seeks to help companies in the Liverpool City Region Digital and Creative sector take big leaps forward in the fields of cognitive computing, high performance computing, cloud computing and merging data.


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