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CIKTN publishes report on findings from European Games Workshop

The European Games Workshop, a collaboration between the Creative Industries KTN, Science and Innovation Network, AHRC, TIGA and ICT KTN, was held at Nesta in March 2013.

The workshop built on a recommendation from the Nesta Next Gen. review to "support better research-oriented university/industry collaborations” with a view to accelerating innovation and maintaining competitive advantage in the video games industry.

To that end, participants from the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Finland met to explore current research challenges and opportunities for the industry, promote interdisciplinary approaches and combine academic exploration with commercial industry expertise.

Context-setting presentations were given by Ian Livingstone CBE, Gregor White (University of Abertay, Dundee), Joe Cavalla (University of Portsmouth), Sebastian Long (Player Research), and KooPee Hiltunen (Neogames). 

Event Report

The European Games Workshop report published by CIKTN outlines the day's activities and its findings, including a series of desired outcomes:

  • Identify specific areas for collaboration to support the future development of the video games industry 
  • Develop international partnerships between arts and humanities research and the video games sector 
  • Identify suitable support models to enable meaningful Knowledge Transfer/ Exchange in this space
  • Identify key thematic areas of creative challenge for collaborative research and development in the videogames sector.

Videogames Research Networking competition

The findings of the workshop have directly contributed to the scoping of a new AHRC Videogames Research Networking funding call.

Up to 5 awards of up to £30,000 will be made to encourage the formation of a new national (and hopefully internationally linked) framework to explore ideas and maximise opportunities for bringing new insights, creativity and knowledge to the video games industry to deliver mutual benefits. The call deadline for applications is 1st August.

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