Creative England And Barclays Launch Creative Tech Accelerator – Eagle Lab Flight
‘Eagle Lab Flight’ is a creative tech accelerator launched by Creative England and Barclays to boost growth in the UK’s creative technology sector.
The 12-week programme, which includes workshops, masterclasses and mentoring, will help creative tech entrepreneurs to ‘scale-up’ their business.
Barclay’s ‘Eagle Lab Flight‘ is looking to invest £25k in eight creative tech and digital companies, with innovative products to market plus a 3-month residency at Brighton.
Area of focus are:
- Cross sector innovation – where creative technology and digital is being applied to other sectors. This includes B2B, as well as other sectors which may not be seen as traditionally digital such as healthcare or tourism;
- Digital based ideas – including app, mobile, data, gamification, Internet of things, VR, AR and 3D modelling.
Caroline Norbury, CEO Creative England, says: “As recognised in the Autumn Statement, digital is future critical, as is the need to back start-ups to scale up. Our partnership with Barclays and the launch of Barclays’ Eagle Lab – Flight is an important step in our mission to support creative, digital businesses across the country, both driving economic growth and creating high wage, high skill jobs.”
Steven Roberts, MD Strategic Transformation at Barclays also added: “We are determined to support UK entrepreneurs and enterprise and help to close the UK’s scale-up gap.
“We are delighted to be the first bank to partner with Creative England – and working together means we can target the creative sector with a solution to help them to grow, and in turn stimulate UK economic growth. Our joint accelerator will be open to any business nationwide, with a focus on the South East.”
The creative tech accelerator programme starts on 6th March 2017 and deadline for applying is 31st December 2016 – Apply HERE.