Funding for ‘User Experience’ KTPs announced

Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) has announced the investment of up to £1m in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) in the area of ‘user experience‘ (UX) to encourage new, enhanced forms of interaction between computing systems and the people who use them.   Proposals may address technologies that contribute to these new forms, such as sensing information about the user, or those that improve specific types of experience, such as mobile and wearable devices. Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Sensors and interactions: eye tracking, emotion-sensing, advanced gesture tracking, haptic interfaces, expression analysis, voice/speech interaction.
  • Wearable technology: devices/clothing worn outside or on the body, in contact with the skin or embedded within the body.
  • Mobile user experience: supporting natural and easy interactions on the move
  • Multiple device user experience: how seamless co-operation among various devices can enhance the user experience.
  • Multi-disciplinary approaches: methods and tools to involve non-ICT experts in user experience design, including artists, anthropologists and psychologists.
  • Brain-controlled computing: practicality – such as when user is wearing protective headgear, such as in sport, construction and cycling.
  • Combinations of emerging technologies: short-range, ad-hoc wireless technologies or application performance management tools.

If you’d like to explore the eligibility of any project ideas you might have, please call Dominic Collins (01785 353404) or Susan Semple (01785 253498) in Enterprise & Commercial Development.

Further information about the call is available at:

… and the full briefing document can be found at:

This call closes on April 15th 2015.

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