Future Screens NI
Project Commenced: 01/09/2018
Project Completion Date:
Paul Moore (Ulster University) is the director and PI.
Other staff or partners
Daithí Mac Síthigh is a Co-I and a member of the management group. Ronan Deazley is a Co-I.
There is a long list of other Co-Is, across QUB and UU; see https://www.futurescreens.org/team
Partners include Northern Ireland Screen, BBC, Belfast City Council, Belfast Harbour, Causeway Enterprise Agency, Digital Catapult, Catalyst Inc., RTÉ, Games NI, Kainos, Invest NI, Techstart NI, Matrix and Tourism NI.
The overarching aim of Future Screens NI is to develop a new understanding of the role the creative industries can play in advancing the NI economy both in terms of financial growth and the creation of new employment opportunities. It will do this by researching new technologies and opportunities, developing appropriate educational and training models, placing NI creative businesses in front of international markets, and working with government and other key agencies to ensure sustained growth. Responding to industry needs, Future Screens NI will deliver expert technical skills, opportunity and growth across film and broadcast, animation, games and immersive technologies and industries in Northern Ireland. Through the partnership, Northern Ireland's creative companies will develop strategies to collaborative, grow productivity and maximise their global potential, delivering new jobs and a £400 million increase in GVA to boost the local economy.