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£25,000 Funding Boost Available For UK Gaming Firms

Published June 28, 2013 by |

The University of Abertay Dundee’s Prototype Fund has made available £25,000 in funding for gaming companies.

The Prototype Fund has funded almost 70 developers across Britain and is supported by investment from the European Regional Development Fund, the Government’s Department of Business Innovation and Skill and of course the University itself.

In this latest round of support the university is looking for applications from companies that have already completed and released games. However, it might look to develop a new intellectual property that needs investment in order to reduce the initial business risk.

Paul Durrant, Director of Business Development at Abertay University, said:

“Britain’s computer games industry is exceptionally talented, but it can be difficult for companies to secure enough money to finance the development of new games.

“Receiving up to £25,000 from the Abertay University Prototype Fund is a risk-free way of testing out a new idea, getting some initial feedback from customers and potential investors, before looking to scale up development to release a completed product.”

The current investment round closes on 17th July – applications are now open at http://prototypefund.abertay.ac.uk/.