If your question is not answered here, please contact the Awards team via immersive@iuk.ktn-uk.org.

You can also watch the recording of the launch event.

The 2024 awards are now closed and winners will be announced soon.

Who can enter the Awards?

To enter you must be currently registered on a UK degree programme, undergraduate to postgraduate, and aged 18 or over. This will be verified via a supervisor letter of confirmation with recommendation included. Postgraduate work is eligible for submission up to 1 year from your degree programme for work undertaken during your student status, via the same verification of a supervisor letter of confirmation.

For team applications, please upload an eligibility letter for each member of the team. (Teams cannot enter the Career Breakout Showcase.)

Will multiple entries be accepted?

Applicants can submit to more than one category, but each application must be a different project applicable to that specific category. Each category requires a separate application tailored to address how your work applies to that category

See the 5 Categories for details.

How do I submit an application?

Click here to start your application. Applications are open from 26 February 2024 to 24 March 2024 (note extended deadline).

Where is my data stored?

The Innovate UK Immersive Tech Awards are using the Evalato platform, and your data is encrypted and securely stored within the European Union. The Innovate UK Immersive Tech Awards use Innovate UK KTN’s privacy policy.

Is there a fee to enter the Awards?

No, there is no entry fee.

What are the terms and conditions regarding Intellectual Property?

Applicants will retain any applicable Intellectual Property rights. Innovate UK Immersive Tech Awards does not take any ownership of your IP. In submitting the application, you declare that you have and continue to have all necessary rights, licences, permissions and consents to provide the content in your application.


Undergraduate to postgraduate, ages 18 and over

Do projects need to be completed?

No, we understand projects may be at different stages and look to see what development can be demonstrated along with breadth, inspiration and creativity. In the Application Questions, applicants have the opportunity to give more details about completion and stage of production.

Structure of the video

Length should be 3 minutes max. Please introduce your project to the judges, show us why you’re excited about it and here’s the Video Brief details.

Pitches and time constraints: At the first stage, videos will be assessed at 3 minute max. Any entries reaching the Virtual Pitch Day will be asked for a pitch of similar length tbc, likely 3-5 minutes max.

Platform to use: We’re expecting to see a lot of games engines such as Unreal or Unity, but for UX or UI something like Figma might be more appropriate. No platform is ineligible, while we do expect to see an application into 3D/AR/VR.

In-person working during internships

It is expected that successful applicants will be in the London office of Arup at least a couple of days per week. Soluis is a remote company and arranges team in-person days, which details can be shared. Internship details will be confirmed directly with the successful grand prize winners.

The eligibility letter

You can ask for an eligibility letter from your supervisor specifying that you’re part of the programme. This is a standard letter that course supervisors will be used to issuing.

International students

You will only be eligible for the student internship grand prizes if your visa allows you to undertake paid work in the UK.