The Founders Working Group is comprised of the pioneers who launched the Immerse UK network (now Innovate UK Immersive Technology Network) in 2016 bringing together all areas of the immersive tech ecosystem, and the innovators who have joined since, working at the heart of XR across creative and industry sectors, from content to production and across hardware, software and platforms driving the industry forward in the UK and beyond.


Damian Murphy – Chair of Academic Working Group
Professor in Sound and Music Computing

Damian Murphy is Professor in Sound and Music Computing at AudioLab in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of York, where his research focuses on the development and creative application of immersive audio and virtual acoustic modelling. He is an active sound art...

Dave Haynes
Partner, FOV Ventures

Based in UK, Dave Haynes is partner at FOV Ventures, backing founders building the Metaverse. Dave previously led HTC’s $100m Vive X fund in EMEA and was part of the investment team at Seedcamp (Fund III). Metaverse-related portfolio and angel investments include Wave, LIV, Rea...

Nadia Danhash
Director, InnovationRCA and AngelClubRCA

Nadia is an investor and business developer who has spent over ten years at the RCA developing enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and supporting graduate entrepreneurs. After a twenty-year commercial career in the biotechnology sector, Nadia has a cross sectoral focus on...

Dr Alex Attridge
CT RTP Manager

Dr Alex Attridge is a Project Manager for the Digital Validation and Verification theme of WMG's centre for the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Dr Attridge has over 10 years' experience in automotive R&D, with specific expertise and publications in the fields of immersive desi...