Business support

XR Stories offers support to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Leeds City Region.

This initiative supports research, development and innovation activities in immersive and interactive storytelling and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

We offer support in two ways:

Expertise support

  • One-to-one meetings for bespoke support from our experienced creative producers
  • Masterclasses and showcases
  • Funding connections and referrals to organisations outside of XR Stories

Visit our expertise support page to find out more.

Equipment hire

  • A library of state-of-the-art immersive digital technology loaned to companies for use
  • Advice from our creative technologist

Visit our equipment hire page to find out more.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to receive our business support companies must meet the following criteria.

  • Your business must be classified as an SME and based in the Leeds City Region as defined by the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
  • Your business must have employed fewer than 250 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff in your last full accounting period.
  • Your annual turnover must be less than 50,000,000 euros. See the latest exchange rate.
  • Your annual balance sheet total must be less than 43,000,000 euros.
  • Your business should have received less than 200,000 euros in state-aid over the last three fiscal years.
  • Your business is registered on Companies House with a valid VAT number.
  • Your business should be less than 25% owned by another company or combination of companies.

Request business support

Business support request form