EMIL, the European Media and Immersion Lab, is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Union and Innovate UK. It is funded under Call “HORIZON-CL4-2021-HUMAN-01-06: Innovation for Media, including eXtended Reality – Part ii”. EMIL is a consortium of four partners. It is being coordinated by Aalto University in Finland and includes Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain and University of Bath in England. EMIL will establish both a physical and a virtual infrastructure for a pan-European laboratory that works to accelerate development of virtual, augmented and mixed reality technolgies, content, services and applications for the media. To achieve this, EMIL will launch and coordinate financial support to third parties (FSTP) through two calls – providing total funding to XR projects of 5.6M EUROS. EMIL will also support the funded projects through the four partners’ research excellence, technological and creative expertise and their wide contact networks. Moreover, each of EMIL’s four partner institutions will demonstrate latest scientific research knowledge through exemplary Lighthouse Projects exhibiting excellence in the partner’s areas of expertise: Narrative Media Production, Smart Garments, Animation, VFX, Embodied Interaction, Digital Cultural Heritage, Digital Health, Motion Capture/Analysis and technological XR development.
Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Health and Digital Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101070533.