What's on offer

What is on offer to participants on a Sandbox?

“I felt a real sense of support and a fantastic feeling of relief that people were struggling with the same questions that we were. It was also great to feel part of other people's projects, watching them take shape and asking pertinent questions to help them develop their work.”  Theatre Sandbox Participant

Participation in REACT Sandbox is open to collaborations between an academic partner and a creative company and offers:

Support for R&D

  • A commission of £50,000. This breaks down into two chunks - a £10,000 R&D grant for the creative company and the rest for project costs, academic time and overheads. For details on how the budget is broken down, and rates of reimbursement, see the Budget section of this document
  • Opportunity to focus intensively on the development of new intellectual property
  • A community of peers working in a similar area to share progress, questions and contacts

Support for exploitation:

  • A panel of leading industry advisers who help develop ideas and potential routes to market
  • A business development consultant to advise around routes to market and exploitation
  • PR, showcase and feedback events 

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