PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre

Northern Technology Centre

Proto-inlineThe centre will build on our strength of creating world-class content for new technologies. As well as capitalising on the development of new products and services.

The 3,000sqm building is due to open in spring 2018 and will bring workspace designed for digital technology companies, with a unique 188sqm research and development testing facility.

The large, double-height facility will also be multi-purpose, open-plan and soundproof. It can transform based on client requirements, using reflexive architecture design principles.

It will also enhance the virtual experience by using spatial sound systems, temperature control, fans and more. There'll also be access to the latest emerging technologies equipment, including: VR headsets, haptics and wearable body suits, motion capture technology, omnidirectional treadmills, VR motorised chairs and VR cameras.

These facilities will support businesses in gaining commercial advantage. It will enable speed to market or 'fast fail' model which is vital within this fast-paced sector.