Motion Capture Innovation Studio

CAMERA Innovation Studio

Free business assistance

Are you a Creative SME or Sole Trader active in the South West?

CAMERA are offering 12 hours FREE support and training to SMEs and registered sole traders in the South West as part of our ESIF funded business assist programme.

Qualifying companies will be able to access our state of the art motion capture facilities at University of Bath and our brand new Innovation studio at the Bottle Yard in Bristol.  In addition companies will benefit from access to the technical expertise necessary to understand how motion capture can be applied to their pipeline and enable them to innovate new products and services where tracking human motion is a central element.

Motion capture can have huge benefits for companies who are keen to offer audiences digital experiences including:

  • XR
  • Game design
  • VFX
  • Film production
  • Digital content creation
  • Theatre
  • Arts
  • Music organisations

Tapping into our expertise in working with commercial companies and accessing academic experts from the Departments of Computer Science, Health and Psychology will help you apply Motion Capture techniques to the need of your business.

To take advantage of CAMERA’s free business assistance offer

~ You need to be registered with Companies House or a registered Sole Trader

~ Your business needs to be an SME as defined by the European Commission (

~ Your business must have an operations address in the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership area (Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire)

~ You need to meet the De Minimis state aid criteria – received no more than €200,000 de Minimis aid over the last three fiscal years (We will ask you to complete a State Aid declaration to verify this)

~ The applicant (you) should be the founder or the CEO of the business, and be the person who is responsible for driving the growth of the business

Please contact us if you would like to have a discussion in advance of an application.

Submit an application

Your application will be checked to verify whether you meet the ERDF eligibility criteria. We will contact you if we have any queries and to let you know the outcome.

If you participate in the programme you will be required to complete evaluation and impact surveys during and after the programme, and you will be required to provide evidence of jobs created, and products and services developed (if applicable) as a result of completing the programme.



About the Studio

CAMERA’s brand new second studio, at The Bottle Yard Studios, offers state-of-the-art digital innovation facilities, including a high-end motion capture array and an instrumented walkway for high-end gait analysis.

The team at CAMERA provides funded business support, training and product development expertise. We make our research in novel applications of motion capture technology available to digital creative and healthcare SMEs in the West of England region.

We have a portfolio of targeted and tailored resources, including a motion capture workshop series and expert consultancy, to start-up and micro-enterprises.

Get in touch to see what support we can offer your business!