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CONNECT. COLLABORATE. CREATE.

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Hi3
NETWORK

WELCOME

Hi3 Network is defining the future of moving-image, screen-based and creative technologies through innovative research and development. A network of industry specialists, researchers and businesses developing new products, services, experiences, and new research at our creative digital hubs in Canterbury, Folkestone, and Maidstone.

Businesses working in creative technologies or interested in applying creative technologies to expand their business can benefit from access to research opportunities and experimental studio space.

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SUPPORT

Research & Development

Top level research will be applied to your innovative ideas and business growth aspirations.

We will form research collaborations with your business that can be supported with development and experimentation in the creative hubs.

Connect & Create

Virtual Production, VR, AR and Motion Capture are just some examples of the creative technologies that you’ll be able to engage with when working with our network. We exist to tackle the challenges that face your business with you, and to find innovative ways forward through production of new products, services and entertainment.

Our Community and Technology Managers will be on hand to match your business needs and challenges to our portfolio of Researchers and other participating SMEs to ensure your development process is as ambitious as it is achievable.

Innovation Vouchers

Win one of 24 Innovation Vouchers available through engaging with our series of research and development events. Each voucher provides longer-term access to the Network’s researchers, tech specialists and studios. Vouchers are non-monetary.

We work with SMEs to create change. Read about just some of our work.

LOCATIONS

Operating across multiple cloud-connected locations

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Canterbury

Situated in the heart of the city, Canterbury Christ Church University has a range of facilities contributing to Hi3 Network, including a co-working production area and two Edit Suites, all of which have been recently refurbished and house some of the latest sector-specific technology.

The university has particular research specialisms in Animation, Digital Design, Gaming, Film, Music Production, Photography and Television, and is experienced at working with organisations to collaborate, innovate and carry out research.
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Folkestone

Creative Folkestone and Screen South join forces to host the Folkestone hub of Hi3 Network. Located in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter, digital:glassworks is a hub of creativity that provides access to experts working with digital and creative tech technologies.

Launching September 2021.
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Maidstone

Hi3 Network’s Maidstone hub is situated alongside the world-class media facilities of Maidstone Studios existing portfolio.

Experiment with the latest moving-image technologies in the studio whilst working alongside the Technology manager and researchers to development innovative new products.

Launching end 2021
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Express Interest
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FACILITIES

What each of our locations has to offer

Canterbury
Folkestone
Maidstone
Specialism
Knowledge Exchange in moving image and creative technology
Digital projects & cloud working for arts, heritage and on screen
Virtual Production and innovation in production workflows
Studio Space sq.ft
285
1290
773
Co-working Space sq.ft
285
2338
1442
Edit Facilities
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tech Spec
Canterbury
Specialism
Knowledge Exchange in moving image and creative technology
Studio Space sq.ft
285
Co-working Space sq.ft
285
Edit Facilities
Yes
Tech Spec
Folkestone
Specialism
Digital projects & cloud working for arts, heritage and on screen
Studio Space sq.ft
1290
Co-working Space sq.ft
2338
Edit Facilities
Yes
Tech Spec
Maidstone
Specialism
Virtual Production and innovation in production workflows
Studio Space sq.ft
773
Co-working Space sq.ft
1442
Edit Facilities
Yes
Tech Spec
CONTENT

News, insights and
examples of our impact

CONTENT

News, insights and
examples of our impact

WE SAY
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Hi3 Network is an outstanding example of what can be achieved through partnership and co-working activity. The project has substantial value and will add public benefit to communities in the South East of England through new, high technology facilities at our 3 hubs.

Lead Project Manager, Vanessa
we SAY
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We are particularly excited about the access to increased cloud and network capacity that will facilitate creative collaboration and co-working across the South East.

Deputy Chief Executive Creative Folkestone, Fiona
we SAY
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SMEs that apply for Hi3 Network will be able to expand their awareness and market share using high-technology tools, be more adaptable and able to explore bringing something new to their business or market

Lead Technology & Development Manager, Trevor
SAY Hi

We’ll provide the facilities, expertise and time you need to progress.

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PARTNERSHIP

Hi3 Network is a £6.1m project that is part-funded by the European Development Fund. The project is run in partnership with London South Bank University, Screen South, Creative Folkestone, Canterbury Christ Church University and Maidstone Television Studio