Discovery StoryLab Application
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      Address where work will be carried out
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    This opportunity is only open to UK majority-owned companies. Is your company UK majority-owned?
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    Has your company previously worked for Discovery? A key criteria for the project's success is introducing new companies to Discovery's supply chain.
  • If your company has previously worked with Discovery, please provide details
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    Is your company currently working with any other UK broadcaster?
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    Is your company a partner/collaborator of any Creative Industries Cluster Programme award-holder?
  • Please indicate which cluster/s you are working with.
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    Please provide a short company profile that details your interest in and relevance to the Discovery StoryLab Challenge. We are also interested in applications from television production/media sector companies where you have a successful track record of collaborations with digital agencies (5000 characters).
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    Please outline the potential R&D opportunity this commission presents for your company. You should indicate initial ideas as to how you would approach the challenge and/or your company’s strengths in meeting this challenge and the opportunity for growth it presents (1000 characters).
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    With reference to the brief, please outline the key areas of research expertise at StoryFutures that will most benefit your approach to the challenge (1000 characters).
  • You may submit 1 page of supporting information detailing your company's experience in relevant productions. Please note this is not compulsory.
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  • If applying as a collaboration, outline which work is anticipated to be undertaken by each company involved. If available, please detail any history of previous collaborations (2000 characters).
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    Company focus area.
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    Companies House number or Unique Taxpayer Reference.
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    Year company was founded.
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    Your company SIC Code.

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    Has the business previously applied to any other UK Research and Innovation body (for example, research councils, Innovate UK or Research England)? Please see the list of all relevant bodies on this link.
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    I understand that SMEs will be selected to participate in the StoryLab Innovation event based on the information in this form and editorial judgement. If selected, 2-4 staff members will be required to take part in the Discovery StoryLab Innovation events on the afternoon of 23rd March, 2020 and full days on 24th and 25th March, 2020 at Royal Holloway, University of London's Egham Campus.

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    I confirm that should the company be successful we would be able to deliver our prototype project by 1st October, 2020 (subject to contract).

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    I understand that an R&D collaboration award of £100,000 will be made to the winning SME selected at the StoryLab innovation event. The total value of the award is approx. £200,000 including in-kind contribution from Discovery and the StoryFutures R&D team, including story consultation, business development, audience insight research and access to our production facilities.

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    You must confirm your understanding that "The Modern Collectibles" is an R&D commission, which requires in-kind investment from the winning SME to undertake the challenge. Production budget will enable the development of an audience-facing prototype developed in collaboration with StoryFutures' research team, but does not allow for overheads or margins to be charged.

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