A national testbed for innovation in Dundee – the InGAME (Innovation for Games and Media Enterprise) R&D centre – is credited with creating substantial growth in the UK’s videogames sector, according to a report from BiGGAR Economics.

The InGAME initiative was established in 2018, in a collaboration between Abertay University, University of Dundee, the University of St Andrews and other key industry partners. It operates under the umbrella of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s (AHRC) Creative Industries Clusters Programme, which is supported by funding from the UK government. 

The report found that businesses that collaborated with InGAME national testbed are expected to contribute around £84.7 million GVA (gross value added) to the UK economy in the next decade. Economic analysis likens the return for investment as every £1 of public funding is anticipated to produce a £15.90 GVA.

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