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The world's first research & innovation centre for entertainment technology & production.


Specialising in collective problem solving and pioneering research and development (R&D), XPLOR drives experimentation and excellence, and supports the disruptive growth of vital live entertainment industries.

XPLOR offers a range of bespoke services for clients including technical consultancy, project management and networking, with core capabilities in concept & product design, software controls & automation, prototyping, testing and virtual production. 

Collaborating with organisations across live events, music, TV, film, and the creative arts, XPLOR is breathing life into abstract ideas. Clients can now realise proof-of-concept projects and reach broader audiences through cost-effective design, engineering, and virtual production.


Opening in Autumn 2022, the £7m+ XPLOR facility will boast large-scale design and prototype spaces for testing, modelling, and building physical and virtual environments. Our workshop holds specialist rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing equipment.


XPLOR received grant funding secured from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

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Technical consultancy, workshop & masterclasses, facilities & equipment, and industry networking.


Concept & product design, software controls & automation, prototyping, testing and digital content design.

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State-of-the-art research & development centre in the heart of Yorkshire.


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